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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

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You are promoting misdiagnosis – AMLSN tells FG

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, has attributed cases of wrong diagnosis across public and private hospitals in the country  to the the failure of Nigerian government

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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,

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Probe of suspended NHIS boss: Cabal moves to frustrate EFCC, ICPC

We’ll do our job, EFCC says ABUJA – Top officials in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari who are piqued by the suspension of Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme,

Welcome to 2018: Over 20,000 babies will be born today, UNICEF says

Urges  nations around the world to ensure newborns survive first days of life Nigeria will witness the birth of over 20,000 newborns today, January 1, 2018, as people of the country join the rest of

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Lagos invests N2.5 billion on health equipment in 2017,  Commissioner says

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, has said that the state spent not less than N2.5 billion on procurement of equipment alone this year. Dr. Idris disclosed  this

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Nigeria not Ready to Fight Corruption with Poor Funding of ICPC – Senate

The Senate has said that the perennial under-funding of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and other anti-graft agencies in each budget year is an indication that the country

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Our donor funds enough to care for all Nigerians with HIV – NACA DG

Funds from the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), among others, are enough to place no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians with HIV on treatment, Director-General,

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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Donor funds enough to place 3.2 Nigerian HIV patients on treatment – NACA DG

Donor funds from the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), among others, are enough to place no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians  currently living with HIV

Lagos Restates Commitment to Reduction of Non Communicable Diseases

The Lagos State Government has once again restated its commitment towards the reduction of the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension, diabetes and cancers of the breast, cervix and

 US  Government donates 2.9 million insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to Sokoto State

Abuja – The United States  Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), yesterday December 14, donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.  The bed nets, valued at

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Practitioners advocate public-private collaboration on health funding

Dr Ohen Geoffrey, Vice Chairman, Eko Hospital Board, Lagos, on Thursday called on governments at all levels to collaborate with the private sector on funding to help improve the healthcare

NMA decries migration of doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) has expressed worry over the mass exodus of healthcare professionals in Nigeria. The association raised this concern on Thursday, at the 2017 National Executive Council

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Drop NGO Bill, CSOs urges NASS

Abuja – Civil society organizations in Nigeria have called on the National Assembly to stop its proposed enactment of an Act to provide for the establishment of Non-Governmental Organisations  Regulatory

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UHC Day: CSOs bank on NASS on improved funding for health sector

ABUJA – As the world commemorated the 2017 Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12, civil societies in Nigeria comprising Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and

North East needs $1bn to address humanitarian needs in 2018 – UNOCHA

Humanitarian interventions in reconstructing the devastations in North East Nigeria will require at least $1bn in 2018 to address.  The fund is needed to meet some of the needs of

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NARD pushes for better services in public hospitals

Says strike never the best option to get demands ABUJA – Newly-elected president, National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), Dr Chinaka Ugochukwu, has said the priority of the group

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May & Baker goes natural

Launches herbal products May & Baker Nig. Plc., Nigeria’s first pharmaceutical company, opened a new chapter in its operation in the country last week, with the launch of a new

NASS launches trust fund to combat HIV/AIDS

  IHVN conducts free screening for  staff Nigeria is sure to have more locally-sourced funds to combat  HIV/AIDS  as the country’s federal legislators on Monday December 4th 2017 launched the National

NGO sensitizes Kubwa youths against HIV/AIDS

ABUJA – As part of efforts to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, a non-governmental organization, Brodas Across Nigeria (BAN) Kubwa chapter, in partnership with AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), United

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

Nigeria must do more to end HIV/AIDS , AHF, others tell FG

We are tired of government promises without action – PLWAS Abuja –  The Global vision of ending HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030 requires more contributions from Nigeria in terms of funding and promotion