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Cholera outbreak hits Borno State – UN

Cholera outbreak hits Borno State - UN

The United Nations says cholera is spreading rapidly through IDP camps sheltering people displaced by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria. According to the UN, more than 530 suspected cases had been registered in camps in Borno state, three times the number reported five days earlier and more than 20 people have died. Last month the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, which is ...

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7 die, 200 treated of cholera in Borno IDPs camp – MSF

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Humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), on Sunday, said no fewer than seven persons died of cholera outbreak in Maiduguri in the past three weeks. The organisation, otherwise known as Doctors without Borders, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. The statement, signed by Anna Cillers, the MSF Medical Coordinator, noted that 200 others were admitted at Muna and ...

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Lagos, Ogun recovering from Lassa fever

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In the last fortnight or thereabouts, the Southwest has been on edge over Lassa fever outbreak in Lagos and Ogun states. Between the two states, a total of six confirmed cases and two deaths were recorded, while 256 were placed on surveillance at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH; Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, and Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta. Surveillance officers ...

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Gory photos reportedly from an abattoir in Edo State

Gory photos reportedly from an abattoir in Edo State

The abattoir at Ikpoba slope in Edo State has got to be the filthiest one ever seen. These photos of gutters filled with a gory mixture of blood, excreta, black water and other putrefied waste are enough to turn one into a vegetarians. See photos below:                             ...

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Alert: Outbreak of birdflu in Abuja, Kaduna, 5 other states – FG warns

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The Federal Government on Friday alerted the public to the outbreak of Avian Influenza or Birdflu in the FCT and seven states of the country. Dr Gideon Mshelbwala, the Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development raised the alert at a meeting with state Commissioners of Agriculture in Abuja on Friday. Mshelbwala listed ...

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Doctors in Kogi State Embark on Indefinite Strike over Unpaid Salaries

Doctors in Kogi State Embark on Indefinite Strike over Unpaid Salaries

The Kogi chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has reportedly directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike starting on Wednesday over government’s failure to pay doctors’ salaries. An official announcement made by its Chairman, Dr. Tijani Godwin, and Secretary, Dr. Zubair Kabiru, after an emergency congress on Tuesday in Lokoja. The medical doctors were angry at government’s refusal to ...

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MTN Foundation administer medical relief to Dagigbe community Niger state | deploys mobile doctor

MTN Foundation administer medical relief to Dagigbe community Niger state | deploys mobile doctor

Niger state experienced a desired wind of change in its health sector as MTN Foundation recently commissioned a mobile clinic under the MTNF Yello Doctor Project. The mobile clinic which is stocked with medical consumables and drugs is designed to provide ready access to maternal and child healthcare services. The Executive Governor of Niger state, residents of the community and ...

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Public Advisory on Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria: Reduce kissing, hand shaking, avoid overcrowding, self-medication

Public Advisory on Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria: Reduce kissing, hand shaking, avoid overcrowding, self-medication

Nigeria’s Ministry of Health has issued a public advisory following the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) that has spread across the country and mostly affecting States in the upper parts of the country which fall within the African Meningitis Belt. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, who disclosed this in a press statement issued on Saturday, April 1, by Mrs ...

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Healthcare agency renews campaign against polio in Kaduna

Healthcare agency renews campaign against polio in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) on Monday urged parents and caregivers in the state to present their children for polio vaccination. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, made the plea at an event commemorating the 2016 World Polio Day in Kaduna. Balarabe said that the Kaduna State Government was committed to total eradication ...

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Chlorine leak: Students, others, narrowly escape death in Bauchi

Chlorine leak: Students, others, narrowly escape death in Bauchi

Accidental leak of a chemical substance suspected to be chlorine from a cylinder in Bauchi on Friday, endangered the health of some students of a private school, Rainex Hallmark International College, who were attending classes. The cylinders, presumably empty, said to be owned by some businessmen from Kano, were kept in premises close to the College, located in Fadaman Mada ...

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