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Top Health News Headlines 1-12th October 2018

The Following are the happenings in the public health sector as it concerns Nigeria, between 1-12th of October.


World Bank laments Nigeria’s poor spending on health, education

The World Bank Group has decried the poor level of investment in health, education and technology by the Nigerian government.​


5% of basic health fund to be disbursed for health emergencies- Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that five per cent of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund will go to health emergency management.


USAID Devt assistance to Nigeria hits $1.17Bn

USAID has announced additional assistance of $65.5 million to help Nigeria achieve the outlined development goals in the bilateral Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed in 2015.


Minister inaugurates committee on the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) plastics in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has inaugurated a Technical Committee (TC) on the use of Bisphenol – A (BPA) in Nigeria.​


NANNM decries shortage of nurses, midwives in Nigeria

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has charged the government at all levels to recruit more nurses and midwives.


Workers again accuse NHIS boss of fraud, demand his sack

Senior workers at the NHIS urged the Nigerian government to ask the Executive Secretary of the scheme, Usman Yusuf, to step aside after again accusing him of fraud.


Ondo targets zero child morbidity, mortality through ‘Agbomola’

In its drive to reduce indices of child morbidity and mortality, the Ondo State government has begun a Save Our Children Initiative called ‘Agbomola.’​


LASG to promote inclusive healthcare delivery as social health insurance take root in Lagos

Over the years, healthcare service delivery has always been paid for ‘out-of-pocket’ and this to a large extent depict the delay in our healthcare service delivery and lack of investment in the health sector.​


WHO vaccinates 377,000 people against cholera in Adamawa

No fewer than 377,000 people have been vaccinated against cholera in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.​


Experts task health CSOs to advocate more on family planning

Experts at a one-day health dialogue have called on civil society organisations to increase advocacy on family planning in Nigeria in order to achieve the desired goal.



Other Headlines:

UK Signs MOU with Nigeria to Strengthen Health Security.

FG targets WHO 2016-2020 roadmap for health, ageing.

How Nigeria is implementing tobacco control policies – FG.

Flood Disaster: WHO Steps Up Disease Prevention Efforts In Nigeria.

N450m cancer centre to kick-off next year — Minister.

FG Approves Enrolment of Corps Members into NHIS.

NMA extends ultimatum to FG over reconstitution of council.

Contributory Health Scheme: Delta Moves To Ensure Improved Services.

Buhari renews appointment of OAUTH CMD, appoints new one for UniUyoTH.

165 pharmaceutical outlets sealed in Delta – Official


October 14, 2018

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