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‘Yellow fever’ kills four students in Bauchi

Four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State were confirmed dead with 12 hospitalised after a field trip to Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi.

I’ve been injecting drugs since age 14 – addict

“I have been injecting drugs for a long time and we share syringes,” says Ali, who lives in the suburb of the Federal Capital Territory and was recently diagnosed to be co-infected with Tuberculosis and HIV.
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.

Nigeria records $310m funding gap for TB control

Nigeria recorded a funding gap of $310.84 million or N111.9 billion for Tuberculosis, TB, control in 2018.
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.
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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.

Federal government, USAID sign partnership document to end TB

As part of its frontal efforts to end the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, the federal ministry of health on Wednesday in Abuja signed a partnership statement with USAID.

China reports 1,859 deaths from infectious diseases in March

A total of 1,859 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in March 2019, official data showed.

Expert: 8 out of 10 people suffering from hypertension in Ogun

A medical expert, Dr Olasimbo Davidson, has described hypertension as the most prominent ailment in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, saying “almost eight out of every 10 people are hypertensive.”
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Kaduna records 4,023 new tuberculosis cases

A total of 4,023 new cases of tuberculosis were recorded across Kaduna State in 2018, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Paul Dogo, has said.

Official: Adamawa records 23 cases of drug resistance TB in three months

No fewer than 23 cases of drug resistance Tuberculosis (TB) has been recorded in Adamawa from January till date.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari calls for media support to eradicate TB from Nigeria

The wife of Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, has appealed to media practitioners to join the campaign to eliminate tuberculosis in Nigeria.
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Tuberculosis: Agency to commence search for victims in Kwara

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme in Kwara State will on Sunday March, 24, embark on active case search of tuberculosis victims in three local government areas of the state.
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Fresh fish consumption can work against asthma – study

The consumption of fresh fish can counteract asthma, a disease of the respiratory system, sometimes caused by allergies, an innovative study has revealed.
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Official: Only 25 percent of Nigerians know much about tuberculosis

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) says only 25 per cent of Nigerians have knowledge about tuberculosis, decrying the low level of awareness about the disease in the country.
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Expert: Every hour 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis

A Tuberculosis (TB) expert Lovett Lawson said every one hour, about 18 Nigerians die from tuberculosis.
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Official: 76% of TB cases in Nigeria undetected

Dr Adebola Lawanson, the National Coordinator, National Tuberculosis Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme, has disclosed that out of every estimated 100 persons with Tuberculosis, only 24 are detected in Nigeria.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Official: 95% of properties in Edo have no C of Os

The Edo Government has said that only 30,000 Certificate of Occupancy (CofOs), were issued by it in 50 years, which includes the period of Midwest State, Bendel State and the present Edo.

Abdulhakeem Mustapha-led appeals board decides Esperance ‘CAF Champions League title’ fate today

Tunisian giants, Esperance, will today know if their ‘victory’ over Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco on May 31 ‘controversial’ CAF Champions League final will be upheld or upturned by the Appeals Board led by Nigeria’s Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN).

Large forest fire blazing near Athens

A force of over 160 firefighters on Sunday battled to contain a large fire near Athens blazing for a second day amid gale force winds, officials said.
Confederation cup campaigners Rangers international on Saturday in Libreville got a consolation goal that will no doubt be a plus ahead of the return leg tie against AS Pelican of Gabon.

CafCC: Rangers optimistic of qualification despite Libreville defeat

Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Rangers International F.C are full of optimism of qualifying for the next round of the competition despite suffering a 2-1 loss to debutants, A.S Pelican in a first-leg, first round tie in Libreville.

30 kidnap victims including 12 children freed in Katsina

Thirty kidnap victims including 12 children and 18 women have been freed from their captivity by armed bandits in Katsina State.