Health

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World’s first malaria vaccine to be used for children in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi

Malaria kills around 430,000 people a year, the vast majority of them babies and young children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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What you need to do to cure persistent bad breath – Expert

“Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant psychological distress.”

Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode

Lagos to begin construction of three new ‘ultra-modern’ General Hospitals – Ambode

Mr. Ambode said three new facilities have been catered for in the 2017 budget.

Executive Secretary of the scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: NHIS websit]

NHIS expels 23,000 fake enrolees in three months – Executive Secretary

Mr. Yusuf described Health Management Organisations as the problem of NHIS.

Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed vaccinating a child against meningitis at Dakwa village in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Thursday (30/3/17). 02148/30/3/2017/Mustapha Sumaila/JAU/BJO/NAN

Meningitis Outbreak: After over 700 deaths, Nigeria needs divine intervention, official says

Over 700 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the disease last November

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Meningitis: A killer disease Nigeria was not prepared for

At least 489 people are believed to have died from meningitis in the past few months.

3. A cross section of excited teenage mothers, students and other girls from across 7 communities in Lagos and Ogun at CEE-HOPE's seminar on 'Guard Against Rape' in Lagos recently.

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs

One in four (23 per cent) Nigerian teenage girls were already mothers or pregnant with their first child, a survey found.

Children Fetching water

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

“Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.”

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

WHO commends Nigeria’s handling of meningitis outbreak

“Routine immunisation is the backbone of disease control and more should be done to ensure its utilisation.”

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

Northern Nigeria has been worst hit by the Meningitis epidemic.

Zamfara State map

What Zamfara govt must do to prevent more deaths from meningitis, other diseases – Health Minister

Zamfara is the state most affected by the outbreak of meningitis with more than 200 deaths already recorded.

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

“We have more than 100 universities in Nigeria today offering Medicine, but less than 25 for nursing sciences.”

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489

Regional leaders in the north met Tuesday over the outbreak.

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

The NPHCDA said it predicted in 2016 that there would be an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria this year.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Meningitis: Sultan, northern governors, health officials meet Tuesday

Northern states ‎have been worse hit by the epidemic.

Meningitis vaccination [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 438 as mass immunisation commences in Zamfara

Governor Abdulaziz Yari came under fire for attributing the outbreak of the disease to God’s anger over the sins of Nigerians.

Saraki [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

Saraki raises concern over withdrawal of international funding for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

“Information at our disposal reveal that significant global support for HIV/AIDs in Nigeria has been withdrawn.”

Meningitis vaccination [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Meningitis: Nigerian govt explains challenges, successes in dealing with outbreak

At least 336 people are believed to have died from the disease.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Meningitis outbreak: Abuja residents criticise N500 vaccination fee

The government says vaccination is free.

Cross River state

Meningitis outbreak: One dead, 23 hospitalised in Cross River

“Before now, we have actually been having sporadic cases of CSM…”

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 336

The NCDC has activated an emergency operations centre.

Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Meningitis: Governor accused of mishandling outbreak in state with over 200 deaths, blames ‘God’

“People have turned away from God and he has promised that ‘if you do anyhow, you see anyhow’”.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Meningitis: Nigeria Medical Association slams Zamfara govt’s handling of outbreak in worst-hit state

Nearly 200 people have been killed in the state in the latest outbreak of meningitis.

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to combat outbreak

Health ministry says it is expecting additional 800,000 does next week.

Chloroquine syrup used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: JUHEL Nigeria Limited]

INVESTIGATION: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria

NAFDAC says it is constrained in putting a blanket ban on chloroquine in Nigeria because of other indicators.