Europe’s prisons not monitoring inmates’ health, says WHO

21 November 2019

Prison authorities in Europe are not doing enough to monitor the health of inmates, meaning prisoners are more likely to suffer untreated conditions and are released without adequate support, the... Read More...

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World Antibiotic Awareness: Misuse of antibiotics dangerous to health – WHO warns

20 November 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO), says misuse of antibiotics is dangerous to health and can put people at risk.
Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja as part of activities to mark the... Read More...

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Polio eradication campaign gets $2.6 bn boost

20 November 2019

Countries and donors have pledged 2.6 billion U.S. dollars to eradicate polio worldwide.

Nearly half of the fund has been donated by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to boost the ‘last... Read More...

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FG commemorates national Noma day 2019

19 November 2019

The Federal government has joined the global community to commemorate the National NOMA day 2019 in Abuja.

The purpose of the event with theme: Timely Recognition Averts Deformity, sub-... Read More...

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FG raises public awareness of oro-facial gangrenous disease

18 November 2019

The Federal Ministry of Health has joined partners and representatives from Niger Republic, Benin, Madagascar and others to launch the National Noma Control Policy document approved at the 2019... Read More...

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Pakistan becomes first country to launch new Typhoid vaccine

15 November 2019

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the... Read More...

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South Africa dismisses reported Ebola outbreak

14 November 2019

South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Thursday said they have not confirmed any Ebola cases in the country or neighbouring countries.

This follows media reports that...

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Senator calls for adequate funding of health sector to boost performance

14 November 2019

Sen. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, has called for adequate funding to improve health sector performance in the country.

Sen. Oloriegbe made the call at the third...

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Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

14 November 2019

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.... Read More...

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Pneumonia killed 162,000 Nigerian children in 2018

12 November 2019

A new report by Save the Children revealed that globally, 802,000 children under the age of five died from pneumonia in 2018 and five of the countries are responsible for more than half of the... Read More...

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