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Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria
The disease, carried by rodents, is sometimes mild but can lead to hemorrhagic fever and death. W.H.O. has sent additional staff to help contain the outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Lassa Fever Rodents Epidemics Protective Clothing and Gear World Health Organization Nigeria Africa Source Type: news

More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria
At least 43 people have died and 450 people are ill in a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Death Toll From Lassa Fever Rising
[CAJ News] Abuja -AN escalating outbreak of the Lassa fever has left at least 43 people dead in disease-prone Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:On National Cancer Control
[Guardian] February 4 every year is World Cancer Day, a day set aside for governments, organisations and individuals around the world to unite and raise awareness about cancer; and work to make it a global health priority. It unites the world's population in the fight against cancer and is commemorated globally by millions of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Uncleared Refuse Litter OAU
[Premium Times] A few parts of the academic area on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, now host refuse dumps, which students say are not only eyesores but unhealthy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Exclusive - OAU Unveils Plan to Renovate Dilapidated Hostels
[Premium Times] The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is set to embark on an ambitious review of its students' accommodation policy to decongest and renovate the halls of residence on the campus, a top official has exclusively told PREMIUM TIMES. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:'I'm Turning My Passion Into Action'
[This Day] Dr. Anuma Kalu Ulu, Nigerian-born medical practitioner based in the United States was in the country recently on medical mission, writes Peter Uzoho (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:I'm Ready to Fight Back Against Corrupt Interest, Says NHIs Boss
[This Day] Sokoto -The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Alhaji Yusuf Usman, thursrday said the smear campaign in the media would not deter him, from fighting back against corrupt practices in the scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Saraki Tasks Gates' Foundation On Primary Healthcare
[This Day] Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on boosting comprehensive primary healthcare in its intervention programmes across the country rather than funding the eradication of individual diseases like polio, tuberculosis and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Medical Council Inducts 249 Foreign Trained Graduates
[Premium Times] The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has inducted 249 foreign trained medical and dental graduates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Student Invents Procedure That Could Revolutionise Retinal Disease Diagnosis
[This Day] A Nigerian doctoral student at Brunel University London's Department of Computer Science, Bashir Dodo, has won the "Best Student Paper" award at the industry-leading BIOIMAGING 2018 conference in Portugal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lawmaker to Begin Free Medical Outreach in Ebonyi
[This Day] Abakaliki -Member representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal constituency in Ebonyi, Hon. Linus Okorie has initiated a constituency wide free medical and welfare outreach programme to address the health and other needs in the constituency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria's Poor Attitude to Healthcare Financing
[This Day] While many countries, even in Africa, have increased their health sector funding in a bid to reduce diseases and mortality rates, Nigeria has continued to slip backwards allocating only about 30 per cent of the required yearly amount. Martins Ifijeh writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos to Host International Conference On Fertility
[This Day] The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme 'New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Malnutrition of Children Under Five Years Worsens, Says Unicef
[This Day] Abuja -Despite budgetary allocations towards tackling the menace of malnutrition and the constant on-going enlightenment on the need for proper nutrition in the early stages of a child's life, the spate of malnutrition has continued to increase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Lagos Advocates Personal, Environmental Hygiene As Control Measures
[This Day] The Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the public to ensure and maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of prevention and control measures against the spread of the Lassa fever disease in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio, Lassa and Yellow Fever - Where Is the Political Will?
[Guardian] Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever and yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined in South-East, Globally, Say Unicef, UNFPA
[This Day] The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have jointly declared that the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within the South-east region of Nigeria and other places around the world has declined by nearly a quarter (25 per cent) since year 2000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - WHO Moves to Contain Outbreak
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) is scaling up its response to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:15% of Nigerian Youth Lose Virginity Before Age 15 - NACA
[Premium Times] More young Nigerians are engaging in sex much earlier, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bride's Family Calls Off Wedding Over Fake HIV Certificate
[Daily Trust] Damaturu -The family of would-be bride, Hafsa Abdurrahman, has called off their daughter's wedding over a fake certificate, allegedly from Yobe State Specialist Hospital, Damaturu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:3 in 10 Nigerian Adults Have Kidney Disease, Says Nephrologists
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -At least three in 10 Nigerians aged over 18 could be suffering one or another kidney related condition, according to the Nigerian Association of Nephrology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever
The World Health Organization says an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead
Nigeria reports up to 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever this year; 37 confirmed dead (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Patients Lament Long Waiting Time At Hospitals As Govt Seeks Solutions
[Premium Times] Mamunat Isah had been at the Kubwa General Hospital's waiting room since 8.00 a.m. trying to see the doctor. It was 1.00 p.m. and she was yet to see the doctor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Doctors Take Sensitisation to Markets As Disease Claims One in Osun
[Premium Times] As the Lassa fever scourge ravages some parts of South-west states, members of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Osun State chapter, on Monday took campaigns to markets in Osogbo, the state capital, to enlighten women on its symptoms and how to track the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria Sparks Local Health Concerns
