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Nigeria: Plateau Launches 4-Day Immunisation Against Meningitis

Nigeria: Plateau Launches 4-Day Immunisation Against Meningitis

  Plateau Government on Friday launched immunisation of children against meningitis to checkmate any outbreaks of the disease in the state. Dr, Livinus Miapkwap, the Executive Secretary, Plateau Primary Healh Care Board (PHC) who launched the four-day immunisation in Jos,  as he described the meningitis vaccine as “cheap” and “very safe”. The executive secretary said […]

South Africa Closer To Universal Health Coverage

The much anticipated National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has officially been released by Parliament – paving the way for public participation and engagement on it. The release of the bill on Thursday brings South Africa one step closer to its goal of implementing the NHI. The Bill was signed off by Health Minister, Dr Zweli […]

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Nigeria: Make Children Avail For Polio Vaccination -Parents Tasked

  As another round of Polio imnunisation commences in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria, parents are   advised to ensure they make their children available for the exercise. The exercise which began on Friday 2nd August 2019 ends on 6th and would be conducted on the streets, house to house, markets, motor parks among others. A statement […]

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Nigeria: After 10 Years Polio-Free, 2 Unconfirmed Cases Reported In Kogi

  By Stephen Adeleye Two unconfirmed cases of the polio virus have been reported in Kogi State after being polio-free for 10 years. Dr Abubakar Yakubu, Executive Director, Kogi Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSPHCDA), disclosed this on Friday at a stakeholders meeting with the Social Mobilisation Committee (SMC) for National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs) in […]

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Nigeria:  Stock out Of Commodities Threatens Kaduna Family Planning Programme

  Family Planning programme in Kaduna State is being threatened by the continued shortage of commodities. Already, the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate, CPR in the State, has dropped from 24% to an unimaginable level due to the inadequate supply. State Co-ordinator, Reproductive Health, Hajiya Nafisat Musa Isah expressed this fear on Wednesday in Kaduna at the […]

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Nigeria’s Senate Committee Visits National Eye Center Over Avastin Drug … say Avastin Not Banned

The Senate ad-hoc Committee on use of avastin injection at National Eye Centre Kaduna, North West Nigeria has lauded the professional procedure adopted in handling victims of the drug after it was administered on them. Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Edo South, stated this on Thursday after a one -on- one interaction at […]

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Advocacy Group Champions Cash Backing For Approved Family Planning Projects.

  Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative, FHANI, says it will not relent in its advocacies for cash backings on approved projects by the Kaduna State government. Chairman of the group and District Head of Doka, metropolitan city of Kaduna. North-west Nigeria, Alhaji Bala Tijjani, gave the assurance on Wednesday when he led a team […]

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Pediatrics Converge On Kaduna To Brain Storm On Newborn Health

  The Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine says the country has a long way to go in improving the newborn health which remains very low compare to other countries in Africa. The President of the Society, Professor Mustapha Bello made the assertion while briefing newsmen ahead of the organisation’s 12th Annual General and Scientific Meeting […]

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