Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states. NHIS removes 23,000 ghost enrollees from health insurance scheme. Japan Contributes $903,000 To North East Emergency Programme. Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launches five-year strategic plan to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious diseases. Nigeria, 12 others begin immunisation of 116 million children against polio. AIDS survey committee inaugurated. Nigeria Equips Primary Health Care Centres With GeneXpert Machines To Accelerate TB Case Finding. Katsina Govt releases N700m for hospital equipment. Relief as Abia council gets hospital. “Does Leadership Matter” in the Nigerian health sector?