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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14 October 2016

On 15 August 2016 in Muna Garage IDP Camp, Borno state, Nigeria, a UNICEF health worker uses a pen to mark the thumb of Ajeda Mallam, 6 months, who has just been vaccinated against polio at a camp for internally displaced persons outside Maiduguri northeast Nigeria. It is her first vaccination, having been born under Boko Haram captivity. UNICEF and partners have started an emergency polio immunization campaign in Borno State, as a result of two wild poliovirus cases recently found among children in the conflict-affected area. Nigeria – and the continent – had its last confirmed polio case two years ago and was within a year of being certified polio-free.

Massive immunization campaign to reach 41 million children in Nigeria and region to contain polio outbreak. Nigeria Losing Billions of Dollars to Malaria. Kaduna begins free malaria treatment for all residents. Nasarawa State Partners Cuba On Health Care. Jigawa spends N573m on health infrastructure. Reps Query Kano Hospital Over N59 Million Internally Generated Tax. When Will Zuba Cottage Hospital Be Opened? Residents Ask FCTA. UITH suspends payment of resident doctors salaries over strike. CMD tasks striking UBTH doctors to call off strike. Strong response to polio in the North East, stuttering response to health and nutrition.


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