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April 12, 2018 11:04 AM UN Sets To Eradicate Yellow Fever In Africa By 2026

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) while speaking at the programme’s launch in Nigeria, a priority-target country disclosed that about one billion people in Africa will be vaccinated against yellow fever by 2026. This according to Ghebreyesus is in line with an ambitious United Nations campaign to eliminate 35

February 15, 2018 10:35 AM Arsonists set ablaze four houses belonging to PDP chieftains in Bauchi

About four houses belonging to PDP chieftains were razed in various locations within Bauchi metropolis. One of the victims, Sani Muhammad, a former PDP North East publicity secretary, told DAILY POST that properties worth millions were lost. The arsonists, according to the victim, set his house ablaze at 11:30 pm last Friday. They, however, took to their 24

January 4, 2018 2:55 AM Disease epidemics claim 1,000 Nigerians annually – Expert

A public health expert and former Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof Akin Osibogun, has said no fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics. Speaking at an annual health symposium, with theme, “Emergency Response to Disease Outbreaks: The Way Forward in Nigeria,” he said these deaths 31

November 1, 2017 4:37 PM Plague holiday warning: Mauritius and Seychelles on watch list as Black Death spreads

AFRICA is on the brink of a major plague outbreak, as 1,300 cases spreading across the continent have been reported. Mauritius and the Seychelles, both popular holiday destinations for Britons, are close to Madagascar, where the plague started. Madagascar is worst affected, with health chiefs revealing more than 1,300 cases have now been reported in the area. World 81

October 24, 2017 5:01 PM Lagos NMA wants stakeholders to intensify campaign on children immunisation

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Lagos State has called on stakeholders in the health sector to intensify campaign on immunisation of children against the four childhood killer diseases. A factional chairman of the association, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, made the call on Tuesday in Lagos at an event marking the commencement of the 2017 National Physicians’ 23

September 15, 2017 4:57 AM South Africa: Bird Flu Detected in Eastern Cape

The first case of bird flu in the Eastern Cape has been detected on a farm outside Uitenhage, a poultry producer said on Thursday. The case of bird flu was detected during routine testing at Sovereign Foods' Uitenhage operations, the company said in a statement. Sovereign Foods has already culled 5 000 birds, representing approximately 1% of the company's 65

September 1, 2017 9:43 AM FG worries over annual 5,160 deaths by food diseases

ILORIN—The Federal Government has expressed regrets over the death of 5,160 Nigerians yearly from food-borne diseases and urged residents to take food safety serious. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who stated this at the awareness creation on National Policy of Food Safety and Its Implementation Strategy, said: “The nation has been plagued 54

August 29, 2017 11:48 PM Saudi Arabia Vigilant Against Hajj Disasters, Ready to Deal With Deadly Stampedes or Diseases

Officials in Saudi Arabia have said they are prepared for the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca at the end of this week following tragedies that have marred the annual event in recent years, including stampedes and outbreaks of disease. The kingdom’s health ministry has said particular preparations to avoid a stampede have been made ahead of the arrival of 1.7 million 33

August 16, 2017 6:03 AM Rare drug-resistant fungus found in 55 U.K. hospitals

LONDON – A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday. Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) said, including in 27 patients who developed blood stream infections 74

August 10, 2017 12:26 PM Kenya election 2017: AU and Commonwealth say poll credible

Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya's electoral process, despite opposition claims of massive fraud. Tuesday's poll was credible, African Union and Commonwealth observers said. The European Union said that candidates should accept that losing was "natural" in a democratic contest. Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has alleged 39