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Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected

    Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two

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NCDC DG: Polio took attention off other public health needs

    NCDC DG: Polio took attention off other public health needs

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says Africa needs to shift focus from single diseases to building systems.  Ihekweazu said this while reacting to the

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Bill Gates: We’re not done yet… until polio is beaten everywhere, it can return

    Bill Gates: We’re not done yet… until polio is beaten everywhere, it can return

Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Gates Foundation, says Africa and the rest of the world are not done yet with the battle to rid the world of wild poliovirus.

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Dangote: End of polio in Africa is a giant leap forward

    Dangote: End of polio in Africa is a giant leap forward

Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Group, has called on African leaders to invest more in healthcare. Dangote made the call at the formal certification of Wild Poliovirus Eradication in Africa

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I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari

    I have fulfilled my pledge to eradicate polio, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has fulfilled his pledge to rid Nigeria of the indigenous wild poliovirus. On Tuesday, the

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WHO declares Nigeria polio-free — 40 years after country overcame smallpox

    WHO declares Nigeria polio-free — 40 years after country overcame smallpox

Finally, the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for polio eradication officially declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa free

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Saraki: Attention of government to plight of IDPs is waning

    Saraki: Attention of government to plight of IDPs is waning

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says the attention of governments and international donors to the plight of internally

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Group: We’re working towards reducing the number of out-of-school children by 70 percent

    Group: We’re working towards reducing the number of out-of-school children by 70 percent

The Core Working Group (CWG) of the national economic council (NEC) says efforts are in place to ramp up the

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NIRSAL supports 2,987 farmers with supplies in Borno

    NIRSAL supports 2,987 farmers with supplies in Borno

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc) says it is supporting 2,987 farmers with agricultural supplies

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Malala Fund lists CODE’s Hamzat Lawal as global education champion

    Malala Fund lists CODE’s Hamzat Lawal as global education champion

Malala Fund has listed Hamzat Lawal, Follow The Money campaigner and Connected Development (CODE) chief executive, as one of its

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