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India suffers vaccine shortages as virus surges

Vaccination centres in parts of India turned people away on Thursday and large parts of the country reportedly ran low on doses, just as infections rose at their fastest rate since the pandemic began.   A second wave has hit India with a vengeance in recent weeks, with a record …

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Bird Flu Hits Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, 3 other States — NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.” The NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this disclose this to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, while providing …

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FG to eliminate malaria prevalence from 27% to zero%

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) says it will reduce malaria prevalence from 23 per cent to zero per cent through action and review of Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilisation guidelines (ACSM).   Mr Ogunbi Temitope, the Technical Advisor Malaria, Breakthrough Action Nigeria (BAN), shared the plan withNewsmen on Monday …

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Nigerian doctors to embark on indefinite strike from April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said it would embark on an indefinite strike beginning from April 1 if the Federal Government failed to meet its demands. This was contained in a communiqué issued in Abuja at the end of NARD’s extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. The …

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