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Author John Hewko John Hewko is the general secretary of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. From 2004 to 2009, Hewko was vice president for operations and compact development for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency established in 2004 to deliver foreign assistance to

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The new Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, has assumed office, a press statement from the ministry has stated. According to the statement on Monday by spokesperson of the ministry, Boade Akinola, Mr Mashi is one of the three permanent secretaries whose

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up support to help the Nigerian government eliminate over 20 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that remain endemic in the country. Image/CDC The projects are meant to help the country achieve the goals set in its 2012 NTD roadmap which prioritized

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Nigeria is set to harness Traditional Chinese Medicine to combat malaria, as a team of experts from the Jianqxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine have introduced complementary and alternative medicine to fight the scourge. The treatment will also include acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbal

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Nigeria’s health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has revealed the country needs the sum of $652 million over the next five years to achieve high-impact family planning. He disclosed this while speaking at the inaugural Annual Memorial Lecture on Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, held in Abuja. Adewole also enjoined state

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An international organisation known as Christian Aid Uk, Nigeria, said it has expended over N2.6 billion in the past two years for the treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea for children under five years of age in rural communities across seven states in Nigeria. The

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By Chioma Obinna With the world ranking showing that Nigeria underperforms global and regional peers on key levers of logistics and supply chain efficiency, Africa Resource Centre for Supply Chain, a collaboration of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,

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The need to devise innovative and IT-driven ways to improve Nigerians’ access to qualitative healthcare was advanced at a health symposium held in Lagos by Nigerians like, Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr Ola Brown; Director at Institute of Genetic Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Professor Fola Esan;

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Nigeria’s leading survey and polling firm, NOIPolls Ltd says that Nigerian doctors are still emigrating in droves to the West, especially the United Kingdom as they employ at least 12 new doctors a week.The firm said in its report released on Tuesday in Abuja that

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