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No fewer than seven hundred thousand children under the age of five have been targeted by the Cross River State government for its integrated measles vaccination campaign slated for the last week of October. The Director General of Primary Health Care Development Agency, Janet Ekpenyong, said this in during a media briefing in Calabar Ekpeyong […]

Health systems in Uganda already weakened by the coronavirus pandemic and budget cut are currently struggling to contain the Ebola outbreak caused by a strain for which there are no proven vaccines or antiviral treatments and which can’t be detected by rapid tests. There are already 43 confirmed cases of the Sudan strain of the […]

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for a renewed commitment by citizens to end the scourge of tuberculosis in Nigeria. Sanwo-Olu who made a commitment to build a world-class infectious research institute in Lagos as the Africa TB champion to tackle tuberculosis and other infectious diseases said it was worrisome that apart from Nigeria […]

Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) Oyo State branch has called on the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on Nigeria’s health sector, lamenting the current situation as being a very frustrating period for Nigerian doctors. Oyo NMA Chairman, Ayotunde James said doctors are not happy about their poor working conditions. He decried the state of […]

About 50 children are feared dead following a measles outbreak in the Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was learned that the disease first reported in Amurouttoru-Kugbo Community has now spread to Emago-Kugbo and Akani-Kugbo communities leading to the death of several children in the three communities. Community leaders in […]

The Biden administration is declaring a public health emergency for the Monkeypox outbreak in the United States, which now counts more infections from the virus than any other country in the world. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the decision at a briefing with top public health officials Thursday. Robert Fenton, the newly […]

The Gombe state ministry of health has confirmed the outbreak of monkey pox disease in the state, the state commissioner for Health, Habu Dahiru says there are three confirmed cases from nineteen suspected cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), had on Monday confirmed 15 new positive cases of monkeypox in Epi Week 29 […]

Medical experts in Nigeria want the federal government to make medical eye tests mandatory for students seeking admission or employment in the country. The experts told a gathering to mark the beginning of the World glaucoma day in Abuja, that the appeal is informed by the growing rate of glaucoma among Nigerians.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says England will continue with its Plan B Covid measures, for the time being, saying it would be “folly” to think the pandemic was over. Boris Johnson says the measures – which include compulsory mask-wearing in some settings, working from home where possible, and Covid passes for some venues – […]

The Nigerian government says it remains committed to ensuring that no child is born Hiv positive across the country. The secretary to the Nigerian government, BOSS MUSTAPHA, gave the assurance during the inauguration of the 2021 world aids day celebration in Abuja.


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