Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

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One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released today by WHO. Of those facilities remaining, one third are not functioning at all. "High insecurity, difficult terrain and lack of health workers,…

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WHO Scales Up Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Nigeria

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Dire health situation identified in 15 local government areas formerly held by insurgents A WHO emergency health team arrived 19 August 2016 in Maiduguri State to assess and respond to the health needs of 800 000 people in north eastern Nigeria, formerly held by militant…

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Government of Nigeria Reports Two Wild Poliovirus Cases, First Since July 2014

After more than two years without wild poliovirus in Nigeria, the Government reported today that two children have been paralyzed by the disease in the northern Borno state. As an immediate priority, the Government of Nigeria is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) and…

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WHO Removes Nigeria from Polio-Endemic List

Only two countries remain endemic to this paralysing disease The World Health Organization announced today that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than…

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67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

Pretoria – The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Jacob Zuma has expressed…

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Church building collapses in Nigeria

Pretoria - Officials from the South African Mission in Lagos, in Nigeria, are still liaising with rescue workers and government authorities to establish whether any South African citizens are affected by the collapsed church building there. The popular Lagos-based Synagogue Church Guest House building at…

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