Nigeria: Senate Mulls Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme for Nigerians
[This Day] Abuja -The Senate has called on the federal government to evolve a mandatory health insurance scheme for all Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Nigeria Faces Drug Insecurity, Says NAFDAC
[This Day] Abuja -The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that the current outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in China, puts the country in grave danger of drug insecurity, as most of the country's medicines are imported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Chairs Global Research Meeting On Coronavirus Response
[This Day] A global research meeting was co-chaired by a Nigerian expert to contribute to the local and global response to the new coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Wants Mandatory Health Insurance for All Nigerians
[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday called for mandatory health insurance for all Nigerians irrespective of their social status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1,044 Children Benefit From Free Eye Surgeries
[Daily Trust] Osogbo -No fewer than 1044 children with severe visual impairment in Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states have benefited from free surgical intervention provided on the Seeing is Believing (SiB) programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What I've Learnt About Drug Testing Over the Last 20 Years
[The Conversation Africa] Poor quality medicine is one of the obstacles to improving health in developing countries. One in 10 medicines may not meet acceptable standards, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling the Cancer Scourge With Better Equipment
[This Day] The high fatality rate regarding cancer in Nigeria was a subject of discussion at an oncology summit in Lagos. Addressing the dearth in quality equipment is the topmost solution, writes Ugo Aliogo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: China's Response to Covid-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective
[Premium Times] At the moment, the prevention and control of the COVID-19 outbreak is the top priority of the Chinese government. As President Xi Jinping stressed on February 12 at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the epidemic control and prevention are now at their toughest and most critical period, and the country must spare no effort to continue with key tasks against the contagion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Suspected Carriers of Coronavirus in Nigeria, Test Negative
[Vanguard] A report that Coronavirus has entered Nigeria was laid to rest, when two suspected carriers from China tested negative on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 20,861 Malnourished Children Treated in Kaduna in 2019 - Official
[Vanguard] Mrs Ramatu Musa, the Kaduna State Government's Nutrition Officer on Friday said that the state government had treated about 20, 861 malnourished children in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (I)
[This Day] We always imagine that women within their reproductive age should be able to get pregnant on their own. It is really devastating for young beautiful women to be told by their physician that they cannot achieve pregnancy naturally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Genital Mutilation - Girls Who Go Under the Knife
[Vanguard] I wish I could take my life or kill my mother for making me go under the knife. Doctor, is there anything I can do to correct my genital?", Sade Oriola, a victim of genital mutilation, said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: China Assures of Coronavirus Control
[Daily Trust] The Chinese Government says its topmost priority is to control and prevent further outbreak of the coronavirus, adding that it is taking the most thorough and rigorous measures for the prevention of the outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Sponsors Bill in Kano Assembly to Fight Malnutrition
[Vanguard] Kano -The wife of Nigeria's president, Aisha Buhari has sponsored a bill at the Kano House of Assembly to tackle the menace of malnutrition in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Give U.S.$98,400 to Anyone Who Finds Cure to Coronavirus
[Vanguard] The Federal government on Thursday challenged Nigerian scientists to find solution to the dreaded Coronavirus currently threatening the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt May Deploy HIV Drugs to Treat Coronavirus - NACA
[This Day] The federal government has said it may as well deploy HIV drug, Kaletra, to treat the Coronavirus in the event that it gets to Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - NMA Wants Isolation Centres At Entry Points
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Edo Chapter, has urged the federal government to build isolation centres at point of entries into the country to check viral diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Why There's a Call to Declare a Health Emergency in Nigeria
[The Conversation Africa] The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa's most populous nation to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity. Adejuwon Soyinka asked Dr Doyin Odubanjo to unpack the background. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eat More Insects to Tackle Lassa Fever, Others, Don Tells Nigerians
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -An entomologist, Professor Olusegun Lawal has advocated regular eating of insects among Nigerians as a better alternative source of protein to boost body immune system against infectious diseases such as Coronavirus, Lassa fever among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: ICD 2020 - 83 Percent of Nigerians Agree On Use of Condom
[Daily Trust] Eighty three per cent of respondents in a survey conducted by NOIPolls shows that Nigerians agree on the importance of condom and believe people should use it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Our Mandate Is to Eradicate Malaria This Year, Says CCF Boss
[Vanguard] An Abia state born Gloria Chinwe Chibuike, founder and president, Chinwe Chibuike Foundation (CCF) has all things to thank God for, in the year past as most of her dream projects were met. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UK, Nigeria Launch £10m Partnership to Tackle Threat of Drug Resistance
[This Day] The UK Government has formally launches a £10.7million partnership with Nigeria aimed at tackling drug resistance through improving public health surveillance systems, upgrading laboratory equipment, and training technicians and scientists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Nutrition Education Can Make a Difference to People With HIV
[The Conversation Africa] HIV and AIDS are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from AIDS-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only 34% Use Condoms - Survey
[Premium Times] A new survey has shown that only 34 per cent of Nigerians use condoms for sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 8 in Single Week
[Daily Trust] Eight more people have been killed this week in the ongoing outbreak of Lassa fever across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Lagos Places Hotels, Resorts Under Surveillance
