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WHO Declares State Of Emergency In Kenya

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has today placed Kericho County of Kenya on high red alert over a suspected case of Ebola virus.
This was following suspected symptoms of the virus exhibited by a patient, at the Kericho County Referral Hospital.

Citizens Health Education And Development Initiative To Equip Six FCT Hospitals

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The Citizens Health Education and Development Initiative (CHEDI) says it will use money pooled from the salaries of World Bank staff to buy hospital equipment for six health centres in Abuja and Nasarawa and train urban poor women to earn incomes.

WHO To Address Mental Health Disorder In Nigeria

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that it would this year be addressing emergencies and mental health disorders in Nigeria and other countries affected with the illness.

June 5th: Nigerians Commemorate World Environment Day

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According to the United Nations, June 5th is celebrated as the World Environment Day. Today, Nigerians join the rest of the world in the celebration of the 2019 World Environment Day (WED) themed, ‘Beat Air Pollution’ - a call to action to end pollution of the environment.

Nigeria/China Relation: CBN Injects $294 Million, CNY31.43 Million Into Retail SMIS

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As part of efforts to ensure a stable market, the Central Bank of Nigeria has again injected $294.7 million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales. The Director, Corporate Communications Department, of Nigeria's apex bank, Isaac Okorafor disclosed that the United States’ dollar intervention was for requests in the agricultural and raw materials sectors.

FG Declares Lassa Fever Emergency Over

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Following a four and half months of combating Lassa fever in 21 states, with 129 deaths recorded, the Nigeria Centre or Disease Control (NCDC) has today declared the Lassa fever emergency phase over.

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.