Tag: Tuberculosis

“7.5 million Children At Risk of Being Paralyzed” – Group Against Removal of Immunization Fund From 2016 Budget

PRESS STATEMENT RESTORE IMMUNIZATION FUNDS IN 2016 BUDGET Nigeria has made significant progress in ensuring that children are immunized and protected from wild polio virus and child killers like pneumonia, meningitis and measles. Nigeria used to be one of the three polio-endemic countries in the world. As a result of[Read More…]

‘26 Women Die Daily Of Cervical Cancer In Nigeria’

No fewer than 26 Nigerian women die daily as a result of cervical cancer, a Radiologist, Prof. Ifeoma Okoye, said  Saturday in Lagos. Okoye, also the Founder, Breast Without Spot (BWS) Initiative, an NGO, made the disclosure at the inauguration of a School-Based Cervical Cancer Vaccination Awareness Initiative. She said[Read More…]

Alcohol Kills One Person Every 10 Seconds Worldwide Says WHO

AFP Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organization said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise. Including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse, and a multitude of diseases and disorders, alcohol causes one in 20 deaths[Read More…]

Tuberculosis Kills 192 In Adamawa State Nigeria

No fewer than 3,382 cases of Tuberculosis were recorded in Adamawa in 2012 out of whom 3,098 were successfully treated by the state TB Control Programme. Dr Stephen John, Project Manager of the Control Programme, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in[Read More…]

Cases Of Leprosy And Tuberculosis Drops In Gombe

NAN The Gombe State Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control on Friday said that leprosy cases dropped from 100 in 2012 to 47 in 2013 in the state. The Project Manager, Dr Mustapha Musa, made this known at the commemoration the 2014 World Leprosy Day at Kwadon village, Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area[Read More…]