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Top Ten News Items On Health, 7th September 2019

Quality investment in nutrition can save 3.7m lives by 2025 – WHO. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Responds To Cases Of Yellow Fever In Bauchi State. Financial Predicament Cause of Maternal Mortality, Bauchi Health Agency Laments. How $11m allocation for reproductive health got missing in 2019 budget’. Improving Funding For Effective Health Coverage. How […]

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Responds to Cases Of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi State. Three of the confirmed cases are residents of Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) and the fourth case is a tourist who was visiting Kano State and also visited the Yankari Games Reserve in the same LGA in Bauchi State. […]

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SimEx: Fine-tuning Nigeria’s response to potential disease outbreaks

Editor’s Note: This week in Abuja the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), launched the EYE Strategy to eliminate Yellow Fever, with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO, present. A few weeks ago in Lagos, the West Africa Health […]

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WAHO and Nigeria CDC team up to conduct a Yellow Fever Simulation Exercise in Lagos

The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in its efforts to contribute to the capacity building of ECOWAS Member States in the area of preparedness and response to epidemics, is supporting the establishment of national emergency management mechanisms for public health emergencies. To test these mechanisms and procedures in place for the management of major public […]

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Case of Yellow Fever confirmed in Nigeria; Government starts Response

The Hon Minister of  Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, confirms a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Laboratory diagnosis was carried out at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and confirmed at the Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal on the 12th of September 2017. Following the confirmation of […]