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NCDC Urges Nigerians to Take Measures Against Monkey Pox

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said there is no available treatment for the Monkey Pox infection. The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, stated that the NCDC is doing everything possible to mitigate the spread of the disease. Mamora urged Nigerians to take measures to prevent contracting the disease. The Minister noted that Monkey Pox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the Monkey […]

today05/24/2022 1

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Ikoku Calls For Joint Effort In Tackling Drug Abuse

The Chief Executive Officer of Havana group, Mike Ikoku, has called on Nigerians to join in the fight against drug abuse. Ikoku made this known when he was conferred with the Award of Ambassador of war against drug abuse, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Owerri, Imo state capital He assures NDLEA of his unwavering commitment in winning the fight against drug abuse in Nigeria. Also speaking, […]

today05/20/2022 2

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NCDC Reveals That 723 Cases of Lassa Fever are Being Managed

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that at least 723 cases of Lassa fever have been managed at the case management centre. The NCDC revealed this in its Lassa fever situation report. NCDC noted that since the last outbreak of the disease in 2016, there had been an increase in the number of recurring cases. In 2019, the centre stated that 796 cases were reported, while in […]

today05/16/2022 1

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North Korea Reports First Covid-19 Death

North Korea has confirmed its first death from Covid-19. Authorities say six people died after suffering a fever with one testing positive for Omicron, adding that 187,000 people with a fever were being isolated and treated. There had been an outbreak of the Omicron variant in the capital, Pyongyang, and announced lockdown measures. Health officials revealed that at least 350,000 people had shown signs of that fever, without specifying how […]

today05/13/2022 2

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NCDC alerts health workers on Lassa fever outbreak

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said 22 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory have reported 751 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in 2022. The NCDC noted that 140 deaths have been reported. The Centre, however, appealed to health workers to maintain a high index of suspicion for the disease.

today05/06/2022 3

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Edo Government Postpones Polio Vaccination

Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency has rescheduled the second round of oral polio vaccination. A statement issued by the Health Education Officer Irene Uabor, noted that the exercise earlier slated for May 7 would now hold between May 14 and May 17, 2022. The statement stated that the exercise would be conducted in all the 18 Local Government Areas of the State. It added that the rising cases […]

today05/05/2022 1

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Police warns against sleeping with dogs

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the alarming trend of ladies allegedly sleeping with dogs for money. Reacting to the development, the Force Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi who cited the Criminal code Act 1990 said it is an offence for anyone to have carnal knowledge of an animal. Adejobi, therefore, warned those in the line of business to stop to avoid spreading strange sicknesses in the Country.

today05/01/2022 3

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FG Partners United Nations to end Female Genital Mutilation

Federal government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the United Nations Population Fund, has launched a movement to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, in Nigeria. UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, said the medicalization of FGM in Nigeria remains a threat in states like Ekiti, Oyo and Osun. Schmale stressed that the new pattern of mutilation through medicalization is on the […]

today04/30/2022 3

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Federal government warns against female genital mutilation

The federal government has warned of the effects of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM. Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who called for an end to the practice, described it as ancient and crude. Tallen stressed that FGM is a crime against humanity, and leads to grave health consequences for the female gender. She maintained that there was no excuse to condone mutilating females in the name of culture. Female genital […]

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