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HIV/AIDS: Many Nigerians yet to know status, says group

A charity and social justice advocacy group, Brodas Across Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to test for HIV as the world commemorates AIDS Day this Saturday. In a statement made available

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Canada joins ‘16 days of activism’ with N16bn worth initiatives

ABUJA – The Canadian government has launched initiatives worth N16 billion to help end gender-based violence in Nigeria. Kicking off the UN campaign initiative of “16 days of activism” at

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WARIF turns orange for fight against gender-based violence

• Joins UN 16-day activism campaign   Women at Risk Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization, aimed at reducing the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking in women

Nigeria’s lab to commence yellow fever testing mid-2019

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has assured that from middle of 2019, the nation would no longer take samples of blood to Dakar, Senegal, for testing for

NPHCDA rallies northern traditional rulers on immunisation

Nigerian Government has restated its determination to engage traditional leaders to promote vaccination and boost the nation’s primary health care system. At a meeting of leadership of National Primary Health

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MSF, WHO restate support for Nigeria to tackle noma disease

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have restated support to assist Nigeria to fight noma disease. They gave the assurance on Monday at the second edition

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New Nutrition Health Survey out

• Reveals low-skilled birth attendance, low administration of Vitamin A, others>  The report of 2018 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHS) released by Nigerian government on Monday November 19, has

NCDC investigates fresh yellow fever cases in Edo state

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today announced that it has commenced investigation on a suspected outbreak of yellow fever in Edo State. In a statement signed by the

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partners launch new strategy to strengthen malaria control

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have launched new country-led response “to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track.” In a release on Monday, WHO said the launch

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MNCH Week: Mrs Buhari urges governors’ wives to lead campaign

Mrs. Buhari Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has tasked wives of governors across Nigeria to lead maternal and child health campaign in their states as the nation conducts

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WHO, partners launch new strategy to strengthen malaria control

• Raise concerns over funding to combat disease   The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have launched new country-led response “to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track.”

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UNICEF lights Abuja gate ‘blue’ for World Children’s Day

ABUJA – Officials of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), government functionaries, children and lovers of children within Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Tuesday lit the popular City Gate ‘blue’ to

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: St Racheal’s Pharma to conduct Resistance Surveillance

  As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2018 World Antibiotic Awareness Week  (WAAW), one of Nigeria’s leading antibiotic manufacturers and marketers, St Racheal’s  Pharma has

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Sanitation: UNICEF holds crucial meeting with market players in West, Central Africa

ABUJA – The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is currently meeting key market players in sanitation across West and Central Africa in Abuja. The meeting aims to promote access to

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WHO warns on dangers of diabetes complications

• Expresses concerns over global rate of antibiotic resistance ABUJA – The World Health Organization, WHO, has warned of dangers associated with diabetes. WHO said persons living with the disease

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of under 5 children death

DAKAR, Senegal, November 13, 2018/ — To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is

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Buhari signs bill to establish NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This new Act which will establish NCDC as a full-fledged parastatal,

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UI hosts Federation of African Medical Students epic conference

The Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly (FAMSAGA) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in grand style by hosting its first ever health conference at the University of

Nigerian Physiotherapist offers free on-call service

  A South Africa-based Nigerian physiotherapist has announced plans to provide on-call services to the public for a wide range of ailment requiring physiotherapy. In as press release, Prof. Efe

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FG inaugurates Council for MDCN

ABUJA – The Federal Government has inaugurated the Governing Council for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN. The inauguration, done last Friday, followed months of protests by the

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Nigeria records 58m population growth in 12yrs – AAFP

• Says nation in ‘demographic trouble’ with its uncontrolled births   ABUJA – Nigeria has recorded 58 million increase in its population since it last conducted its population census in

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Why diabetes mgt. in Nigeria needs urgent Govt. intervention, stakeholders speak

• NHO, in collaboration with Roche, holds 2018 WDD Media Round table Round Table Faculty (L-R): Accu-Chek Strategic Account Manager, Roche Products Limited Diabetes Care, Mrs Folasade Olufemi-Ajayi, Regional Sales

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‘No reason clinical trials cannot be done in Nigeria’

Prof. Folakemi Odedina is a cancer scientist and the convener of the first ever Clinical Trial Congress to be held in Nigeria on November 14-16. She is also the foremost

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Civil societies raise alarm on increased mother/child death in Nigeria

Every 12 minutes, Nigeria looses one woman to due to complications of pregnancy and this, according to WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA, resulted in the death of 58,000 women, in 2015

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Leventis Foundation at 30: We’ve empowered 25,000 Nigerians – Executive Director

ABUJA – Leventis Foundation Nigeria has trained no less than 25,000 since it began operation in Nigeria in 1988, Executive Director of the foundation, Dr Hope Usieta, has said. Addressing

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