Displaced in northeast Nigeria ‘knocking on door of starvation’: WFP
Displaced families in Nigeria’s northeast are “knocking on the door of starvation”, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Nigeria Least Committed in West Africa to Tackling Inequality Amid Covid-19 - CRI Index
[Vanguard] Nigeria has been ranked as the worst performing country in West Africa in the global effort to defeat inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the Federal government has been charged to invest massively in public education, health and social protection, to tackle poverty, joblessness and other inequalities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records Six Deaths, 226 New Cases Thursday
[Premium Times] A total of 196,326 Nigerians have been discharged nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Easy Road Ahead to Recovery From Covid-19, Says Amina Mohammed
[This Day] Abuja -- United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has lamented that there seemed to be no easy road ahead to the recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt May Expand Access to Covid-19 Vaccination Ahead of December Deadline
[This Day] Abuja -- Following the federal government's December deadline for civil servants to get the COVID-19 vaccination as precondition for accessing their offices, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has expressed its commitment to ramping up vaccine uptake across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria says Iswap leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi is dead
Abu Musab al-Barnawi was the head of the West African branch of the Islamic State group. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Travel Ban - Nigeria Removes South Africa, Turkey, Brazil From List of Restricted Countries
[Premium Times] The government said the decision was taken after a careful review of the pandemic situation in the three countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - With Less Than 2 Percent of Population Tested, Nigeria Records Five Deaths Wednesday
[Premium Times] Samples tested in Nigeria so far constitute less than 2 per cent of an estimated 206 million population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Maternal Mental Health - a Reflection On World Mental Health Day 2021
[Nigeria Health Watch] A woman's body undergoes many changes through pregnancy, birth and postpartum that affect her in several ways. Until recently there was limited discussion around the psychological effects of pregnancy and childbirth on the mental health of women. According to the World Health Organisation, one in three to one in five women in developing countries, and about one in ten in developed countries, face significant mental health challenges during pregnancy and after childbirth. High rates of mental health challen (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Assessing Govt's Protective Efforts in Covid-19 Era
[This Day] Ugo Aliogo examines the protective efforts of the federal government during COVID-19 era. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Anti Malaria Programme - Govt to Save U.S.$715,000 on Logistics, Data Collection
[This Day] Newly introduced electronic data collection system will save the federal government about N293,700,000 in logistics cost out of the N890 million budgeted for the implementation of the malaria Intervention programme this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abia Has Sixth Highest HIV Prevalence Rate in Nigeria, Says U.S. Envoy
[Premium Times] "The U.S. will work with the (Abia) state government and other stakeholders to close the HIV treatment gap." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari's Big Budget for President's New Medical Unit Dwarfs Project Funding for 14 Teaching Hospitals
[Premium Times] If approved by the National Assembly, facilities that care for millions of Nigerians will receive less than the presidential wing of the clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Powering My Health My Way - Chi Limited Set to Celebrate Third Annual Chivita World Juice Day
[Nigeria Health Watch] In recent times, health& well-being have emerged as a key focus for consumers, and more importantly in the COVID-19 era, emphasis has shifted to adjusting to the new normal. This has meant adapting and taking control by embracing proactive health and wellness routines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Govt to Bar Unvaccinated Workers From Work By Dec 1
[Vanguard] The Federal Government has disclosed of its decision to bar workers from accessing their offices as from December 1 if they are unable to show proof of their vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic or a Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR test done within 72 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Makes Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Civil Servants
[Premium Times] "With effect from 1st December, 2021, Federal Government employees shall be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination..." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latent medical conditions of drivers involved in road traffic collisions in Ghana: implication from autopsy findings - Ossei PPS, Agyeman-Duah E, Ayibor WG, Niako N, Safo KF.
BACKGROUND: Unlike some neighboring countries like Nigeria, few studies on actual causes, impact and the prevention of road traffic collisions have been carried out in Ghana. There is the need for further research and this study sought to link injuries tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Eradication - Ned Nwoko Foundation Lauds WHO, Govt Over Approval of RTS,S Vaccine for Use
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation has lauded the World Health Organisation,WHO, for its approval of RTS,S malaria vaccine for use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abia Is 6th in HIV Prevalence Ranking in Nigeria, Says U.S. Envoy
[Vanguard] The U.S. Embassy Charg é d'Affaires (CDA), Kathleen FitzGibbon, has said that Abia had the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with an estimated 58,341 cases.FitzGibbon said this in Umuahia on Tuesday, at a stakeholder meeting organised by CDA, in collaboration with Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCF) and the Abia government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: We're Tired of Strikes, NMA Cries Out
[Vanguard] Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has called on the Federal Government to put its acts together and address the twin problem of incessant industrial actions and brain drains in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko Foundation to Join in Rollout of New Malaria Vaccine
[Premium Times] Ned Nwoko Foundation says it is excited by WHO's approval of the widespread use in countries of RTSS, the world's first malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Health System Will Collapse Without Youth Corps Members - Stakeholders
[Vanguard] The contribution of the National Youth Service Corps to the socio-economic development of Nigeria has received attention in recent times. In some quarters, it was stated that the contributions of the National Youth Service Corps in the health sector in the country could not be overemphasized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 3,000 Babies Tested HIV/Aids Positive in the Last Four Years - Report
[Premium Times] The report by the National AIDS and STIs Control Programme shows that out of 73,422 samples tested between 2017 and 2020, 3,409 returned positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Commences Distribution of 2.5 Million HIV Kits for Testing Pregnant Women, Says Nascp
