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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that State government has scaled up its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking.

Lagos to eradicate snail fever in seven councils

The Lagos State Government has commenced mass administration of drugs to control and also eradicate Schistomiasis (Snail Fever) in seven Local Government Areas where the disease has become endemic.
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WHO: Disease ‘worse than Ebola’ kills 5,000 in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January — more than double the toll in the country’s Ebola epidemic.

Two killed in violent protests in eastern DR Congo

Two people were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official said.
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Senate mulls amendment to hate speech bill

The Nigerian Senate may amend the proposed death penalty clause in the Hate Speech Bill before it.

Nigeria announces enhanced capacity in health threat detection

With the review of Nigeria’s International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) capacities to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats, a new average Joint External Evaluation (JEE) score of 46% for Nigeria has been announced. This is a 7% increase from the 2017 score of 39%.
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WHO, World Bank applaud Governor Obaseki on Edo Health Improvement Programme

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Bank have commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on the launch of the Edo Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP), which is aimed at making healthcare affordable and accessible to residents across the state.

WHO: Antimicrobial resistance kills more than 700,000 people every year

Since the discovery of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have continued to play a critical role in healthcare. Not only are they used to treat infections caused by various strains of bacteria, but they are also used to prevent bacterial infections during surgery and in the event of accidents.

Federal government pledges to strengthen policies on use of antimicrobial

The Federal Government has reaffirmed commitment to strengthen policies and regulate the use of antimicrobial in Nigeria.
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WHO raises alarm on danger of antibiotics abuse

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm on the danger of antibiotics resistance, saying it endangers health security and progress towards universal health coverage.

WHO rejects accusation of inadequate Ebola vaccine in Congo

The Ebola vaccination campaign in Congo is neither insufficient nor does it suffer from shipping delays, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

Nigeria launches campaign to tackle measles, meningitis

The federal government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states.
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Federal government, WHO launch triennial plan to reduce prevalence of Noma

The Federal Government in close collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the Noma Policy Document and National Triennial Action Plan Monday in Abuja to scale up awareness of the Noma disease, its prevention and care.

NPHCDA, WHO launch campaign against measles, meningitis

In its effort to combat the menacing occurrences of measles and meningitis among children, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organisation (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have kicked off a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.

Swine fever claims fourth victim in Vietnam

A 37-year-old Buddhist nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday.
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WHO, UNICEF urge mothers to join campaign to combat measles

Mothers in Ekiti State have been admonished to make their wards available for the new measles vaccine to be administered to children between nine and 15 months.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC takes safety campaigns to grassroots, says fatality increased by 20 percent in two...

The Zone 2 Command, Federal Road Safety Corps in charge of Ogun and Lagos states, is restrategising in road safety campaigns to reduce fatality at the grassroots.

Lagos requires over 260,000 unit of blood yearly – LSBTS chief

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSBTS), Dr. Bodunrin Osikomaiya, said on Sunday that over 260,000 units of blood are required yearly to meet the blood transfusion demand in the state.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo begins another vaccine campaign

Executive Secretary of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Perry Njoku, said the agency has concluded trainings for immunisation programmes aimed at preventing contagious diseases of children.

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