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No Lassa Fever In Borno – Health Commissioner

3 months ago /

The town of Lassa after which the disease Lassa Fever is named may be in Borno but the State Government says it currently has no case of Lassa Fever. 

Rivers Government To Sue FG Over Black Soot

4 months ago /

The Rivers state government says it will sue the Federal government and oil companies operating in the state, for the environmental and health hazards suffered as a result of the continued pollution caused by refineries and activities of the military.

Lassa Fever: Umuahia Residents Adopt Precautionary Measures

4 months ago /

Following the recent death of a female medical doctor at the Federal Medical Center Umuahia, residents of Umuahia in Abia state say they are observing precautionary measures to avoid contracting the deadly virus.

AIT Free Medical Outreach Rescues Pregnant Young Woman

4 months ago /

The lives of a Twenty four year old pregnant woman and her unborn child have been saved, following a free medical outreach by Africa Independent Television, AIT.

Osinbajo Launches Abia Tele Health Initiative

4 months ago /

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osibajo,  has officially launched the Abia State Tele Health Initiative, geared towards providing affordable healthcare for the people.

One Billion Africans To Be Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever By 2026

4 months ago /

One billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high risk African countries by 2026 with the collaboration of the World Health Organisation, Gari-the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF.

Nigeria Hosts WHO In Abuja

4 months ago /

Nigeria is set to play host to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Policy Group (GPC) meeting this week.

Cross River To Build Three Referral Hospitals

4 months ago /

Cross river state government has expressed it's readiness to build three new referral specialist hospitals as part of the sustainable development goals on universal health coverage target.

Nigeria Marks World Health Day, As UN Calls For Qualitative Service

4 months ago /

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants African leaders to live up to their commitments of providing quality healthcare for their citizens.

Medical Practitioners Express Concern Over Spike In Lassa Fever Deaths

4 months ago /

The death of medical doctors from Lassa fever has become a source of concern to medical practitioners and Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,  Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe.

Stop Playing Politics With Polio Eradication - Expert Urges Government

4 months ago /

Chairman, expert review committee, professor Oyewale Tomori wants government to match words with action and stop playing politics with the lives of citizens in the quest to permanently eradicate the polio virus in Nigeria.

Cross River Appeals For Media Support For Its Health Insurance Scheme

4 months ago /

The Cross River State government has called for the support of the media and civil society organizations in it's efforts  to make quality health care available through it's health insurance scheme tagged "Ayade Care".  

Care Givers Advocate Healthcare For Children With Down Syndrome

4 months ago /

Caregivers of children with Down syndrome want the Nigerian government to make education a priority for them.

Lassa Fever : Ebonyi To Begin Intensive Campaign Against Rat Consumption

5 months ago /

In an effort to prevent further outbreak of Lassa fever, Ebonyi Government is to begin intensive campaigns against rat consumption in rural areas.

FG Approves Lassa Diagnosis Laboratory For FMC Owo

5 months ago /

Officials of Nigeria’s ministry of health have announced government's readiness to establish a lassa diagnosis laboratory at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo in Ondo state.

Kenya Doctors Strike After Brain Surgery Mishap

5 months ago /

More than 500 senior doctors in Kenya’s biggest referral hospital have boycotted work, demanding the reinstatement of their colleague who was suspended for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient.

Panic Grips South Africa Over Sausage Contamination

5 months ago /

Hundreds of customers have flocked to the South African factories suspected of being the source of the listeriosis infection, which has claimed at least 180 lives in the last 14 months.

Cross River Commences Campaign For Measles Vaccination

5 months ago /

Due to the influx of Cameroonian refugees into different communities in Cross River State, the State Government has commenced campaigns for measles vaccination to different border areas of the state.

Oyegun Calls For Synergy Between Executive And Legislative Arms

5 months ago /

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun has called for synergy between the executive and legislative arms for the benefit of the people.

Health Experts Speak On Fighting Cancer

5 months ago /

Breast cancer is increasingly becoming the leading cause of death among Nigerian women. Whereas the deaths of prominent Nigerians make news headlines, countless unknown Nigerian women in their small corners are dying needlessly from this disease


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