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Update: Nigeria gears up for Ebola

Health Minister Inspects Abuja airport health facilities, says “Don’t panic” Screening of inbound passengers commences at international airports NCDC conveys stakeholders meeting, inaugurates Ebola Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) WHO Regional

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Minister launches Foundation against epilepsy

SOOF begins campaign against stigmatisation and discrimination Nigeria recently took a major step towards bringing epilepsy out of the shadows and dispel the myths and stigmatisation surrounding it, as the

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Ebola: Nigeria on red alert

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

3 dead, 6 hospitalised The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least three person have been reported dead after contracting the

Victory at last! The Ebola vaccine story

WHO honours trial participants More than 11 000 people in Guinea participated in a WHO-led trial to develop the world’s first vaccine against Ebola virus disease. The ground-breaking trial, which

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Experts task health practitioners on application of right treatment for patients

A team of experts, under the auspices of National Health Management, NHM, has appealed to health practitioners in Nigeria to ensure that adequate care, which comprises application of right medication and

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FG rolls out measures to tackle shortage of midwives in Nigeria

  The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday rolled out measures aimed at addressing the  shortage of skilled and certified midwives in Nigerian hospitals saying the nation’s appalling

Mamaye takes maternal health campaign to Lagos LGAs

Pregnant women and other residents of Amuwo Odofin and Ori Ade Local Council Development Area need to take full control of their lives and cultivate the habit of attending healthcare

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Buhari directs best care for released Chibok girls – Minister 

UNFPA pledges psychosocial support, reproductive health services The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, says  President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that relevant public institution should ensure that adequate care is

U.S. Government Launches $2.5 million Water and Sanitation Project for Kaduna and Bauchi States

KADUNA – The U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), Thursday,  launched a new water and sanitation activity that will help Kaduna and Bauchi states improve the health and

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Midwives decry poor infrastructures in Nigerian hospitals

Say hospitals need more skilled birth attendants Now, Nigeria has more male midwives The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Friday, denounced the poor state of infrastructures in

Kenya launches HIV home test kit

Has 80% accuracy Produces result in 20 minutes The Kenyan Government has launched an HIV home test kit to further check the growing incidence of HIV and Aids epidemic among young people. According

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Radio station, bank lead blood donation campaign in Ghana

Ghana’s Happy FM and UT Bank are spearheading the donation of over 1,000 pints of blood to stock the National Blood Bank and save lives at the 37 Military and

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Boko Haram killed 3,900 children, maim 7,300 in 4yrs, says UN

Details how parents exchange their children for protection, cash Says insurgents recruited 4-year-olds for bombing, others The United Nations on Thursday released a four-year report on Boko Haram activities on

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SDGs: UNFPA calls for increased training, engagement of midwives  

As the world pursues the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs),  the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has called on nations to expand their midwifery schemes to help in achieving

There’s significant reduction in malaria menace in Nigeria –  MSN President

The malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN) took the campaign against the disease to a rural  riverine community of Badagry, Lagos State, as part of its activities to commemorate the 2017

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15 million Nigerians have asthma – Thoracic Society

  Nigeria marks World Asthma Day No fewer than 15 million Nigerians have asthma, a chronic disease of the lungs, the Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) said as the country  joined

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HIV/AIDS: Adolescent deaths on increase  – PATA director

 Stakeholders advocate youth-friendly health services   A director of Positive Action for Treatment Access, (PATA) a rights-based non-governmental organisation, Dr. Iwalola Akin-Jimoh has raised the alarm about the increasing rate

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