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WHO supports Borno government to reach 853,000 children against Malaria

World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the Borno State Ministry for Health to flag off the fourth circle of Malaria campaign targeting a total of 850,000 children under five years age across 7 local government areas of the state.

FAO: 75 million slaughtered cows waste yearly

No fewer than 75 million cows slaughtered for consumption end up wasting every year, a new report by the Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) says.

US distributes over three million insecticide-treated bed nets in Akwa Ibom

The United States Government has distributed a total number of 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in Akwa Ibom State.
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Flood victims in Rivers return home amidst fear of diseases, building collapse

Flood victims in Orashi region of Rivers State have started returning to their homes, four days after they were disallowed from staging a protest to the State’s government House, Port Harcourt by armed policemen in lamentation of their plight.
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Study reveals dogs could detect malaria by sniffing

Sniff dogs could be trained to detect malaria in people infected with the disease even if they are not showing symptoms, according to a new study by Durham University.

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.
Stakeholders in the health sector have called for the inclusion of private healthcare institutions in the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) to ensure quality service delivery.

Stakeholders want private sector included in NHMIS

Stakeholders in the health sector have called for the inclusion of private healthcare institutions in the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) to ensure quality service delivery.
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2019: UDP’s Ishola Balogun promises 25m jobs if elected

The Presidential candidate of United Democratic Party (UDP), Ishola Balogun, has promised to provide 25 million jobs to Nigerian youths if he emerges winner of the 2019 election.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

NMEP: Lack of funds contributes to challenges of Malaria elimination ‌

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

100,000 Nigerian children suffer cerebral malaria yearly

More than 100,000 Nigerian children suffer from Cerebral malaria annually, Dr Ovo Samiel at the General Hospital, Ughelli, has said.
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NACA: Nigeria to know HIV prevalence status soon

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that Nigeria would soon know the true status of HIV prevalence in the country.

Official: Jigawa council records 10,315 cases of malaria in two months

Jigawa Primary Health Care Development Agency (JPHCDA) says 10,315 cases of malaria have were recorded in health centres of Hadejia Local Government Area between August and September.

Physician says wrongly treated malaria could lead to tonsillitis

Dr Victor Fayomi, a General Medical Practitioner with a private hospital in Gwagalada, FCT, has warned that wrongly treatment malaria could lead to tonsillitis complications.

Federal government moves to review National Sanitation Policy

Following the advent of new sanitation technologies, innovations and emerging sanitation challenges, the Federal Government has commenced plans to review and update the 13-years-old National Environmental Sanitation Policy, guidelines and action plan to meet present needs and challenges.
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NACA: Nigeria to know her HIV prevalence status soon

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has revealed that Nigeria would soon know the true status of HIV prevalence in the country.

Mosquito lodges in man’s nose for days sucking blood

A blood sucking mosquito really turned Dracula, when it lodged in a Vietnamese man’s nose for several days.

Edo government commences health improvement programme, trains 174 health workers

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said 174 health workers have been trained in selected Primary Healthcare Centres across the state with 1,700 others shortlisted to partake in the exercise under the administration’s Health Improvement Programme (HIP), which is a coordinated effort to reposition primary healthcare delivery.

Group enlists 23,000 volunteers to fight malaria in Ebonyi

About 23,000 volunteer workers have been enlisted by the management of Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) to assist in its fight against the scourge of malaria in Ebonyi State.

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INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.