Niger: Violence, Humanitarian Needs and Fear Mount in Diffa
[MSF] At least 30 civilians killed in four days. Dozens more wounded. Some 380 houses burned to the ground or destroyed. Kidnappings, assassinations and cross-fire. The latest violence in Nguigmi and other locations in Diffa, between 23 and 26 March, have left a trail of destruction and psychological trauma. The worsening conflict around Lake Chad is taking an increasingly heavy toll on local communities, internally displaced and refugees in southeastern Niger. Thousands of people have been uprooted again recent (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NAFDAC Raises Alert On Fake Meningitis Vaccines
[Daily Trust] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the Nigerians, especially health care providers, on the circulation of a fake meningitis vaccines circulating in Niger Republic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Contaminated Lands, Water - New Major Inquiry Into Oil Spills in Niger Delta
[Vanguard] A major new inquiry into oil companies operating in the Niger Delta has been launched by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The probe will investigate "environmental and human damage" in Nigeria's vast oil fields. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pre-hospital care of road traffic accident victims in the Niger Delta: a private initiative and experience - Jasper AO, Jasper GC, Edah IO, Edah CA.
This is a review of pre-hospital care of road traffic accident (RTA) victims in the Niger Delta covering the highway linking Benin to Warri in Delta State, Nigeria, from January to December (2017). The non-availability of these services in the South South ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Niger: Niger Has the World's Highest Birth Rate - and That May Be a Problem
[The Conversation Africa] While fertility levels have declined rapidly in most parts of the world, many countries in the sub-Saharan African region of the Sahel have seen their reproductive rates go down very slowly, and only very slightly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Analysis of road traffic safety in Minna Niger State, Nigeria - Oyetubo AO, Afolabi OJ, Ohida ME.
Road traffic accident is one of the major causes of death in Nigeria. Road accidents have taken away so many lives in Nigeria today that hardly does any single disease match its mortality prowess. People have died prematurely and properties worth several m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

This Nigerien Med Student Has a Plan to Tackle Family Planning Taboo
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 28, 2019Mariama Abdou Gado is working with young religious leaders to revolutionize sex  ed in Niger.en fran çaisMariama Abdou Gado is fearless when it comes to tackling the taboos and social norms that prevent young Nigeriens like her from learning about their sexual and reproductive health.She ’s 21 years old, a medical student, and not afraid to talk about sex, pregnancy, or contraception with anyone.“Young people represent almost 70% of the population in Niger,” Mariama says. “Should...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal and Newborn Health Policy Advocacy International Conference on Family Planning Gender Equality Youth Niger Source Type: news

Female Islamic preachers call for women ’s rights, contraception in Niger
MARADI, Niger – The preacher Malama Ouani may seem like an unlikely advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She teaches women about Islam and family welfare during study groups, known as “madrassas,” in her conservative community in southern Niger.But her lessons explore aspects of family that are seldom discussed in religious circles – includingdomestic violence,family planning andvisits to the gynaecologist.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

AU Leaders: Domestic Resource Mobilization, Smart Partnerships Form Bedrock of Universal Health Coverage
By Ummuro Adano, Regional Director, East AfricaFebruary 12, 2019To get better health and economic results, African leaders say, let's work together as a continent.The global landscape of development assistance for health is rapidly changing: donor funding has plateaued, and many middle-income countries in Africa have either transitioned or are rapidly transitioning toward self-sufficiency and an end to financial backing from external donor organizations —a process that has also been called “graduation” from donor assistance.Domestic resource mobilization, smart partnership with the private sector, and e...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy Private-Sector Approaches Health Financing Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Ethiopia Source Type: news

The efficacy of traditional cultural practices in the rehabilitation of victims of torture in Nigeria's Niger Delta - Babatunde A.
INTRODUCTION: Traditional methods of purification and healing carried out by healers and priests are of utmost importance for the mental and spiritual rehabilitation of victims of torture and perpetrators. The efficacy of traditional practices in the rehab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Beyond rebellion: uncaptured dimensions of violent conflicts and the implications for peacebuilding in - Ebiede TM.
Disagreements between indigenous communities and the Nigerian state on natural resource management constitute a major source of conflicts in the oil-rich Niger Delta. Though armed militancy targeting oil infrastructure constituted a major form of the confl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ouagadougou Partnership Countries on Track to Meet 2020 Family Planning Goals
December 19, 2018At the 7th annual meeting of theOuagadougou Partnership last week, about 350 delegates from more than a dozen countries came together to celebrate the partnership ’s successes and progress toward its goals, including reaching 2.2 million more people in nine francophone West African countries with modern family planning methods by 2020.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of government officials, religious leaders, civil society members, and youth representatives from nine countries —Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—wo...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Africa: A Transit City in Niger Extends HIV/Aids Care to Migrants
[Deutsche Welle] The movement of people in Africa is driving the HIV/AIDS rate up. In one city Nigerien authorities have included migrants in their program to curb and treat the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger closes UK charity's health centers, says they performed abortions
Niger's health ministry has ordered two family planning centers run by British charity Marie Stopes International (MSI) to close because it performed abortions, the ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

