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  • Uprooted by war, Syrian mother gets help to beat depression

    April 7, 2017 6:58 AM 19

    Looking back now, Noor* can see clearly the impact her depression had on her behaviour and relationships. At the time, however, as a refugee struggling to raise three children alone in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, the 45-year-old from rural Damascus couldn’t recognize there was a problem. “People around me told me they had noticed changes in my behaviour

  • Lassa Fever Kills Three In Bauchi State

    April 6, 2017 12:57 PM 15

    The Bauchi State Government says there is no confirmed case of cerebrospinal meningitis in the state, but three persons have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of Lassa fever disease. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Halima Mukaddas, confirmed this latest development to Channels Television in Bauchi. She said two other patients are currently

  • Meningitis: Bauchi government dismisses report on outbreak of disease

    April 6, 2017 10:13 AM 15

    Bauchi State government has dismissed reports on the outbreak of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis, CSM, in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Halima Mukaddas, disclosed that contrary to reports, no case of meningitis has been recorded so far in the state. She said precautions against the deadly disease such as meningitis vaccination has commenced

  • Meningitis: Yari reacts to nationwide outrage, insists Allah inflicts fornicators

    April 6, 2017 7:18 AM 14

    Zamfara State Governor​, ​Abdulaziz Yari, on Wednesday ​reacted to criticisms trailing his comments on the outbreak of meningitis. “However, the governor who spoke in Hausa had a particular audience in mind when he spoke to the BBC Hausa reporter. “The governor added for example, that fornication ‘should not spread so much in society that it becomes

  • Meningitis: Governor Yari should blame APC, not God – Makarfi

    April 6, 2017 7:12 AM 18

    The Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told Zamafara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, to blame the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the country and not God. Makarfi also accused the APC of playing politics with the lives of Nigerians. In a statement released by the spokesman

  • No meningitis in Bauchi —Commissioner

    April 6, 2017 4:13 AM 15

    Bauchi State government, yesterday, debunked the rumours that there was an outbreak of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis, CSM, in the state. The state’s Commi-ssioner for Health, Halima Mukaddas, told newsmen in Bauchi, that the state had not recorded any case of meningitis as insinuated by some people. She said the state had commenced meningitis vaccination

  • Zamfara Gov Under Fire Over Statement On Meningitis |

    April 6, 2017 3:36 AM 15

    Zamfara State governor, Dr. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, has lamented the paucity of appropriate vaccines to confront the outbreak of meningitis in his state. Reacting to the public condemnation that greeted his alleged comments on meningitis, Dr Yari said he never atributed the outbreak to a divine punishment from God for sins of fornication committed

  • FG dismisses Gov. Yari’s views on Meningitis being result of sins

    April 5, 2017 8:40 PM 13

    The Federal Government says the outbreak of `Type C’ form of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis (CSM) in some parts of the country has nothing to do with moral or spiritual lifestyles of Nigerians. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, stated this after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari

  • Robin Hood flour recall due to E. coli contamination expanded nationwide

    April 5, 2017 6:02 PM 15

    OTTAWA - A recall of Robin Hood brand flour announced last month by federal health officials has now been expanded to all of Canada. The initial recall of 10-kilogram bags of flour was addressed to consumers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The affected flour carries a best-before date of April 17, 2018 (and a UPC code of 0 59000 01652 8). The Public

  • Nigeria starts vaccine drive to stop meningitis outbreak

    April 5, 2017 10:22 AM 14

    Health workers in Nigeria on Wednesday began a mass vaccination programme to try to halt a mass outbreak of meningitis that has killed nearly 340 people since late last year. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said there had been 2,997 suspected cases of the disease in 16 states as of April 3, with 336 deaths. “Right now, vaccinators are in the field