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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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