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NCDC cautions against health hazards associated with flooding

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says Nigerians should resist some habits that might result in health hazards during flooding, as rains continue to pound some cities across Nigeria.

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How testing prevents hepatitis spread, death – Anyaike

● We support Nigeria against virus – WHO‘ ABUJA – Testing for hepatitis in health facilities remains a major strategy for controlling the virus, public health specialist and Head, Prevention,

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‘More Nigerian children may die from vaccine-preventable diseases from 2021 unless…’

● Chairman, National Immunization Financing Task Team, Dr. Ben Ayene says there’s N101.5bn deficit in local funding of immunization  ● Says each Nigerian child needs “only” N13,000 for vaccination, yearly 

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Hepatitis C

Updated by WHO July 2017 Key facts • Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus: the virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging

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World Hepatitis Day: Translate plans to action for elimination

• WHO urges countries GENEVA – Amid staggering statistics showing that viral hepatitis caused no fewer than 1.34 million deaths and affected 325 million people worldwide in 2015, The World

Checking the menace of TB in Nigeria: The Agbami example

Tuberculosis, popularly known by its abbreviation, TB, has existed for millennia and remains a major global health problem. It causes ill-health in millions of people each year and in 2015

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NAFDAC gets ISO for Kaduna lab

• Agency reiterates commitment to mandate ABUJA – The Acting Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Yetunde Oni, on Thursday reiterated the commitment of the

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Minister performs fistula surgery in Osun

• 33 women scheduled for repair in the state, as Health Ministry, EngenderHealth and Osun state government commence fistula repair intervention program ILESHA, OSUN STATE – The Minister of Health,

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FG advocates use of cooking gas

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) otherwise known as cooking gas, is much cheaper than other means of cooking in Nigeria, the Federal Government and a pro-health non-governmental organization, Africare said on

New UNFPA Representative for Nigeria assumes office

• Promises to assist in tackling poverty, humanitarian needs, others The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) new Resident Representative in Nigeria, Dr Diene Keita, has resumed office with a promise

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Nigerian CSOs, NASS disagree on NGO Bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs) are strongly opposed to a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to establish Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission. At an interactive meeting

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Lagos confirms 2 deaths in diarrhoea upsurge

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, on Tuesday confirmed that two deaths had been recorded from the 27 cases line-listed in acute diarrhoea disease in some local

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World Hepatitis Day: Ooni to lead campaign

● As government renews commitment to defeat scourge ABUJA – The Federal Government has named Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Royal Ambassador against hepatitis.

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FG considers pruning hospital bills, other measures to reduce maternal deaths

● Sets up Task Force The Federal Goveenment is considering a reduction of bills in public hospitals and the re-introduction of conditional cash transfer for women who access health facilities

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Chinese consulate donates borehole to UNILAG

In furtherance with its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in Nigeria, the Chinese Consulate in Lagos has donated a state-of-the-art borehole to the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka. The project, which

No killer anti-malaria drug in Nigeria – NAFDAC

• Says Senate’s list of 42 drugs banned by EU are monotherapies already phased out in the country The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) today reacted

UNAIDS congratulates Swaziland over 73% viral load suppression among adults with HIV

• Also on reduction of HIV incidence between 2011 and 2016 GENEVA – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has congratulated the Kingdom of Swaziland over findings showing

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Don advocates all-inclusive adoptable research

A Professor of Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Science in the Department of Pasture and Range Management (PRM), College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) of the Federal University of

Task Shifting, Task Sharing: New route towards MDGs achievement?

● All eyes on Lagos on plans to domesticate policy Nigeria is reputed  to have one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa. Unfortunately, the

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Integrity, panacea to exam malpractice – ICPC Chairman

Lack of integrity, discipline and sincerity among students, parents, teachers and officials of examination bodies have been identified as some of the factors responsible for the rampant cases of examination

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How Family Planning averts 46,000 unsafe abortions in Lagos – Family Health Director

• Also prevents 143,000 unintended pregnancies, 800 maternal deaths • 600,000 women currently using contraceptives in the state No fewer than 600,000 women are currently using a modern method of

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188 bag 1st Class degree at Covenant University

A total of 188 students of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State on Friday July 21 graduated with First Class degrees at its 2016/2017 convocation held at the institution. The Vice-Chancellor

‘Impression out there is that NHIS can never work’ – Acting ES

• Vows to change perception ABUJA – The Acting Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Attahiru Ibrahim, has taken full control of the organization, days after his predecessor, Prof Usman

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YABATECH Rector reiterates institution’s commitment to skills development

The first set of trainees in Yabatech-IBM West Africa collaboration on flexible and blended skills have begun training on the development of mobile applications at Chevron Studio, Engineering School, Yaba

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WAEC releases 2017 May/June WASSCE results

• 59.22% candidates obtained minimum credits in 5 subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Nigeria has announced the release of results for

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