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Buhari re-appoints Prof. Bode as LUTH CMD

Prof. Bode (Left) receiving his re-appointment letter from Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Prof. Chris Bode, as the Chief Medical Director (CMD),

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Nigeria’s malaria cases on the rise

• as global incidence falls ABUJA – The Federal Government has expressed concerns over the rising cases of malaria between 2017 and 2018 in Nigeria. This comes at a time

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What Nigeria should do to achieve universal health coverage – CSOs

For Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage, a coalition of Civil Society Organizations and Other Professional Associations in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, PACFaH@Scale,

Enabulele at HEWAN Symposium

• decries slow implementation of National Health Act Dr. Enabulele at the symposium Dr Osahon Enabulele, Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association on Saturday decried the slow implementation of the National

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NGO pledges hearing loss screening, treatment for Nigerians

Marcus Fatunmole (Abuja) Relief is on the way for persons with hearing loss and related challenges in Nigeria as an international non-governmental organization, Starkey Hearing Foundation, has pledged to provide

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Media experts, others identify what Nigeria should do to boost family planning

ABUJA – Leading health journalists, government functionaries, non-governmental organizations and other intellectuals have expressed hope that Nigeria would succeed in its efforts on family planning if some measures are taken

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How we rebranded NPHCDA for better services – Executive-Director

… Says 4,000 PHCs revitalized …Pledges increased access to functional PHCs in 2019 Marcus Fatunmole (Abuja) The Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said

Nigeria’s high fertility rate a problem – Osinbajo

AAFP says country risks demographic doom ABUJA – The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday declared Nigeria’s current high fertility rate a problem for the country. While declaring open

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BAN, AHF, others restate effectiveness of testing in curbing HIV/AIDS menace

Storm Keffi to screen residents No surer way for Nigeria and any nation battling HIV/AIDS pandemic to defeat the scourge than through testing for the disease by people of such

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HIV/AIDS: Many Nigerians yet to know status, says group

A charity and social justice advocacy group, Brodas Across Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to test for HIV as the world commemorates AIDS Day this Saturday. In a statement made available

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Canada joins ‘16 days of activism’ with N16bn worth initiatives

ABUJA – The Canadian government has launched initiatives worth N16 billion to help end gender-based violence in Nigeria. Kicking off the UN campaign initiative of “16 days of activism” at

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WARIF turns orange for fight against gender-based violence

• Joins UN 16-day activism campaign   Women at Risk Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization, aimed at reducing the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking in women

Nigeria’s lab to commence yellow fever testing mid-2019

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has assured that from middle of 2019, the nation would no longer take samples of blood to Dakar, Senegal, for testing for

NPHCDA rallies northern traditional rulers on immunisation

Nigerian Government has restated its determination to engage traditional leaders to promote vaccination and boost the nation’s primary health care system. At a meeting of leadership of National Primary Health

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MSF, WHO restate support for Nigeria to tackle noma disease

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have restated support to assist Nigeria to fight noma disease. They gave the assurance on Monday at the second edition

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New Nutrition Health Survey out

• Reveals low-skilled birth attendance, low administration of Vitamin A, others>  The report of 2018 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHS) released by Nigerian government on Monday November 19, has

NCDC investigates fresh yellow fever cases in Edo state

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today announced that it has commenced investigation on a suspected outbreak of yellow fever in Edo State. In a statement signed by the

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partners launch new strategy to strengthen malaria control

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have launched new country-led response “to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track.” In a release on Monday, WHO said the launch

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MNCH Week: Mrs Buhari urges governors’ wives to lead campaign

Mrs. Buhari Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has tasked wives of governors across Nigeria to lead maternal and child health campaign in their states as the nation conducts

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WHO, partners launch new strategy to strengthen malaria control

• Raise concerns over funding to combat disease   The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have launched new country-led response “to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track.”

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UNICEF lights Abuja gate ‘blue’ for World Children’s Day

ABUJA – Officials of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), government functionaries, children and lovers of children within Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Tuesday lit the popular City Gate ‘blue’ to

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: St Racheal’s Pharma to conduct Resistance Surveillance

  As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2018 World Antibiotic Awareness Week  (WAAW), one of Nigeria’s leading antibiotic manufacturers and marketers, St Racheal’s  Pharma has

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Sanitation: UNICEF holds crucial meeting with market players in West, Central Africa

ABUJA – The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is currently meeting key market players in sanitation across West and Central Africa in Abuja. The meeting aims to promote access to

WHO warns on dangers of diabetes complications

• Expresses concerns over global rate of antibiotic resistance ABUJA – The World Health Organization, WHO, has warned of dangers associated with diabetes. WHO said persons living with the disease

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of under 5 children death

DAKAR, Senegal, November 13, 2018/ — To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is