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Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 20 – WHO

An outbreak of plague has killed 20 people in the space of a month in Madagascar, with a further 84 infected, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

25.5m unsafe abortions performed annually – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said dangerous methods were used in nearly half of the 55.7 million abortions carried out each year globally.

Fed govt owes Redeemer’s varsity $375,000 – vice-chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Prof. Zacheus Adeyewa, has said that the Federal Government is owing the institution the sum of $375,000, said to have been spent on research aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country in 2014.

Edo tops Nigeria’s routine immunisation coverage chart – WHO

Edo has been adjudged as the best-performing state in routine immunisation coverage in Nigeria, with no variation between its administrative data and the outcome of the National Immunisation Coverage Survey conducted in 2016.

Borno cholera outbreak could have been worse – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said the death toll of 48 recorded from outbreak of cholera in Borno State, North East Nigeria could have been more but for early intervention tion to combat the disease.

Experts condemn 2015 maternal mortality record

Medical experts have described as worrisome the recent figure released by international agencies which put Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate at 58,000 in 2015.

Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015 – UNICEF

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015.

The world is running out of antibiotics – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the world does not have enough antibiotics to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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.

Obaseki flags off immunisation project, rewards LGAs with N10m

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, flagged off the 2017 routine immunisation intensification project in Egor Local Government Area of the state.

WHO tasks African leaders on medicines, health technology

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged African leaders to take seriously issues of access to essential medicines and health technologies in order to improve the health system in the continent.

Cholera outbreak: 1m Borno residents to be vaccinated

About one million people are expected to receive Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) in the 5-day vaccination campaigns against Cholera, in Borno State.

Fed govt confirms outbreak of yellow fever

The Federal Government has confirmed a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Telecom masts don’t cause cancer, other diseases – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has allayed fears that telecommunication masts cause cancer and other health problems.

Bangladesh PM seeks help for Rohingya crisis as exodus tops 400,000

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina headed for the UN General Assembly on Saturday to plead for global help coping with the Rohingya crisis, as the numbers seeking refuge in her country following a crackdown in Myanmar topped 400,000.

815 million people hungry globally – UN

A UN report has shown that the total number of people who did not have enough to eat has increased to 815 million in 2016 as against 777 million in 2015.

Over 500 people die in Congo cholera epidemic

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday said more than 500 people have so far died in cholera epidemic sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Doctor appeals to fed govt to increase budget to health sector to end strikes

A medical practitioner, Dr Tunji Akintade, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to increase its annual budgetary allocation to the nation’s health sector in line with the Abuja Declaration of 2001.

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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.