Latest health news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

Brazil Calls Off Zika Emergency

Brazil's government on Thursday declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus which was detected in the Latin American country late in 2015

FG To Upgrade Midwifery Practice

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, says the federal government is planning to upgrade the standard of midwifery practices in the country.

Mystery Illness In Liberia Appears To Be Meningitis – Health Minister

Medical samples from four of the victims of a disease in Liberia that initially baffled scientists have tested positive for a type of meningitis, the minister of health said.

Chibok Girls Need Biopsychosocial Assessment – Medic

An Ekiti-based medical practitioner has recommended a special biopsychosocial assessment for the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by the Boko Haram.

Oyo Govt To Demolish 200 Structures

The Oyo State Government is se to dredge 24 rivers and has ordered the removal of about 200 illegal structures at Ojoo Round-about, Ojoo Area of Ibadan as part of the proactive measures to mitigate against flooding‎.

Governor Obaseki To Dole Out N5m To LG With Highest Immunisation

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has disclosed that a prize of N5m would be given to the Local Government Council that would achieve the highest immunisation coverage in the state this year.

Rivers Government Shuts Down Hospital Over Missing Baby

Churchill Primary Health Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state has been shut down by the state government after the alleged disappearance of a three-week-old baby, who was brought in for immunisation.

Tackle Cancer By Creating Enabling Environment, Dr Olaniyi Urges FG

An oncologist, Dr Adewunmi Olaniyi, has called on the Federal Government to create a conducive environment for NGOs to reduce the burden of cancer.

Lagos Health Workers Undergo Medical Training

The Lagos State Government has embarked on Continuous Medical Education programs for health workers in the State in a bid to improve their knowledge and skills for efficient and effective service delivery.

Sokoto Gets N47m UNICEF Donation For Sanitation

The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has donated N47 million to the Sokoto State Government to boost sanitation and hygiene.
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WHO Forsees Another Ebola Outbreak

Another outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is “inevitable,” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). But the health organisation has assured a rapid-response to it.

Doctors Protest Against Unpaid Salaries In Osun State

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Osun state chapter, on Thursday staged a peaceful protest over issues of unpaid salaries and poor health care facilities in the state.
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Senate To Investigate Queen’s College Students’ Deaths

The Nigerian senate says it would investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of three female students in Queen’s College, Lagos.

U.S. Donates 2m Mosquito Nets To Kogi Residents

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented over 2.2 million treated mosquito nets to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for distribution to the residents of the state.

Kogi Doctors To Down Tools Over Unpaid Salaries

The Kogi state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike over non-payment of their salaries by the state government.

12-Year-Old Girl Pulled From Chess Competition For Wearing Knee-length dress

A 12-year-old girl was barred mid-way into her participation in the Malaysian chess tournament by some officials for wearing a knee-length dress.

Parents Lock Son In Cage For 30 Years, Claim He Is Possessed

Reports say his parents didn’t understand his mental health condition and even attempted an exorcism to cast out the evil spirit from him.
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Bauchi Spends N61m on Health Facilities Upgrade

The Bauchi State Government says it has paid N61 million as counterpart funding for the additional financing under the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NTSHIP) to save one million lives.

FG Approves UNTH, UITH For Surveillance Of Rotavirus Disease

The Federal Government has approved Ilorin and Enugu University Teaching Hospitals as special sentinel sites for surveillance of Rotavirus Diarrhea disease and Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis in children.
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Dangote Honoured With ‘Malaria No More’ Award

Africa richest man Aliko Dangote has been named the 2017 recipient of the ‘Malaria No More’ Global Leadership Award.
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