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Lassa fever hits Ebonyi State

… 2 doctors, 1 patient dead The Nigeria  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. The centre also confirmed  the death of two

Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

Henrietta Fore has assumed office on January 1 as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director.  Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience. “I am

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WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

The World Health Organization (WHO) has  prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines,

NCDC issues advisory on Cerebrospinal Meningitis

As  the Meningitis season approaches, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued an advisory urging  Nigerians to be vigilant, “ACT FAST and report any suspected case to the nearest

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Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre takes off

ABUJA – Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, led other government functionaries to commission Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre in Abuja on Friday December 1. The centre, equipped

New NAFDAC DG unfolds agenda

Says “I come with an open mind and commitment to lead the agency” Abuja- Newly-appointed Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola

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More men likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses, UNAIDS warns

UNAIDS releases new report OTTAWA/GENEVA, 1 December 2017—On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely

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How woman bled to death after delivery in maternity home run by NSCDC nurse

“95 percent of women in the village put to bed in this house,” nurse tells NHO ABUJA – A nurse with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps’ (NSCDC) Training College

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UNFPA lauds Mrs Saraki’s commitment to mothers, children’s health in Nigeria

ABUJA – The United Nations Population, UNFPA, has commended the  Wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, for supporting women and children in the country with various health interventions through

Over 1m Nigerian PLWAs on treatment, NACA DG

The number of persons receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS has risen to one 1,150,000 from about 750,000 over a year ago, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NASCA), Dr. Sani Aliyu has

We’ll stop Noma disease – FG

To establish National Noma Control Programme ABUJA – The Federal Government has said it would do all within its power to ensure Noma disease does not have a foothold in

2018 budget: Health workers urge NASS to increase health allocation

 Decry ‘poor’ funding for sector Say only 30% of PHCs nationwide functional Health workers under the aegis of National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, NACHPN, on Monday called

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Nigeria’s malnutrition situation worsens

New report shows drop in infant, U-5 mortality Latest Fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in Nigeria has revealed a drop in infant and children under-five, but more children, especially

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NMA, AMLSN pledge to end inter-professional rivalries

“No delay, end disputes for the good of your patients now,” Kaduna deputy governor urges There seems to be end in sight to disharmony between the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)

World Diabetes Day: New IDF report reveals continued increase

Estimate shows 1 in 11 adults now live with diabetes – 10 million more cases than in 2015 Sanofi leads campaign in Nigeria with special walk, capacity building workshop for

Chevron disburses $2.5m to support Global Fund in Nigeria

Health minister  expresses appreciation, urges other private organisations to emulate CNL Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), today announced the disbursement of $2.5 million donated by Chevron Corporation, United States  to the Global

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Increase commitment to children, Lagos Governor urges parents, medical practitioners

The Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode has enjoined the healthcare practitioners, parents, and guidance to live up to their responsibilities of monitoring and observing children in order to detect issues

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Give us a PHC

Abuja Community with over 15,000 residents begs govt   Gbaupe community welcomed its first set of triplet in September 2015 with shock that the babies made it to the world without

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Revelations at Sanofi Diabetes Summit

Experts say it’s increasing fast in Nigeria Majority of patients not achieving control Drugs too expensive due to govt tariffs They came from far and near. From Cameroon, Ghana, Bauchi

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Governments urged to act fast on SOM increase

KADUNA –  Governments at all levels and relevant agencies in Nigeria  have been urged  to act urgently to stem the growing incidence of smuggling of migrants in the country. In a

Monkey pox: FG confirms additional six cases

Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa Enugu now have virus Suspected cases rise to 94 in 11 states The Federal Government on Friday confirmed additional six cases of Monkey pox in Nigeria.

Polio:  Some areas remain inaccessible to vaccinators in Nigeria – WHO

Says surveillance among nations declining Defeating polio in Nigeria will require more tasks from the country, as some communities in the nation remain inaccessible to health workers, the World Health

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WHO rescinds Mugabe’s appointment as NCDs goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General,  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar against

Why female condom use remains low in Nigeria – Pathfinder International

Though female condom plays a key role in family planning, its use in Nigeria has remained very low due to culture, religion and other related barriers, Country Director, Pathfinder International,

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Nigerians more at risk of communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance during flooding – FCT AMLSN

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, (AMLSN) Abuja branch, has said that Nigerians are more at the risk of communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance during flooding. At a