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Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed on Friday,Aug 2, in an attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Three doctors charged with terrorism, conspiracy over death of WHO epidemiologist

Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed on Friday,Aug 2, in an attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Measles outbreak: North East records 21,011 cases, 100 deaths – survey

States in the North East part of Nigeria recorded no fewer than 21,011 cases of measles with 100 deaths in the past few months.
Dr Aniekeme Uwah (right) receiving the Medal of Honour award from Dr Joshua Obasanja

AU honours Nigerian doctor for role in combating Ebola

The African Union (AU) has conferred a medal of honour on a Nigerian doctor, Aniekeme Uwah, for his role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.
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WHO estimates 1 million sexual disease infections daily

The world has failed to combat sexually transmitted bacterial infections in the past few years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday in a study that estimates one million new cases every day.

Lassa fever: Kebbi government confirms six cases, one death

The Kebbi State Government on Sunday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa Fever in the state.
Dr Ademola Lawal, an epidemiologist, has advised Nigerians to take preventive measures against water-borne diseases that could cause epidemic.

Rain: Epidemiologist advises against water-borne diseases

Dr Ademola Lawal, an epidemiologist, has advised Nigerians to take preventive measures against water-borne diseases that could cause epidemic.

Migraine increases risk of pregnancy complications – study

A recent study conducted at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, has revealed that migraine is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-related hypertension disorders in mothers and newborns.

Gombe placed on red alert over Lassa fever

Gombe state epidemiologist, Dr. Nuhu Bile, says the state has been placed on red alert following the death of one person out of five confirmed cases of Lassa fever recorded recently in the State.

Dementia has increased by 400% in Nigeria in two decades – study

Dementia, which is a clinical syndrome caused by neurodegeneration and characterized by progressive deterioration in cognition and capacity for independent living, has been discovered to have increased astronomically in Nigeria in the last two decades.

Lassa fever: Gombe government confirms death of four patients

The Gombe State Government has confirmed the death of four Lassa fever patients out of the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

Cholera outbreak claims five in Gombe, 16 hospitalised

Gombe State government on Thursday said fresh outbreak of cholera had killed five people, while 16 others were hospitalised at the Primary Health Centre, Kembu in Balanga Local Government Area of the state.

Epidemiologist: Hygiene prevents communicable diseases

Dr Charles Ohiri, an Epidemiologist based in Abuja, on Thursday advised Nigerians to maintain consistency in hygienic practice in order to avoid communicable diseases

Fresh cholera outbreak kills five in Gombe

Gombe State Government on Thursday said a fresh outbreak of cholera had killed five people, while 16 others were hospitalised at the Primary Health Centre, Kembu in Balanga Local Government Area of the state.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

WHO suspends work on Ebola in Congo amid militant attacks

The World Health Organisation is suspending parts of its effort to fight Ebola in Congo after a string of attacks by militants, the UN agency said on Tuesday.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

Phones can transmit virus, germs – expert

A Public Health Physician, Dr Michael Oguntoye, has warned that mobile phones could transmit diseases and infections if it comes in contact with body fluids of an infected person.

Cholera kills one prison inmate in Gombe

An outbreak of cholera has claimed one inmate at the Gombe Central Prison with eight others hospitalised, an official has confirmed.

WHO trains health officers on e-surveillance

No fewer than 23 Disease Surveillance Notification Officers (DSNO) in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been trained by World Health Organisation (WHO) on Electronic Surveillance to enhance early reporting of diseases.

Lassa fever: Taraba confirms one death

Taraba State Epidemiologist, Dr. Aketemo Udi, on Saturday confirmed that one person has so far died of Lassa fever in the state, contrary to some reports that three persons died of the epidemic in the state.

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The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM), says the current hike in price of cooking gas might persist if activities of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal Owners and Off Takers is not checked.
Ugandan pop star turned politician known as Bobi Wine, Wanuri Kahiu -movie producer and director- and Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi - Nigerian gender rights activist- together with other Africans make the list of TIME 100 Next.

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Kogi guber: Court begins hearing on suit challenging Yahaya Bello’s eligibility

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, commenced hearing on the suit challenging whether Gov. Yahaya Bello, is fit to contest in the Nov. 16 Kogi Governorship election
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Fans hail Teni’s ‘Billionaire’ video

Teni Akpata aka Teni’s newly released ‘Billionaire’ video featuring veteran television host, Frank Edoho has continued to generate reactions from her fans.

Attahiru Jega: Improving integrity of elections critical to democratic growth

Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission has said that improving the integrity of elections is key to the democratic development of any nation.