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Measles outbreak update, civil society oversight and some cheering notes

The death toll from the measles outbreak in Borno continues to rise with 80 deaths reported by Thisday newspaper as at yesterday. There is still little evidence of an intensified immunization campaign which is critical if control of the outbreak is to be achieved. That the outbreak has occurred should not surprise anyone in the […]

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Another Measles Outbreak

The Nigerian Guardian reports that 60 children have died from a measles outbreak in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. 400 other children are said to be infected. If we are to believe these figures we should be very angry! Angry that 40 years after the measles vaccine became available, at the cost today of less than […]

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Blogging Nigeria's Health Scene

Why start a blog about health and health care in Nigera, who has time to read them…and really who cares? Questions we asked ourselves. Ike Anya and I have frequently commented on health issues relating to Nigeria in various conventional media as here, here and here. Just before the last elections, with our colleagues in […]