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New child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s health officials, on Thursday, warned that a new virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south and five deaths had already been reported.

Kebbi government, UNICEF disagree over child mortality rate

The United Nation International Child Education Fund (UNICEF) and the Kebbi State Government have expressed divergent views over the agency’s database which claims that 32,514 children died in the state annually before age of five.

America’s ex-first lady rejects further medical help as her health fails

Former First Lady Barbara Bush, who has been battling congestive heart failure, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and go home from a hospital to be “surrounded by a family she adores,” according to a statement released Sunday by the office of former President George H.W. Bush.

Oyo government deploys 8,351 mobilisers for measles campaign

Oyo State Government has deployed 8,351 individuals to serve as house-to-house facilitators, town announcers and social mobilisers for the on-going 2018 measles immunisation across the state from March 15 to 27.

Official: 756,000 under five deaths recorded annually in Nigeria

Mr Osarenoma Uwaifo, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a two-day annual symposium on experience sharing on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood illness (ICCM) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Senate tasks federal govt on high mortality rate

Senate yesterday called on the federal government to provide adequate primary healthcare delivery services in the country saying the condition has become highly alarming because for every single day now, Nigeria loses about 2, 300 under-five year olds and 145 women of child bearing age.

Rick Ross hospitalised for ‘serious medical condition’

American rapper, Rick Ross, is in the hospital receiving treatment for a serious medical condition.

WHO launches new global antimicrobial surveillance system

The World Health Organizatio, WHO, launched a new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS), a global effort to address drug resistance.

1 in 10 drugs sold in developing countries fake or substandard – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says one in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them are African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria.

2019: Time to take back our country

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has been in the news lately over the outcome of the competence test he administered on teachers in the state with about 22,000 teachers failing Primary Four test questions.

Aliko Dangote pledges $100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The Aliko Dangote Foundation will invest US$100 Million over five years to tackle malnutrition in the North East and North West, the worst-affected parts of Nigeria.

Canada earmarks $3.5 billion to tackle health challenges of Nigerian women, children

The Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria, Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Christopher Thorney, has said.

Kebbi govt procures drugs for pneumonia, diarrhoea

The Kebbi State Government has procured drugs for management of common ailments of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and meningitis.

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta dies at 95

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta, the fighter who inspired the movie Raging Bull, has died at the age of 95, Skysports reports.

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