Nigeria: As Nigeria Becomes Wild Polio Virus Free
[Leadership] No doubt the world has Dr Jonas Salk to thank for Nigeria becoming Wild Polio Virus free. History has put him down as the man who successfully tested a vaccine against the dreaded polio disease. Nigeria being the last African country to become Wild Polio Virus free is a feat worth celebrating, leaving behind Pakistan and Afghanistan which are officially the two countries in the world struggling with the crippling virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Advances in Infertility Treatment Prevent Sickle Cell, Other Diseases'
[Daily Trust] Dr Ibrahim Wada is a chief consultant gynaecologist and renowned fertility expert. He is one of the pioneers of IVF breakthroughs in the country and led the birth of Baby Hannatu in 1998. Wada, who is also the founder of Nisa Premier Hospital and chairman of Garki Hospital, Abuja in this interview speaks on advances in infertility care in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Barriers Still Hampering Family Planning Uptake in Nigeria'
[Daily Trust] There are still barriers hampering contraceptive uptake among women of reproductive age in Nigeria, experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - VC Warns Against Hasty Reopening of Universities.
[Premium Times] Mr Soremekun said that although he is in support of the resumption of schools, particularly the universities, he, however, said premium must be given to safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Heart Day - Wella Health Offers Free Blood Pressure Test to 100,000 Nigerians
[This Day] In celebration of this year's World Heart Day, Wella Health, a leading African health tech startup, is carrying out free blood pressure tests for over 100,000 Nigerians across its 600 partner pharmacies from Tuesday September 29 to October 29 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mr, Miss Nigeria Pageant Demands Contestants Undergo Covid-19 Test
[Daily Trust] Contestants entering the Mr and Miss Nigeria International pageant this year will have to show a COVID-19 fitness certificate as a major requirement, the show's organizer says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: PAS CSOs Call On Govt to Support Family Health for World Contraception Day
[Nigeria Health Watch] We, the CSOs of the PAS project are pleased to take note of the recent activities of African health professional associations, NGOs and national governments as they commemorated World Contraception Day (WCD) on 26th September 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Poor Jigawa Women in Neglected Community Contributed Money to Buy 'Ambulance'
[Premium Times] The women contributed N1,000 each for two months to buy the vehicle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Covid-19 Cases Rise By 126 to 58,324
[This Day] Nigeria has recorded 126 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 58,324 the number of confirmed cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 9 Test Positive for Covid-19 in Kwara Utd
[Daily Trust] Nine members of Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive for COVID-19, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Domestic violence and sexual assault service providers' perspectives on Nigerian immigrants' domestic violence experiences - Ogbonnaya IN, Fawole OI, Rizo CF.
We investigated 13 domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault agency directors' perspectives regarding Nigerian immigrants' experiences of violence, DV-related service needs, and best strategies for providing those needs. Directors across five U.S. states w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: HealthPlus Appoints Chidi Okoro As Chief Transformation Officer
[This Day] Chidi Okoro has joined leading West African pharmaceutical chain HealthPlus Limited on secondment as incoming Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: CA-Covid Gives 107,546 Food Palliative Packs to Lagos
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- The Lagos State Government has received and has commenced distribution of 107,546 food palliative packs from the Coalition Against COVID (CA-COVID) for the vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Success - a Possibility After Repeated IVF Failures (II)
[This Day] There is a high and similarly equal chance of success on the first three attempts at In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) but if not successful, then a fourth attempt will offer little success unless there has been a major change in protocol, or the "environment" that the embryos are placed into is changed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Representative Urges Borno, the Last Polio Sanctuary, to Remain Vigilant Despite Certification
[WHO] Maiduguri -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has congratulated Borno, the last wild polio virus (WPV) sanctuary in Africa, for making Nigeria and Africa proud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Agency Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus
[Premium Times] The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that there is likely to be an even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states in the country due to the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Covid-19 Cases Rise By 125 to 57,849
[This Day] Nigeria has recorded 125 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 57,849 the number of confirmed cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Road Accidents Now Kills More Nigerians Than HIV, TB - Govt
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government yesterday lamented the frequency of carnages caused by road accidents in the country, noting that deaths resulting from crashes have now exceeded the ones caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) and the deadly tuberculosis disease combined. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Studying Nursing Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Student Nurse, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Maiduguri
[WHO] Maiduguri -- As part of its health system strengthening in the insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in the north-east Nigeria, World Health organization is touching millions of lives by rehabilitating, reconstructing or equipping health facilities and building the capacities of national health work-force. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and clinical pattern of patients attending a neuropsychiatric hospital in Nigeria: a five-year retrospective study - Sale S.
This study was carried out to assess the sociodemographic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Knowledge of occupational hazards, and safety practices among butchers in Kano metropolis, Kano State, Nigeria - Gajida AU, Ibrahim UM, Iliyasu Z, Jalo RI, Chiroma AK, Saidu FA.
