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

Buhari
National Assembly Advocates Overhaul Of Environmental Laws
The National Assembly is advocating a complete overhaul of environmental laws, with strict implementation in the states.
Presidency To Commercialise Aso Rock Clinic
The Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, has said plans were under the way to commercialise the State House Medical Center.
People Skipping Breakfast Risk Heart Attack – Study
People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease.
Kaduna Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike
Residents doctors in Kaduna state have began an indefinite strike on Tuesday over “sorry state” of healthcare facilities in state government hospitals.
Nigerian Army Organises Free Medical Outreach
The 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, will organise free medical outreach for residents of Ogurude, Obubra, Cross River on 4 October.
Health Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike
The Joint Health Sector Union has asked its members to resume work on Wednesday after the leadership of the union suspended its industrial action on Saturday.
Magbojuri Replaces Oni As NAFDAC Boss
NAFDAC on Saturday announced that Ademola Magbojuri has taken over from Yetunde Oni as the Acting Director General of the agency.
Infant Lands In Hospital Over Rare Brain Parasite In Hawaii
An infant was admitted in an hospital for rat lungworm disease, probably after consuming a slug or snail on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ngige
Ngige Absolves FG Of Blame In JOHESU Impasse
Dr Chris Ngige has absolved the federal government of blame in the ongoing strike by the national association of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
UNICEF Advocates 4 Weeks Paid Paternity Leave In Nigeria
UNICEF on Tuesday recommended six months paid maternity leave and four weeks paid paternity leave to ensure healthy development of young children.
Doctors Suspend 7-day Warning Strike In Osun
The Osun Chapter of NMA on Tuesday directed its members working with state government to resume work after a seven-day warning strike.
FG To Contain Spread Of Yellow Fever – Official
The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to contain further spread of yellow fever in the country.
Google Introduces Health Knowledge Panel
Search engine site Google has announced the launch of its health knowledge panels in 20 countries in Africa, including Nigeria.
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FG Seals Pact With Sokoto Govt On Healthcare
Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto has signed an MoU with the Sokoto State Government to boost healthcare delivery in the state.
Health Workers Blamed For 90% Deaths In Hospitals
Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital believes poor attitude of health workers is responsible for over 90 percent of deaths in hospitals.
Yellow Fever Case Confirmed In Kwara
Nigeria Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has confirmed a new case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun, Kwara state.
NMA
Osun Doctors Embark On 7-Day Warning Strike
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Osun State Chapter, has embarked on a seven-day warning strike over unpaid arrears and poor working condition.
Nigeria’s First DNA Forensic Lab Opens In Lagos
The Lagos state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, says the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory has begun work.
Cholera Kills 18, 198 Hospitalised In Kebbi
An outbreak of gastroenteritis (cholera) has killed 18 people at Dole-Kaina in Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi state.
Niger Flooding Kills 50, Displaces Over 100,000
A fresh data from UN showed that flooding unleashed by three months of torrential rain in Niger has killed at least 50 people and displaced nearly 120,000.

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