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Nigeria: Kaduna Rolls-Out Contributory Health Scheme, But It Must Learn From The Mistakes Of NHIS

Nigeria: Kaduna Rolls-Out Contributory Health Scheme, But It Must Learn From The Mistakes Of NHIS

  By Iliya Kure Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria is at various stages of implementation, especially at the state levels. As at December 2017, only 14 states (Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Abia, Adamawa, Kano, Anambra, Sokoto, and Enugu) have laws in place created to run the scheme. Other states […]

UN Agency Sets Up Condom Outlets Around Refugee Settlements in Cross River, Nigeria

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has set up non traditional condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River, South-South Nigeria . The intervention, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, is to increase access to condoms in communities that have refugees. The exercise, which was carried out in Ikom, was targeted Obanliku, Boki, Akamkpa […]

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Nigeria : Yobe Government Declares End To Cholera

Commisioner for Health, Dr Bello Kawuwa, told newsmen that there has not been any new case of suspected cholera in the state in the last 21 days, which qualifies for the outbreak to be declared over. Kawiwa said the case of the outbreak was first reported on March 28, in Gashua town, Bade Local Government […]

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Nigeria – Malaria: FCT Community Begs For PHC, School,…Worries Over Govt. Neglect

The Acting traditional leader of Wumba Community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), FCT, Dauda Tanko  has appealed to the Federal Government to establish a functional Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in the area. Tanko made the appeal during the inauguration of “Combat Malaria Project” organised by the Nation First Foundation, an NGO, in collaboration with […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Creates Additional Budget Line For Child Spacing Programme

By Iliya Kure & Joseph Edegbo   In demonstration of its strong commitment and leadership to tackling maternal and child deaths in Nigeria, Kaduna State government has created additional budget line to finance all the components of child birth spacing.   The Budget line titled ‘Family Planning (FP) Programme’ has a Budget Code 22020611   […]

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Congo (DRC) Approves Use of 5 New Ebola Drugs – WHO

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has approved the use of five investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), marking the first time such treatments have been available in the midst of an Ebola outbreak in the country, the WHO said. The WHO said four of the five approved drugs are currently in […]

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Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Hits Girls School In Kaduna [Updated]

  Report reaching AFRICA PRIME NEWS says two students of Government Girls Secondary School Kawo, Kaduna, in northern Nigeria have died and scores admitted in a General Hospital resulting from cholera outbreak. Earlier, Director Public Health in the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ado Zakari, was sighted at the school alongside officials from Federal […]

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University Don Worries Over Drug Abuse In Nigeria …Wants Govt To Tackle The Menace

By Ahmad Umar: Federal and state governments have been urged to take drastic measures in curtailing the menace of drug abuse which is on the increase especially in northern Nigeria A lecturer with the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Federal University Kashere, Gombe, Dr. Anas Ibrahim Kubalu made the call  at the annual Ramadan […]

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