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.
Meningitis: Sultan, northern governors, health officials meet Tuesday
Northern states have been worse hit by the epidemic.
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 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“Information at our disposal reveal that significant global support for HIV/AIDs in Nigeria has been withdrawn.”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: Nigerian govt explains challenges, successes in dealing with outbreak
At least 336 people are believed to have died from the disease.
Meningitis outbreak: Abuja residents criticise N500 vaccination fee
The government says vaccination is free.
Meningitis outbreak: One dead, 23 hospitalised in Cross River
“Before now, we have actually been having sporadic cases of CSM…”
Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 336
The NCDC has activated an emergency operations centre.
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: 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…”
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.
WHO launches global initiative to cut medication errors by half
“We all expect to be helped, not harmed, when we take medication”
Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states
An official said there was no commercially available vaccine for this new stereotype “C” meningitis.
Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to five in Abuja
An outbreak of meningitis has killed over 200 people across Nigeria in recent weeks.
High measles outbreak across Europe threatens progress towards elimination – WHO
“Today’s travel patterns put no person or country beyond the reach of the measles virus.”
21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner
The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft.
World Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria outlines plans to improve identification, treatment
“Currently Sokoto has the estimated highest prevalence cases in Nigeria with 127 TB cases per 100,000 in 2016.”
French firm takes over Nigerian drug manufacturing company, Swipha
Swipha was the first Nigerian pharmaceutical company to obtain ISO 9001 certification in 2007.
NACA urges stronger collaboration between TB, HIV programmes
Tuberculosis is the most common infection suffered by people living with HIV.
WHO issues new ethics code to protect rights of Tuberculosis patients, health workers
Tuberculosis is the world’s most infectious killer disease, claiming about 5,000 lives each day
Premium Times Centre launches Health Tracker to deepen accountability in Nigeria’s public health delivery
“This way, capital projects will be better tracked to promote citizen participation as veritable mechanisms…”
Nigerian govt deployed 1,473 graduate midwives to PHCs in 2016 – Official
“The midwives were deployed to PHC facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 states and FCT in 2016.”