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Lagos collapsed building: Health Minister orders medical aid for victims

  As rescue efforts continue at the scene of three-storey building which collapsed in Lagos, Wednesday morning, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has directed all Federal Government health institutions

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Partners support Nigeria HIV response

  Nigeria’s response to HIV received a boost on Tuesday March 12, with the donation of official vehicle and an upgraded office structure from by the World Health Organization (WHO),

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Lassa fever kills 93 in Nigeria in less than two months

93 persons have been killed by Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than two months. The nation recorded 420 confirmed cases of the disease between 21st January when it recorded

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Nigeria’s malaria cases on the rise

• as global incidence falls ABUJA – The Federal Government has expressed concerns over the rising cases of malaria between 2017 and 2018 in Nigeria. This comes at a time

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What Nigeria should do to achieve universal health coverage – CSOs

For Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage, a coalition of Civil Society Organizations and Other Professional Associations in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, PACFaH@Scale,

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NGO pledges hearing loss screening, treatment for Nigerians

Marcus Fatunmole (Abuja) Relief is on the way for persons with hearing loss and related challenges in Nigeria as an international non-governmental organization, Starkey Hearing Foundation, has pledged to provide

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Media experts, others identify what Nigeria should do to boost family planning

ABUJA – Leading health journalists, government functionaries, non-governmental organizations and other intellectuals have expressed hope that Nigeria would succeed in its efforts on family planning if some measures are taken

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How we rebranded NPHCDA for better services – Executive-Director

… Says 4,000 PHCs revitalized …Pledges increased access to functional PHCs in 2019 Marcus Fatunmole (Abuja) The Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said

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Nigeria’s high fertility rate a problem – Osinbajo

AAFP says country risks demographic doom ABUJA – The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday declared Nigeria’s current high fertility rate a problem for the country. While declaring open

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BAN, AHF, others restate effectiveness of testing in curbing HIV/AIDS menace

Storm Keffi to screen residents No surer way for Nigeria and any nation battling HIV/AIDS pandemic to defeat the scourge than through testing for the disease by people of such

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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

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

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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.”

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

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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

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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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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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