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U-5 death rate drops by 53% – WHO/UNICEF

…however, 16,000 children still die daily  Globally, under-5 death have dropped by 53 per cent, however, about 16,000 children still die every day before their fifth birthday, says a new

Poor diet, hypertension now leading risk factors for early death

A new study on global burden of disease has revealed that poor diet and high blood pressure are now the leading cause of early death worldwide. According to the results

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Deadly heart conditions to watch

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) claim about 17.3 million lives worldwide each year and the number is rising. It is expected that by 2030, about

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Why doctors’ strike persists – NMA President

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Kayode Obembe says incessant strikes by Nigerian doctors have persisted because government is still not fulfilling its promises to them. Speaking on

Revealed: Health ministry yet to get 2015 bugetary allocation

● Health budget continues to decline ● Nigeria maintains one of world’s lowest health budget           Less than four months before the end of 2015, the

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cicirculating vaccine-derived poliovirus confirmed in Ukraine

…emergency outbreak response planned Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) have been confirmed in Ukraine, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has reported. The genetic similarity between

Again, WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, for the second time around, that Liberia is now free of the Ebola virus. A statement issued by the world body on Thursday

Nigeria immunises 37 million children

No fewer than 37 million under-five children have been immunized so far in 13 states of the northern part of Nigeria during this month’s round of Sub – National Immunization

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Roche unveils Nigeria’s Premier Health Journalists Academy

Multinational Swiss pharmaceutical company, Roche Products Limited, Thursday launched Nigeria’s foremost Health Journalists Academy, which is aimed at enriching health reportage and coverage in the country by sharpening the skills

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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

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