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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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Experts: We can’t end TB globally unless we end it in India

The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health taking place in Hyderabad, India, has opened with a call to end the emergency of the global tuberculosis epidemic, now responsible for killing some 1.5 million people each year.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Uganda, DR Congo experts meet to assess Ebola fighting progress

Health experts from Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), World Health Organisation (WHO) and African Union (AU) on Monday started a meeting to assess the progress on Ebola response.

Ekiti government seeks collaboration to end open defecation

Ekiti State Government has called for a collaborative efforts among all stakeholders in order to achieve the year 2022 target of open defecation free state.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government urges schools, MDAs to key into plan to eradicate open defecation

As Ekiti State government has been rated as the second highest in the country in terms of open defecation, the government has restated its commitment to eradicate open defecation before 2022, by taking the campaign to learning institutions and public places.

Federal government to set up cancer treatment fund – minister

To reduce the burden of treating cancer, a terminal disease claiming over 40, 000 Nigerians yearly, the federal government is planning to roll out a cancer treatment fund, health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
The Chief Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, Dr Shehu Sale, has advised Nigerians to consider rising suicide cases as a global concern caused by lifestyle challenges rather than restricting it to mental health disorders.

Expert: Rising cases of suicides beyond mental illness

The Chief Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, Dr Shehu Sale, has advised Nigerians to consider rising suicide cases as a global concern caused by lifestyle challenges rather than restricting it to mental health disorders.

Psychiatrists call for mental health education to curb suicide

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Abdur-Rasheed Awesu, has called for mental health education as a tool to curb the rising tides of suicide in Nigeria.
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Sight Day: Albinos want implementation of national eye policy

People living with Albinism have appealed to Federal Government for full implementation of National Eye Policy to improve access to eye health services in the country.

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Brendan Rodgers fears Manchester City’s buy-back clause on Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, admits he is unsure whether Super Eagles midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho’s future lies with Manchester City or the Foxes, after reports about his contract came up for discussion in a press briefing where the Irishman gave an update on the club’s transfer direction.
Nigeria Police

Policeman remanded over ‘murder of housewife’

The Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ebute Meta, yesterday remanded a former policeman, Joseph Oriyomi, in Ikoyi Correctional Centre over alleged murder of a housewife.

Wife stabs husband to death in Katsina

The Police have arrested a 19-year-old housewife, Rabi Shamsudden, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Shamsudden Salisu, to death at Danjanku Tasha, Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.

Sultan of Sokoto: Why North loses $1.5 billion yearly

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has disclosed that desertification has led to loss of resources in many areas in northern Nigeria.

Lassa fever: Four deaths in Taraba, one in Kaduna

Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State just as Kaduna State announced the death of 36-year-old man on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.