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‘Less than 5 % of Nigerians covered by NHIS’

The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Mallam Attahiru Ibrahim, says less than 5 per cent of Nigeria’s population has been covered by the scheme. He disclosed this on Wednesday in Abeokuta at a one-day sensitisation for uniformed men with the theme: ‘Enrollee Satisfaction: A pathway to universal health coverage’ organised by the agency. Ibrahim who was represented ...

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Nigeria accounts for 2nd highest HIV/AIDS burden worldwide – NEPWAN

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN) says Nigeria accounts for second highest HIV/AIDS burden worldwide after South Africa. Mr Victor Omoshehin, the National Coordinator of NEPWAN, revealed this at the candlelight memorial organised by the organisation on Monday in Abuja for those that die in the course of HIV/AIDS. He noted that Nigerians that died due ...

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Nigeria’s low ranking in global healthcare index

That Nigeria was ranked low in the recently released global healthcare ranking is not surprising. The state of healthcare delivery in the country is appalling and there has been too much national lamentation over the situation for too long. The report merely reinforced what is already known over which calls have been made for government to make improvements. The first ...

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1,069 Nigerians Have Died of Meningitis

More than 1,000 people have died in an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control said Thursday, but added that the spread of the disease is slowing. The outbreak has mostly affected children in Africa’s most populous country. As of May 9, a total of 13,420 suspected cases had been reported in 23 states with 1,069 deaths, ...

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YOUNG PHARMACISTS’ GROUP-NIGERIA VISITS HER OWN, THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PROTOCOL, KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT

YOUNG PHARMACISTS’ GROUP-NIGERIA VISITS HER OWN, THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PROTOCOL, KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT It was quite a friendly and interactive atmosphere when the President of Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria (YPG-NG ), Pharm(Dr) Onimisi Peter Benjamin and the coordinator of kogi YPG-NG, Pharm Enejo Moses Atabo visited a fellow young Pharmacist, Pharm(Hon) Abdulkareem Asuku Jamiu, the Director General of protocols to ...

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Meningitis: Vaccine cost cripples response to outbreak in Nigeria – BBC

Nigeria does not have enough vaccine doses to deal with a deadly meningitis outbreak because they are too expensive, a senior official has said. Each vaccine dose costs $50, and only 500,000 doses are currently available, Dr Chikuwe Ihekuwazu, head of Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control said. The outbreak which is said to be spreading rapidly has already killed more ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria affects five States

Public health agencies in Nigeria led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) are supporting several States in North West Nigeria to respond to a widespread outbreak of Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM). Cases of CSM were first reported in Zamfara State late in 2016. As at March 28 2017, the number ...

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Nigeria gets Japan’s $33.3m emergency polio funding

Japan, as one of the largest supporters of efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria, has provided a grant of $33 million for emergency polio vaccination efforts in the Lake Chad region. In response to the urgent need to increase immunity to polio in the region, Japan has provided funding from its supplementary budget to purchase polio vaccines, conduct house-to-house polio ...

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Cervical cancer kills 250,000 women

No fewer than 250,000 women are killed by cervical cancer every year with 85 per cent of them from low and middle income countries. According to a report released on Thursday by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the deaths occur mainly in countries in Africa and Asia. The agency underlined the importance of vaccinating girls against the cancer-causing virus and ...

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THE REASON PHARMACISTS SHOULD BE SELF-ASSERTIVE – OSAK UWUBANMWEN

THE REASON PHARMACISTS SHOULD BE SELF-ASSERTIVE. There are two professionals I love and want them always to succeed: The pharmacist and the physician, while the earlier would be the objective of my write up today but the latter I love and have worked with all my career, I also have one for a brother. In the Nigeria health sector, there ...

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