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Nigeria’s population 2nd fastest growing after India — PRB

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

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How much health information on social media is safe to consume?

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

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WHO endorses campaign to protect health workers, facilities from attack

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed ongoing campaign for the protection of healthcare facilities and workers in vulnerable environments championed by Ethics Resource

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World Water Week: How two thirds of Nigerians survive without potable water

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

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Nigeria: What's to Blame for Nigeria's Yearly Cholera Outbreak?

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can kill within hours if untreated. It is caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae , which

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Journalists urged to improve reporting of HIV in Nigeria

Premium Times Publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, gave this advice at a media parley organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Abuja on Monday, against the

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NSHIP improves access to health care in Taraba

In its commitment to provide quality health, the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) has improved access to healthcare services at cheaper rates, especially

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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 the poorest children.” Adewole regretted that these challenges had hugely outpaced government spending on health and nutrition, coupled with government spending in recent years being unable to reach those who needed them most, as well as doing little to reduce high and impoverishing out-of-pocket spending on health by poor Nigerians.

The statement added, “Nigeria is the largest contributor to the global annual mortality rate; infant and child mortality rates are unacceptably high. Total fertility

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Inside some Nigeria’s appalling public health centres

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

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Emergency Treatment Under National Health Act

Emergency incidents and their associated challenges have been identified as one of the major causes of deaths on a daily basis in Nigeria. A

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