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India eliminates maternal, neonatal tetanus

India has achieved a momentous public health feat – the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is reduced to less than one case per 1 000

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US government to build $5 million pharmaceutical warehouse in Lagos

The Federal Ministry of Health Thursday performed the “ground breaking” for the construction of a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical grade warehouse to be built in Lagos by the US government through the

UN Scribe ends visit to Nigeria

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, rounded off his visit to Nigeria on Tuesday night with a dinner hosted in his honour by President Muhammadu Buhari. The

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1, 200 children die daily in Nigeria from malnutrition

1,200 children die daily from malnutrition in Nigeria. A media workshop on malnutrition organised by the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF), kicked off this morning at Channel View hotel, Calabar

Wealthy Nigerians should assist in reducing cancer spread – UCH CMD

Prof.  Alonge The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Temitope Alonge, yesterday appealed to wealthy Nigerians including politicians to assist in the current efforts

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Ban Ki-moon commends Nigeria on polio

Ban Ki-moon immunises a baby against polio at a primary health care centre in Garki, Abuja The UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon yesterday commended Nigeria for her efforts in

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Ban Ki-moon honours fallen UN staff

Visiting UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon this morning laid a wreath at the UN House in Abuja to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the deadly attack on UN staff

Security, health top visit agenda

Nigeria’s security challenges, especially the Boko Haram insurgency and key health issues of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are expected to dominate talks between the UN Secretary General  Mr. Ban

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Journalists win malaria reporting award

… cart away cash prizes from ‘Malaria No More’ Four Nigerian journalists from the print and electronic media have been rewarded for their outstanding contribution towards the fight against malaria

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Malaria Award for journalists

Winners of Nigeria’s maiden Malaria Award for Journalism organised by ‘Malaria No More’, a non-governmental organisation, in partnership with ExxonMobil. L-R (above): Nengi Finecountry, AIT Rivers State (TV category), Appolonia

Counterfeit antimalarials reducing, says NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) says it has successfully reduced the counterfeit of antimalaria drugs from 19.6 per cent in 2012 to 3.6 per cent in

How America reduced diabetes foot complication – Podiatric trainer

The complication of diabetes foot among diabetes patients has been reduced by over 80%, over the years, in the United States of America, thanks to a rapid development of podiatry

2nd Lagos Podiatry & Diabetes Foot Care Workshop

[image-caption-hover id=”1″] Nigeria needs Podiatrists Participants at the ongoing workshop on Podiatry and Diabetes Foot care workshop were told this morning that Nigeria must train Podiatrists to manage the growing

Over 1 million Nigerian children reached with life-saving malnutrition treatment, UNICEF

The Government of Nigeria and UNICEF announced today they have reached more than a million Nigerian children with a highly successful and cost-effective treatment for acutely malnourished children, saving over

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NHIS seeks access into 120m phone lines for mobile health insurance

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, has requested for the data of about 120 million mobile lines in the country to enable it accelerate the effectiveness of mobile health insurance

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Nigeria launches policy for hepatitis control

Nigeria’ ministry of health has launched a new National Policy for the control of Viral Hepatits. The new policy was launched in Abuja, recently, just as the country joined the

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Hard times here for healthcare, says former NMA boss

Immediate past President of Nigerian Medical Association and current Vice President, West Africa region of the Commonwealth Medical Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, took a look at Nigeria’s dwindling oil fortunes

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Experts decry low cure rate of cancer in Nigeria

* Situation worse in children * Patient abandonment rife due to high cost of treatment Six-year-old Oyinade Awelewa is completely blind and disfigured in one eye. Her doctors, consultant paediatrician,

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HIV/AIDS: Nigerians ignore anti-discrimination law

Tired, frail from starvation and sorrow, 28-year old HIV positive Vivian Onyebueke looked so despondent when NHO visited her. Her life and joy seem to have faded the moment news