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FG vaccinates 420, 000 people against Meningitis

FG vaccinates 420, 000 people against Meningitis

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government on Wednesday said no fewer than 420,000 people had received meningitis vaccination to mitigate the effects of the outbreak of the disease in parts of the country. The Minister of State for Health, Dr. ...

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‘Namibia facing skills shortage in health sector’

‘Namibia facing skills shortage in health sector’

By Asma’u Ahmad Namibia’s President, Hage Geingob said the country continued to face acute shortages of skills and experience, especially in the health sector. President Geingob stated this at the state of the nation address in Windhoek on Wednesday. He ...

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WHO commends Nigeria on swift response to tackle Meningitis

WHO commends Nigeria on swift response to tackle Meningitis

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Nigeria for its swift response to tackle the meningitis epidemic in some parts of the country. The Country Representative of the organisation in Nigeria, Dr. Alemu Wondi, made the commendation ...

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Kenya partners World Bank to improve maternal health

Kenya partners World Bank to improve maternal health

By Asma’u Ahmad The Government of Kenya and the World Bank will partner to roll out a project to improve maternal, child and adolescent health, Kenyan officials said on Thursday. The five-year Transforming Health System for Universal Care (THS-UC) project ...

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FG sets up Response Team to fight Meningitis

FG sets up Response Team to fight Meningitis

By Ndidi Chukwu The Federal Government of Nigeria has set up an emergency Operations Center through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and other partners to manage the ongoing outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis. A ...

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Edo to domesticate National Health Act

Edo to domesticate National Health Act

By Asma’u Ahmad Edo State Government said it will domesticate the National Health Act in order to boost health care delivery in the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki stated this on Monday night in Benin, the state capital after a two-day ...

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Meningitis: Death toll hits 328

Meningitis: Death toll hits 328

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Ministry of Health said that 328 deaths associated with Meningitis have been recorded in the country since November 2016. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by ...

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NMA urges Zamfara to do more in fighting meningitis

NMA urges Zamfara to do more in fighting meningitis

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has called on Zamfara Government to prepare and have a robust plan to fight meningitis in the State. The association made the call in a statement issued by the state chapter NMA ...

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Kogi confirms 1 case of Lassa fever

Kogi confirms 1 case of Lassa fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The Kogi State Government on Sunday confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Anguwan Kura Community, in the old market area of Lokoja, the state capital. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, disclosed this in ...

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