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NDLEA vows to eradicate illicit drugs in Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has vowed to tackle the spread and consumption of illicit drugs in Ogun. The Director, Media and Advocacy,...

Police report: Minister accuses hospitals of flouting Nigerian law on gunshot victims

The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Pate, has expressed concern over non-compliance with provisions of the Compulsory Treatment and Care for...

Postpartum Depression: Medical expert advises men to assist wives after child birth

Dr Olusegun Shoyombo, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Hospital, Abuja, has advised men to assist their wives in doing house chores after childbirth. He...

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians on circulation of fake DANO milk

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has alerted the public about the sale of counterfeit Arla Dano 14g full...

Namibia’s president to undergo treatment after being diagnosed with cancer

Namibian President Hage Geingob will be undergoing treatment for cancer after routine medical checkups led to the detection of “cancerous cells”.  Namibian Presidency said on...

World cancer leaders unite to confront global health disparities and innovate cancer care

The UICC's World Cancer Leaders’ Summit 2023 united over 350 prominent figures from global cancer and health organizations, hailing from 70 countries and gathered...

Climate change displaces 43 million children in 6 years, UNICEF says

A new UNICEF report released Friday highlights the impacts of climate change on children, saying that 20,000 children were displaced every day between 2016...

WHO authorizes second malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organization authorized a second malaria vaccine on Monday, a decision that could offer countries a cheaper and a more readily available...

South Africa launches new HIV prevention method

A new HIV prevention method - a vaginal ring diffusing an antiretroviral drug - will soon be launched in South Africa, one of the...

Floods in eastern Libya displaced over 16,000 children – UNICEF

The deadly floods that devasted eastern Libya on September 10 displaced over 16,000 children UNICEF warned on Thursday (Sep. 28). Many more are affected due...

UN raises alarm over child deaths in Sudan as health crisis deepens

United Nations (U.N.) agencies have reported the devastating loss of more than 1,200 young lives in Sudan's refugee camps, succumbing to suspected measles and...

Children mostly hit by Diphtheria, constitute 60.8% of all cases in Kano – UNICEF warns

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF say 60.8% of recorded cases of diphtheria are children below the age of five. The UNICEF Chief of Field...

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