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.
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’”.
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.
Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to combat outbreak
Health ministry says it is expecting additional 800,000 does next week.
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.
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…”
282 deaths: What Nigerian govt, affected states are doing about meningitis outbreak
At least 282 deaths have so far been recorded across five states due to the disease.
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.
Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months.
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.”