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NIGERIA TO AVERT OVER 160,000 DEATHS IN CHILDREN YEARLY, WITH INTRODUCTION OF ROTAVIRUS VACCINE INTO IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE.

Recognizing the magnitude of rotavirus related diarrhea disease, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners

FALL IN NUMBER OF NEW CASES OF HIV SPARKS SURPRISE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Amid mounting concern that progress in fighting the global AIDS epidemic is stalling, campaigners were given a boost from a surprising quarter this week. Confounding expectations, South Africa — home

NIGERIA HAS A HIGH FERTILITY RATE. WHY ARE INFERTILITY CLINICS BOOMING?

IN A rough-and-ready church in Ifo, on the northern fringe of Lagos, Prophet Emmanuel Akanni and Prophetess Foluke Akanni do extraordinary things. During moments of religious ecstasy, Mr Akanni receives

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BORNO TARGETS MORE THAN 1 MILLION CHILDREN WITH ANTI-MALARIA THERAPY

With the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, Borno State Ministry of Health plans to reach more than 1.1 million children aged three to 59 months with anti-malaria

THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN LIMPOPO TOILET

A three-year-old boy is the latest child to die in South Africa after drowning in a pit latrine. Omari Monono died in the outside toilet at his aunt’s house in

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HOW ALCOHOL KILLS SOUTH AFRICANS

Johannesburg – When alcohol kills it discriminates – it picks on the poor and sick and goes lightly on the rich. During 2015 about 170 South Africans died a day

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IN SOUTH AFRICA ‘CONDOMS ARE EVERYWHERE, BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THEM’

Young people who do not like using condoms during sexual intercourse in Vhembe are the main cause behind high rate of unwanted babies and the spread of sexual transmitted infections

JOHANNESBURG RECYCLING INITIATIVE BEGINS

It is now compulsory for people living in the South African city of Johannesburg to separate their household waste for recycling. Authorities hope it will stop existing landfill sites from

NATURAL WAY TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Like most people, I occasionally find myself feeling down and unmotivated; some days it’s for no apparent reason. It’s just part of the normal ups-and-downs of life. When I lose

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NIGERIA RUNS LOW ON SNAKEBITE ANTIDOTE

Thousands of people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year, and many people die or lose their limbs because of a shortage of antivenoms. Snake bites kill more than