When working ants take a sick day, the whole colony benefits
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Scientists have shown that the social insect Lasius niger (or black garden ant) changes its behavior following exposure to a fungus, a strategy that protects the most vulnerable and important members of the colony from infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect
Animal social networks are shaped by multiple selection pressures, including the need to ensure efficient communication and functioning while simultaneously limiting disease transmission. Social animals could potentially further reduce epidemic risk by altering their social networks in the presence of pathogens, yet there is currently no evidence for such pathogen-triggered responses. We tested this hypothesis experimentally in the ant Lasius niger using a combination of automated tracking, controlled pathogen exposure, transmission quantification, and temporally explicit simulations. Pathogen exposure induced behavioral c...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stroeymeyt, N., Grasse, A. V., Crespi, A., Mersch, D. P., Cremer, S., Keller, L. Tags: Epidemiology, Evolution reports Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gas Flaring Continues Scorching Niger Delta
[Deutsche Welle] In Nigeria's Niger Delta, gas flares are killing crops, polluting water and damaging human health. The Nigerian government has promised to tackle the problem -- but new data shows flaring has even gone up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Niger
From July through September 2018, six cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported from Niger, genetically linked to a cVDPV2 case in Jigawa and Katsina States, Nigeria. The virus was isolated from children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) from Zinder region, located in the south of Niger and on the border with Nigeria, with dates of onset of paralysis ranging from 18 July through 16 September 2018. This outbreak has also affected Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, and Borno states in Nigeria, with 17 cases reported since April 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The Right to Choose
Manes Feston, flanked by her children, holds her four-month-old son Fedson. He was one of triplets but his siblings died because of a lack of welfare support. High fertility rates can be seen in much of Africa with four or more births per woman. Generally, these countries are poorer with limited access to quality healthcare and contraception. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2018 (IPS)Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) examines the state of the world populatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations fertility Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Patient's fungal infection causes black blobs of mould to grow inside his ear canal
A patient at Hai Duong Hospital near Hanoi, Vietnam, developed an infection from the fungus aspergillus niger, which caused spores of mould to grow in his ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niger:Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger
[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Three Cases of Polio Detected in Niger
[Vanguard] Health officials have detected three cases of polio in southern Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the health ministry said Friday, just months after a major UN vaccination operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cholera – Niger
On 15 July, the outbreak of cholera was officially declared by the Ministry of Public Health of Niger. The first three cases were residents of Nigeria from Jibiya Local Government Area (LGA) in Katsina State on the border with Niger. The cases were all from the same family and reportedly had an onset of symptoms in Jibiya LGA before seeking treatment on 5 July 2018 at a health facility in a bordering town in Niger. Vibrio cholerae serotype O1 Inaba was confirmed in stool samples from all three cases, one of which died within minutes of admission. In addition to these cases, six cases were reported in the following two days...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people
since July (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use
September 25, 2018In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it's working.Imagine: It ’s 1981. Ronald Reagan is president of the United States. Scientists still believe AIDS isa rare lung infection. And over 42% of the world ’s population lives in extreme poverty.Forty-two percent. That number always stops us in our tracks. It ’s massive, and uncomfortably close to half.Even more mind-blowing is how that number has plummeted in just a few decades. Today it stands at 10%. And we ’re poised to reach 0% by 2030, if we achieve theSustainable De...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice
September 24, 2018In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn ’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing.en fran çaisInnocent Ibrahim started out as a family planning youth ambassador —basically, a young person who talks to other young people about contraceptives.He knew only too well that something as simple as an implant or a condom could be the difference between an early, unwanted pregnancy and a future of education and prosperity —especially in countries like his, where fertility and maternal deaths are high and access to reproductive health services is low.And he wanted ...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is one of the cities now committing its own resources to launch new family planning and reproductive health activities. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.September 24, 2018en fran çaisIn francophone West Africa, a new method of addressing family planning is taking hold as mayors become more engaged in planning for their communities ’ health and economic development goals. In the last 18 months, mayors and local officials from six cities in four countries have begun reproductive health initiatives thanks to guidance and funding fromthe Challenge Initiative (TCI).In a...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Identify and Report - How Grassroots Informants Accelerated the End of Polio in Niger State
[Nigeria Health Watch] The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for wedding ceremonies, explains Baba Buhari, the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) in charge of Bida Local Government Area. The other things that adorned the streets were antique shops displaying alluring shapes, colour (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Africa's Meningitis Belt - Why There's a Case for a Booster Vaccination Drive
