Anger, confusion as 3-yr old boy dies while receiving treatment in a Lagos hospital
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Anger, confusion as 3-yr old boy dies while receiving treatment in a Lagos hospital

‘A nurse gave boy an injection aside from the ones initially given and he vomited everything he had eaten because he reacted to the drugs’ The family of a three-year-old boy, David Nwogu, has been thrown into mourning after he died while being treated at the Maternal and Child Hospital in the Ajah area of

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Catastrophic malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria must urgently be recognised
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Catastrophic malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria must urgently be recognised

MSF teams have witnessed extraordinarily high numbers of children with malnutrition in MSF’s programs located in five states across northwest Nigeria GENEVA, Switzerland, As the malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria continues at catastrophic levels, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the international and humanitarian community to respond to the emergency needs of people in

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Minister Joe Phaahla on Loadshedding Challenges and Exemption of Health Facilities
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Minister Joe Phaahla on Loadshedding Challenges and Exemption of Health Facilities

Minister has ordered the Director-General, working with Provincial Heads of Health Departments to finalise the assessment of the impact already in the past week CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla has been concerned for sometimes with this matter of loadshedding with the hope that it improves, but it has gotten worse

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Anambra Commissioner bemoans health workers' negligence to duty
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Anambra Commissioner bemoans health workers’ negligence to duty

Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike has called for attitudinal change of healthcare workers to improve  patient care and service delivery in the state’s health institutions. Obidike made the call on Monday in Awka, at a training session for Heads of state health facilities, themed – ‘Achieving Universal Health Coverage Through the Health

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Landlords, residents, business owners lament activities of drug addicts in Ogun
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Landlords, residents, others lament activities of drug addicts in Ogun

Landlords, residents and business owners have lamented threat to their lives and property over the activities of drug users causing unrest at a location close to the abandoned Mayas Hotel, Sabo community, in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The community members, while appealing to the state government and security agencies to

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Soludo lunches Telemedicine Hub for improved medicare
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Soludo launches Telemedicine Hub for improved medicare

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on Wednesday inaugurated the State’s Telemedicine Hub to ensure healthcare services was made available to residents in all parts of the state, especially hard-to-reach areas. He said the Telemedicine Hub, the pilot copy, is expected to address healthcare gap created by shortage of manpower in the state. According to

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FG set to shut down unregistered medical laboratories 
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FG set to shut down unregistered medical laboratories 

The Federal Government has warned that it would shut down unregistered medical laboratories in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekumankama, who made this known charged the management and staff of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria not to relent or rest on their oars in the discharge of their statutory

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FG introduces rotavirus vaccine into routine immunization
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FG introduces rotavirus vaccine into routine immunization

The Federal Government has introduced the rotavirus vaccine into routine immunisation to protect against rotavirus infections among children in the country. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, dehydrating diarrhoea in children less than five years.According to the World Health Organisation, rotaviruses are double-stranded RNA viruses of the genus Reoviridae. Speaking during the commencement of

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NAFDAC raises alarm over certain foreign products
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NAFDAC raises alarm over certain foreign products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued an alert on certain United States products. The notice followed the recall of some confectioneries produced by a company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye signed the notification, with No.034/2022, issued on Friday. Mars Wrigley had announced a

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