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FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Transfusion of unscreened blood causes deaths in Zamfara – NMA

“Some health workers never waited to confirm whether or not the patients required blood before transfusing them.”

HIV Ribbon

New AIDS drug set for roll out in Nigeria

Kenya is the first African country to start using the DTG.

Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead

The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


Major health stories across Nigeria last week

A new study shows that breastfeeding can reduce risk of heart disease for women.

Outgoing -General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu

Nigeria AIDS agency seeks private sector support, funding

The agency seeks to partner with a Nigeria business coalition and MTN Foundation.

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5.6 million children in Lake Chad region at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season starts — UNICEF

Water, sanitation and hygiene response in the Lake Chad Basin has received less than 20% of required US$80 million.

U.S. supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Lagos with N2.9 million

The U.S.-Nigeria partnership on HIV/AIDS began in 2004 through PEPFAR.

Group calls for laws in Nigeria against female genital mutilation

Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world.

Nigerian Senate

National Assembly ‘blocks’ statutory health funds over fraud scare

The National Health Act stipulates one per cent of government funds go to the health sector.

Unijos school gate used to illustrate the story. (IPPIS)

Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program

The 52 newly qualified nurses include 18 males.

Lassa fever

Five cases confirmed as Lassa Fever ravages Ondo

Students of a university were sent home after a student got infected.

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

Nigeria, Germany sign 10 million Euros polio aid agreement

“The problem we have in the north-east has exacerbated the situation and made it more difficult to eradicate.”

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Nigeria health minister writes AGF, Police, NDLEA, wants tobacco law enforced

The minister had earlier listed parts of the anti-tobacco law to be implemented.


Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients

The government launches a new HIV guideline.

Council introduces scheme to improve lab test results in Nigeria

The MLSN is the statutory regulatory body for the practice of Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria.

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

Nigerians visiting doctors may soon have Bill of Rights

The CPC and the NMA raised a joint standing committee for collaboration to enhance standards, care of patients.

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U.S. signs $469m HIV/AIDS operation plan with Nigeria

Since 2004, PEPFAR has disbursed more than $4.3 billion in support of Nigeria HIV/AIDS effort.

African govts must spend more to fight HIV — UN official

The epidemic mostly affected south and east Africa before, but now affects all over Africa.

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‘Nigeria loses 3,000 women, children to preventable diseases daily’

The children die before their fifth birthdays.

ECOWAS health, environment ministers meet in Abuja to adopt approach to emergencies

The meeting is being promoted by the World Health Organisation.

Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03240/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Nigeria to establish blood service commission, trauma centre — Health Minister

Mr. Adewole announced this at an event to mark World Blood Donor Day.

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Nigeria appoints Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi as anti-tobacco lead campaigners

Their appointment was to leverage on their influence with young Nigerians.

Onaiyekan wants children, young adults screened for HIV

The cleric advises religious groups to be more involved in the fight against HIV.

World Blood Donor Day: Experts urge Nigerians to donate blood, save lives

Religious and cultural beliefs sometimes prevent people from donating blood.

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Polio: Global leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children – UNICEF

The largest donation of $75 million was from Canada.