DR Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, says that Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases. Ihekweazu said this at the launch of Alliance for [...]
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Cholera (Xinhua/NAN) South Africa on Monday issued a cholera alert following an outbreak in neighbouring Zimbabwe. “There is a significant risk that travelers from the outbreak-affected area may present with cholera in South Africa,’’ the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said. Healthcare workers countrywide, especially those in Limpopo Province, which borders Zimbabwe, should be
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KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, November 21, 2018/APO Group/ — Three joint winners of the 2018 cycle of Al Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of Health have been endorsed by the award’s Board of Trustees, in recognition of their exemplary work in health improvement on the African continent. Following consideration of the jury and selection committees’ reports, the Board of Trustees has decided to award half of the Prize to Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director
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No fewer than eight persons have been confirmed dead after a strange disease ravaged Dungurawa village, in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State. The strange disease, report says, started about a week ago in the community and has created panic as it was said to be claiming lives almost on a daily basis. […]
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ABUJA - The National Arbovirus and Vectors Research Centre (NAVRC) has said it is currently working to bring about a sustained and active nationwide surveillance of infectious disease vectors starting in three North-Central states of Benue, Nasarawa and Niger.
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A Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ebun Bamgboye, has urged the Federal Government to provide policy friendly interventions to stem the rising tide of kidney diseases in the country. Making the call during a free kidney disease screening organised by St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, Bamgboye said the hospital sees 120 new cases annually.
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