Nigeria: 100 Million Nigerians Threatened By Tropical Diseases, Says Ehanire

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said about 100 million Nigerians are currently faced with the risk of some tropical diseases such as Guinea worm, leprosy, elephantiasis, river blindness, rabies and sleeping sickness.
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