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Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8

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Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in the second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. Across Jere, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council,

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The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Adewale Oke, has decried the low number of trained rheumatologists to treat musculoskeletal diseases in Nigeria. Mr Oke, a professor, made the assertion at the West African Rheumatology Conference organised by the Nigerian Society

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has declared a state of emergency in the nations Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. UNICEF’s Chief WASH, Zaid Jurji who made this known during a media dialogue on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, noted that in the past

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The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for

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A total of 376,039 deaths occurred in Nigeria in 2016 as a result of  insufficient access to qualitative healthcare systems. With a mortality rate of 67 per 100,000 lives due to poor quality care, no less than 122,664 deaths were recorded from effects of poor quality

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Every hour, 47 Nigerians develop active TB, seven of who are children, even as Nigeria is ranked among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB), the WHO further said. Revealing these and other statistics on Monday in Lagos, Dr Linda

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Available evidence indicates that adolescents and young people in Nigeria face challenges which include mental health problems resulting from drugs and substances abuse, sexual and reproductive health problems as well as endemic and chronic diseases. As part of the strategies, the ministry recently, banned production and

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“This is the first time Nigeria will have a multi-sectoral action plan that defines roles and timelines of stakeholders across the country in ensuring health security,” Mr Ihekweazu said in his remark at the event as quoted in the statement.Notably, over a year after this

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