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World leaders recommit to ending neglected tropical diseases, citing remarkable progress since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly a billion people each year GENEVA, Switzerland, April 19, 2017/ — This week, leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations convened at a five-day summit …

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Meningitis: Senate urges Health Ministry to make vaccines free • “We will provide ample funding for healthcare”, Saraki says

On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled: “Outbreak of Meningitis and the Urgent Need to Curb its Spread & Stop Further Deaths” …

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Meningitis: Senate urges Health Ministry to make vaccines free • “We will provide ample funding for healthcare”, Saraki says

On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled: “Outbreak of Meningitis and the Urgent Need to Curb its Spread & Stop Further Deaths” sponsored …

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CSM Outbreak in Sokoto: Situation now under control; Death toll hits 31; Signs and symptoms not witch craft; 500 persons saved; We’ve deployed medical workers to treat victims……Commissioner

The outbreak of Celebro Spinal Meningitis CSM which has so far  claimed 31 lives in Sokoto state has been brought under total control. Five hundred lives have also been saved after successful treatment of victims of the disease. Disclosing this Thurday in Sokoto at a press conference, the State  Commissioner …

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Compel contractors to remit one per cent of contract sums for nutrition activities in Gombe- Coalition tells legislators

Following the deteriorating nutritional status of children in Gombe State, the Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Coalition in the State,has urged the State House of Assembly to promulgate a law that will compel contractors to remit one per cent of their contract sums for nutrition activities, if the case …

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Save my son’s life! – Mother of 9 months old boy whose penis was cut off by herbalist cries to Gov. Dickson’s wife, others

CHINEDU WOSU, YENAGOA Following the circumcision – gone wrong of Oyintari Michael, a nine months-old boy, by a 59 year-old herbalist in a Bayelsa Community, the mother of the boy, Mrs. Eudora Michael, on Tuesday cried out to the wife of the governor, Dr. Rachael Dickson for help. Michael’s penis …

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