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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

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.

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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.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489

Regional leaders in the north met Tuesday over the outbreak.

Meningitis vaccination [Photo Credit: communit.com]

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.

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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.

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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.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Nigeria Meningitis Epidemic: Death toll rises to 328 as health ministry advises citizens

At least 16 states have now reported cases of the disease.

Meningitis vaccination [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Meningitis: What Nigerians should look out for – Medical Experts

“Some predisposing factors are upper respiratory problems, abnormal posturing, aching at the back, stiffness of the neck…”

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Nasarawa records 12,000 tuberculosis cases in five years

He explained that the rally was aimed at building public awareness about Tuberculosis and efforts to eradicate it.

pharmacy

WHO launches global initiative to cut medication errors by half

“We all expect to be helped, not harmed, when we take medication”

National Hospital, Abuja

Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states

An official said there was no commercially available vaccine for this new stereotype “C” meningitis.

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Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to five in Abuja

An outbreak of meningitis has killed over 200 people across Nigeria in recent weeks.

A Hospital

Meningitis claims four lives in Abuja – AMAC

“They (meningitis) can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing or close contact.”