Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records 497 New Infections
[Premium Times] Nigeria is currently experiencing a spike in infections attributed to the highly transmissible Delta variant discovered in the country a few weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeria
Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Infections Surge in Nigeria, As NCDC Records 1,683 Cases in 3 Days
[Daily Trust] There is a COVID-19 infections surge in Nigeria after the country recorded more than 500 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the third time on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Texas Monkeypox Case Underscores Need for Better Surveillance
A patient caught the rare disease in Nigeria before flying through two US airports, exposing more than 200 people from 27 states. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fake News Deadlier Than Covid-19, Says Lagos Information Commissioner
[This Day] Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has said that fake news, especially on the social media, is deadlier than the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Again, UAE Extends Travel Ban Against Nigeria, South Africa
[Leadership] Emirates Airline has extended the suspension of its flights from Nigeria to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to at least August 7. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey
Fifty percent of vaccine-hesitant Americans believe the message that “Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to prevent COVID-19 and its potential long-term complications”. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and Ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Are UN ’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?
A Somali resident sells meat at a market in Hudur, where food shortages continue to cause suffering. Meanwhile, between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020 – some 161 million more than for 2019 – the UN Secretary-General said July 12; “new, tragic data”, which indicates the world is “tremendously off track” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Jan Servaes and Muhammad Jameel Yusha'uBRUSSELS, Belgium / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predict...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Servaes - Muhammad Jameel Yusha Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa between July 23 and July 29, 2021. It was a week in which wildfires raged across Europe and President Joe Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Italy. Parents were reunited with their children after kidnappers released some abducted students from the Bethel Baptist High School in Nigeria. People staged a protest against the COVID-19 “green pass” in Italy and African health officials in Senegal raced to vaccinate the vulnerable. The selection was curated...
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Spike Continues As Nigeria Records Two Deaths, 558 New Cases
[Premium Times] In less than one week, Nigeria has been consistent in smashing previous records of highest daily tallies in months to indicate how swift the unofficial third wave of COVID-19 is spreading. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Kills 169 in Kano, 191 Hospitalized, Official Says
[Daily Trust] Kano State Government has said the cholera outbreak that ravaged the 44 local government areas of the State has killed 169 people while another 191 are currently hospitalized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Saving Nigerian Youths From Addictions, Mental Health
[This Day] Rebecca Ejifoma writes that one of the preventive measures against drug and substance addictions, as well as mental health disorder among youths, is robust parent and child interaction. Corroborating, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 18 Million Nigerians Infected With Hepatitis - Govt
[Daily Trust] About 18 million Nigerians are estimated to be infected with hepatitis B and C, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Dallies As World Races to End Hepatitis Disease By 2030
[Premium Times] While countries such as Rwanda, Uganda and Benin Republic have established free testing for hepatitis, access to hepatitis testing and treatment in Nigeria comes at a cost. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Impact Worsens Hunger in Lagos
[HRW] The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the plight of families living in poverty in Lagos State, Nigeria and left many people struggling to afford food and meet other basic needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 479 Killed As Cholera Spreads to 18 States
[Daily Trust] SUB: A total of 479 people have been killed in the current outbreak of Cholera in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)... (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aiico Partners ActionAid to End Infant Homicide in Nigeria
[Leadership] AIICO Insurance Plc has partnered ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) to tackle and put an end to infant homicide in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

U.S. women's basketball team beats Nigeria 81-72 to win 50th straight game in Olympics
A'ja Wilson had 19 points and 13 rebounds in her Olympic debut to help the U.S. beat Nigeria 81-72 on Tuesday in the opener for both teams. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Team USA women's basketball vs. Nigeria score, Tokyo Olympics: U.S. women pick up 50th straight Olympic win
Team USA has been flawless in Olympic play since the 1992 Summer Games (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Team USA women's basketball vs. Nigeria score, Tokyo Olympics: Live updates as U.S. eyes seventh straight gold
Team USA has been flawless in Olympic play since the 1996 Summer Games (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Steps Up Infectious Diseases Management Campaign
[Premium Times] The conference, organised by NCDC, is aimed at strengthening the country's preparedness for emergencies in cases of infection outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Hosts Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with partners is hosting the maiden edition of the Nigerian Conference of Applied and Field Epidemiology (NiCAFE) from the 26th - 28th of July 2021. The theme of this year's NiCAFE conference is 'Building back better: COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Okonjo-Iweala Decries Low Rate of Covid-19 Vaccination in Nigeria
[This Day] Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has lamented the low rate of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria and Africa, in general. Okonjo-Iweala said to fill the wide immunisation gap, WTO was ramping up vaccines' production, with a target of 11 billion doses by the end of this year, way beyond the present output level of 3.8 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Infections, Vaccination Will Determine Nigeria's Economic Growth in H2-2021 - Experts
[This Day] As the global economy continue to suffer the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria's economic growth will be determined by developments around Covid-19 infections and vaccination rates, analysts at United Capital Limited have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Delta Variant
[Daily Trust] It is almost two years since the novel Covid-19 virus made its global debut and it has continued to defy all odds to curtail its rate of spread across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Monkeypox in Nigeria - Why the Disease Needs Intense Management
[The Conversation Africa] Monkeypox is back in the news. The publicity this time derives from a case brought into the US by someone from Nigeria in June 2021. In this interview with Adejuwon Soyinka, The Conversation's West Africa regional editor, virologist Oyewale Tomori explains that the US case was not the only export from Nigeria this year. He provides insights into why this is happening and what needs to be done. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records One Death, 272 New Cases Saturday
[Premium Times] Of the 170,895 persons infected in Nigeria, 164,788 have been discharged from hospitals after treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trend analysis on road traffic collision occurrence in Nigeria - Awoniyi O, Hart A, Argote-Aramendiz K, Voskanyan A, Sarin R, Molloy MS, Ciottone GR.
