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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

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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

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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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

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.

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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