[This Day] Calabar -- Federal government has said that it is commencing the distribution of a new innovative HIV test kits for testing of pregnant women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Deploying 2.5 Million HIV Test Kits for Pregnant Women - NASCP
[This Day] The federal government has said that it is commencing the distribution of a new innovative HIV test kits for testing of pregnant women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict —it’s Time to Break the Cycle
Women sell fruit and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the impacts of COVID-19. The UN will be commemorating World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette RimandoBy Farah Hegazi and Caroline DelgadoSTOCKHOLM, Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together. Despite steadily increasing global harvests...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farah Hegazi and Caroline Delgado Tags: Aid Climate Change Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Donates 3.5 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses
[VOA] Washington -- The United States is sending more than 3.5 million doses of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine to Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, a White House official told VOA on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country's Covid-19 Economic Plan Has Delivered Disappointing Results - Here's Why
[The Conversation Africa] Over a year ago, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari launched an economic plan designed to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Heralding the Malaria Vaccine
[This Day] The malaria vaccine for children is a significant milestone (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Still Highest Cause of Under 5s, Maternal Deaths in Nigeria - Commissioner
[Vanguard] Dr Betta Edu, Cross River Commissioner for Health on says malaria remains the highest cause of under-fives and maternal mortality in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sit-At-Home, Covid-19 Effects Trigger Depression, Mental Illness - Neuropsychiatrist
[Premium Times] "...other triggers included: high level of unemployment, inflation, terrorism, banditry, communal conflicts and kidnapping, which have led to considerable changes in people's daily lives and activities..." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records Nine Deaths, 284 New Infections Monday
[Premium Times]The new cases raised the total number of infections in the country to 207,978. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop Stigmatisation of Mental Health Patients, Psychiatrist Charges Nigerians
[Vanguard] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark this year's World Mental Health Day, October 10, Nigerians have been urged to shun all active and passive acts of stigma and discrimination against people with mental health disorders saying it does more harm than good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'GMOs Are A Health Risk' - Reaction to Genetically Modified Maize Approval
[Leadership] The federal government has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA maize a new maize variety developed by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, that can resist fall armyworm, stem borers, and tolerate moderate drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Workplace bullying among Nigerian artisans in building and construction industry - Omeje HO, Okereke GKO, Okeke SAC, Asogwa JO, Obe PI, Nwaodo SI, Chukwu UD, Ike JO, Udogu KC, Ede AO, Ilechukwu LC, Kanu CC, Ogbonna GN, Njoku SU.
This study investigated the bullying experience of building and construction industry artisans.We employed a cross-sectional analytic design to study 240 artisans in respect of workplace bullying (WPB) experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records 78 Fresh Cases, Two Deaths Sunday
[Premium Times] The country's fatality toll from the disease now stands at 2,747. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Govt to Close Down Illegal Nursing Schools
[Leadership] Kaduna State Government has promised to clamp down on unregistered private Schools of Nursing that are being operated by unauthorized bodies and individuals, to safeguard the citizens from quack health personnel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Presidency to Open Molecular Lab for Covid-19 Test
[Leadership] The medical director, State House Clinic, Dr Munir Yakasai, has announced that a molecular laboratory for coronavirus test at the clinic will be activated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) before the end of the month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Mental Health Day - How Outdated Legislation, Covid-19 Worsen Situation in Nigeria
[Premium Times] In Nigeria, the pandemic has made more complicated what many experts described as consistent neglect of mental health by successive administrations in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UK Rules Out Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -- The United Kingdom (UK) has ruled out quarantine for Nigerian travellers to the European nation who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 infection, from Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UK to Recognise Nigeria's Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate From Oct 11
[Daily Trust] The United Kingdom Thursday relaxed travel protocols for Nigerian travelers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records 19 Deaths, 290 Fresh Cases Thursday
[Premium Times] The data also indicates that while 194,796 have been discharged, 9,629 are still down with the disease nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Throng Hospitals As Striking Doctors Resume
[Premium Times] On 2 August, NARD members had commenced the industrial action over what they described as poor treatment by both the federal and some state governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malnutrition and Nigerian Children
[This Day] The authorities must do more for the country's hungry and ill-fed children (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nanox hit with shareholder lawsuits after stock drop
Israeli x-ray developer Nanox has been hit with several shareholder lawsuit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA asks for more info on Nanox multisource x-ray filing Nanox founder Poliakine to step aside for new CEO Nanox bids for Zebra Medical, telerad firm USARad Technology Focus: Nanox moves new digital x-ray system to market Nanox secures Nigerian contract for 1K systems (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Resume Work Nationwide
[This Day] The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has resumed work across the country after suspending its two-month-old strike on Monday. Members of the association were seen attending to patients as activities are beginning to pick up in some hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How CBN Saved Economy From - Covid Crisis - Emefiele
[Vanguard] The far-reaching interventions of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in various sectors saved the Nation's economy from a deep post-COVID economic crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Impact Pushing 1 in 6 Nigerian Young Adults Into Depression - UNICEF Report
[Vanguard] The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's mental health in Nigeria was rising, as one in six young adults aged between 15 and 24 years was currently experiencing depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news