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Top Ten News Items on Health, 26th February 2021

First clinical trials for Lassa fever vaccine begins in West Africa. UNICEF orders 4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Nigeria. USAID launches new $19m fund to improve healthcare in Nigeria.  FG to present supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines in March. FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise. 12% of Nigerian children don’t survive up to 5 years due to poor health investment, others – Report. NHIS needs N3 Trillion to provide health insurance for all Nigerians says Sambo.  14 years after: HIV transmission, deaths declining – NACA.  NIPRD: 70 percent Nigerians still patronise traditional medicine. NAFDAC to intensify awareness campaign on breast milk substitutes marketing code.


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