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21m Get Protection Against COVID-19, Other Diseases

…as WaterAid’s Scale-Up Hygiene project ends in 6 states The Heineken Africa Foundation, WaterAid Nigeria, civil society organisations and the government on Wednesday celebrated a seven-month project that expanded hygiene access for marginalised and vulnerable communities in six states including Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Enugu, Kaduna and Oyo states.  The NGN284 million Scale-Up Hygiene project was […]

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RBM applauds El Salvador over malaria-free certification

Yesterday, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomed the news that El Salvador has been officially certified malaria-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). With this development yesterday, El Salvador became the first country in Central America to receive this accolade presented to countries which have maintained at least three consecutive years of indigenous zero […]

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Dr Juan Izquierdo on revolutionary changes in cosmetic dentistry

  From being born to a family of accountants to becoming a successful dentist and transforming the dental healthcare industry, Dr. Izquierdo has been putting a smile across the faces of his patients and fellow dentists alike. Here’s a lowdown on how he is creating a significant impact through his leading dental healthcare brand. Making […]

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Transmission of new COVID-19 variant could trigger rise in cases

…as experts advocate increased surveillance capacity for the viruses About 55 different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 are known to be circulating in Nigeria presently and they are changing rapidly. Experts said increasing the country’s capacity for genomic sequencing would help public health officials identify the variant viruses for further characterisation and better surveillance, writes APPOLONIA ADEYEMI […]

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Lagos refurbishes hospitals over patient flow, others

In line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make it fit for purpose, the Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State. State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who disclosed this on Tuesday after a facility […]

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FG, UN initiate changes for better yields in food systems

The Federal Government and the United Nations system have reiterated their commitment to ensuring substantial and positive changes in Nigeria’s food systems. “Nigeria is working with the UN and other stakeholders to ensure that the nation’s food systems are more sustainable, inclusive and resilient,” said the National Convenor of Nigeria Food Systems Summit Dialogues, and […]

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Only 88 out of 100 children survive up to 5 years in Nigeria – HCDN

The Human Capital Development Network (HCDN), has said only 88 out of every 100 children born in Nigeria celebrate their fifth birthday. The HCDN made this known in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Gafar Alawode of the Development G o v e r n a n c e International (DGI) Consult, Ms. Juliana Abude […]

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CanSinoBIO files application in China for COVID-19 vaccine approval

  CanSino Biologics Inc (CanSinoBIO) said on Wednesday it has filed an application in China for approval of its COVID-19 vaccine to become the country’s third locally developed shot allowed for use by the general public. While China has yet to approve rival vaccines developed by Western drug makers, it has granted authorization to domestic […]

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Kwara enrols 21,000 more indigents in free healthcare

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has flagged off the enrolment of another 21,000 indigent residents of the state to a regime of free healthcare services under the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund Programme. This is another huge takeaway of the counterpart funds recently paid by the administration. The flag off, which took place in Ogbondoroko area […]

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