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UN: 1 800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

NMA provides free service to FCT community

The FCT chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) provided medical services to over 1000 people in Chibiri Ward, Kuje Area Council of Abuja as part of activities to mark its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference.
Kemi Afolabi

Nigerian actress Kemi Afolabi hospitalised in Saudi Arabia

Nollywood actress Kemi Afolabi has been rushed to a hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Hepathologist: Hepatitis B, C major causes of liver cancer

Dr Remilekun Olalekun, a Hepathologist in an Abuja-based hospital, has stressed the need for increased attention to Hepatitis B and C, saying they are major causes of liver cancer.
No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV-AIDS in Ogun during an HIV-AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.

HIV/AIDs: Total Group launches awareness project in Ogun

No fewer than 91 people tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Ogun during an HIV/AIDS Expanded Preventive Awareness Project conducted from July 8 to July 17 in the state.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO takes steps to improve affordable access to essential medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access.

Over 13 million Nigerians battle with malaria annually

Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.

2,000 persons benefit from federal government’s medical outreach in Cross River

More than 2,000 residents of Nko community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River has benefitted from the Federal Government medical outreach and eye surgeries in the state.
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WHO: Hepatitis a bigger threat than AIDS, malaria, TB in Africa

The World Health Organisation, on Friday, said Africans were at higher risk of dying of viral hepatitis than dying of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
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Ex-minister Ali Pate gets World Bank, Harvard appointments

Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Health, Muhammad Ali Pate, has received two appointments from the World Bank Group and the public health graduate school of Harvard University: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
MARIECARE INITIATIVE

Children’s Day: NGO offers free medical care to Gishiri kids

Mariecare Initiative, an NGO, has offered free medical services to children of Gishiri community, a suburb of the FCT, to commemorate the 2019 Children’s Day celebration.

WHO: Malaria eliminated in Algeria and Argentina

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free.

Governor Okowa wants Nigeria to eliminate malaria by 2020

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged all stakeholders in the health sector to make greater efforts to enable Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage and eliminate malaria by 2020.

New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria

Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale.

Residents flee Taraba villages over rumoured herdsmen attack

Following the attacks on Murbai, Kisbap, Sembe and Yawai-Abbare villages of the Ardo-Kola and Jalingo Local Government areas of Taraba State, residents of the sacked villages and adjoining communities have started fleeing to Jalingo, the state capital, for fear of further attacks.

Yobe to distribute 2.3 million mosquito nets to households

Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana, Executive Secretary, Yobe State Primary Health Care Management Board, has said that arrangements have concluded to distribute 2.3 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) to households across the 17 local government areas of the state.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

Malaria prevention: Association harps on environmental sanitation

Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) on Friday, advised Nigerians to imbibe the culture of environmental cleanliness to curb the prevalence of malaria in the country.

Bauchi agency distributes 3.8 million mosquito treated nets

Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) has disclosed that as part of measure to combat Malaria, it has distributed 3.8 million mosquito nets.

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Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

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