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Lassa fever: Death toll now 29, 195 confirmed cases

No fewer than  195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported from the current Lassa Fever epidemic  in the 11 states of Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Delta, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi,

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Global fund to give Nigeria $417m grant to tackle malaria

THE National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr Audu Mohammed, today, January 28,  said Nigeria would get three-year grant of $417 million from the Global Fund to tackle malaria.

UNICEF, Airtel Nigeria expand partnership to support U-Report

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Airtel Nigeria to further expand telecommunication services to boost U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform that empowers young people and communities with information to

Lassa fever death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the number of deaths associated with Lassa fever in January 2020 had risen to 24, with 163 cases reported confirmed, The PUNCH reports.

Regular sex may delay menopause, scientists say

If woman is not having sex, body ‘chooses’ to stop putting energy into ovulation Women who have sex every week may have a lower chance of an early menopause, according

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NLNG plans malaria elimination in Bonny

L-R: Dr. Okuns Ohiosimuan, Chief Medical Officer (NLNG); Mark Maire (CDC); Dr. Ibrahim Dalhatu (CDC); Dr. Anastasia Isodje, Technical Lead, Bonny Malaria Elimination Project (NLNG); Mr. Tony Attah, MD, NLNG;

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FG adds 3 new labs for yellow fever, measles rubella

The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network. The

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First person dies from mysterious virus in China

A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission. The emergence of the virus

National Hospital, Abuja separates conjoined twins

ABUJA – There was palpable excitement in Abuja, on Tuesday January 7, as the National Hospital announced the discharge of its first successfully separated conjoined twins after 16 months in

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Nigeria to reduce malaria burden by 13% in 2023

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) says it is working toward reducing malaria burden in the country by 13 per cent in 2023. Coordinator of

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Gunmen abduct doctor in Yola

 Demand N10 million ransom   Gunmen stormed the house of a medical doctor in Yola in the early hours of Sunday and abducted a medical doctor. Sources said the gunmen

Nigeria, 11 other African countries still prone to vaccine-derived poliovirus

NPHCDA says eradication bid on track Last polio case recorded in Borno State on August 22, 2016 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed Nigeria among twelve countries that are

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NNPC, Chevron sign EGTL settlement agreement

 Highlight Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria The recent Escravos Gas-To-Liquid (EGTL) Project Settlement Agreements entered into by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Operator of the

Borno governor orders free dialysis for kidney patients

State Governor, Babagana Zulum ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to offer free dialysis and research on causes of kidney failures among patients in the state. He also ordered the

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Nigeria, UNODC present 2nd survey report on corruption at UN Convention

The Second Survey on Corruption in Nigeria has been presented by the Federal Government in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to an international audience

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

Physio Centers for Africa organises first ever comprehensive training for caregivers

Nigeria’s leading private physiotherapy provider, Physio Centers of Africa  (PCA) has announced plans for its first ever comprehensive caregiver training to be held in Lagos for medical personnel and non-medical personnel

FG engages stakeholders towards UHC attainment through NHIS

As part of efforts towards Nigeria’s attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the federal government has engaged stakeholders for renewed commitment towards the goal, through the National Health

Physio Centres of Africa named ‘Private Physiotherapy Provider of the Year’

Physio Centers of Africa (PCA), a Lagos headquartered physiotherapy, rehab and home care business, has been rated as the “Private Physiotherapy Provider of the Year” by the Lagos Physiotherapists (LP). The award which was announced at the

Millions of Nigerians at risk of heatwave

A new report on climate change and its effects on humans says millions of Nigerians are at risk of heatwave. Nigeria has in recent times been experiencing extreme heat, with

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Lagos begins campaign against schistosomiasis today

Lagos State Government will soon embark on medical intervention campaign against Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease in the state. The disease is said to be endemic in seven local government

Sanofi signs pact with May & Baker for local drug production

 NAFDAC, PSN, NIROPHARM, PMG-MAN, others applaud The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC) has expressed strong support for the efforts by Sanofi, a multinational healthcare company,

Edo governor commissions private hi-tech medical facility in Benin

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki recently declared open  the Benin Medical Care (BMC), a private ultra-modern Medical facility in the state capital, describing the  60-bed hospital as  “a visionary

Handle antibiotics with care, Microbiologist cautions amid widespread abuse

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019  (WAAW) this week, renowned Clinical  Microbiologist, Prof. Oyinkan  Oduyebo of the College of Medicine,

UNODC launches new Nigeria Handbook on counter-terrorism investigations

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), working in conjunction with the European Union and the Nigeria Police Force  on Friday, November 15, launched a new Handbook on