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Africa  Launches Road Map On Immunization 

Africa  Launches Road Map On Immunization 

A new road map for implementing the Addis Declaration on Immunization, ADI   has been launched. The event happened in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda on June 27  at the inaugural Africa Health Forum. The launch followed the decision in January this year,  at the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, by heads of

Federal Govt Declares Nigeria Free Of Meningitis

The Federal Government has declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘Type C’ deadly Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), which claimed almost 2,000 lives since its outbreak in late 2016. The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed that the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) responding

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What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

Professor of Public Health, Tunde Awoniyi Due to their lack of formal education, most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices, which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This

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Africa’s One Health Strategy

For a continent much maligned for its tardiness in responding to emergency situations, African leaders, it seems, are working to do away with that reputation. And the motivation for this might be no other than Ebola, the deadly disease that recently claimed thousands of lives on the continent, from Liberia to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and

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Contraception Ambassador Advocate Universal Access

Adebisi Adenipekun, an ambassador of the 2016 World Contraception Day has called the government and other stakeholders to invest in access to contraception across the country. He mentioned reduced maternal mortality rate as one of the benefits the country will drive it there can be a huge investment on access contraception in Nigeria. According to

The Local Power of Locust Beans

African traditional healers are  known to put to use different  plant species for medicinal reasons and one of them is the locust beans. For ages, traditional healers in Africa have found the  bark, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds of the locust beans useful in treating various health challenges including “parasitic infections, circulatory system disorders,

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