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Top Ten News Items on Health, 29th September 2017

A doctor attends to a malnourished child at a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria Sunday, May 3, 2015, after being rescued from captivity by Boko Haram fighters. Their faces were gaunt with signs of malnutrition but the girls are alive and free, among a group of 275 children and women rescued by the Nigerian military, and the first to arrive at a refugee camp Saturday after a three-day journey to safety. They came from the Sambisa Forest, thought to be the last stronghold of the Islamic extremists, where the Nigerian military said it has rescued more than 677 girls and women and destroyed more than a dozen insurgent camps in the past week. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF. FG to Provide ARV for 50,000 Additional People Living with HIV Yearly. JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree. Malaria: Cases Drop To 27 % In Nigeria – Minister. Nigerian govt appoints Ademola Magbojuri as acting NAFDAC DG. Mimiko at Chatham House, advises FG to prioritise maternal healthcare. Kebbi begins campaign on measles. World Bank to lift 50 primary, secondary healthcare centres in Bauchi. 12 illegal pharmacies, 383 patent stores sealed in Kaduna. Osun doctors call off strike.


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