Top Ten News Items on Health, 13th March 2020


WHO declares Coronavirus a pandemic. N6.7trn needed for 2nd National Health Plan — FG. Over 3.4 million persons vaccinated against Yellow Fever in Rivers State. World Kidney Day: Surviving Kidney Disease In Nigeria. Celebrating the Nigerian woman – the epitome of courage, strength and hope. 660,000 Deltans enrolls into contributory health insurance scheme — Okowa. Malaria: Why more children are targeted for seasonal chemoprevention. Lassa Fever: Lagos Govt set for 8 weeks fumigation in schools, abattoirs, markets. Formal sector retirees to retain NHIS benefit till age 70 – FG. Hygeia launches healthcare payment for Nigerians in diaspora.


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