Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Latest health news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

Ebola Outbreak: Death Toll Rises To 1,540 In Congo
WHO Reveals When Congo Will Introduce Second Vaccine To Tackle Ebola
Ebola Outbreak: Death Toll Rises To 1,540 In Congo
Tanzania Not Sharing Information On Ebola, Says WHO
UNICEF Invests N1.3bn In Taraba
UNICEF Invests N1.3bn In Taraba
Int’l Organisation Calls For Collaboration To Curtail HIV/AIDS
Int’l Body Calls For Collaboration To Curtail HIV/AIDS
Heartland Alliance International (HAI) has called for joint collaboration with the United Nations (UN) programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), National Agency on Control AIDS (NACA) and Ministry of Health in order to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.
Two New Polio Cases Detect In Afghanistan
Nigeria Marks Three Years Wild Polio Virus Free
Nigeria attains a historic milestone as it marked three years without a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in the country, Concise News reports.
Lagos Govt Boosts PHC Services In Eti-Osa
Lagos Govt Boosts PHC Services In Eti-Osa
The Lagos State Government says it has completed yet another Maternal and Childcare Centre (MCC) located in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
Expert Urges Mothers To Breastfeed Babies For 2 Years
Official Reveals Only 7.8% Mothers In C/River Practice Exclusive Breastfeeding
The State Nutrition Officer, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHDA), Regina Adie said that only 7.8 percent of mothers in Cross River exclusively breastfed their babies.
New NHIS Boss Vows To Rebrand Scheme
New NHIS Boss Vows To Rebrand Scheme
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says he has adopted a three-point aggressive and purposeful strategy to rebrand the scheme.
Buhari’s Ex-Aide Calls For Gender Desks At Police Stations
Buhari’s Ex-Aide Calls For Gender Desks At Police Stations
The former aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu on Tuesday has called for the introduction of gender desks for rape in police stations across the country.
Ekiti Governor, Fayemi Speaks On FUOYE Killings
Ekiti Govt Shuts Five Illegal Hospitals
Ekiti State Government has shut down no fewer than five illegal hospitals in the state for operating illegally, Concise News report. 
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Ebola Spreads To Remote, Militia-Run Congo Territory
New case of Ebola has been confirmed in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Concise News understands.
Buhari Plans To Reduce Tourism In NAF Reference Hospital
President Muhammadu Buhari says the Reference Hospital established by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Daura will provide standard healthcare services and reduce medical tourism by Nigerians.
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Keep Away From Ginger, Expert Warns Haemophilia Patients
An Abuja based dietitian identified as Paul Okoh has advised persons living with haemophilia condition to stay away from ginger.
NAFDAC Alerts Public On Circulation Of Fake Cold Caplets
NAFDAC Destroys Contaminated Frozen Fish
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has destroyed nine 40-feet containers of contaminated imported frozen fish at the Aluu Dump Site, near Port Harcourt.
Ebola Survivors Rejoin Families In DR Congo
The two people cured of Ebola using two experimental treatments have been released from a treatment centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and reunited with their families, according to BBC reports.
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WHO Finds 2 of 4 Drugs ‘More Effective’ For Ebola
Two of four Ebola treatment drugs have been determined “more effective” than the others and will be the only ones used on patients going forward.
Ebonyi Reacts To Yellow Fever Outbreak
Ebonyi Reacts To Yellow Fever Outbreak
The government of Ebonyi state has urged residents to be calm following the report of yellow fever outbreak in the southeast state. But Concise News...
Unilag Staff Commits Suicide With Sniper
NAFDAC Reiterates Plans To Phase Out Sniper
The National Agency for Food and Administration and Control ( NAFDAC ) has reiterated its plans to phase out sniper from the open market in no distant time.
A Breastfeeding Mum
Sperm Could Infect Breast Milk During Sex With Breastfeeding Mums? Experts React
Two medical experts, Mrs Subedetu Nafiu, a Family Planning Manager and Mr Olusola Malomo, a Nutritionist, on Friday said that breastfeeding mothers could also enjoy sex while breastfeeding.
Doctor Reacts As HIV Patient Dies After Rejecting Medication
Tolu Adeleke, a Nigerian medical doctor has taken to her Twitter handle to express displeasure over the attitude of some patients who resort to faith instead of taking their medications.
Expert Advises FG To Budget Well, Spend Effectively On Public Health
The President/CEO of an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Resolve to Save Life, Dr. Tom Frieden has advised the Nigerian Government to budget well and spend effectively on public health, especially in epidemics preparedness.
Eating Less Meat Can Help Fight Climate Change- UN
Eating Less Meat Can Help Fight Climate Change- UN
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change disclosed that eating less meat and more plant diet will help the world in fighting climate change, Concise News reports.
Nigeria To Become World Capital Of Open Defecation – UNICEF
Nigeria To Become World Capital Of Open Defecation – UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday has said in less than two months, Nigeria would emerge the capital city of open defecation in the world with over 47 million people still practicing open defecation in the country.
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