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FG To Establish Disability Commission

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The Federal Government has on Tuesday announced that it will soon be establishing a commission responsible for the welfare of people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in Nigeria. 

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone has taken necessary measures of public health, formally notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of the Lassa fever outbreak in the country. The country has between October 30 and November 25, 2019 recorded 7 cases of the deadly fever and 3 deaths. Three of which were laboratory-confirmed cases, 2 suspected and 2 (deceased) probable cases.

Buhari Endorses Executive Order 009 Ending Open Defecation By 2025

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President Muhammadu Buhari has today signed an Executive Order 009 titled “The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.”

Fake Drug Menace: NAFDAC Set To Ensure 60% Of Imported Drugs Are Produced Locally

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The National Agency for the Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) being the Agency saddled with the regulation and dispensing of genuine drugs in Nigeria are bothered with the menace of fake drugs and its implication to Nigerian health life.

For The First Time, A Nigerian Heads Commonwealth Physicians

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A Nigerian medical doctor breaks the ice by emerging as president of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) for the first time in its 57-year history.

Immortalise Dr. Stella Adedevoh For Bravery And Professionalism – Reps Called on FG

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Rep. Akiolu Kayode (APC-Lagos) has called for the immortalisation of the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh in recognition of her contributions to curbing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in 2014.

Enugu State Gov launches Onslaught Against Meningitis

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The Enugu state government has launched its first-ever meningitis vaccination campaign in the state, declaring a mass vaccination of children between the ages of one and five.

Polio Surfaces In Malaysia After 27 years

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The Malaysian government has on Sunday announced the report of its first polio case in 27 years, revealing that a 3-month-old baby had been diagnosed. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Malaysian Health Ministry Director-General said the baby had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), experiencing some symptoms.

Measles Outbreak Kills Over 50 In Samoa

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At least 50 lives have been lost, following a measles outbreak in the Pacific Island of Samoa last month.

About 29 Persons With HIV Died During Abalaka’s Treatment - NACA, DG

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Nigerian Government will not partner with the popular surgeon, Dr Jeremiah Abalaka, who claimed to have discovered a cure to HIV/AIDS.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Oyo State Command, on Thursday said it has destroyed about 40 hectares of hemp plantation at Aba Tade, in the Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State.

After 20 Years Of Research, Scientists Discover New HIV Strain

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In almost two decades, a new strain (sub-type) of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), has been discovered by a team of scientists from Abbott, a global healthcare company.

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.