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How to prevent meningitis

A medical expert, Mr Yusuf Ibrahim, has advised the public to ensure good personal hygiene and sleep in well-ventilated rooms to curtail the spread of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM). Ibrahim gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Hadejia, Jigawa. He said the …

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Meningitis kills 328; Vaccines arrive from WHO, UK

About 328 deaths associated with Meningitis have been recorded in the country since November 2016, as 1.3 million vaccines arrived from World Health Organization from the United Kingdom. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs Boade Akinola, the …

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Malaria kills 150 in Zimbabwe after heavy rains

At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said Monday, blaming the upsurge on intense rains. “We have seen increased cases of malaria due to the more rains received this year that increased the breeding …

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NYSC members to benefit from NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) said it would enrol members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the health scheme to enable them have access to quality healthcare. A statement by NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, in Abuja on Friday, said Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof. Usman …

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