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Cross River government donates to tanker explosion victims

The Cross River Government has donated medical equipment to the emergency ward of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) to aid the victims of the fuel tanker explosion.

NMA urges federal government, states to increase healthcare funding

The Nigerian Medical Association have called on the federal and state governments to increase the funding of healthcare in the country.
Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu

Cross River revitalizes 46 primary healthcare centres within three years

The Cross River Government on Monday said it had revitalized 46 Primary Healthcare Centres within three years in order to boost health service delivery in the state.
Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu

Polio: Cross River government targets 808,470 children for immunisation

The Cross River State Government on Sunday said it is targeting no fewer than 808, 470 children across the state for the Second Round of the 2018 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDS).

33% of children have visual defects in Cross Rivers

“Save the sight of the child’’, an outreach programme, has been launched in Cross River where 33 per cent of children have visual defects.

Alleged Lassa fever in Calabar untrue – UCTH chief

Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Thomas Agan, on Thursday said the laboratory result of the reported case of a pregnant woman suspected to have died of Lassa Fever, proved negative.

Cross River govt commits funds to Ogoja, Calabar fistula hospitals

The Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, has announced proposals in the 2018 state budget to fund its new fistula hospital in the state capital, Calabar as well the one in Ogoja.

Calabar carnival kicks off with inauguration of municipal garden

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has inaugurated the `Calabar Municipal Garden’ which will serve as the 2017 Calabar Carnival village.

UNFPA, Cross River govt partner on family planning method

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the Cross River State Government have concluded arrangement to adopt a new contraceptive method for family planning in the state.

No case of monkey pox in Cross River – commissioner

Cross River Government on Sunday denied reports that a case of monkey pox has been found in the state.

Cross River govt sets up surveillance to prevent monkey pox

After the recently recorded case of Monkeypox in Akwa Ibom, neighbouring Cross River State is already bracing up for a possible outbreak of the epidemic setting up strict surveillance.

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NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.