Top Ten News Items on Health, 14 April 2017


Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489. WHO and partners provide vaccines to control meningitis C in Nigeria. WHO reaffirms commitment to implement 2017 emergency programme in N/East. FG inaugurates mental health, psycho-social support programme for insurgency victims. Queens College tragedy: Reps summon Education, Health Ministers, ex-Principal. PCN seals 52 pharmacies, 212 medicine stores in Enugu. LASUTH indigenous surgeons perform first local open-heart surgery. Lagos moves to stem suicide attempts, provides helplines. Lagos offers free medical services to 60,000 residents. NGOs call on Nigerians to embrace health insurance.


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  1. The news of meningitis in Nigeria is not too good. Each day the numbers of those infected go up. I think Nigeria can do more in fighting this epidemic disease before it gets to the level of the ebola era.

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