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NIGERIA’s high fertility rate and fast increasing population is receiving global attention yet again, following latest rankings by the Population Reference Bureau, PRB, showing that Nigeria is among eight countries with the greatest projected population increases between 2018 and 2050. According to the report, labelled

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Because social media is free and accessible, everyone’s putting out tips and knowledge on virtually everything. Including your grandma (WhatsApp, duhh). In the same way, information in specialised fields like medicine and healthcare have now been made available, and medical practitioners have tapped into the

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed ongoing campaign for the protection of healthcare facilities and workers in vulnerable environments championed by Ethics Resource Centre (ERC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ethics Resource Centre is a coordinating agency for health sector security project. The

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Lack of access to potable water is a global concern. About 2.1 billion people worldwide, according to World Bank statistics, do not have access to safe drinking water services and 4.5 billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation. This week, the world is celebrating the

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For every 10 Nigerian children that are at least five years old, there are no records about the birth of seven. Even though these children have names, their birth is not registered by the relevant authorities and their identity is therefore questionable. According the United

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Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if untreated. It is caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae , which infects the intestine. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that during an epidemic “the source of the contamination

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Premium Times Publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, gave this advice at a media parley organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Abuja on Monday, against the backdrop of limited contribution by government to funding the fight in Nigeria. Foreign donors, especially the United States Government, provide about 95

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In its commitment to provide quality health, the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) has improved access to healthcare services at cheaper rates, especially for rural communities in Taraba State. Consequently, its effort has begun to yield positive results as the programme has covered 47 per

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The statement added, “Nigeria is the largest contributor to the global annual mortality rate; infant and child mortality rates are unacceptably high. Total fertility rates have remained stubbornly high and has worsened nutrition outcomes in children, as well as immunisation rates, especially among

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One of the reasons given by the military junta when they took over power on December 31, 1983 was that the country’s hospitals had become mere consulting clinics. The late Gen. Sani Abacha, who announced the coup that foisted Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on Nigerians

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