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Governments resolve to reduce suffering, deaths from noncommunicable diseases

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay –  Heads of State , Government and ministers from around the world have committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs),

Adesina, AfDB President calls for immediate action over deepening global malnutrition crisis

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors,

FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide

Sanofi holds diabetes summit The Federal Government said today it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country

Monkeypox: FG confirms 3 cases

Four cases from Lagos confirmed negative ABUJA – The Federal Ministry of Health announced today that three samples from the 17 suspected cases of monkeypox disease reported at the Niger

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Why Nathalia Kanem was appointed UNFPA Executive Director – Gates Foundation Chief

The Director, Global Development Programme for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Chris Elias, has revealed why the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appointed Dr Nathalia Kanem as the

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Sanofi Diabetes Summit debuts on October 18

All is now set for the first Sanofi Diabetes Forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, October 18, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana, Folake Odediran announced earlier

Nigeria setting good example on family planning – UNFPA Executive Director

The newly-appointed United Nations Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, has commended Nigeria’s strides in family planning services, saying “the people and government of Nigeria are pioneers in the area of

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Monkeypox spreads to six more states

Total suspected cases now  31 Lagos confirms 2 suspected cases Six more states have reported cases of suspected monkeypox, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said today in a

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Monkeypox spreads to Akwa Ibom State

 Two infected persons recover in Bayelsa The Akwa Ibom State government on Sunday announced that monkeypox disease, first reported in neighbouring  Bayelsa State, has spread to the state.  . Speaking in

Cross River First Lady pledges support for women undergoing fistula repairs

EngenderHealth takes USAID Fistula Care Plus Project to the state The wife of Cross River State governor, Dr. Linda Ayade, said the state is willing to assist with the feeding and

ECOWAS lists priority areas for region’s children

Abuja –  In  what seems to be a positive response to growing global concerns for children in West Africa, all member states in the region under the umbrella of Economic Community

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Coca-Cola set to launch $20m ‘Safe Birth initiative in Ivory-Coast, Nigeria

The Coca-Cola Company has  announced plans to launch a new program – The Safe Birth Initiative – to support the Ministries of Health in Ivory Coast and Nigeria to tackle

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Monkeypox outbreak: FG awaits confirmation from senegal

‘Be alert,  avoid crowded places, eating dead animals, bush meat,  particularly bush monkeys’  –  Minister advises Nigerians ABUJA –  The Federal Government on Thursday said it could not confirm the

Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 11)

They contribute 60% of maternal deaths in Lagos State  – Gynaecologist In part 1 of this story,  NHO reporter Juliet Umeh visited some traditional birth attendants  (TBAs) in some Lagos

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Ag NAFDAC  DG, Yetunde Oni resigns

FG names replacement Health workers defy pleas, continue with strike The Acting Director-General,  National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs  Yetunde Oni, has resigned. Oni resigned

Health sector crisis worsens

NAFDAC,  NPHCDA staff, others shun work  States health workers may join strike next week ABUJA  –  Nigeria’s health systems may be heading for a major crisis in coming days as

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The world is running out of antibiotics – WHO raises alarm

  A report,  Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis , launched today by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed

Health workers set to cripple hospital services

 Begin strike today Health Minister shelves UNGA trip to dialogue with unions Unless the Federal Government prevails on health workers unions in the country to suspend their planned strike over

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Experts worry over Nigeria’s low routine immunization coverage

as  review committee meets in Abuja ABUJA – Though Nigeria has remained polio-free for over a year, there is yet a challenge of poor immunization coverage in some parts of

NPHCDA launches massive onslaught against measles

To vaccinate 33 million children Establishes National Measles Technical Committee to ensure adequate preparation Some states may miss campaign for non-payment of counterpart funds. The National Primary Health Care Development

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Breaking: Resident doctors suspend strike

Now, JOHESU plans to take turns ABUJA – The executives of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) early Thursday announced the suspension of its ongoing strike. Rising from a

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CRS endorses NAFDAC labs for Global Fund-sponsored programme implementation  

  Abuja – The recently accredited laboratories of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, (N AFDAC)  have been endorsed by a principal recipient of Global Fund, Catholic

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Ooni, UNFPA, others harp on more investments in family planning

Senator slams FG for non release release of health budget ABUJA – The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, on Monday joined the Senate, opinion leaders and major

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Nigeria launches new FP communication plan, logo

ABUJA  – New multi-media communication plan and logo expected to help  increase the  use of modern contraceptives in Nigeria will be launched this Monday. At a briefing by the Federal

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Doctors’ strike continues

NARD fails to hold anticipated meeting Abuja –  Hope that the week-long strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, would end on Saturday has