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US doctors arrive Nigeria to provide free services

US doctors arrive Nigeria to provide free services

A team of doctors from the United States of America are arriving the country this weekend for a medical mission at Ile Ife, Osun State. The 20-man collaborative team of physicians, surgeons and medical support staff is made up mostly of alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, formally University of Ife. Among other things, the

Nigeria meningitis outbreak death toll hits 489

current meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has so far killed at least 489 people, the health minister, Isaac Adewole, said Tuesday. Mr. Adewole said 4,637 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis were recorded across the country by Monday. The ministry had announced 428 deaths recorded on Friday. The minister gave the latest figure during an emergency meeting of

Meningitis Outbreak: Nigerian government says vaccination is free

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, on Friday said vaccinations, including against Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, are provided free of charge by the government. The director general of the agency, Faisal Shuaib, said this via a press statement from his office in reaction to news report that members of the public were being asked to make

Nobody died of meningitis in Lagos – State Govt

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, says alleged death of two from cerebrospinal meningitis, CSM, in the metropolis was untrue. The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control had on April 7, released statistics which claimed that CRM killed two people in the state. The statistics also indicated that three cases have been recorded in

Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to 336

The death toll from the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, outbreak across several states has increased to 336, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said. Several states, mainly in northern Nigeria, have been affected by the disease as officials struggle to secure enough vaccines to prevent it. “As at April 3, 2017, a total of

Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, in five states with at least 282 deaths related to the disease. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. Mr. Ihekweazu said that 1,966