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Top Ten News Items on Health, 30 July 2017

With 1,166 deaths, Nigerian govt formally declares meningitis outbreak over‎. Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions. Health insurance: FG calls for scrapping of HMOs. FG approves enrollment of NYSC members into NHIS. Borno disburses N30.8m to hospitals, medical centres. Anambra to set up emergency medical response unit. Lagos upgrades 40 primary health care centres to attend to […]

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Meningitis Outbreak: As number of new cases drop, Sokoto State commences large vaccination campaign

The number of new cases of suspected meningitis being reported has begun to decline as outbreak control measures take effect. A total of 628 new cases were reported in week 16 versus 1,935 in week 15 and 2,127 in week 14. The cumulative number of suspected cases recorded in Nigeria throughout the outbreak period is […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Meningitis in Nigeria – what’s going on?

The ongoing meningitis outbreak in Nigeria is currently a source of grave concern. The latest reports indicate that since December, Nigeria had reported 2996 cases of meningitis across 16 States. Sadly, 336 Nigerians out of that number died. It is a sad moment for the country and we mourn the victims. Given the widespread nature […]