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Ebonyi shut schools over spread of Lassa fever

Ebonyi shut schools over spread of Lassa fever

By Haruna Gimba The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of Lassa fever that broke out in the state recently. The state Commissioner for Education, John Eke, said ...

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Adamawa approves new health policy

Adamawa approves new health policy

By Asma’u Ahmad The Adamawa State Executive Council has approved the implementation of a new health policy that would give patients the right to be treated unconditionally in hospitals. The state Commissioner for Health, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, made this known ...

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Nasarawa moves to check outbreak of Lassa fever

Nasarawa moves to check outbreak of Lassa fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nassarawa State Government on Thursday says it had taken measures to check the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Director of Public Health at the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Ibrahim Adamu, told newsmen in Lafia, the ...

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WHO urges FCTA to boost vaccine storage

WHO urges FCTA to boost vaccine storage

By Asma’u Ahmad’ The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appealed to the Federal Capital Administration (FCTA) and the six Area Councils to provide more Cold-chain storage facilities to ensure quality vaccines are given to children for immunisation. The State Coordinator ...

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FG to establish military hospital in Sokoto

FG to establish military hospital in Sokoto

By Asma’u Ahmad Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has commended the Nigerian Army for its plan to site a tertiary military hospital in Sokoto to serve as centre of excellence for military related diseases. A statement issued on Tuesday ...

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Kogi Gov’t appeals to doctors to end strike

Kogi Gov’t appeals to doctors to end strike

By Asma’u Ahmad The Kogi State Government has appealed to striking medical doctors in the state to end their industrial action in the interest of patients and their relatives. Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Mr Edward Onoja, the ...

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NMA inaugurates committee on Lassa fever in Enugu

NMA inaugurates committee on Lassa fever in Enugu

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Enugu State on Monday inaugurated a 22-member committee on Lassa fever following reported re-emergence of the disease in Ebonyi State. Inaugurating the committee. the state Chairman of the association, Dr Cajetan Onyedum, said ...

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FCT targets 900,000 for polio immunisation

FCT targets 900,000 for polio immunisation

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board says over 900,000 children will be immunised against polio in the first round of 2018 vaccination across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary, Dr Mathew Ashikeni told ...

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