Health

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

The exercise targets every child across Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic for immunization

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

About 90 per cent of Nigerians are at risk of malaria, while children and pregnant women are more vulnerable to the disease.

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Professor designs low cost paper centrifuge

Called the Paperfuge, Mr. Prakash designed the low-cost apparatus as an alternative to the centrifuge.

20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatisis – Expert

The official said the figure is collated from all public and private hospitals across the country.

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.”

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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.”

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.

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.”

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Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489

Regional leaders in the north met Tuesday over the outbreak.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Meningitis outbreak: Abuja residents criticise N500 vaccination fee

The government says vaccination is free.

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Meningitis outbreak: One dead, 23 hospitalised in Cross River

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

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Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 336

The NCDC has activated an emergency operations centre.