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1.4m IDPs at risk of cholera outbreak in northeast, UNICEF warns

Laments underfunding of WASH ABUJA – As rains pound communities across Nigeria, 1.4 million displaced persons in the country’s northeast are at risk of cholera, the United Nations Children Fund,

Doctors in marathon meeting to end strike

ABUJA – The Executive Council of the  National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria, NARD, is currently holding a marathon meeting in Abuja to decide whether or not to end

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Lagos restates resolve to increase access to healthcare through health insurance

The Lagos State Government has restated its resolve to increase access to quality and affordable health care service through the implementation of its much awaited Health Insurance Scheme (LSHS). The

Strike: FG directs hospitals to engage ‘temporary’ doctors

ABUJA – The Federal Government has directed all tertiary hospitals in the country to engage ‘locum’ (temporary) doctors pending when it would have fruitful dialogue with striking resident doctors. The doctors, under

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African Health Ministers adopt measures to attain universal health coverage commit

African health ministers meeting in Zimbabwe for the 67th Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee, which kicked off today, have adopted a range of actions intended to

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Report faults FG’s zero allocation for family planning as 3rd quarter ends

  Latest report on this year budget for the nation’s health sector by Federal Government’s has revealed and faulted zero allocation for family planning by the government as third quarter

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FG spends N4b on humanitarian projects in northeast

UNICEF decries increasing use of children as “human bombs” by Boko Haram ABUJA – The Federal Government said it had spent over N4 billion 0n the  humanitarian crisis in the

Relief in Niger Delta as EU, UNICEF support region with WASH projects

Relief came the way of some communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region with the commissioning of water and sanitation projects by the European Union (EU) and the  United Nations Children Fund

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Reckitt Benckiser partners Zambia on health, hygiene initiatives

Hosts  first Healthcare for Women and Children Conference With a focus on heartburn and acid reflux in pregnancy and fever in children, Zambia’s first Healthcare for Women and Children Conference

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Malaria in Pregnancy: Experts canvass early antenatal care as key to prevention

Pregnant women have been urged to cultivate the habit of reporting for antenatal care as soon as they miss their monthly period for proper checks for ailments such as malaria-related life-threatening

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FG orders free fistula surgeries in tertiary hospitals

Cross River receives EngenderHealth team OGOJA – The Federal government has directed all teaching hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in the country to wave payment of surgery and laboratory fees

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Malnutrition: How UNICEF, Kaduna govt rescue children from early graves with RUTF

It was difficult to believe that children with such acutely-malnourished looks and in such huge number could be seen in just two local government areas of  Kaduna state.  They looked

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Stakeholders laud UNODC as ‘Support to Justice Sector in Nigeria’ Project ends

New EU ‘successor project’ takes off ABUJA – The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  formally ended its five-year ‘Support to Justice Sector in Nigeria’ project today  amid

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CMUL inducts new doctors

Provost stresses need for ethical practice and team work The first batch of 2016 Medical & Dental graduands of College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba have been charged to

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Lassa fever: Lagos calls for calm

LUTH confirms 3 cases on admission, says they are responding to treatment The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Chris Bode, today confirmed that three out

LUTH confirms Lassa fever cases

Two dead, two on admission Edo state also reports two cases The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) today confirmed the death of two patients from Lassa fever. Two others, one

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Free fistula repairs moves to Kwara

Health Commissioner says government will increase  fistula budget SOBI, KWARA STATE –  The Commisioner for health,  Kwara State, Dr. Sulaiman Alege, said the state government has plans to increase budget

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Emir of Shonga urges subjects to embrace maternal death prevention care

Cautions against prolonged labour at home SHONGA, KWARA STATE –  In a bid to prevent child birth complications and deaths, the Emir of Shonga in Edu Local Government Area of

Groups urge men to encourage their wives to sustain exclusive breastfeeding

As part of its activities to commemorate the 2017 World breastfeeding week, members of Save the Children, Stop Diarrhoea Initiative (STI), in partnership with Lagos State government with support from

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Why Nigerians shun PHCs – Okara

Immediate past president, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, Dr. Godswill Okara, on Friday decried ‘increasing’ neglect of primary health centres, PHCs, by Nigerians for secondary and tertiary

Lagos moves to sustain exclusive breastfeeding

Commemorates the 2017 World Breastfeeding Week The Lagos State government today appealed to residents including nursing mothers and care givers to embrace the practice of Exclusive Breastfeeding and visit any

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Group solicits funds for indigent patients

Says monthly N500 donation will save a soul Launches ‘NONE SHOULD DIE’ project for accident victims Health Emergency Initiative (HEI) a nongovernmental organization that stands in the gap for the

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NCDC cautions against health hazards associated with flooding

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says Nigerians should resist some habits that might result in health hazards during flooding, as rains continue to pound some cities across Nigeria.

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How testing prevents hepatitis spread, death – Anyaike

● We support Nigeria against virus – WHO‘ ABUJA – Testing for hepatitis in health facilities remains a major strategy for controlling the virus, public health specialist and Head, Prevention,

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‘More Nigerian children may die from vaccine-preventable diseases from 2021 unless…’

● Chairman, National Immunization Financing Task Team, Dr. Ben Ayene says there’s N101.5bn deficit in local funding of immunization  ● Says each Nigerian child needs “only” N13,000 for vaccination, yearly