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Fund Primary Healthcare, Bill Gates Begs FG

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The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, has called on the Federal Government to improve budgetary allocation to primary health care system in Nigeria in order to attain the level of some other countries that have lower income but have done a better job with the primary health care system.

NMA Raise Concern Over Mass Exodus Of Medical Doctors

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed that, challenged by the perceived poor condition of service in the Nigerian Health sector coupled with deteriorating health facilities it has observed that many medical Doctors are abandoning the country in search of greener pasture.

WHO Urge Poor Countries To Improve Funding For Water, Sanitation

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nation Water (UN-Water) has on Thursday called on poor countries to increase funding for an adequate strengthening of the drinking water and sanitation systems for better public health.
According to the organization’s website, the call was made as the International Water Sector meets in Stockholm, Sweden, for its annual conference during World Water Week.

Dr. Olutoye Named Surgeon-In-Chief Of National Children’s Hospital Ohio

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One of the world's renowned children hospital surgery department, the National Children’s Hospital based in the Ohio United States has announced the appointment of Nigerian paediatrician Dr Olutoye as its Surgeon-in-Chief.

NHIS Accredits NNPC To Provide Medical Services

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The Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has officially received accreditation to provide medical services to all Nigerians by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Over 300,000 Persons Infected with Hepatitis B in Taraba State

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Emerging report indicates that no fewer than 300,000 persons across ages in Taraba state were infected with Hepatitis B. This was made public on  Sunday 4th August, 209 during an event to mark the World Hepatitis Day in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state.

Non-Iodised Salt Is Dangerous To Human Helth - NAFDAC

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Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt as it is harmful to human health.

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Rolled Out In Parts of Kenya

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On Friday, 13th September 2019, the World’s first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in eight of the forty-seven counties of Kenya as reported by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The vaccine will be added to the routine vaccination schedule and more than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine within the span of three years.

The Federal Government has announced that it will be upgrading the 22 teaching hospitals in the country as well as constructing a 500-bed state-of-the-art Specialist Hospital, in Abuja through the Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Not Yet Confirmed: Yellow Fever Outbreak Under Investigation By Bauchi State Government

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According to the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, it is still investigating the widely circulated information on suspected Yellow Fever outbreak linked to the famous Yankari Games Reserve. The viral information has been circulated mostly on social media platforms has it that, a strange disease has claimed the lives of some people including students of a tertiary institution from Biu in Borno and Kano states.

Presidency Inaugurates Dialysis, Ultrasound Machines, Creche In State House Clinic

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The Presidency has on Monday inaugurated State-of-the-art Dialysis and Ultrasound machines as well as a Creche, at the State House Clinic in Abuja.

Ebola : Over 2000 Deaths Recorded In East Congo

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The 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been deadlier where more than 11,300 people died out of 28,000 who were infected. But in 2019 the death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s has climaxed 2,000 according to government data showed on Friday.

4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom Drugs Received by Nigerian Government

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On Saturday, 27th April 2019 Government received about 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), ending months of acute shortage of the drug and bringing relief to victims of snakebites across the country. It was gathered that there was a paucity of the drug, which hit the country at the peak of snake-bites – usually between January and April when the scorching heat forces snake out of their holes to cool their bodies.

Panel Recommends Dismissal Of ES And Board Members Of NHIS

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Report from the executive panel set up by the Federal Government (FG) to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended the dismissal of Usman Yusuf (Professor), the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Agency.

International Day Of Happiness: Nigerians One Of The Most Cheerful In Africa

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March 20 every year has been stated as the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations (UN). Today March 20, 2019, wasn't any different with  #InternationalDayOfHappiness trending over the Nigeria Social Media Space.

Buhari Specialist Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery

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Muhammadu BUHARI Specialist Hospital, in Kano state, has conducted its first brain surgery. The operation which is said to be the first of its kind was conducted by a team of medical doctors at the facility which was established in early 2018 by Governor Umar Ganduje's administration.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ranked Second Worst in History

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The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked the 2nd worst in history with 426 casessurpassing the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda and 2014 which recorded cases of over 11,000 deaths, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG

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The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja.