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Cancer fatality rate worries government

Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government on Friday, April 13, 2018 said the level of fatality of cancer cases in the country had become worrisome. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this at the launch of National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) 2018-2022 in Abuja. Adewole said that the plan would create awareness on the dangers and treatment of cancer, and help to ...

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World Health Day: Climate Wednesday engages Bariga council on health talk

Community Health Talk

As part of activities to mark the 2018 World Health Day, Lagos-based international climate change development group, Climate Wednesday, took up the initiative called “Community Health Talk” to the grassroots by visiting a local community in Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos. According to the organisation, the event was aimed at engaging the members of the community on ...

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Nigeria reduces malaria prevalence to 27%


The Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday, April 13, 2018 said the prevalence rate of malaria has been reduced from 42 per cent in 2010 to 27 per cent in 2015. He disclosed this at the Malaria Public Sector Stakeholders meeting on dissemination of the Achievements of the MAPS-C project of Africare, an NGO, in collaboration with Exxonmobil, ...

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Word Health Day: Government reiterates commitment to 2025 Universal Health Coverage

Dr Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2025. The minister made this known while briefing newsmen on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Abuja as part of activities to commemorate 2018 World Health Day with the theme “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere.” He said that the Federal ...

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World Health Day: FCT needs additional 4,000 workers to meet demands

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board says nothing less than 4,000 additional health workers are needed to deliver effective and efficient health services across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Commemorating the 2018 World Health Day, ...

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World Health Day: AfDB wants strengthened health systems in Africa

Akinwumi Adesina

On the occasion of World Health Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for increased and more quality investments in the continent’s health sector to achieve universal health coverage. Member States of the United Nations agreed in 2012 to work towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 with a target that everyone, everywhere should access ...

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Improved security helping immunisation activities in Zamfara

Dr. Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar

Recent improvement in security is helping immunisation activities in Zamfara State, says World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in the state, Dr Hamza Kankiya. The WHO Coordinator made the assertion on Saturday, April 8, 2018 at the Flag-off of April 2018 National Immunisation Plus Days awareness campaign held in Kaura-Namoda. He said, “We are congratulating the Zamfara State Government and entire people of the ...

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World Health Day: WHO urges ‘health for all’

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made a strong call for universal health coverage, saying health is a human right. WHO also said governments should ensure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, in his message on the World Health Day, which is marked annually ...

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World Autism Awareness Day: Empowering ailing women, girls

António Guterres

“On World Autism ,Awareness Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to promote the full participation of all people with autism, and ensure they have the necessary support to be able to exercise their rights and fundamental freedoms.” Those were the words of UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, as the world celebrated the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on Monday, April 2, ...

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Donors pledge $15m to UN emergencies contingency fund

Alistair Burt, UK Minister of State for International Development

Donors have pledged an additional $15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern ...

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