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Was 2013 the year of the ‘Almost Eradicated’?

Recently the Minister of Health called the press together and presented the WHO certificate of elimination to the President. He is reported to have said during the ceremony that “The Guinea Worm free certificate will further spur his (Jonathan’s) administration’s commitment to fight against many endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and of course polio” and that “The certification by WHO […]

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An evening with Agnes Binagwaho – Minister of Health of Rwanda

A few days ago, we attended the Annual Lecture organised by THE LANCET. The Editor is still the ever pleasant Richard Horton, who we met when we attended the lecture for the first time. At that time, The Lancet had invited Professor Adenike Grange to speak at the lecture series early in her short stint […]

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Nigeria – well represented at the 66th World Health Assembly

This year, as in most years, we are well represented at the 66th World Health Assembly currently going on in Geneva, with a small delegation of 47 official delegates (listed below). On the opening day, our Minister of Health has assured the world that we will eradicate polio – no shaking. We wish them a […]