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

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.

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

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.

Ebola : Over 2000 Deaths Recorded In East Congo

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.

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).

Two Years Breast-Feeding; Non Negotiable - Health Expert

According to Dr Bessie Eziechila, a Consultant Paediatrician working with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jabi, Abuja disclosed that two years is the normal duration for breastfeeding. This according to her, is for the advantage of both the child and the breast-feeding mother.

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