[The Conversation Africa] A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa - including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, collectively known as the meningitis belt - have been repeatedly devastated by overwhelming epidemics of meningitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lessons for Bida - Three Approaches That May Solve Niger State's Public Sanitation Dilemma
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent call from his wife asking him to come home. Salihu, their beloved three-year-old son, had been vomiting and stooling uncontrollably. By the time Mr Katsina got home, a neighbour, who is a health worker, had started giving him liquids. Unfortunately, Salihu had already lost so much body fluids that despite the treatment, he died within a few hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Characterisation of Aspergillus niger and A. tubingensis related allergens relevant to asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Expression profile analysis reveals that Aspergillus fumigatus but not Aspergillus niger makes type II epithelial lung cells less immunological alert
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:35Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Nigeria:Osinbajo Faults Efforts to Tackle Lead Poisoning
[This Day] Abuja -Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have faulted the ongoing efforts by various stakeholders in the mining sector towards curtailing the acute lead poisoning which has killed over 400 children in Zamfara and Niger states, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger:Girls Find 'Sanctuary' in Fistula Treatment Centres
[UN News] Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed visits the National Fistula Centre in Niamey, Niger, with Margot Wallstrom, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (l) and Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, second First Lady (r) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Niger State Now Polio Free
[This Day] Minna -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said Niger State is now polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FEATURE: Niger ’s girls find'sanctuary' in fistula treatment centres
Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau laughs with a group of young women in brightly coloured shawls in her ward at the National Fistula Centre [Centre National de R éférence de Fistule Obstétricale] in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. They can consider themselves amongst the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FEATURE: Niger ’s girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres
Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau laughs with a group of young women in brightly coloured shawls in her ward at the National Fistula Centre [Centre National de R éférence de Fistule Obstétricale] in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. They can consider themselves amongst the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women ’s leadership'critical' to future of Niger
The role of women in leadership positions is critical to the future of a peaceful Niger according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trial from Niger finds village-wide prophylactic antibiotics contained spread of meningitis
(PLOS) Distribution of single doses of the oral antibiotic ciprofloxacin to residents of rural villages in the African meningitis belt reduced the number of meningitis cases during a 2017 meningitis epidemic, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Matthew Coldiron and colleagues from Epicentre and M é decins Sans Fronti è res in France, Switzerland and Niger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa:As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President
[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - Niger Govt Confirms 7 Deaths, 74 Cases
[Leadership] Niger state government has confirmed 7 people dead in the outbreak of Cholera in Bida local government area,even as 74 cases have so far been reported in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:15 Die, 65 Others Hospitalised As Cholera Outbreak Hits Bida
[This Day] Minna -An unconfirmed source monday evening stated that 15 people died and 65 others were hospitalised as a result of cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis
A mother caresses the head of her sleeping malnourished baby, at the mother and child centre in the town of Diffa, Niger. Credit: UNICEF/TremeauBy Mark LowcockUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead. Governments in the region were successful in beating back the crisis six years ago. I a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Lowcock Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania:Study On Mass Distribution of Antibiotics Worrying - Medics
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new study involving nearly 200,000 children in Tanzania, Malawi and Niger has suggested that antibiotics should be widely distributed on a massive scale as a strategy to cut down on deaths of new-borns and infants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics
Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Infant Mortality Trachoma Bacteria Third World and Developing Countries New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Carter Center Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Pfizer Inc Niger Malawi Tanzania Azit Source Type: news

Niger:Boko Haram Blamed for Nonstop Cholera Outbreaks
[CAJ News] Maiduguri -A new cholera outbreak in the terror prone northeast Nigeria has left three people dead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Meningitis in Niger State
[Daily Trust] Last week, the Niger State government announced that laboratory testing had confirmed 31 cases and four deaths due to an outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) - a bacterial infection affecting the brain and the spinal cord - making it a medical emergency. The commissioner of health, Dr. Mustapha Jibril, told newsmen in Minna that the cases were confined to only two local government areas of Magama and Katcha. As usual, experts have attributed the outbreak to the hot weather coursing through the countr (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NDDC Seeks German Collaboration for Cancer Centre
[This Day] Warri -The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has declared the preparedness of the interventionist agency to collaborate with the government of the Federal Republic of Germany in setting up an enduring and functional world class cancer centre in the Niger Delta region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news