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Meningitis: Nigerian govt explains challenges, successes in dealing with outbreak
At least 336 people are believed to have died from the disease. The post Meningitis: Nigerian govt explains challenges, [...]
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Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 336
The NCDC has activated an emergency operations centre. The post Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 336 app [...]
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Nigeria Meningitis Epidemic: Death toll rises to 328 as health ministry advises citizens
At least 16 states have now reported cases of the disease. The post Nigeria Meningitis Epidemic: Death toll rises to 328 [...]
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INVESTIGATION: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria
NAFDAC says it is constrained in putting a blanket ban on chloroquine in Nigeria because of other indicators. The post I [...]
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Meningitis: What Nigerians should look out for – Medical Experts
"Some predisposing factors are upper respiratory problems, abnormal posturing, aching at the back, stiffness of the neck [...]
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Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to five in Abuja
An outbreak of meningitis has killed over 200 people across Nigeria in recent weeks. The post Meningitis Outbreak: Death [...]
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282 deaths: What Nigerian govt, affected states are doing about meningitis outbreak
At least 282 deaths have so far been recorded across five states due to the disease. The post 282 deaths: What Nigerian [...]
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Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states
An official said there was no commercially available vaccine for this new stereotype “C” meningitis. The post Nigeri [...]
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WHO launches global initiative to cut medication errors by half
“We all expect to be helped, not harmed, when we take medication” The post WHO launches global initiative to cut med [...]
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Nasarawa records 12,000 tuberculosis cases in five years
He explained that the rally was aimed at building public awareness about Tuberculosis and efforts to eradicate it. The p [...]
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Meningitis claims four lives in Abuja – AMAC
“They (meningitis) can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing or close contact.” The post Meningitis claims four lives [...]
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High measles outbreak across Europe threatens progress towards elimination – WHO
"Today’s travel patterns put no person or country beyond the reach of the measles virus.” The post High measles outb [...]
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23,000 ghost enrolees removed from NHIS
"For this, the HMOs are fighting me, but we have to make sure that the right people get the money.” The post 23,000 gh [...]
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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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