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Monday, 5 June 2017

Nigeria's health system - Good and Bad News series:

Lagos digitalises maternal, perinatal death surveillance response 
In its characteristic style of pioneering innovative health initiatives, the Lagos State government has launched a fully digitalised auditing scheme of the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response, MPDSR. The launch concludes the transition from paper-based Maternal Death Review (MDR) to Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) and digitisation of the scheme, which started a year ago. Already, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, and 23 secondary health facilities, that have commenced electronic auditing of maternal and perinatal deaths to improve survival vulnerable groups.

Premium Times, 01 June 2017
Nigeria introduces 9 new regulations to limit tobacco use
As the world marks this year’s World No Tobacco Day, Nigeria’s Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has announced nine regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that would be implemented by the federal government. The National Tobacco Control Act was signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
News Agency of Nigeria, 31 May 2017
FEC approves Nigeria, May & Baker vaccine production

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and May & Baker to produce vaccines from 2017 to 2021.
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BAD NEWS
Premium Times, 31 May 2017
Unpaid health workers picket Plateau hospital
The staff of Bingham University Teaching Hospital, also known as Jankwano hospital in Jos, Plateau State, on Wednesday shut the hospital from patients and other visitors ---‘’
Daily Trust, 01 June 2017
Osun doctors stage protest against half salaries, threaten strike
Some doctors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Osun, on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo against continue payment of half salaries by the state government.
Guardian, 02 June 2017
Mass resignation of consultants, others hit LAUTECH Teaching Hospital
A mass resignation of specialists’ personnel has hit the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.The movement, involving 150 officials includes 100 nurses, 20 consultants, 10 laboratory scientists, five physiotherapists, six pharmacists and some resident doctors and ward orderlies.

Reuters, 23 May 2017
Nigeria's hungriest face starvation as aid funds dry up in northeast: U.N.
Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians could starve to death in the famine-threatened northeast due to lack of aid funds, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. It said almost half a million of the region's most desperate and hungry people could miss out on food aid next month because the World Food Programme (WFP) did not have enough money to feed them. "We need $250 million to prevent famine in the coming months," the WFP's regional director Abdou Dieng told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Dakar.''

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