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WHO Issues Guidelines On How To Tackle Dementia

LAGOS MAY 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 30 years, according to the World Health Organisation. The organisation disclosed this in a statement announcing new guidelines to tackle the ailment, on its website on Tuesday. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk […]

Europe,Developing Countries Provide €10 Grant For Development Of Next-Generation Anti-Malarial Drug In Afrian Countries

LAGOS APRIL 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has granted new funding of €10m over five years to support late-stage clinical trials of a next-generation antimalarial combination including KAF156 (ganaplacide). The trials will be conducted in four countries in West and Central Africa: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger. Led by […]

Nigeria Records Decline In Lassa Fever Cases -NCDC

LAGOS MARCH 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has affirmed that over the last five weeks, there has been a decline in the number of new cases of Lassa fever reported in Nigeria. In a statement made available to NewsRangers, NCDC said the country has equally witnessed a reduction in the number of people […]

Alleged Cybercrime: Ghana To Deport More Nigerians

LAGOS FEBRUARY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Despite public outrage in Nigeria, Ghana Immigration (GI) officials have intensified their raid of neighbourhoods with high concentration of Nigerians in the hope of weeding out persons without residence permit and repatriating same to Nigeria. No fewer than 723 Nigerians had been deported from Ghana since January 2018 to date in a […]

Centre for Disease Control Offers Five Tips For Prevention Of Cerebrospinal Meningitis

LAGOS DECEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and partners have commenced preparedness activities, through the national CSM Technical Working Group (TWG). The TWG has completed a risk assessment exercise for prioritisation, and issued letters of alert to states to ensure adequate preparedness this season. NCDC is issuing this public health advisory note […]

New Research Shows PrEP Drug Can Prevent Of HIV/AIDS

LAGOS OCTOBER 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)– New research presented at the HIV Drug Therapy Conference in Glasgow today shows that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be given to millions of people worldwide with no increased risk of safety issues during treatment. PrEP is a combination of two drugs that people can take before sex to prevent HIV infection. […]

4m Die Of Diabetes Last Year As Families Demand Govt Action To Halt Epidemic

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-: The growing diabetes epidemic will be an important topic when the United Nations General Assembly meets to discuss non-communicable diseases on September 27. Ahead of the meeting, new research from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveals only 17% of people believe their government is doing enough to tackle diabetes. Diabetes caused […]

Red Cross Declares 17,000 Nigerians Missing In Conflict

LAGOS AUGUST 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-International Committee on the Red Cross (ICRC) has revealed that the fate and whereabouts of about 17,000 persons remain a mystery in Nigeria as a result of conflicts. In its latest facts and figures on contributions in Nigeria, it said it was working in conjunction with its Nigeria subsidiary, the Nigeria Red […]

Banks, Ex-CEOs Indicted Over Disappearance Of NHIS N720bn

LAGOS JULY 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-There is the N720 billion “invested” by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 12 years? Nobody seems to have an answer. Not even NHIS boss Prof. Usman Yusuf. He said the “investments” had no approvals of successive Ministers of Health, past boards of the NHIS and the Office of the Accountant-General […]

Buhari, Macron Seal $475m Bilateral Deal For Lagos, Kano, Ogun

LAGOS JULY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhammadu Buhari has sealed a $475 million bilateral deal with France President Emmanuel Macron to aid a number of infrastructural projects cutting across three states. The initial beneficiaries will include Lagos, Kano and Ogun states. The agreement was sealed while Buhari played host to Macron in Abuja on Tuesday. Lagos aspect […]

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