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Nigerian doctors reject harmonised pay with nurses, other health workers
“What we are against is the fact that everybody cannot be equated to be equal.” The post Nigerian doctors reject har [...]
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Nigerian govt inaugurates governing Boards, Councils of tertiary health institutions
Mr. Adewole cautioned the appointees against direct involvement in day-to-day administration of the institutions. The po [...]
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Nigerian govt restates commitment to polio eradication
Before the discovery of two new cases in Borno last year, Nigeria had not reported a case of polio since July 24, 2014 T [...]
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Nigerian govt donates 1.8 million doses of meningitis vaccine to Sokoto – Tambuwal
The state government said it commenced the vaccination of two million residents. The post Nigerian govt donates 1.8 mill [...]
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Meningitis Outbreak: Nigerian death toll rises to 813
The Health Minister said Nigeria was considering local production of vaccines. The post Meningitis Outbreak: Nigerian de [...]
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20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatisis – Expert
The official said the figure is collated from all public and private hospitals across the country. The post 20 million N [...]
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Professor designs low cost paper centrifuge
Called the Paperfuge, Mr. Prakash designed the low-cost apparatus as an alternative to the centrifuge. The post Professo [...]
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World Malaria Day: Nigerians warned to stop using Chloroquine for malaria treatment
About 90 per cent of Nigerians are at risk of malaria, while children and pregnant women are more vulnerable to the dise [...]
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World Vaccination Week: Dangote, Bill Gates speak on efforts to end polio
The exercise targets every child across Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic for immunization [...]
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World’s first malaria vaccine to be used for children in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi
Malaria kills around 430,000 people a year, the vast majority of them babies and young children in sub-Saharan Africa. T [...]
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Lagos to begin construction of three new ‘ultra-modern’ General Hospitals – Ambode
Mr. Ambode said three new facilities have been catered for in the 2017 budget. The post Lagos to begin construction of t [...]
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What you need to do to cure persistent bad breath – Expert
“Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant psychological distress." The post What you need to do to cu [...]
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Meningitis Outbreak: After over 700 deaths, Nigeria needs divine intervention, official says
Over 700 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the disease last November The post Meningitis Outbreak: After o [...]
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NHIS expels 23,000 fake enrolees in three months – Executive Secretary
Mr. Yusuf described Health Management Organisations as the problem of NHIS. The post NHIS expels 23,000 fake enrolees in [...]
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Meningitis: A killer disease Nigeria was not prepared for
At least 489 people are believed to have died from meningitis in the past few months. The post Meningitis: A killer dise [...]
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SPECIAL REPORT: How poor sex education exposes Nigerian teenage girls to pregnancy, STDs
One in four (23 per cent) Nigerian teenage girls were already mothers or pregnant with their first child, a survey found [...]
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WHO commends Nigeria’s handling of meningitis outbreak
“Routine immunisation is the backbone of disease control and more should be done to ensure its utilisation.” The pos [...]
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WHO wants Nigeria, other developing countries to invest more in water, sanitation
"Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.” The post WHO wants [...]
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