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  • Meningitis : NMA condemns government’s delayed response

    April 7, 2017 10:55 PM 17

    The delayed immunization of the citizens against an infection that is already established is ineffective based on the epidemiology of the disease. Medical doctors under the aegis of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have condemned the Federal Government’s handling of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic, which has affected 17 states and claimed

  • Zamfara Governor Replies Sanusi Over Comments On Meningitis

    April 7, 2017 10:55 PM 25

    When the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, referred to the response of the Governor of Zamfara State over the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis, it was clear he was stirring up a new debate on the matter. Governor Abdulaziz Yari has responded to the comments made by the Emir, insisting that the comments were half-truth. He also maintained that the outbreak

  • Meningitis Outbreak: Two die in Lagos as death toll hits 438

    April 7, 2017 10:55 PM 18

    Following the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, two persons were yesterday confirmed dead by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as the death toll increased to 438 across 19 states. It will be recalled that three days ago, the death toll from the CSM outbreak across 16 states was 336 with 146 laboratory-confirmed. The death

  • Play tackles stigma, superstitions surrounding depression

    April 7, 2017 12:23 PM 20

    New Delhi: On the occasion of the World Health Day, an enlightening play was performed here today to fight the superstitions and stigma surrounding depression - the leading cause of disability and ill health worldwide. The play 'Avsaad Aao Baat Kare (Depression Let's Talk)' - presented at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi - depicts major

  • Enlightenment, early intervention, will reduce cases

    April 7, 2017 10:26 AM 19

    Depression Enlightenment, early intervention, will reduce cases - Psychiatrist Owoeye, also the Acting Head, Clinical Services, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. He spoke in commemoration of the 2017 World Health Day marked on every April 7. According

  • Surgeon praised for dedication to work after MARATHON 28-hour shift (photos)

    April 7, 2017 10:22 AM 14

    A surgeon at a hospital in Dingyuan County in China's Anhui province has won widespread praise on social media after pictures showing him tired and sleeping on the hospital floor went viral. The surgeon, named Luo Heng, reportedly performed a total of five surgeries during a marathon 28-hour shift, after which he fell asleep on the hospital floor, fatigued

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

    April 7, 2017 6:58 AM 20

    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 16

    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 16

    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 15

    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