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Otedola Bridge fire: Lagos releases DNA result

• Health Commissioner says all victims’ samples were successfully matched with relatives’ The Lagos State government yesterday released the result of the DNA Forensic investigation on the victims of June

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New HIV data from sub-Saharan Africa highlight challenges, reasons for hope

• Over 5 million children and adolescents in the region could become newly infected with HIV by 2050 if trends continue   • Data from multiple countries show impact of

NURHI commissions 19th FP facility in Lagos clinic

● More hospitals to benefit In a bid to reduce maternal mortality in Lagos State, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), on Monday July 23, commissioned another post-pregnancy Family

Pfizer to build $465m cutting-edge sterile injectable plant in U.S.

● Project expected to create about 450 jobs over the years Multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced plans to increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment

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Cholera outbreak declines

• NCDC attributes major cause to poor water and hygiene facilities in many States   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there has been a general decline in

WHO congratulates Congo DRC as Ebola outbreak ends

• calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country   The World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and all the

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Chinese company sells faulty vaccines

  The Chinese pharmaceuticals industry suffered another blow on Monday (July 23) following reports that hundreds of thousands of children may have been inoculated with faulty vaccines from major drug

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Group suggests way to achieve Universal Health Coverage in Lagos

Barr. Adebusoye To achieve Universal Health Coverage for all Lagos State citizens, especially the very poor and vulnerable and make residents’ health a priority, two non-profit organizations, the Lagos State

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Ambode Advocates strategy to tackle maternal child mortality

• as Lagos Commences MNCH Week Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has lend her voice and support to the new Integrated, Maternal, Newborn and Child

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Be safety-conscious this rainy season, NEMA urges Nigerians

• Gives tips on emergency response  The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA) has warned Nigerians to be safety conscious and guard against the dangerous effects of the

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NPoPC decries early sex among Nigerian teenagers

Advocates formal education to ensure informed decision The Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission (NPopC) Barrister Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin recently expressed regrets about the high rate of premarital sex among Nigerian adolescents

World Population Day: Nigeria introduces new contraceptive

• Also launches two major FP documents L-R: Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President/CEO Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and

Over 44,000 benefit from Lagos Free Medical Mission

• Hypertension, diabetes on increase Some beneficiaries at the programme No fewer than 44,000 residents of Ajeromi, Ifelodun, Ojo, Iba, Oto-Awori, Apapa, Iganmu, Lagos Mainland, Yaba, Ibeju-Lekki, Lekki, Oshodi, Isolo,

Nigeria declares family planning as human right

In continuation of its efforts to ensure that every family in Nigeria is well-planned, the Federal Government has declared family planning as human rights. The declaration was made on Monday

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Kenya bans HIV drug

James Macharia Kenya’s Health Minister The Kenyan Health ministry has directed officials across the country to stop prescribing a HIV drug linked to birth defects in HIV-positive women. The directive

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Adamawa records 1,564 cases of cholera – Director

Dr. Amos Ujulu, Director of Disease Control Department (DCD), Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA), says the state has recorded 1,564 cases of cholera this year. Ujulu disclosed

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Participatory partnerships can stop oil theft, pipeline vandalism

Chevron GM, Esimaje Brikinn tells how in panel discussion Brikinn The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, (PGPA), Mr. Esimaje Brikinn has emphasized the value of participatory partnerships in

NAFDAC intensifies awareness campaign on BMS marketing Code

• Partners Alive and Thrive FHI-360   • Organises workshop for health editors   In a bid to radically improve the knowledge, practice and attitude of Nigerians towards exclusive breast