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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

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

Revealed! Nigeria, Ghana over-diagnose, over-treat malaria 

Renowned malariologist, Prof. Oyibo,  blames the trend on poor diagnosis Malaria has been found to be over-diagnosed and over-treated in health facilities and pharmacy shops in developing countries, especially Nigeria

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Shocking: Nigeria is 5th unhealthiest nation in the world!

Ranks 187 out 190 countries Franc is healthiest as No 1 Latest ranking by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the health systems of its 191 member states has placed Nigeria among

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Family Planning saves women, booms economy

  With the many misconceptions that have reduced the use of family planning methods among couples in Nigeria; thereby, increasing the deaths of pregnant women in childbirth, medical experts have

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Wild polio virus resurfaces in Nigeria!

● cripples two children in Borno ● WHO expresses sorrow but confident that Nigeria will eradicate virus Prof. AdewoleHealth Minister The Minister of Health,  Prof.Isaac Adewole has confirmed an outbreak

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Nigeria celebrates two years without polio

It is exactly two years that Nigeria recorded its last case of poliomyelitis (a.k.a Polio) and has remained free of the crippling disease ever since. A statement from the National

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NHO Diabetes Portal opens!

So you have diabetes? You are not alone! Have you been told by your doctor that you have diabetes? This could be devastating news for most people. But you know

TB: Not yet success story for Nigeria

• Records 250,000 deaths annually • Ranks No. 4 among high-burdened countries • Undetected and Undiagnosed tuberculosis on the increase • WHO says battle is only half-won globally. The World

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Why we adopted Nigeria’s CDC for Africa – Amb Maiyegun

The African Union last weekend adopted the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, as one of its five Regional Collaborating Centres for Disease Control. It is part of the AU’s

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New WHO report ranks Nigeria low in immunisation

• Yet to eliminate tetanus, measles • Still low in new vaccine introduction A new report on Africa’s immunisation coverage released by the World health Organisation (WHO) at the just

Nigeria: ‘210,557 Kids Died From Pneumonia, Diarrhoea in 2015’

  N Since the beginning of this year, about 750,000 Nigerian children under the age of five years died, as a new report ‘The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report:

WDD: 5m Nigerians adults have Diabetes

By Deo Akinbo As Nigeria prepares to join the rest of the world tomorrow to mark the 2015 World Diabetes Day (WDD), the Ministry of Health has disclosed that no

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Prof. Adewole is Nigeria’s health Minister

Renowned professor of gynaecology and obstetrics and former Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho was today named as Nigerias minister of health as President Muhammadu Buhari swore

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Buhari hails delisting of Nigeria from polio-endemic countries

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday hailed WHO’s delisting of Nigeria from the polio-endemic countries, calling for continued vigilance to ensure that Nigeria maintains this new status. Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina,

HIV: Only 50% of Nigerian patients on treatment – NACA

Only about 747,000 people living with HIV are currently receiving treatment in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed. This figure was released in