[This Day] The Lagos State Government has placed hotels and other resort centres in parts of the state on active surveillance to closely monitor visitors, travellers and non-nationals especially those of East Asian and Chinese origin to prevent any outbreak of Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Valentine's Day - NACA Cautions Young Nigerians Against Unprotected Sex
[This Day] As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark Valentine's Day tomorrow, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned young people against risky sexual behaviours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Dismisses Report of Coronavirus in Gowon Estate
[This Day] Lagos State government has dismissed the rumoured suspicion of cases of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Gowon Estate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Now Has Three Laboratories for Coronavirus Test - Health Minister
[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday said Nigeria has established three laboratories to confirm any case of Coronavirus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef Renovates 39 Primary Health Centres in Bauchi
[This Day] Bauchi -United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said it has renovated 39 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), supplied standard health equipment and drugs to the 323 PHCs to ensure child survival and improve the healthcare infrastructure across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Basic Health Care Provision Fund - Too Early to Celebrate
[Premium Times] ... not all 36 states are captured in the BHCPF and a good number of the "gateway states" are yet to fulfill all the requirements to make the BHCPF function optimally. Some states have not conducted the facility baseline assessment, for example, while fewer states have conducted the necessary capacity building trainings required. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Protesting Health Workers Shut Down Imo Specialist Hospital Over Salary Cut
[Vanguard] The Medical and Health Workers of Imo Specialist Hospital has embarked on industrial action to protest against the alleged 30 per cent cut in their salary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 1,047 Nigerians
[Vanguard] A total of 1,047 Nigerians have died of Lassa fever since the first reported case in 1969, the Nigerian Academy of Science, NAS, has stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No, You Can't Get Lassa Fever By Touching an Infected Corpse
[Africa Check] Two doctors at the Aminu Kano teaching hospital in Nigeria's Kano state were reported to have died of suspected Lassa fever in late January 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria's Death Toll Reaches 70
[Premium Times] The Lassa fever death toll has risen to 70, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fayemi Approves Six Months Maternity Leave for Ekiti Workers
[Premium Times] The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has approved six months (180 days) maternity leave for female workers in the state public service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Worries Over Delayed Diagnosis of Strange Illness
[Daily Trust] Makurdi -Igede National Youths Council has expressed concern over delays in diagnosing the strange illness ravaging people of the rural community of Oye-Obi in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reliability and clinical utility of ICD-11 diagnostic guidelines for severe mental disorders in Nigeria - Onofa L, Odunleye M, Kola L, Gureje O.
This study is aimed at assessing the inter-rater reliability ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Lagos Begins Training of 342 Indigenous Medic Workers
[Vanguard] The Lagos State Government has begun the training of 342 medical personnel as first-level emergency responders for communicable diseases like coronavirus in the 20 Local Governments Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Coronavirus Challenge, Nigeria and Other Responses
[This Day] The biggest threat to our collective humanity today is not the suspected threat of a Third World War, but a corrosive, debilitating, murderous pathogen known as new Corona Virus. The fear of a World War III was fuelled by tensions and differences among key super powers dictating contemporary geo-politics notably: the US, China, Iran, Iraq, Israel, North Korea, South Korea and the entire Middle East. But while relationships with the world's power axis will always have implications for global peace, security (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Lassa Fever Patients At FUTA Health Centre - Management
[Vanguard] The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, has debunked what it describes as an unfounded rumour captioned "Lassa Fever Hits FUTA Health Centre" being spread on the social media. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Osun to Engage Fumigators to Eliminate Rats, Rodents
[Vanguard] The Osun state government says it will engage consultants to go round the state to fumigate and get rid of rats and rodents that may cause health hazards including Lassa fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa’s silent killer: fake drugs
Nigeria and others must sign up to a new initiative to fight counterfeiters (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Obesity to Cost Nigeria, Others U.S.$7 Trillion - World Bank
[This Day] A new report by the World Bank has projected that in the next 15 years, the cost implication of obesity, including healthcare and reduced productivity, among others, will amount to over $7 trillion in Nigeria and other developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Many Children Still Aren't Getting Proper Nutrition
[The Conversation Africa] Children - and countries - need proper nutrition to grow and develop. Good food does more than keep children alive and well. It also allows them to learn, play, participate and contribute to their world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Erratum: Attitudinal Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults -
In Meinhart M, Seff I, Darmstadt GL, Weber AM. Attitudinal Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria and Tanzania: An Exploration Into Target Reference Groups Order and Affiliation of Authorship. J Adolesc He... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of bullying behavior among Nigerian middle school students - Fenny O, Falola MI.
School bullying has received considerable criminological, psychological, educational, and governmental attention. However, much of the attention is focused on bullying in western, Asian, and Scandinavian countries. There appears to be scant, if any, attent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Help Comes for Special Needs People
[Vanguard] For Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) in Nigeria, there are numerous mile-high odds to contend with. These include restricted access to transportation, education, employment and even health care due to inadequate purpose-specific facilities that meet their special needs. In addition, they are also stigmatized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - LASG Sets Up Emergency Prevention Care Committee
[Vanguard] As part of measures to strengthen the preparedness and response capacity to combat the possible outbreak and spread of the deadly Coronavirus and Lassa fever, the Lagos State government through the state Emergency Management Agency LASEMA has constituted a 5-man committee on Epidemic Preparedness Response Plan, EPRP, across the 57 councils of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news