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Lassa fever: Nigerian death toll rises to 90

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has officially confirmed the death of 90 persons from Lassa fever.

The situation report from NCDC for week eight, released on Friday disclosed that from January 1 to February 25, 2018, 1081 suspected cases and 90 deaths have been reported from 18 s [...]

Sun, 04 March 2018


Group seeks partnership with health ministry

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria stands to gain a lot by aligning with organisations who were able to offer innovative and transformative opportunities that would accelerate healthcare delivery in the country.

Adewole said this while speaking with officers from [...]

Fri, 09 February 2018


Adewole calls for harmonisation of NCDC bill

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called for the harmonization of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, a bill for better disease surveillance and outbreak investigations in Nigeria.

The minister made this call during the public hearing of the bill establishing the Nigeria Ce [...]

Fri, 09 February 2018


FG launches drug related policies, guidelines

The Federal Ministry of Health has launched the drug-related health policies and guidelines document.

The documents: National Policy for Controlled Medicines and its Implementation Strategies, National Guidelines for Quantification of Narcotic Medicines, National Guidelines for Estimation of Ps [...]

Fri, 09 February 2018


Nigeria ranks high in child labour - Survey

A Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 has shown that in Nigeria more than half of the population of children age five to fourteen years are involved in child labour.

The proportion of these children partaking in this trade increased from 47.1 percent in 2011 to 50.8 percent in 2017.

Fri, 09 February 2018


U.S. donates 2.9 million insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to Sokoto state

The U.S. Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.

The bed nets, valued at $8.1 million, will be distributed in all 23 local government areas of the State. 

In a statement by the U.S. Embassy [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


Experts call on govt to step-up cancer funding

As part of efforts to tackle the scourge of cancer in the country, experts have advocated for adequate funding of cancer centers and treatment.  

Senior Health Specialist, International Finance Corporation, IFC, of the World Bank Group, Dr. Olumide Okunola, in his presentation in Abuj [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


Adewole advocates synergy among health regulatory bodies

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has urged leaders of health professional bodies to ensure harmonious working relationship among their members.  

He made the call when members of the Committee of Registrars of Health Professions, CRHP, made an advocacy visit to his office rece [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


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