• UK Expresses Concern Over Nigeria’s High Maternal Mortality Rate

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    The United Kingdom has expressed concern over the high number of Nigerian women who die from complications of childbirth, particularly unwanted pregnancies that could have been prevented. Speaking yesterday during a tour of family planning clinic at the 105-capacity Maitama District Hospital in Abuja, the permanent secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development, Mark…

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    Audu’s Death And Sudden Death Syndrome

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    The sudden death of the governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Abubakar Audu, has added to the increasing cases of sudden death syndrome in the country. His death, Sunday evening, took Nigerians unawares. Audu’s case is not an isolated one. Sudden death syndrome which few people have heard about is becoming too…

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  • ‘Govt Should Provide Leadership For Health Sector’

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    The three tiers of government in the country have been urged to provide leadership for the country’s health care sector. The Chair, Health Partners International, (HPI) Bryan Haddon made this declaration last weekend during the meeting of health experts organized by Health Partners International in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)…

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  • German Pharma Provides Nigeria $5m Worth Of Drugs To Tackle Schistosomiasis

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    A German pharmaceutical giant, Merck, has donated some praziquantel tablets worth $5million US dollars to Nigeria to fight Schistosomiasis, a new form of tropical disease prevalent in Africa. An estimated 249million people are reported to suffer from the disease, globally with more than 90 percent of those affected living in sub-saharan Africa and 64million patients,…

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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 on 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 among children under-five in Nigeria, and in the year…

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    10 Die Of Measles In IDP Camps

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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 on Friday in Abuja during the flag off of the Measles Immunisation campaign in 19 northern states, including FCT. Rilwanu…

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    UNHCR To Hold Workshop For NASS Members On IDPs

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    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nigeria is organising a workshop for members of the National Assembly on how to respond to the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country this Monday. This it says is in harmony with its advocacy on the domestication of the Kampala Convention. The workshop…

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    Doctors Launch Free Telemedicine Services In Nigeria

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    A network of medical doctors will be attending to various health care need of Nigerians through a mobile technology platform when they dial 0700DOCTORS on their mobile phones without any charges. At the programme launch on Friday in Abuja, Dr Hadassah Iwuono said with ‘Phone A Doctor’ things have to be better because they are…

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    New Case Of Ebola Discovered In Liberia – WHO

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    The World Health Organisation on Friday announced that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has surfaced in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September. There is one confirmed case,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told AFP, without providing further details. The west African nation, where thousands died at the height of the epidemic…

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