Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 March 2017

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FG explains plans to upgrade seven cancer centres across Nigeria. Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds. Nigeria loses $1.5bn yearly to maternal deaths – UNFPA. Minister inaugurates Primary Health Care Supply Chain Revitalization Committee. Council approves 10 training institutions for medical lab technicians. FG to engage 200,000 community health volunteers. Disease outbreak: NCDC calls for evidence based prevention strategies. Too many petitions crippling Kaduna neuropsychiatric hospital. Health workers begin strike over alleged corruption, unpaid salaries. “I banged on the hospital door at 1 a.m. with my daughter screaming in pain” – The difficulty of healthcare access in Nigeria.

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