OBJECTIVES: Road traffic collisions (RTC) result in a significant number of preventable deaths worldwide. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly launched, "The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020)" with the stated goal to "reduce road traffic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Panic As Nigeria Records One Death, Highest Daily Infections in Months
[Premium Times] The new cases on Friday were recorded in 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1.7 Million Children Living With HIV Missed Treatment in 2020, Says UNAIDS
[This Day] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said almost half of the world's 1.7 million children living with HIV (46%) did not get treatment in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Expresses Fear Over Possible Delta Variant-Induced Covid-19 Spike
[This Day] The federal government has cautioned against a possible upsurge in COVID-19 cases that may be propelled by the spread of the new Delta variant of the virus recently discovered in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 60 Killed, 698 Infected As Cholera Ravages Abuja
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The death toll in communities hit by the severe faecal-oral gastro intestinal infection, Cholera, in the nation's capital Abuja, has now risen to 60, Vanguard has learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1.7 Million Children Living With HIV Missed Treatment in 2020 - UNAIDS
[This Day] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said that almost half of the world's 1.7 million children living with HIV (46%) did not get treatment in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 Children Orphaned By Covid-19 in 16 Months - World Bank
[This Day] An estimated 4,000 Nigerian children were orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and July 2021, the World Bank has revealed in a new report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malnutrition Among Children Is Rife - What Must Be Done
[The Conversation Africa] Malnutrition is one of world's major public health and development concerns. In Nigeria, the situation is dire. Currently, UNICEF says 5 in 10 children under five years old suffer from the effects of being malnourished. This has an overarching impact on the lives, future and productivity of Nigerian children. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, from The Conversation Africa, asked Blessing Akombi-Inyang, a maternal and child health expert, to explain the reasons for this high rate of malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera - Rivers LG Chairman Promises to Address Water Shortage
[Vanguard] Mr Erastus Awortu, the Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers, says the council administration will address the problem of water shortage to curb the menace of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - FCTA Tightens Surveillance At Recreational Parks
[Vanguard] The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it is mounting surveillance at recreational parks within the territory to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Created Poverty, Nigerian Music Artist Rues
[This Day] Nigerian Artiste, Amodu Francis Eneojo, has bemoaned that COVID-19 and its aftershocks are threatening to wipe out decades of hard-earned progress in the fight against extreme poverty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT On Red Alert Over Cholera Outbreak
[This Day] The spread of cholera in the nation's capital and across the country in the last six months is highly concerning, Olawale Ajimotokan and Onyebuchi Ezigbo report (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Here's What the Media Should Do to Advocate for More Funding for Epidemic Preparedness
[Nigeria Health Watch] Beti Baiye and Ibukun Oguntola -- The media plays a significant role in how the public responds to health issues. Mass media, print, television, radio and internet have considerable power, reaching a wide and diverse audience, raising awareness about issues, framing how we think about issues and what we should be concerned about. The media also has an important role to play in reporting epidemics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adetomiwa Adedire named 2021 recipient of the IADR David B. Scott Fellowship
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Adetomiwa Adedire, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR David B. Scott Fellowship. Adedire was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session& Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on July 21-24, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Uniport Orders Compulsory Use of Face Mask On Campus
[Premium Times] Rivers is among the states that have been put on red alert by the federal government because of the Delta variant of COVID-19 infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Expert Urges Collaboration to Tackle Infertility, Other Health Challenges
[Daily Trust] A consultant gynaecologist and fertility specialist, Dr Kenneth Egwuda, has called for more collaboration among players in the health sector to ensure quality service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Released N100 Billion for 95 Health Projects - Emefiele
[Daily Trust] Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said under the N100 billion Credit Support for the health sector, the bank has disbursed about 97.8bn to 95 projects which are green and brown field projects across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records 1 Death, 143 New Cases On Monday
[Premium Times] The NCDC said the total infections from the COVID-19 virus had risen to 169,678 as of July 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Call for First Cohort of Solutions Journalism Fellowship Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria, like the rest of the world, is dealing with a lot of problems. However, beyond all these problems, there are efforts to respond to them. Solutions Journalism aims to tell these stories of how people are responding to different social problems. The aim is to empower others experiencing similar problems with information on how they are being addressed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Monkeypox Case Confirmed in U.S. Resident, Threat of Spread Is Low
MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in an American who had recently traveled to Nigeria, U.S. health officials reported. Officials believe the threat of the virus spreading to others is low. Monkeypox is a rare but... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Community Health Workers As the Backbone of Primary Healthcare Delivery - Rwanda's Approach
[Nigeria Health Watch] Health care should be equitable. This means it must be accessible to anyone, regardless of social class, or place of residence. For a pregnant woman dwelling either in the hills of Rwanda, or in the deserts of Niger Republic, comprehensive antenatal care and support is very important. The work of providing critical care to women and children in the last mile is enormous, requiring passion and tenacity. One group of health care workers who do this work consistently is community health workers (CHWs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Kano Complies With Govt's Directive, Suspends Sallah Festivities
[Vanguard] In compliance with the federal government's placing of six states including Kano State on red alert over the third wave of COVID-19, the state government has suspended all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news