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Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Minister urges universities to commence degree programme in traditional medicine

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Adeleke Mamora, has called on universities in the country to introduce Bachelor of Science degree programme in herbal medicine for better healthcare delivery.
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WHO: Europe loses ground in efforts to eliminate measles

Following several years of steady progress towards elimination of measles in the European Region, the number of countries that have achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined.

WHO introduces global registry on human genome editing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) expert advisory committee has approved the first phase of a new global registry to track research on human genome editing.

WHO reports measles setback in Europe as infections reach 90,000

Measles infections in Europe have surged to around 90,000 cases in the first half of 2019, more than all of 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Thursday.

More mothers embrace breastfeeding – survey

As the campaign for exclusive breastfeeding gains momentum in Nigeria, newsmen reports that more mothers are embracing the art for the health and economic benefits of mothers and their babies.

NCDC reviews guidelines for disease surveillance

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the centre is reviewing the technical guidelines for Nigeria’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response strategy, alongside government and international partners.

WHO appoints Niger governor’s wife as expert on cervical cancer elimination

The wife of Niger state governor, Dr. Amina Bello, has been appointed by the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, to serve as a member of the Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Initiative.

EU: Nigeria still has a long way to on immunisation

Despite investing over €200 million in Nigeria’s health sector, the European Union (EU) has said there is still a long way to go in the country’s immunisation programme.
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WHO advocates more research on health impact of microplastics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impact on human health.
NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib, addressing journalists in Abuja on the milestone, attributed the success to the collective contributions of stakeholders involved in the fight against the virus, including local and international donor agencies and field workers.

Nigeria celebrate 3 years without Wild Polio Virus

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and local and international partners rolled out the drums in Abuja on Wednesday to celebrate three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Nigeria.
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WHO commences process towards Nigeria’s polio-free certification

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commenced the process towards declaring Nigeria certification a polio- free country.

Congolese president urges colleagues to invest more in healthcare

An African leader has urged his colleagues to strengthen primary healthcare and invest more in human capital to achieve universal health coverage on the continent.

Lagos government scales up fish production

Lagos State Government says it is implementing programmes and projects that would upscale fish production and harness the enormous economic opportunities available in the agricultural value chains in the State.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor spends N350 million on 3.2 million children, pregnant women

Kano State government has expended over N350 million for the second round of 2019 Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week kicking off on Monday, targeting over 3.2 million children under the age of five and pregnant women.

Expert: Nigeria is capable of handling Ebola case

A medical expert, Dr Ademola Lawal, has said that Nigeria has the capacity to handle any case of Ebola in the country with its experience on the Lassa fever challenge.

Ebola: Aviation authorities demand high level of vigilance from airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president celebrates news of possible Ebola treatment, prevention

President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease.

Medical practitioner urges governments to increase access to quality primary health care

A Medical General Practitioner, Dr Olukayode Akinlade, on Tuesday, urged government at all levels to increase and improve access to quality primary health care services across Nigeria.

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Two yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Friday when a helicopter crashed into a building on Salvation Road, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

AIB releases preliminary report on Lagos copter crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Monday, issued a preliminary report on how a Quorum Helicopter crashed into a building in Opebi, Lagos, on August 28, 2020.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo begins oral interview for 7,000 TESCOM applicants

The government of Oyo State, on Monday, kickstarted the oral interview exercise for some 7,000 applicants who scored 50 per cent and above in the Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted by the state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou, has been named as president of the country’s new transition government. The new president is meant to lead the country for several months before returning Mali to civilian rule.

Mali military junta appoints interim president

Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou, has been named as president of the country’s new transition government. The new president is meant to lead the country for several months before returning Mali to civilian rule.
Edo State Deputy Governor and deputy governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip (left) addressing members of the Edo State chapter of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), during their congratulatory visit to Government House in Benin City, on Monday, September 21, 2020.

Edo election: Deputy governor hails voters, reassures campaign promises will be fulfilled

Edo State Deputy Governor and deputy governor-elect, Philip Shaibu, has commended voters for turning out en masse to reelect him and his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki, in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, with a vow to fulfill all promises made during the electioneering campaign.
Erica is still unhappy with Lucy weeks after their face-off.

#BBNaija: I can take bullet for Kiddwaya – Erica

Evicted Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Erica Nlewedim, has given reasons she would take a bullet for ex-housemate, Kiddwaya.