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Bauchi partner US to distribute 3.8 million mosquito nets to fight malaria

The Bauchi State Government in collaboration with the Breakthrough Action Nigeria and the the United States President Malaria Initiative have completed arrangement to distribute over 3.8 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets to residents in the 20 local governments of the state.

Expert: Gombe at risk of undetected leprosy cases

Dr Mustapha Musa, Officer in charge of Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit, says Gombe State is at risk of an increase of undetected leprosy cases.
Francois Hollande and Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron: Anti-migrant leprosy in Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron has likened rising nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment in Europe to “leprosy”.

Fire razes multi-billion Naira tuberculosis reference laboratory

An inferno on Monday razed down a multi-million Naira reference laboratory centre at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State.

You are prone to tuberculoses – expert tells smokers

Dr Danjuma Aboki, Nasarawa State Programme Coordinator, Tuberculoses (TB) and Leprosy, has urged Nigerians to desist from smoking and other habits that will make them vulnerable to contracting tuberculoses.

NVMA proffers ways of reducing health spending in Lagos

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association in Lagos has advised the state government to give attention to meat processing across the state, saying this will not only ensure improved health for residents, it will also help to reduce expenditure on health.

NTBLCP sensitises Nigerians on early detection, treatment of leprosy

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP), on Saturday in Abuja, organised a road walk to sensitise residents of FCT on the dangers of leprosy.

Bishop awards scholarships to 26 leprosy inmates

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Anambra State, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has awarded scholarships to 26 inmates of the Oji River Leprosy Settlement in Enugu State.

Governor Ahmed seeks eradication of communicable diseases

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has called for the eradication of communicable diseases ravaging rural communities in the country.

4,079 Bauchi residents tested HIV positive in 2017 – BACATMA

The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) has disclosed that 4, 079 tested positive haing undergone screening for the Human Immune Deficiency Virus [HIV]

Leprosy neglected in Nigeria as health spotlight turns away

A fter six years of visiting hospitals and traditional healers across Nigeria, 23-year-old Chidinma Mmadubuike finally discovered last year that the baffling sores and lesions dotted across her body were symptoms of leprosy.

Borno records 1 suspected Lassa fever case

Mr Haruna Mshelia, the Borno State Commissioner for Health, on Thursday said that one suspected case of Lassa fever was reported in the state.

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Gernot Rohr accomplishes ‘second target’ after Afcon qualification

Gernot Rohr was able to stamp 'mission accomplished' on the second chapter of his managerial reign as Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013.
Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11-14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa-5

Super Eagles arrive Asaba from South Africa

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to speak at leadership conference in Lagos

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, will deliver the keynote speech at Women in Successful Careers, (WISCAR) 2018 annual leadership and mentoring conference.
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Novak Djokovic sets up ATP Finals title clash with Alexander Zverev

Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass on Saturday to crush Kevin Anderson and set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer after a bizarre incident involving a ball boy.
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Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.