Lassa Fever: Nassarawa, Lagos records more deaths

(News Plus) DEATH TOLL on the Lassa Fever Virus continues to rise with Nassarawa and Lagos States recording a death each bring the number of cases in the country to about 65 since the outbreak was first reported in November 2015. The latest deaths were recorded in fresh cases in Lafia where a nurse, Oshafu…

Experts say Family Planning critical to Eradicating Poverty

(Parenting & Style)   AT the ongoing International Conference on Family Planning holding in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, Reproductive health experts are demanding for more access to modern contraceptives as a way to prevent population swell that would compromise global efforts to tackle poverty. They argue that the only way to achieve the drive of achieving the…

Measles: Lagos Kicks Off Campaign, Immunisation Exercise

(News Plus) AS LAGOS continues to battle the outbreak of the Lassa Fever Virus which has so far claimed two lives, the State is set to lead another campaign on measles, childhood viral disease. Speaking at a media briefing, Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris said the campaign which is primarily for all Southern States will…

Polio: Rotary Bolsters Campaign, Commits $35m

(News Plus) WITH NIGERIA on the world map as the last African country to kick out the Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in 2015, Rotary International has pledged its continuous commitment to ensure the Continent remains Polio free just as it vows that the last two endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan succeed in ridding selves of the…

Lassa Fever: FG Talks Tough, Confirms 76 deaths

  (Breaking News) The Emergency meeting of the National Council on Health (NCH) ended a few hours ago with Federal Government frowning at the manner some States have so far handled situations of the outbreak as it confirms death toll at 76. Speaking at the emergency meeting which lasted about six hours, Minister of Health, Professor…