EU, Nigeria Sign €18m Agreement to Boost Pharmaceutical Industry, Vaccine Production

The European Union and Nigeria have joined forces in a collaborative effort to strengthen research and development capabilities in Nigeria’s pharmaceutical industry and to promote local production of vaccines and medical technologies. The agreement, worth €18 million, was formalized during the EU Global Gateway High-Level event on education in Brussels. Jutta Urpilainen, the European Commissioner…

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World Chagas Disease Day 2024: 12,000 Die Yearly, over Seven Million Infected Globally -WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed that an estimated 6–7 million people worldwide are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, leading to some 12,000 deaths every year. This information was revealed ahead of the 2024 World Chagas Disease Day, which focuses on early diagnosis and lifelong care to increase public…

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NAFDAC, Stakeholders on Importance of Exclusive Breastfeeding for Improving Health of Newborns

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have continued to stressed the importance of Nigerian mothers exclusively breastfeeding their babies for the first six months to enhance the well-being of their infants. The agency also condemned the inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes. During a meeting with the Association of Infant Food…

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Sokoto Seeks FG’s Intervention as Strange Disease kills Three Children, Infects 127 Others

The Sokoto state government has sought the federal government’s intervention over a strange disease that killed three children in Isa local government area of the state. Speaking while receiving the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Ali Pate and the Chief Executive Officer of Global Alliance Vaccine Initiative (GAVI), Dr Sania Nishtar, in the…

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World Health Day: WHO Identifies Factors Hindering Global Quality Health Services

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified political inaction, lack of accountability and funding, and intolerance, discrimination, and stigma as core challenges compromising the right to health globally. In a message to mark the World Health Day, on Sunday, the WHO urged countries to invest, tackle discrimination and intolerance, and expand equitable access to quality…

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Abuse of Drug Made from Human Bones: Sierra Leone Declares Emergency as Hundreds Die

Sierra Leone’s president has declared a national emergency over rampant drug abuse. Kush, a psychoactive blend of addictive substances, has been prevalent in the country for years. President Julius Maada Bio called the drug a “death trap” and said it posed an “existential crisis”. One of the drug’s many ingredients is human bones – security…

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