Nigeria: NSIA Signs Healthcare Expansion Deals With Eight Nigerian Institutions
[This Day] The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) yesterday signed agreements for the expansion of its diagnostics and oncology programme through the Healthcare Development and Investment Company (NHDIC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Infectious Disease Outbreaks Are Becoming So Common
SARS-CoV-2. Monkeypox. Polio. Marburg. These viruses are no longer familiar just to public-health experts, but household names around the world, thanks to their recent incursions into human populations. People have always confronted pathogens of all sorts, but the attacks are becoming more commonplace, and more intense, than they ever have before. “We are going through an era of epidemics and pandemics, and they are going to be more complex and more frequent,” says Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome, a global health charitable foundation that addresses health challenges. “We tend to see each [outbreak] i...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria Records 10 New Infections, As Death Toll Rises to 170
[Premium Times] NCDC said the number of suspected cases has increased compared to what was reported for the same period in 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Anambra State Governor Deploys Telemedicine to Address Shortage of Healthcare Workers
[Premium Times] "If this pilot hub works as expected, we will replicate it in the other 179 communities in the state." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Understanding How Corruption Impacted Nigeria's Covid-19 Response
[Premium Times] The details of how the billions of naira donated under the Nigerian Private Sector Relief Fund Against COVID 19 (CACOVID) was spent remain hazy and unaccounted for till date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Asbestos Found in Talc-Based Tiger Brands Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson isn’t the only market leader struggling with the issue of asbestos-contaminated talc in its baby powder. Tiger Brands, the largest food producer in South Africa, has recalled its Purity Essentials Baby Powder as a “precautionary measure,” after trace amounts of asbestos were detected in test samples. The recall was announced Sept. 8, less than a month after Johnson & Johnson informed company shareholders that it was ending the worldwide sale of its talc-based product in 2023. Tiger Brands, one of the largest packaged goods companies on the continent, is expected to continue selling ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 14, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Source Type: news

Prevalence and pattern of intimate partner violence among men and women in Edo State, Southern Nigeria - Oseni TIA, Salam TO, Ilori T, Momoh MO.
This study sought to determine the prevalence and patter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Depriving widows inheritance rights by husbands' relatives in Nigeria - Ehumadu RIC.
ABSTRACT Widowhood is a global phenomenon. It is an ill-wind which blows nobody no good. It is a canker worm pervading our global society which seems to have defiled many genuine forces to extricate especially amongst most African. Over the past centuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Doing gender, doing alcohol: the paradox of gendered drinking practices among young Nigerians - Dumbili EW.
Previous research on alcohol and gender identity constructions has primarily focused on Western countries. Studies from non-Western contexts can make crucial contributions to understandings of the impact of social constructions of masculinities and feminin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Improves the Capacity of African Countries to Generate Quality Knowledge Products for Better Health Decision-Making
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization has conducted a five-day capacity-building training for 22 national health observatory focal points from Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Uganda to generate a series of knowledge products that will support health decision-making processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Insecurity Worsening Nigeria's Precarious Health Indices, Nma Warns
[Vanguard] *Tasks FG to institute rigorous surveillance as Monkeypox, others rage (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Medical Association to Inaugurate Enabulele As President October 7
[Vanguard] Former President Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Osahon Enabulele will be inaugurated on October 7, 2022, in Berlin, Germany, as first Nigeria and Wes Africa President of the World Medical Association, WMA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos, Edo Top List As NCDC Records 21 Monkeypox Cases in One Week
[Vanguard] THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said yesterday that 21 new cases of monkeypox have been recorded across the country within the last seven days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yobe Committed to Fighting Malaria, Other Preventable Diseases - Buni
[Leadership] The Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni said his administration remained committed towards fighting malaria among other preventable diseases across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Return of Yellow Fever
[This Day] The renewed spike of yellow fever is a wake-up call on the federal government and health authorities in the states to be more proactive in dealing with the disease. Between January and July this year, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), a total of 1,179 suspected cases of Yellow fever and 14 deaths were reported from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). About 74 per cent of the reported cases were predominantly aged 30 years and below. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news