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Meningitis High cost preventing Nigerians from accessing vaccine

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Federal Government’s efforts to check the further spread of the Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in the country may be marred by high cost of dispensing the vaccine in public and private health institutions.
 
Nigerians who are eager to protect themselves against the deadly disease have said that the cost of procuring the vaccine is prohibitive.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recent outbreak of the disease, especially in the northern parts of the country has claimed over 813 lives.
 

How Kangaroo Mother Care saves newborns in Nigeria

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

If babies could choose where to be born, countries like Nigeria would not be high on the list.  A baby born premature in the country today  is several times more likely to die on the day of birth than a baby born full term.

 

A Professor of Paediatrics at the Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, CMUL/LUTH, Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka  describes neonatal death as a big health issue in Nigeria.