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Current meningitis outbreak worst in 8 years – 211 people killed so far

    Current meningitis outbreak worst in 8 years – 211 people killed so far

The outbreak of meningitis in some northern states in Nigeria is the worst since 2009 when about 156 people died. Since December 2016 when the current outbreak was noticed, meningitis

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90% of Lagos residents will know their HIV status by 2020

    90% of Lagos residents will know their HIV status by 2020

The Lagos state HIV/AIDS control agency says 90 percent of Lagos residents should know their HIV status by 2020. Th agency said this at a HIV intervention programme for motorcycle

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3.5m people in north-east don’t have access to safe water

    3.5m people in north-east don’t have access to safe water

In north-east Nigeria where Boko Haram insurgency has caused the damage of 75 percent of water and sanitation infrastructure, 3.8 million people have no access to safe water. UNICEF said

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Malnutrition ‘could kill’ 1.4m children in Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen in 2017

    Malnutrition ‘could kill’ 1.4m children in Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen in 2017

Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition in 2017 if there is no immediate intervention, UNICEF has said. In a statement released by the

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Handling a strong willed pre-schooler

  Handling a strong willed pre-schooler

“…My three year old is heady, a lot of the times, he will not listen to me or his teachers

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In Bauchi, no water, no romance

  In Bauchi, no water, no romance

Nafisatu Yunusa is a 23-year-old mother who lives in Marafa, a village of just over 600 people in Bauchi state.

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Kaduna: We will vaccinate 3m children in five days

  Kaduna: We will vaccinate 3m children in five days

The Kaduna state government has called on parents and caregivers to make their children  available for polio vaccination on March

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WHO: Isolating TB patients must only be last resort

  WHO: Isolating TB patients must only be last resort

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released five new ethical standards to

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Children bearing the brunt of Otodo Gbame demolitions

  Children bearing the brunt of Otodo Gbame demolitions

The sight of children sprawled across what is left of the Otodo Gbame community is heart wrenching. As the community

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UNICEF: Extreme water stress level keeping Nigerian children at risk

  UNICEF: Extreme water stress level keeping Nigerian children at risk

Nigeria is currently facing extremely high levels of water stress, that will cause children to use unsafe water thereby exposing

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