June 14, 2017

The Clinical Case That VP Osinbajo’s Firm Won Against Pfizer For Northern Nigerians 

Researchers often cite an episode in northern Nigeria about a decade ago, when political and religious leaders instructed parents not to immunize their children against polio. The leaders said they believed the vaccines could be contaminated with an antifertility agent meant to sterilize the population, as well as with HIV, […]
May 22, 2017

What North-Eastern Nigerian States Are Doing To Combat Meningitis – Officials

States in North East Nigeria have adopted proactive measures against the outbreak and control of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM. A survey conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria in the region indicated that the states have made adequate logistic arrangements and set up rapid response teams to combat the disease. […]
May 18, 2017

Passengers To Go Through Screening To Check Spread of Ebola

The Federal Government has ordered health workers to intensify screening of passengers coming into the country as part of deliberate efforts to check possible spread of Ebola virus. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive […]
May 16, 2017

Meningitis kills 8 In Kaduna – Commissioner

The Kaduna State Government says it has recorded eight deaths since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in parts of the country in January. The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday. Dogo […]
May 11, 2017

Nigeria’s meningitis death toll hits 1,069

More than 1,000 people have died in an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control said Thursday, but added that the spread of the disease is slowing. The outbreak has mostly affected children in Africa’s most populous country. As of May 9, a total of 13,420 suspected […]
May 10, 2017

Enugu Govt To Sustain Surveillance On Meningitis, Lassa Fever – Director

The Enugu State Government says it will continue to use massive publicity to sustain health surveillance alert on Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) and Lassa fever. The state’s Director of Public Health, Dr Okechukwu Ossai, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday. […]
April 26, 2017

Nigeria meningitis deaths rise to 813 – Health Minister

More than 800 people have died in a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria but the disease is now spreading more slowly, health minister Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday. “As of yesterday (Tuesday), the number of deaths stood at 813,” he told reporters in Abuja after a cabinet meeting. “As of now, […]