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The Rivers State Ministry of Health on Friday said it has recorded four suspected cases of Lassa fever in the State.The Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Chinwe Atata made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt. According to Dailypost, Atata said all the four cases have received prompt and adequate attention, adding that the resident diagnosed of Lassa fever passed out in Edo State.

Malaria: Nigerian Nwoko Takes Fight To Antarctica


The founder and president of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation (PNNF), a humanitarian group is clamouring for a vaccine to end malaria in the continent. Mr NosikeOgbuenyi, Strategic Communication Advisor of the PNNF, made the development known in a statement in Abuja.

The United Nations Children’s Fund( UNICEF) has on Sunday said it is ready to commence the immunization of two million persons against yellow fever disease in Ekiti State, Vanguard reports. The vaccination exercise set to commence between January 24 to February 2,2020 is targeted at persons between the ages of 9 months and 44 years, at 85 per cent of the population, making up 2.3 million people in the state.

26,039 Babies Born In Nigeria On New Year Day – UNICEF


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that 26,039 babies might have been born in Nigeria on New Year Day(1st January 2019). This was disclosed by Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative.

FG To Establish Disability Commission


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.

The Nigeria Immigration Service and Port Health Services have expressed fears over the outbreak of Coronavirus in China. The Punch reports that the deadly disease, which broke out in the Asian nation sometime last month, has spread to eight countries including United States and Singapore, with over 800 people infected and 30 killed in the past few weeks.

Coronavirus: FG Beef Up Screening At Airports

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Worried by the spread of Coronavirus around the world, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have issued an advisory,enjoining travellers and airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures and submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to at the nation’s airports.

Lassa Fever: Kano Confirms 3 Dead, 292 On Watch List

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Officials of Kano state government on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 confirmed the death of 3 persons caused by the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, confirmed this at a press briefing on the recent reported Lassa fever outbreak in Kano state.

FG Announces 3 New Laboratories For Disease Outbreak

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the nation’s yellow fever, rubella and measles laboratory network.

FMC To Develop Lassa Fever Vaccine

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The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo in Ondo State has on Tuesday disclosed that it would be developing a vaccine against Lassa fever.

National Hospital Records First Conjoined Twins Separation

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The Chief Medical Director of National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Jaf Momoh has on Tuesday announced that the hospital has successfully carried out its first conjoined twins separation surgery.

EFCC Arrests Fake CBN Governor


Officials of  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Friday said it has arrested a cyber fraudster (yahoo boy) by name Onyebuchi Nwalozie Julius in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital for impersonating the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Godwin Emefiele. 

4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom Drugs Received by Nigerian Government


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


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


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


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


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).