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    Guinea’s Last Ebola Patient Recovers From Hospital

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    A baby girl in Guinea, who was the last known Ebola patient, has recovered from the disease but remained under surveillance at a medical facility in the capital Conakry yesterday. The baby’s recovery means that Guinea, the last country still battling the virus, can begin its 42-day countdown to declaring an end to the outbreak….

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    1bn Persons Lack Access To Toilets Globally – UN

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    Some 2.4 billion people around the world don’t have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations. Launching its World Toilet Day campaign for November 19, the UN said poor sanitation increases the risk of illness and…

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    Nigerians Advised To Ascertain Qualifications Of Lab Scientists

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    The Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors has asked Nigerians to ascertain the authenticity and qualifications of any person who wants to run a laboratory diagnosis on them to check quackery. The guild said that most cases of conflicting and inaccurate results of laboratory tests arise when untrained and uncertified persons parade themselves as laboratory scientists….

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    FG Provides Routine Immunisation In 96 IDPS Camps, States

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    In its final push to eradicate polio in the country, the ‎federal government says it’s currently carrying out routine immunisation exercise in 96 internally displaced camps (IDPs) across the country. This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja by the executive director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Ado Mohammed ,to Flagg off the October…

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    WHO: Population Of Older People To Double By 2050

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    As medical advancements help more people to live longer lives, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 and this will require radical societal change. This was contained in WHO’s Inaugural World Report on Ageing and Health, released to mark…

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    Nigeria Has 3rd Highest IDPs After Syria, Iraq – NHRC

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    The chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, has disclosed that with about one million people displaced from their homes, Nigeria harbours the third highest number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the world, behind war-torn Syria and Iraq. He stated this yesterday at a national conference organised by the United Nations…

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    FG To Shut Down All Open Drug Markets From July 1

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    In order to ensure organised drug distribution system in the country, the federal government will on July 1 commence the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDGs). The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Linus Awute, stated this yesterday at a press conference in Abuja adding that regulatory agencies like the Pharmacists Council…

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    160,000 Nigerian Adolescents HIV Positive – NACA

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    A report presented by Ms Victoria Isiramen of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that about 160,000 Nigerian adolescents are infected with the HIV virus while 11,000 have died from the epidemic. Making a presentation entitled, “All In! Ending The Epidemic Among Adolescents,” at a workshop on Making Media and…

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