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A Patient Dies From Lassa Fever In Kebbi

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The Kebbi Government on Sunday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa fever in the state.

FG Launches Policy Documents On Reproductive Health

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As part of efforts to provide policy direction for all actors and stakeholders on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health service delivery in Nigeria, the federal ministry of Health in collaboration with other partners yesterday launched eleven policy documents on reproductive and maternal health.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has announced that it set to launch a new global campaign on Vaccines Safety. This is following the increase in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease.

Nigerian Professor Elected First Black Member of IFFS

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A Nigerian Professor with a specialty in Reproductive Endocrinology, Oladapo Ashiru, has been elected into the executive council of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS). Following his election, Ashiru becomes the Secretary General of the New Jersey, United States-based IFFS.

Drug Abuse Rate In Kano State Dropped From 3% To 1%

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According to Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, the Kano state Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) the rate of illicit drug abuse and intake of intoxicants in the state has reduced from three to one per cent (3% to 1%) during the last quarter of 2018 spanning through the first quarter of 2019.

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted public, especially healthcare providers on fake Dukoral oral Cholera vaccine, circulating in Bangladesh. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director General (DG) of NAFDAC made this known to warn drug vendors ahead of time. She revealed the packaging of the falsified drug Dukoral vaccine is carrying label displayed in English and French language.

FG To Establish Medical Warehouse Facilities

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The Federal Government officially concessions its medical warehouse facilities in Lagos and FCT, Abuja to MD Logistics.

Increased Rate Of Infant Malnutrition In Kwara State

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There has been an alarm over the high rate of malnutrition among children in Kwara state. According to the National Nutrition Health Survey (NNHS), Kwara state has under 5 mortality rate of 45 deaths per 1000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 40 per 1,000 live births.

Ebola Death Expected to Exceed Amidst Continued Spread -WHO

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The World Health Organization on Friday said it feared continued “intense transmission” of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and expected to exceed 1,000 within hours.

WHO Warns On Keeping Babies And Toddlers In Front Of Screens

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised parents on the need to keep infants and toddlers under the age of 2 away from the screen. The advice is contained in a new guideline issued by the agency yesterday.

Kano Hospital Converted To Teaching Hospital

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The giant strides of the Kano State government led by Governor Umar Ganduje may be yielding results as the state recently approved the conversion of Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital in Nassarawa local government area of the state to the status of a Teaching Hospital for Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano.

Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Commences Open Heart Surgery

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Emerging reports indicate that Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto has commenced open heart surgery for cardiac-related ailments.
While briefing newsmen in Sokoto, the State capital, acting Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Nasir Muhammed disclosed that heart-related diseases are the common problems all over the world and that anything that affects the heart could lead to an untimely death.

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.