• Immunisation: Under-five Mortality Rate Decreases By 85% – UNICEF

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    The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said under five deaths linked to Vaccine preventable diseases has decreased by 85% globally in the past 15 years. The Children centred organisation which emerged top in Immunization Vaccine procurement after securing 2.5 billion doses to nearly 100 countries in 2016 disclosed that Nigeria was the most beneficiary…

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  • Meningitis: Death Toll Rises To 745

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    The federal government yesterday said about 745 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis C from late 2016. This was revealed in a press release made available to LEADERSHIP, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Giving an update on the federal government’s activities in tackling the disease since  its…

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  • FG Flags Off Mental Health Workshop In Borno

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    The Federal Government yesterday has flagged-off a six-day workshop on Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) organized for Health and Nutrition Emergency Response Project (HNERP) Personnel in Borno state. This was made known in a press release made available to LEADERSHIP, by the Ministry of Health. The statement noted that the Mental Health programme was…

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  • Meningitis Outbreak: Encourage Local Vaccine Production, PSN Tells FG

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    The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advised the Federal Government against ‘too much’ indulgence in importation of vaccines especially at critical moments. Responding to questions by Journalists in Abuja, at the event of the inauguration of the new PSN EXCO/ Award night, the Society’s President, Pharmacist Ahmed Yakasai blamed the outbreak of Meningitis on…

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  • Meningitis Outbreak: NMA Berates FG Over Non Preparedness

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    The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over the ill preparedness of the Federal Government in tackling the Cerebrospinal Meningitis which has resulted in over 300 hundred deaths since the disease outbreak.  Speaking at a press briefing to mark the World Health Day in Abuja, the NMA President, Prof Mike Ogirima maintained that Nigeria…

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  • FG Commences Meningitis C Reactive Vaccination In Zamfara

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     …As Death Toll Hits 438 The federal Government yesterday said it has commenced reactive vaccination against the new strain of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in Zamfara state. This even as the Nigeria Center for Disease Conrtrol, has confirmed more deaths and spread of the disease to 19 states of the federation. A statement issued by the Center…

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  • Free Meningitis Vaccine: FG Urges Nigerians To Report Defaulting Health Workers

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    Nigerians have been warned not to make payments in any form to receive the Cerebrospinal Meningitis Vaccine. The Federal Government gave the charge following reports of sharp practices being perpetrated by some health workers in the course of the vaccination exercise. In a press release by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the…

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