Category: Health

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US Invests $490m to Fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria 

BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• The United States government has allocated $400 million to scale up treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, the...

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Bauchi: Group Advocates for Early Release of Funds for Health Sector

BY YAKUBU ADAMS in Bauchi• The Bauchi State has been called for timely release of funds appropriated for the health sector and an increase in its funding in the 2018....

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TCI Signs Letter of Commitment on Reproductive Health Needs of Urban Poor with Ogun, Kano, Others

By Roland Ogbonnaya in Abeokuta• The Challenge Initiative (TCI) signs a Letter of Commitment with the Ogun, Kano, Delta, Bauchi and Niger State governments to...

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WHO, AFRO, Kuwait Fund Catalyse Global Support to End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Nearly 60 leaders from Middle East and global governments, the UN, African ministries of health, pharmaceutical companies, non-governmental organisations and the...

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Dancing for Breast Cancer

Wajo Lagos presents Beast Cancer Awareness Dance Edition themed ‘Dance For Breast Cancer’, which is scheduled for 26th of October 2017 at Freedom Park, Broad Street,...

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NIGERIA: ‘Rumour of “Killer-vaccine” Spreads, Stalls Immunisation

BY AWHOTU ORHARHA in Asaba• The Director, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA), Dr. Winful Orieke, has said that the rumour of the...

Monkeypox

MonkeyPox: Bayelsa Mourns as Recovering Patient Commits Suicide 

BY CHIDUBEN UKAMAKA in Yenagoa• One of the patients receiving medical care for ‘Monkey Pox’ at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed...

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Rotary Gives $49.5m to Help Eradicate Polio, to End Disease

PRESS RELEASE• With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed...

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VACCINATION: Schools in Anambra Continue to Record Low Turnout

BY EMEKA ONYEDIKA in Awka• For consecutive two days, schools in Anambra State have continued to witness poor attendance resulting from last Wednesday’s monkey pox...

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Monkey Pox: No Vaccination Exercise, Says Disease Control Agency

BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAK in Port Harcourt• Is the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) executing any vaccination or immunisation exercise to prevent against the monkey...

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State House Clinic: National Assembly Investigates Deplorable Condition

BY EKPEREAMAKA ORJI in Abuja
• Nigeria’s House or Representatives has said it would put up a committee to investigation the deplorable condition of the State...

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Novartis Partners University of Basel, Others to Launch Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities

PRESS RELEASE• The Novartis Foundation and the University of Basel, together with other partners are pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Schools for Healthy...

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Cancer: Kwara Partners NGO to Screen 4000 Female Civil Servants

•PRESS RELEASE• Kwara State government, in partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), LEAH Foundation, has flagged off free health check and cancer...

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LUTH Seeks End to Doctor’s Strike

•TOCHUKWU STANLEY in Lagos/ As a result of the ongoing industrial action by the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD), which has crippled the activities in...

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Merck Strengthens Partnership with Uganda on Diabetes, Others

PRESS RELEASE/ Merck Foundation, a non-profit organisation, and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA underscored their commitment to long-term partnership with Government of...

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Female Patient with Lassa Fever Dies in Edo

BY ADAKU ADINDU in Abuja/ A female patient, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed with Lassa fever has died of in Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State. The management of...

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Nigerian Doctors Commence Indefinite Strike

•BY TOCHUKWU STANLEY in Lagos/ Nigerian doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), have commenced an indefinite strike. They made the...

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Lassa Fever Spreads to Ogun

Govt confirms one, places 66 under surveillance/ BY OLALERE AKANDE in Abeokuta/ The resurgence of Lassa fever in the country has spread to Ogun State Government with the...

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Philips Brings Quality Primary Care to A Community in Kenya

Royal Philips a global leader in health technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County (the...

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BASF Introduces Insecticide for Malaria Prevention in More than 30 Years

PRESS RELEASE/ BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Interceptor® G2, a long lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN)...