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Global Fund pledges support for Nigeria despite past mismanagement

International health donor agency, Global Fund, has pledged to continue to support Nigeria with funds, drugs, research and strategies development in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This was disclosed on Friday through a press statement by the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja. Global Fund, which has been…

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Nigeria wants airline sanctioned over corpse transported from Ebola-hit Congo

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has lambasted Kenyan Airline for bringing a corpse from Ebola-hit Congo into the country without proper documentations despite the Ebola alert issued by the country. In a press statement released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Mr. Adewole demanded the airline be investigated…

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Group launches ‘immunization bracelet’ to help Nigeria vaccination record

A group has introduced a child bracelet to help Nigerian mothers remember the need to get their children immunized and the appointment schedules for the life saving exercise. The bracelet, introduced to Nigeria by Alma Sana, a non-governmental organisation, is to be worn on the leg or wrist of infants.…

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Health stories in the news last week

Medical experts advocate hypertension awareness Health experts have advised Nigerians to watch what they eat, reduce salt intake and constantly monitor their blood pressure (BP) in order to keep hypertension at bay. This advice was given to commemorate the 2017 World Hypertension Day. Nigerians were urged to checked their blood…

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WHO elects first African Director-General

An Ethiopian medical doctor, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation. Mr. Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July, was elected Tuesday as the first African to occupy the position. He had served as…

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Nigerian govt., British university to partner on health package for elderly

The Nigerian government has accepted a proposal by Birmingham City University, United Kingdom for partnership on a healthcare package in Nigeria. The Health Package for Improving Quality Care on Ageing Population and Diseases in Nigeria (HEPIQ-C) seeks to provide a safety net for elderly persons in the country. The Minister…

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World Hypertension Day – Reduce salt intake to prevent hypertension‎, experts urge Nigerians

Health experts have advised Nigerians to watch what they eat, reduce salt intake and constantly monitor their blood pressure (BP) in order to keep hypertension at bay. The counsel was against the World Hypertension Day which is being celebrated across the world on Wednesday, May 17. ‎In a telephone conversation…

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WHO, partners lament high death of adolescents, call for special care

The World Health Organisation has called on governments to include special care for adolescents in their health budgets so as to reduce preventable deaths. Adolescents are young people in the 10 to 19 years age group. The call followed a report that showed road traffic injuries as the top cause…

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Major Health stories across Nigeria last week

WHO assures emergency Ebola vaccine to prevent outbreak The global vaccine alliance, GAVI, said 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck could be available in case of a large-scale outbreak of the disease, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed a fatal case in Congo. The vaccine,…

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‎Nigerian govt announces steps to prevent Ebola

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has called on health care providers and the general public to be vigilant and intensify awareness on the symptoms of haemorrhagic fevers. The minister's statement on Saturday follows the announcement by WHO‎ of a confirmed case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo,…

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Nigeria’s Meningitis Death Toll Climbs to 1,069

The death toll from the cerebro spinal meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 1069. A weekly update on the disease on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, stated that 13,420 suspected cases and 1,069 deaths (eight percent) were reported across 23 states as at May 8.…

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Nigeria to review midwifery practices

The federal government is planning to upgrade the standard of midwifery practices in Nigeria by reviewing the training process and improving motivation for the professionals. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced the plan on Wednesday at a programme in commemoration of the 2017 International Day of the Midwife (IDM) in Abuja.…

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Meningitis: Nigerian govt’s failure to heed early warnings, produce vaccines locally causes over 800 deaths

As Nigeria takes stock of the heavy toll of the current meningitis outbreak on its citizens, concerns persist over the continuing failure of the authorities to take obvious measures to check the recurrent disease. The current outbreak this year became an epidemic, despite the country’s past experiences with the disease…

Some of the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls during the presentation of drugs to them by the Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, at the Directorate of State Service Hospital, in Abuja on Monday (8/5/17).

Health minister visits 82 freed Chibok girls receiving hospital care

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has assured the newly freed Chibok schoolgirls of the commitment of the federal government to their health and well-being. Mr. Adewole gave the assurance on Monday during a visit to the 82 girls at a health facility in Abuja where they are currently receiving care.…

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Hope brightens for cancer patients as WHO launches pilot scheme for cheaper medicines

The horizon appears brighter for cancer patients in low and middle-income countries such as Nigeria as the World Health Organization launches a pilot scheme that hopes to make some of the most expensive treatments for the disease more widely available in these countries. According to a press statement, the global…

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Nigeria currently testing locally produced ‘cure’ for epilepsy – Minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has disclosed that one of the agencies under the ministry may have developed a drug for the treatment of epilepsy. Mr. Onu, made this disclosure at an investment forum organised in New York by his ministry for Nigerians in the United States.…

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Nigerian govt restates commitment to polio eradication

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to eradicating polio in Nigeria by making funds available early for the purchase of vaccines for immunization against the disease. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at a stakeholders meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication held in Abuja on Thursday, restated…

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World Vaccination Week: Dangote, Bill Gates speak on efforts to end polio

In a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of the disease, Aliko Dangote and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations have engaged more than 138,000 vaccinators to conduct vaccinations across five African countries in the Lake Chad area. In a joint press statement on Tuesday to mark the World…

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World Malaria Day: Nigerians warned to stop using Chloroquine for malaria treatment

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged Nigerians to stop using chloroquine, or Artemisinin as a monotherapy in treatment of malaria, as he listed steps that Nigerians need to take to combat the killer disease in the country. Mr. Adewole, a professor of Medicine who was speaking in Abuja…

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Autopsy suggests Senator Adeleke had ‘drug overdose’

The autopsy done on the remains of Isiaka Adeleke, the Osun West Senator who died on Sunday in Osogbo is suggesting that the late lawmaker had an overdose of painkillers in his system, family and medical sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. The sources said a medical examination of the tissues…

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Meningitis: A killer disease Nigeria was not prepared for

In February, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, raised an alarm over the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis across north-western Nigeria. The first case of the disease was reported in Zamfara State in November, 2016, but did not become a national concern until February when the NCDC said it…

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WHO wants Nigeria, other developing countries to invest more in water, sanitation

Developing countries have been tasked to increase their current national spending to provide safe and reliable service on water and sanitation so as to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets on universal access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030. A newly published report by the World…

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole with Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai and Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari

Meningitis Outbreak: Northern leaders seek ways to curb, avert recurrence of epidemic

A weak Primary Health Care system, low knowledge of disease symptoms among health workers and poor disease surveillance outlook across the country are the major contributing factors to epidemic outbreak of preventable diseases across the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made this observation on Tuesday in Kaduna at…

President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adeniji Abdulrafiu Ajani

INTERVIEW: Our problems with Nigerian doctors, govt health policies – Nurses’ President

Adeniji Abdulrafiu Ajani, a Chief Nursing Officer and President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), spoke in this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Ayodamola Owoseye and Idris Ibrahim on some of the challenges the nursing profession is facing in Nigeria. Excerpts: PT- Nurses in Ondo State recently…

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Meningitis Outbreak: Despite contrary facts, Nigerian govt claims it now has enough vaccines

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it has acquired enough vaccines to combat the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis Type C epidemic currently ravaging the country. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, gave the assurance on Tuesday in Kaduna at an emergency meeting of…