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Ebola: Merck, UNESCO and Cambridge University to build Research Capacity in Africa

Kaduna (Nigeria) — Merck, a pharmaceutical and Chemical company in partnership with UNESCO, Cambridge University and University of Rome have concluded plans for the 2015 Africa Research Summit tagged MARS, which will be held on the 19th and 20th of October in Switzerland. The UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit- MARS aims to bring together researchers from […]

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Investing In Child Spacing Can Save Kaduna N1 Billion By 2018 – Experts

By Iliya Kure Kaduna (Nigeria) – A meeting of child spacing stakeholders in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, has called for the creation of budget line for child spacing commodities and services in the state. The participants who met at the instance of Initiative for Social Sector Advocacy (ISSA), say, investing in child spacing has both immediate […]

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Airtel Joins Fight Against Maternal, Infant Mortality In Northern Nigeria

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Airtel Nigeria has joined the fight to end maternal and infant deaths in rural communities in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria. The Company is doing that through a mobile-phone platform, dubbed CommCare which supports Community Health Workers (CHWs) in rural parts of Kaduna state. The mobile platform serves as an […]

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Nigerian Herbalists Delve Into Research, Commence Product Standardisation — Chairman

By Anang Bako Kaduna (Nigeria) – Herbal medicine practitioners in Nigeria say they have improved on their dosage and packaging system to meet international standard. The drugs are now delivered to patronisers in the form of syrup and capsules, as against the usual powdered form. Chairman, National Association of Progressive Herbal Medicine, Dr Ahmed Ayodele, […]

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Nigerian Drug Control Agency Arrest 35 Drug Hawkers In Katsina

By Idris Shehu Katsina (Nigeria) – Thirty – five drug hawkers have been arrested in Katsina, Northwest Nigeria by officers of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for not having basic pharmaceutical knowledge of the drugs they sell. The agency had also sanctioned several other drug outlets that were found […]

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Nigeria: We Need 3,000 Ambulances To Tackle Maternal Deaths – El-Rufa’i

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, Nasir El-Rufai says his State needs about 3,000 ambulances to tackle maternal deaths in the state, saying each of the 250 political wards require about ten ambulances. Governor El-Rufai who made this known while receiving 70 tricycle ambulances from Clinton Health Access Initiative […]

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Nigeria: El-Rufai Bans Indiscriminate Tanker Parking in Kaduna

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, Nasir El-Rufai has given tanker drivers 12 months to stop parking on all highways in the state – he asked them to come up with alternative plan for parking their vehicles. He said parking tanker vehicles along Marabar Jos, along Kaduna – Zaria […]

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Nigeria: Residents Of Jos Decry Heap of Refuse in Metropolis, Call For An End To Workers Strike

By Longtong Ibrahim Jos (Nigeria) – The heap of refuse and dirt littering the city of Jos in Central Nigeria and its environs has become a source of concern to residents, considering its hazards on human health and the environment among others – especially the immediate community. The city commercial Centre, “Terminus” and other areas […]

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