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New HIV Vaccine Trial to Start in South Africa

 A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say. The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enroll 5,400 sexually active men and women aged ...

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52,803 HIV positive persons received anti-retrovirals (ARVs) in Lagos

The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) has stated that 52,803 HIV positive individuals are currently on Anti-retrovirals (ARVs). Disclosing this in Ikeja was the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency , Dr. Oluseyi Temowo as a prelude to the event to mark the year 2016 World AIDS DAY event ...

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LAGOS CANCELS MONTHLY ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION DAY

…Urges Residents To Comply With Environmental Laws The Lagos State Government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the ...

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LAGOS DNA CENTRE READY IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 – AG

*Says Centre ’ll Eliminate Conviction Of Innocent Suspects         The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any State Government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017, expressing optimism that the centre will go a ...

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Let’s eliminate Malaria with adequate funding- Dangote

*FG tasks Dangote, others industrialists on malaria eradication   Stakeholders in the task of eliminating Malaria by 2020 code named ‘Malaria to Zero’ yesterday in Lagos launched the Private Sector Engagement Strategy against Malaria (PSESM) making a case for the Organised Private Sector to join the movement and save lives ...

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FG Approves N5.5b For Healthcare In Northeast

northeast, primary healthcare, inadequate facilities, challengesThe Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has approved the sum of 5.5 billion naira to Borno and four other states in the northeast for the implementation of its ‘Saving One Million Lives’ initiative. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, stated this in ...

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FG order sack of all striking doctors

Some striking doctors     The Minister of Health, Isacac Adewole  on Tuesday directed Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and medical directors (MDs) of federal government tertiary health institutions to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who have “abandoned” their training programme. The directive was contained in a circular signed ...

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Rivers govt to establish state-of-the-art teaching hospital for RSUST

Rivers  State  Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  has  stated  that  his  administration  will  establish  a state-of-the-art Teaching  Hospital  to support the College of Medical  Sciences set up for the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST. Addressing  journalists at  the  Old Site of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching on ...

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Lagos moves to revamp primary healthcare centres, reads riot act to staff

Map of Lagos     The Lagos State Government on Monday stepped up its monitoring of Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the state just as it read the riot act to staff who show nonchalant attitude to duty. The monitoring is part of government’s move to reposition the PHCs, make ...

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African health ministers urged to join hands against NTDs

Map of Africa   The Hon Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Folorunso Adewole has called on African Ministers of Health to work together in bringing the Neglected Tropical Diseases [NTDs] into the Health Agenda, create awareness around it and ensure that it is no longer neglected. The Minister made the ...

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