This study assessed knowledge of occupational hazard, safety and hygienic pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: The NURHI Project - 10 Years of Impact on the Family Planning Space
[Nigeria Health Watch] The availability of family planning services, enables girls and women to make informed choices about birth spacing and their desired family size. It also contributes to improved sexual and reproductive health and the wellbeing of children, women, and families. Many sexually active women are still not empowered to make informed choices in developing countries like Nigeria. This is often because they do not have access to the information they need, the poor availability of reproductive health services or neg (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Afro-Pop Star Yemi Alade to Promote Women's Empowerment and a Green Covid-19 Recovery As New Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP
[UNDP] New York -- Having risen to the top of a male-dominated industry, Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade was today appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Banks Still Strong Despite Covid-19 Impact - CBN Governor
[Premium Times] Despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian banking industry is still resilient and strong to support the country's economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Wins Gates Foundation Changemaker Award
[Premium Times] Hauwa Ojeifo was recognised for her work in promoting gender equality, Global Goal #5 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: In Lagos, the Masks Are Gone and So Is Trust in Govt
[This is Africa] One of the earliest and most prominent victims of COVID-19 in Nigeria was Abba Kyari, the long-time friend and Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. The news of his death in mid-April was met with strong reactions on social media. Many considered it a potent victory against politicians who had failed over decades to build much-needed health infrastructure across the country. For others, like Mrs Ifeoma, a market woman in Lagos, it proved that COVID-19 was a 'big man's disease.' As far as she was co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - As 2nd Wave Rages in Europe, Nigerian Airlines Jettison Physical Distancing in Aircraft
[Vanguard] There is currently alarm all over the world that a global second wave of COVID-19 pandemic may be imminent. The rise in infection rates across Europe after the relaxing of lockdown measures is driving the spike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Calls For Uninhibited Supply of Safe Covid-19 Vaccines to All
[Vanguard] Buhari stated this on Tuesday night while delivering Nigeria's National Statement via video link on the first day of the 75th session of the Un íted Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Debate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Doctor Named One of TIME's Most Influential People in the World
[Premium Times] TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and Mr Funsho's TIME100 profile is available here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Active Community Case Search Transformed Testing in Kano State
[Nigeria Health Watch] For several weeks, sixty-year-old Musa Danyadikko had been grappling with a strange fever and cough that had defied all known treatment. One day in June, sitting in his home in Gwarzo town, 75 kilometers north-west of Kano metropolis, he heard that public health officials from Kano had arrived at the palace of the District Head of Gwarzo to take random samples from people in order to test for the coronavirus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abdulrazaq Launches Clean Kwara Campaign, to End Open Defecation
[Leadership] Ilorin -- Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq yesterday flagged off the 'Clean Kwara' Campaign in commemoration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)'s fifth anniversary as part of the administration's commitment to end open defecation and promote good hygiene in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCAA Vows to Revoke Airlines' Licences for Non-Compliance With Covid-19 Protocols
[Premium Times] NCAA said some domestic airlines had been flouting the Covid-19 safety protocols Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has vowed to revoke the licence of domestic airline operators over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Don't Go to Sleep, WHO Advises Nigeria
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to go to sleep on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria Against Resurgence of Polio
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to relax on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 10% of Nigeria's Covid-19 Cases Below Age 19 - Minister
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says records show that 10 per cent of all positive COVID-19 cases treated are below the age of 19 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Total Coronavirus Deaths Now 1,100
[Premium Times] Nigeria has now reported 1,100 deaths from COVID-19 complications, after two people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dementia, a Growing Concern
[Premium Times] Losing your memory and the sudden onset of idiosyncratic behaviours are just some of the characteristics that are associated with the natural ageing process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria in One of Worst Health, Economic Crises - VP Osinbajo
[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said Nigeria was going through one of the worst health and economic crises in history and only innovative ideas could make a difference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country in One of Worst Health, Economic Crises - VP Osinbajo
[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said Nigeria was going through one of the worst health and economic crises in history and only innovative ideas could make a difference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Covid-19 Cases Rise By 195 to 57,437
[This Day] Nigeria has recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 57,437 the number of confirmed cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Urges Vigilance, Says Another Lockdown Possible
[Daily Trust] As some states recalled students of primary and secondary schools back to classes, the federal government on Monday called for more vigilance to avert a possible resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experience of child abuse among secondary school students in Baptist High School, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria - Adeyemi OO, Sally GG, Chiamaka OOS, Oghogho EA, Rimamfatem AJ.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse is a major social problem in the world millions of children are being forced to work on extremely difficult circumstances of exploitation which affect their physical mental developments. In school-aged children, subtle clinical mani... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in a young pregnant woman at National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria - Umemmuo MU, Olaomi O, Dikko R, Efetie ER.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a serious public health issue globally. Worldwide, 40-70% of female murder is committed by intimate partners.[1] In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 40% of women have reported experiences of abuse by their inti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sexual abuse amongst secondary school students in Port Harcourt, South-South Nigeria: a rising public health menace, factors and implications - Okagua J, Alex-Hart BA.
BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse has been implicated in most of adult psychopathologies including depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, eating disorders and even suicide. However, it remains a hidden truth due to stigmatization and cultural expectatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Criminal activities and road accidents in Nigerian transport industry - Ajide FM.
The frequent cases of road crashes have been attributed to human factors including crime-related activities. High level of crime may affect road transportation in many ways. For instance, criminals can engage in highway robbery by attacking passengers in b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Federal road safety corps and administration of traffic laws in South-east Nigeria: an appraisal - Nwagwu EJ, Udegbunam KC, Uwaechia OG.
Road safety management reforms were initiated to regulate road users' activities, reduce high rate of accidents, and ensure safety on Nigeria roads. The Federal Road Safety Corps, a guide agency on road safety issues, is saddled with the responsibility of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Infections Lowest in Five Months
[Premium Times] Between Sunday and Saturday (September 13 to 19), Nigeria reported 968 new cases of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Relief As Health Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike
[This Day] Health workers in the country under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) yesterday suspended their nationwide industrial action, and are set to resume work today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Coronavirus Infections Surpass 57, 000
[Premium Times] The death toll from the contagion is now 1,095, after three people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ogun Doctors Call Off Proposed Strike
[Premium Times] The strike was supposed to start on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news