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    FG Committed To Eradicating Polio By 2020 – Minister

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    The federal government has re-affirmed its commitment towards the eradication of measles in Nigeria by year 2020. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, made this statement in Friday in Abuja during the flag –off of National Measles follow –up campaign. Adewole said “measles is rated among the top five causes of morbidity and mortality…

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  • ‘Emergency Transport Service Helped Save 19,000 Pregnant Northern Women’

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    An Emergency Transport Scheme piloted in four northern states by Health Partners International has helped to transport 19,000 pregnant women in the north to health facilities in emergency situations since 2009. The project with funding from the MacArthur Foundation is implemented in states of Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara but begs for a nationwide implementation….

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    10 Children Die At Fct Idp Camp

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    The Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr Rilwan Mohammed has disclosed that 10 children at Wasa IDP camp died as a result of measles outbreak last week . He gave the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during the flag off of the Measles Immunisation campaign in 19 northern states, including FCT. Rilwanu added…

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    FG Begins Measles Immunisation Campaign In 19 Northern States

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    The federal government is to begin its measles immunisation campaign across the 19 northern states of the federation from the 21st to the 28th of this month. Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, the executive secretary, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Mohammed Ado, also revealed that it will extend its follow-up campaign…

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    Terrorism: Whistleblower Sues Perm Sec, Director

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    A whistleblower in the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Sulaiman Audu, has dragged the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mr Linus Awute and the director, Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Dr Ngozi Azodoh, before a Federal High Court in Abuja over allegations of terrorism. Th medical doctor is one of the petitioners in the case scheduled for…

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    Professional Rivalry, Clan Culture, Bane Of Nigeria’s Health Sector – PCN

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    The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has said that professional rivalry and clan culture approach have remain the bane of the country’s health sector, saying that the development is endangering the life of patients. The Registrar of PCN, Pharm. Nurudeen Mohammed, stated this yesterday during the council executives’ courtesy visit to the LEADERSHIP corporate headquarters  …

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    FG Reiterates Commitment To Establish ECOWAS Centre For Disease Control In Nigeria

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    The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Linus Awute, has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to the early establishment of the West African Centre for Disease Control in Nigeria. Mr. Awute said this when he declared open the technical committee meeting of the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) which has the responsibility…

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