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72 dead from Lassa fever since start of year – NCDC

Seventy-two people have died from Lassa fever since the start of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Wednesday. On February 6,...

WHO moves against Lassa fever

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its response to Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria. The epidemic has spread to 17 states and may...

New direction in the treatment of cancer

It is safe to assume that the advent of cancer predates modern medicine. Over the past 5,000 years, people living with cancer did not...

NHIS boss: SANs accuse Buhari of promoting corruption, impunity

Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, Yusuf Ali and Ifedayo Adedipe, have criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for reinstating the hitherto suspended Executive Secretary...

Lassa fever death toll hits 31 in 15 states

HEALTH minister Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday announced that the outbreak of Lassa fever has spread to 15 states, recording 31 deaths. He added that there...

Nigeria set for local vaccine production

Vaccine production in Nigeria may soon be a reality with the inauguration of the board of a private local vaccine company, Biovaccines Nigeria Limited,...

Chinese scientists celebrate breakthrough in infertility treatment

Chinese scientists are celebrating a breakthrough in infertility treatment that enables young women with damaged reproductive organs to have children. Regenerative medicine experts at the...

I’ll enforce January, 2019 deadline for drug control centres – Prof. Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday said he would start the enforcement of the Federal Government’s directive on drug control centres...

Nigerian govt releases $1 million for contraceptives

The Federal Government has released $1 million for the delivery of contraceptives to enhance quality family planning among Nigerians. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole,...

[BREAKING] Lassa fever kills two in Imo, seven quarantined, government says

Imo State Health Commissioner, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, has said that two residents of Owerri have died of Lassa fever which has resurfaced in the...

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