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270,000 Nigerian children living with HIV – UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that no fewer than 270,000 estimated children aged 0 to 14 years were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2016. The figure represented the lion share of half of the 540,000 total infected children in West and Central Africa over the same year. …

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Measles: Nigerian govt flags off vaccination campaign Tuesday

The federal government will on Tuesday flag off the 2017/2018 National Measles Campaign, which aims to vaccinate over 33 million Nigerian children against the disease. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, who announced this in a statement released on Monday, said the Minister of …

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Malnutrition, national emergency in Nigeria –FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said the country was faced with a silent national emergency malnutrition. According to the government, Nigeria is home to the third largest number of chronically undernourished children globally, adding that in order to address this development, a budget line would be created for food and …

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Nigeria On Red Alert After Outbreak of Ebola Virus In Congo

The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, saying that …

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5000 persons get training on malaria prevention

A non-governmental organisation, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), working on malaria prevention in Akwa Ibom, says it educates 5,000 persons monthly on malaria control in the state. The state coordinator of HC3, Mr Bassey Nsa, disclosed this on Wednesday in Uyo while interacting with newsmen during a media roundtable …

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Akwa Ibom gives free anti- malaria drugs

The Akwa Ibom government says it has provided free anti-malaria commodities in all public health facilities in the state for the treatment of malaria among its citizens. The state Health Commissioner, Dr Dominic Ukpong, disclosed this on Tuesday in Uyo in a broadcast made to mark the 2017 World Malaria …

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New names emerge for HIV/AIDS, prostitutes

A team of Nigerian linguists and medical experts have adopted new names for HIV, AIDS and prostitutes in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba in order to reduce the scourge of stigmatisation. A statement on Saturday by Prof. Herbert Igboanusi of the University of Ibadan, said the adoption was to eliminate stigmatisation …

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