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NCDC Issues Health Advisory on Diphtheria, Responds to Outbreak in Lagos, Kano, Osun, Yobe

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) on Friday said it had responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States and was monitoring the situation in Osun and Yobe States where cases are now being picked up.  Read Also: Poliomyelitis (polio) In addition, the centre said it had taken clinical steps …

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Measles Vaccination

Overview Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. Before the introduction of measles vaccine in 1963 and widespread vaccination, major epidemics occurred approximately every 2–3 years and measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.More than 140 000 people died from measles in 2018 – mostly children under the age …

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Antibiotic resistance

Key facts Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process. A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, …

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Violence against women

Key facts Violence against women – particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence – is a major public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights. Read Also: Adolescent and Young Adult Health Estimates published by WHO indicate that globally about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have been subjected to either physical …

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Chemical safety: Pesticide residues in food

Chemical Safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way as to ensure the safety of human health and the environment. It covers all chemicals, natural and manufactured, and the full range of exposure situations from the natural presence of chemicals in the environment to their extraction or synthesis, industrial production, …

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The Top 10 Causes of Death

In 2019, the top 10 causes of death accounted for 55% of the 55.4 million deaths worldwide. The top global causes of death, in order of a total number of lives lost, are associated with three broad topics: cardiovascular (ischaemic heart disease, stroke), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections) and neonatal conditions – …

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