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NPHCDA Targets Over 288,000 Girls For HPV Vaccine In Kogi

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is targeting more than 288,000 girls for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against Cervical Cancer in Kogi beginning May 27. Mr Mohammed Bala, the Technical Assistant on HPV Introduction, John Snow Incorporated (JSI), made the disclosure in an interview in Lokoja on Saturday.

Nigeria To Unify National Blood Database

The Federal Government of Nigeria has initiated steps to unify national blood database to ensure safe and reliable supply of blood for patients in need.

African First Ladies Joins Forces To Combat Cancer

First Ladies across Africa have joined forces to accelerate cancer prevention and treatment. They are focusing on promoting early detection and treatment to reduce the disease in the continent. The First Ladies announced their resolve to battle the disease during the third Regional Seminar on Cancer Awareness, hosted by the Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, yesterday in Abuja.

Yobe Hit With Cerebrospinal Meningitis; 85 Deaths, 2510 Recover In 4 Months

Yobe State government said 85 persons have died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the state while 2,510 have recovered from the disease between January 2023 to April 2024. The Commissioner for Health in the State, Dr Lawan Gana while addressing journalists in Damaturu also refuted the purported social media report on the alleged deaths of 200 persons in Potiskum and Nangere local government areas of the state.

UBTH Plans Mass Burial for 270 Unclaimed Corpses, Gives Six Weeks Ultimatum

The management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has concluded plans to conduct a mass burial for 270 unclaimed corpses if not claimed within the next six weeks. Ehizogie Adeyemi, coordinator of mortuary Services of the hospital, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Benin on Tuesday. Mrs Adeyemi gave the breakdown of the corpses as 201 infants and 69 adults, noting that the hospital had in a statement given six weeks ultimatum to the owners of the corpses to claim them.

FG Bans Foreign-Made Syringes, Needles In Hospitals

The federal government has instructed all chief medical directors and medical directors of federal tertiary hospitals to procure needles and syringes solely from NAFDAC-approved local manufacturers. The new directive was stated in a circular addressed to all medical directors signed by the Minister of State for Health, Tunji Alausa, on Friday.

Nigeria Becomes First Country To Roll Out New Meningitis Vaccine

Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out a new meningitis vaccine (called Men5CV) recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a historic move. According to WHO, this is especially important for countries like Nigeria where multiple serogroups are prevalent. The new vaccine uses the same technology as the meningitis A conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac®), which wiped out meningococcal A epidemics in Nigeria.

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