[Observer] In the wake of the reported outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, health authorities in Liberia say they are prepared and capable of defeating any outbreak, adding that: "As part of our prepared measures, we have assigned disease surveillance officers at each of our entry points." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Sector Dips As More Nigerian Doctors Move Abroad
[Guardian] More reasons have emerged on why no fewer than 5,405 Nigerian-trained doctors and nurses are currently working with the British National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and why many more will join the league. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Tracking the State of Nigerians' Health Over 10 Years
We examined the trends revealed by a series of major surveys. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rats Fever Kills 40 in Nigeria
[CAJ News] Abuja -Medical groups are making frantic efforts to contain the spread of a Lassa fever outbreak that has killed at least 40 people in Nigeria this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Permanent Secretary Calls for Care for Dementia Patients
[Daily Trust] The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bolaji Adebiyi has urged Nigerians to care for dementia patients as well as create a society where people living with dementia feel acceptable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Workers Give Govt 21-Day Strike Notice
[This Day] A strong indication of an industrial strike in the health sector emerged yesterday as members of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have vowed to embark on a nationwide strike if the federal government does not address their three discontentment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio-Free Certificate May Be Secured By 2019 - WHO
[This Day] Uyo -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed optimism that a Polio-free certification could be granted Nigeria by 2019 if no Wild Polio virus is detected in any area of the country within the period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Governor Urges End to Medical Tourism
[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has urged Nigerians to take advantage of the world-class medical facilities at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, instead of traveling abroad for medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Containing Lassa Fever
[This Day] The health authorities could do more to tame the viral disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Workers Issue Govt 21 Days Ultimatum to Meet Demands
[Guardian] Health workers in Nigeria have given the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum to meet their demands even as they threatened to embark on industrial action at its expiration on March 1, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Measles - 12-Day Vaccination Commences Tomorrow
[Daily Trust] A total of 3,998 settlements have been earmarked for the measles vaccination campaign scheduled to hold from February 10 to February 22, the FCT Administration has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:90% of Households Consume Faeces-Tainted Water
[Vanguard] Ninety per cent of households in Nigeria consume contaminated water and other impure substances, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Keeping the Promise On Aids to Nigerians
[This Day] The last decade witnessed great uncertainty in Nigeria's HIV treatment programme - a period of pseudo-scientists laying claims to cures and operating without checks. A time that help was assumed to be more in miracle centres than in hospitals. A phase of general and entrenched misconception of what HIV really is, its routes of transmission and of lived realities of being HIV positive. It was a time of unending stigma - at home and in healthcare settings, discernible with rejection by loved ones and by soci (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:At the Mercy of Lassa Fever
[This Day] Since January this year, Lassa fever has claimed at least 31 Nigerians, with another 77 confirmed cases and 405 unconfirmed cases, bringing to the fore the voracious spread of the current outbreak. Martins Ifijeh writes that government and stakeholders must scale up their intervention to contain the disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bua Group to Construct 220-Bed Specialist Hospital in Kano
[Daily Trust] BUA Group has announced plans to construct a N7.5billion specialist hospital in Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:UNODC Launches Policy Publications to Tackle Drug Abuse
[This Day] In a move to combat hydra-headed problem of drug dependence among millions of Nigerian youths and widespread incidence of drug induced criminality and violence in the country, the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched four different publications on important policies and guidelines for controlled medicines and drug dependence treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Presidency Orders Rollout of 200,000-Strong Nationwide CHIPS
[Daily Trust] The federal health ministry is to ensure roll out of the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) Programme nationwide, involving some 200,000 agents, the presidency has directed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Stakeholders Fault Yusuf's Reinstatement As NHIs Boss
[Guardian] Stakeholders in the health sector, led by the Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN), have condemned the reinstatement of suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.They accused President Muhammadu Buhari of preferring ethnicity to competence and ignoring the report of a panel that indicted and suspended Yusuf over an alleged N919 million fraud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Is Nigeria Really Home to Almost One in Four of the World's Malaria Cases?
[Bhekisisa] International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world's malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Toyin Saraki Canvasses Support for Universal Health Coverage At World Economic Forum
[Guardian] To advance the goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) worldwide, wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki has called on leaders to consider the critical components of achieving UHC and help local organisations engage with global financing facility (GFF) countries to further along the process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Kano Releases N344M As Counterpart Funding for Polio Immunisation
[This Day] Kano -Kano state government has released the sum of N344, 671, 368 million as part counterpart funding in fulfillment of the tripartite agreement with Dangote Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the 2018 routine immunization against poliomyelitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Directs States to Establish Infection Prevention Committees, Isolation Centres
[This Day] The federal government through the Emergency National Council on Health has called on all 36 states of the federation to ensure the establishment of functional Infection Prevention Committee (IPCs), isolation centres and Emergency Operational Centres in their various domains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria's Death Rate From Cancer to Rise to 75% By 2030, Says WHO
[This Day] Abuja -?Nigeria is predicted to expect a 75 per cent increase in cancer-induced death come the year 2030, as it happens to be a member of the Low-Medium Income Countries which statistics has revealed will suffer from the effects of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Reinstated NHIs Boss Yet to Resume - Official
[Vanguard] Prof. Usman Yusuf, the reinstated Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is yet to resume work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news