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World’s first malaria vaccine is being tested in Malawi, two other African countries to follow

WORLD’S first malaria vaccine to partially protect children against malaria has been launched in Malawi, targeting children below two years of age. According to a statement...

More than $2.4 trillion is lost to diseases annually in Africa, WHO says in new report

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that more than 2.4 trillion dollars are lost to the diseases afflicting the population across its member...

Yellow fever outbreak in Edo as FG commences vaccination

ABOUT nine patients have tested positive to Yellow Fever in Edo State, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This is coming just two days...
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Hepatitis B: Common, deadly but receives low attention in Nigeria

KHADEEJAH was in her final year at Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State in 2015, when she had fever and cough. She went for a routine...

REPORT: More than 90 per cent of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

THE WHO has reported that every day around 93 per cent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children)...

World Mental Health Day: Nigeria’s failure to repeal 60-year-old Lunacy Act hurts patients

AS  the World marks Mental Health Day, attention is again drawn to the failure of Nigerian government to enact laws that protect mental health...
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Life expectancy in Africa up by three years… WHO Report

A recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that life expectancy in Africa increased from 50.9 years to 53.8 years between 2012...

How Drug Addiction Threatens A Generation Of Northern Women (Part 1)

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Nigeria’s next president faces a collapsing security situation: five things s/he can do

By Al Chukwuma Okoli, Federal University Lafia Election season in Nigeria is an interesting time. It is, expectedly, characterised by...

One year after Taliban takeover, Afghanistan plagued by repression, hunger

EXACTLY one year ago, August 15, 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan, promising to bring peace to the country...

Regulatory Commission inaugurates gas flare commercialisation team

THE Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has inaugurated a 12-member gas flare commercialisation programme team to steer the...

Kenya: William Ruto wins presidential election amid controversy

KENYA'S Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has declared candidate of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Deputy President William...

Pro-Health policy journalism fellowship offers reporting grants

GATEFIELD Impact is accepting applications for its inaugural Pro-Health Policy Journalism Fellowship.  The program will provide participants with the skills necessary to...
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