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Kaduna begins immunisation of 1.5 m children against measles

Kaduna State Government has began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children. According to the state government, the campaign is expected to run in two phases, with the first phase covering 13 local government areas to run from November 9-14, and 10 local governments under the second ...

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Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), has recommended the consumption of goat milk, saying it is more beneficial to healthy growth than cow milk. This is contained in the forum’s Fact Sheet, made available on Thursday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. It stated that goat ...

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Canada budgets $3.5bn for women, children health in Nigeria

Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Christopher Thorney has stated that his home government has earmarked the sum of $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria. He made the disclosure during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case ...

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Nigeria set to impose higher taxes on Tobacco, says Minister

The Federal Government says it may increase taxes on Tobacco as part of deliberate measures to check abuse and to prevent smuggling of tobacco products into the country. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal ...

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FG begins hand washing in schools to curb infections

Federal Government has started the implementation of mid-day group hand washing before meals in schools across the country to inculcate the culture of hand washing in children.  Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made this known in Abuja on Monday at an event to commemorate the 2017 Global Hand ...

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Reps summon health minister, Adewole over Monkey Pox

Members of the Federal House of Representatives have summoned the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, to explain measures being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the outbreak and spread of the Monkey pox in the country. The invitation followed a motion moved by a member, Diri Douye (Bayelsa-PDP) under ...

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Buhari’s wife blasts Aso Rock Clinic, Nigeria’s health system

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has carpeted the country’s health care delivery system, most especially, State House Clinic, which she said lacks basic equipment for medicare. This is coming just as she called for a probe of the budget utilisation at the clinic. She expressed the views on ...

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Patient suffering from Monkey pox rise to 13, says Bayelsa commissioner for health

Bayelsa State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu has revealed that the number of patients suffering from the dreaded Monkey pox has risen to 13 from the initial 11 earlier reported. According to the commissioner, the 13 patients, including a medical doctor and a 17-year-old boy suspected to be infected ...

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We are moving against spread of monkey pox-FG

The Federal Government says it is addressing the outbreak of Monkeypox in Bayelsa State. A statement published on the website of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Thursday in Abuja stated that government is taking the ...

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Health workers declare nationwide indefinite strike

Members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) have declared a nationwide indefinite strike. National Chairman of the body, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Wednesday said the strike will become effective on Thursday. He stated that the union had on August ...

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