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Free malaria treatment for Badagry indigenes

 … as Malaria Society takes campaign to riverine areas on World Malaria Day As part of activities marking the 2017 Malaria World Day, members of the Malaria Society of Nigeria rolled out

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FG inaugurates Governing Boards, Council for health regulatory bodies

  ABUJA – The Federal Government, Friday,  inaugurated  the Governing Boards/Councils for some of the regulatory bodies for institutions under the Federal Ministry of Health. The appointments were approved by President

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Meningitis Outbreak: New cases decline – NCDC

Sokoto commences vaccination campaign Targets 2 million people   ABUJA, SOKOTO – The number of new cases of suspected meningitis being reported has begun to decline as outbreak control measures take

How to end antibiotic resistance in Nigeria – AMLSN

Says imported fish, turkey, others  are preserved with drugs ABUJA – Nigeria must join the rest of the world to take drastic actions to stop growing rate of antibiotic resistance

DECVOMS trains journalist on Family Planning

From research, statistics have proven that a woman’s lifetime risk of dying from pregnancy or childbearing-related in Nigeria is one in three women. Under five mortality rate, that is probability

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World Malaria Day: FG harps on diagnosis before treatment

Bans chloroquine, artemisin monotherapy for treating disease Unveils Made-in-Nigeria ITN ABUJA – The Federal Government has directed healthcare practitioners across the country to ensure that individuals  with symptoms of malaria are

FG launches health insurance package for Abuja disabled community

Says disabilities are not liabilities, but for development The Federal Government, through the National Health Insurance, NHIS, yesterday launched a community-based health insurance for disabled community, otherwise known as Disabled

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Malaria vaccine coming soon, WHO reassures

Calls for more political commitments against scourge 300,000 die in Nigeria of disease, US says The World Health Organization, WHO, has reassured the world, especially Nigeria and other nations contending

Lagos rolls out free short-term health interventions

… jubilation as 60,000 residents benefit They came from different parts of the state with different ailments requiring medical attention.  But most of them  are walking back home with smiles

Councillor, Head of Health to account for missing meningitis vaccine in Zamfara

  BUNGUDU (ZAMFARA) – Two officials of Bungudu Local Council in Zamfara have been ordered to produce the missing Meningitis vaccines allocated to the area or be sanctioned. The affected

WRAHP trains journalists on gender based violence reportage

…task them to up their game From research, mind-boggling statistics have shown that one in three women worldwide has experienced either physical and/ or sexual violence. It is estimated that

AMLSN directs members to rise against meningitis, antibiotic resistance

…Says group key in local vaccines production ABUJA – The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, has directed its members to increase efforts against the growing challenges posed by

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CSM situation report in states

… Zamfara leads with  2, 337 cases, 262 deaths As at April 5, 2017, Zamfara State reported the highest number of Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) cases, put at 2,337 with 262

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Cerebrospinal meningitis Update

Situation Report  (As at 6th April 2017): 3,959 suspected cases with 438 deaths As at 5th April 2017, a  total of 3,959 suspected cases with 438 deaths (CFR=11.1%)  have been reported

Meningitis Outbreak: Health minister visits Zamfara

… directs  medical centre to step up case finding mission The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole,  visited troubled Zamfara State on Monday and promptly directed the management of the

GSK recalls 600,000 Ventolin Inhalers from US

Multinational pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced the recall of over 590,000 Salbutamol  (Ventolin) inhalers from the US market, saying there could be issues with the delivery technique. The recall

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No CSM death in Lagos – Health Commissioner

Contrary to reports alleging two deaths in Lagos last week from the raging Cerebro-spinal meningitis (CSM),  the Lagos State Government says no case of  the disease  has been reported in

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We’ll stop malaria from the earth – Gates Foundation Country Rep

  …says Foundation spends N250m on health, other interventions in Nigeria yearly Can you imagine the earth without the malaria scourge? Dr Mairo Mandara, Country representative, Bill and Melinda Gates

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Reckitt Benckiser restates commitment to clean, healthy Nigeria

  Reckitt Benckiser, (RB), a leading consumer health and hygiene Company has restated its commitment to a clean and healthy Nigeria that will boost the capacity and productivity of the

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WAVA lauds FG on quick response to Cerebrospinal Meningitis 

The Women Advocates for Vaccine Access (WAVA) have commended the quick response and synergy among the various arms of government in dealing with the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in

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Meningitis: NMA blames FG for death toll

says immunisation is belated slams Zamfara gov. for attributing toll to punishment from God links suicide with mental health issues ABUJA – The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Friday, blamed the

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FG receives 1.3m doses of CSM vaccine

WHO’s International Review Group to meet on  additional vaccines ABUJA – The Federal Government yesterday announced that it has taken delivery of 1.3 million vaccines from the World Health Organization and

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Public Advisory on Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently experiencing an outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) that has spread across the country and mostly affecting States in the upper parts of the country which fall within