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Healthcare delivery: Ministry calls for collaboration among partners

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) says achieving a good health system will require collaborative efforts among partners in health.

Federal government donates tuberculosis detecting machine

Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that high premium was continuously placed on the health of Nigerians, while ending Tuberculosis (TB) remains on its priority list.
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WHO: 432 Nigerians die of tuberculosis daily

No less than 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis, TB, every hour totalling 432 deaths daily, according to the World Health Organization, WHO, which ranks Nigeria as having the 2nd highest incidence rate in Africa and 7th among the 30 high TB burden countries in the world.
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WHO, federal government mull partnership with private sector on TB control in Nigeria

In a bid to end the scourge of Tuberculosis (TB) reportedly killing 18 Nigerians every hour, a national summit organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos State Ministry of Health is considering forming a formidable partnership with private sector in the country to nip the problem in the bud.

Federal government recommends compulsory tuberculosis test for public servants, students

Federal Government has recommended tuberculosis, TB, screening as a pre-medical test for newly employed public servants in federal and state governments as well as newly admitted students into secondary and tertiary institutions.

UN: TB kills over 1.6 million people annually

The United Nations has said no fewer than 1.6 million people are killed annually by tuberculosis and the disease would cost about one trillion dollars in economic loss by 2050.

Federal government commits $300 million to eliminate malaria

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country.

Oyo government offers free tuberculosis treatment to residents

The Oyo State Government has offered free screening and treatment in all its health facilities across the state for individuals with persistent cough suspected to be Tuberculosis (TB).

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.

Oyo chief judge frees 84 inmates from Agodi prison

The Chief Judge (CJ) of Oyo State, Justice Muntar Abimbola, has released 84 inmates from Agodi Prison in Ibadan, as parts of efforts to decongest the prison.

Akwa Ibom records huge HIV rate drop

A recent survey conducted in Akwa Ibom State has revealed a significant drop in the overall prevalence rate of HIV in the state.

Global Fund: Kenya secures $380m to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB

Kenya on Friday said that the country had secured 380 million dollars from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis that are leading cause of deaths in the East African Nation.

Corruption is Nigeria’s greatest challenge – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said that corruption remains Nigeria’s single greatest challenge and the problem associated with it could strongly be described as cancer.

Researcher calls for increase in R&D funding in Nigeria

A world renowned cancer researcher, Professor Isa Marte Hussaini, has called for greater commitment on the part of the government to the funding of research and development in the country.

Fed govt launches national campaign for TB control

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has flagged off the national ‘Wellness On Wheels’ (WOW) campaign to control the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) and to increase case detection rate of the disease in the country.

New antibiotics ineffective against growing threat of antimicrobial resistance – WHO

Few new antibiotics currently in the pipeline cannot combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has said.

River blindness under control in Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has recorded success in controlling river blindness in Africa after more than 40 years of sustained effort.

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