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The Federal Ministry of Environment has vowed to support states most affected by the cholera outbreak with chlorine solution/tablets, water and food testing resources, materials, and technical advisory. The States most affected, contributing 90% of the total cases, are Bayelsa, Lagos, Zamfara, Abia, Bauchi, Cross River, Ebonyi, Delta, and Katsina. Minister of State for Environment, Iziaq Salako in a statement said the Ministry through the Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, and the Environmental...

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As a measure to reduce the risk of mental illnesses and other risky behaviours associated with drug abuse among children, and youths, Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA) Abuja, has urged parents and teachers to educate them on the dangers of intake of the substances. Dr Hope Omeiz, Executive Director of the centre disclosed this in a message to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking or World Drug Day on Monday in...

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No fewer than 194,897 persons have died due to a cholera outbreak from January 1st, 2024 to May 26th, 2024 and1, 932 cases recoded globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. According to World health body, Eastern Mediterranean Region recorded the highest numbers of the reported cases from 24 countries across five WHO regions. The global stockpile of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) was depleted until early March but exceeded the emergency target of 5 million...

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The Federal Government (FG), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Nigeria and other stakeholders have strategized to deploy Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) as a panacea for the ever increasing rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as well as unplanned pregnancies among youths. According to reports, the agreement which was a fallout of a Focus Group Discussion (FGD), organized by AHF Nigeria to commemorate the 2024 International Day of the African Child (IDAC) would...

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As the rainy season intensifies, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has released a report indicating that there are increasing cases of cholera across the country. Cholera is a food and water-borne disease, caused by the ingestion of the organism Vibrio cholerae in contaminated water and food. NCDC Director General, Dr. Jide Idris in a statement said: “From the 1st of January to the 11th of June 2024, a total of 1,141 suspected...

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Due to the devastating effect of Tobacco smoking on humans, the World Health Organization, WHO, Members state established World No Tobacco Day in 1987, to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. On June 10, 2015, the Tobacco Control Act was signed into law to regulate the production, manufacture, sale, labeling, and promotion of tobacco and tobacco products in Nigeria. Despite warnings by the Federal Ministry of...

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The Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-Imam has hinted that the new government will sanction erring health workers involved in professional misconduct in the state’s health sector. Dr El-Imam was reacting to the reported missing umbilical cord and placenta of a new born baby at a Cottage hospital in Iloffa, Oke-Ero Local Government Area of the state. “That professional misconduct among health workers would not be condoned by the government. The professional misconduct...

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The Adamawa State government has confirmed 143 cases of measles out of 818 it recorded from January 2024 to date across the 21 local government areas of the state. Kadabiyu G. Jones, State Epidemiology, State Ministry of Health, Yola disclosed this during a media engagement in Yola and explained that most of the affected persons are unvaccinated children between the ages of 0-14 years. He stated that the immunization embarked upon in the affected areas...

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Health facilities in Bauchi State have admitted 4,384 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for treatment across 14 Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition Centers in the first quarter of 2024. The State Nutrition Officer, Abubakar Saleh confirmed the development while giving an overview of the nutrition situation in Bauchi State at a two-day State Committee on Food and Nutrition meeting held in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Saleh explained that out of the figure, only...

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Following reported cases of measles outbreak in Mubi North, Gombi, and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa State which claimed 42 lives, the state government has ordered the closure of all schools for one week. According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Aisha Umar, the closure which affects both public and private schools is aimed at enabling the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) to vaccinate...

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