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Major health stories in the news last week
A Nigerian drug company was acquired by a French firm. The post Major health stories in the news last week appeared firs [...]
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21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner
The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft. The post [...]
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Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months. The post Cri [...]
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French firm takes over Nigerian drug manufacturing company, Swipha
Swipha was the first Nigerian pharmaceutical company to obtain ISO 9001 certification in 2007. The post French firm take [...]
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World Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria outlines plans to improve identification, treatment
“Currently Sokoto has the estimated highest prevalence cases in Nigeria with 127 TB cases per 100,000 in 2016.” The [...]
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Premium Times Centre ​launches Health Tracker to deepen accountability in Nigeria’s public health delivery
“This way, capital projects will be better tracked to promote citizen participation as veritable mechanisms…” The [...]
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WHO issues new ethics code to protect rights of Tuberculosis patients, health workers
Tuberculosis is the world’s most infectious killer disease, claiming about 5,000 lives each day The post WHO issues ne [...]
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NACA urges stronger collaboration between TB, HIV programmes
Tuberculosis is the most common infection suffered by people living with HIV. The post NACA urges stronger collaboration [...]
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Nigerian govt deployed 1,473 graduate midwives to PHCs in 2016 – Official
“The midwives were deployed to PHC facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 states and FCT in 2016.” The post Nig [...]
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GSK gets new Managing Director
Mr. Akshikar joined the Nigeria business in January 2017 from Mumbai, India. The post GSK gets new Managing Director app [...]
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Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N960 million procurement scam
Usman Yusuf was appointed head of NHIS in July 2016. The post Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N [...]
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Kidney theft: Patient surviving on life support machine – Commissioner
A doctor allegedly removed the victim’s kidney illegally during a surgery. The post Kidney theft: Patient surviving on [...]
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World Oral Health Day: Low Awareness of Dental Services Affecting Oral Hygiene in Nigeria
The World Oral Health Day is celebrated every March 20 across the world. The post World Oral Health Day: Low Awareness o [...]
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Nigeria asks UNICEF’s help to improve capacity of health extension workers
An official said this would help in to improve the health of mothers and children in Nigeria. The post Nigeria asks UNIC [...]
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Health in the news last week
The controversy surrounding consumption of coke and fanta dominated the news. The post Health in the news last week appe [...]
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Don’t use Fanta, Sprite to take any drugs, Govt warns Nigerians
The Minister of Health said the two beverages are safe for human consumption but cannot be taken with any drug. The post [...]
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Court tells Nigerian health workers to suspend strike
The judge, B.B. Kanyip, said the union should put the strike on hold. The post Court tells Nigerian health workers to su [...]
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Mass bacterial infection in Queens College; Lagos govt wants school shut down
At least 1,222 students suffered abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea in one month. The post Mass bacterial infect [...]
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