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WHO3The top management of World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Policy Group (GPG) will hold a week-long meeting in Nigeria for the first time starting from April 10 to 12, 2018.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in statement yesterday by the Director of Media and Public Relations, Ministry of Health, Mrs. Boade Akinola. Adewole said the GPG membership is made up of the Director-General, Deputy Director-General, six Regional Directors and  Executive Director of the WHO Emergencies Programme.

University College Hospital UCH IbadanThe University of Ibadan (UI) on Sunday closed its medical school, directing students to vacate hostels by noon on the same day. The directive is contained in a release signed by the institution’s Registrar, Olujinmi Olukoya, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the release was, however, neither dated nor written on the official letterhead of the university.

oneThe existing huge funding gap over 64 percent of the $336 million needed yearly to tackle Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria is threatening country’s target of eradicating tuberculosis by 2020.

According to National TB Strategic Plan 2015-2020, about $2 billion us needed to tackle tuberculosis in the country. A breakdown of the amount indicates that about $336 million is needed yearly to tackle tuberculosis.

malaria 2DCL Laboratory Product Limited has announced a collaboration with Sight Diagnostics Limited (SightDX) Israel, to introduce the Parasight Malaria Detection Platform in Nigeria and Ghana. Through this agreement DCL will market the Parasight Platform in the Nigerian diagnostics market, adding to DCL’s extensive infectious disease diagnostics portfolio in the country.

Speaking at a workshop on the introduction of the revolutionary malaria diagnostic machine in Abuja, Chairman, DCL Group, Mr. Charles Anyanwu, said the collaboration is aligned with firm’s purpose of advancing the world of health by bringing technology solutions for malaria diagnosis to West Africa.

POLIO 690x450The Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has said that Nigeria is regarded as a polio endemic country due to lack of access in some local government.

He stressed the need to improve access in some wards and local governments in the country in order to interrupt wild Poliovirus in the next 18 months warning that a single case of polio can distort all the efforts made so far.

images 3 8Prof. Mike Ogirima, the President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday called on the members of the association to join active politics ahead of the 2019 general elections. He said the need for them to engage in active politics became necessary to enable them make enhanced contribution to the health sector.

Ogirima stated this in a chat with reporters in Abuja. “We have found out that we have few medical workers in politics and bills concerning the health welfare are not receiving adequate attention,” he said.
sickThe Kano State Government has identified Cerebro Spinal Meningitis as being responsible for the death of eight persons in Dungurawa village of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.The state commissioner for health, Kabiru Getso made the disclosure at a news conference in Kano on Wednesday.

According to him, the ministry received the information about the outbreak of a strange disease and dispatched its Rapid Response Team to the area.The team reported that the first case was reported on March 15 in the area and the victims died instantly before reaching a health facility, he said.

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