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Promoting health through the life course

97% of meningitis victims in Zamfara are women - NGO

Save the Children says that about 97% of all the meningitis victims in Zamfara are women.  The NGO monitored the victims of meningitis in isolation centres set up by the state government at various health facilities to arrive at this percentage. The news was attributed to poverty, illiteracy and poor accessibility to healthcare services. By educating girls and empowering women within the family the meningitis scourge could have been foreseen and managed more efficiently

April 11, 2017
Pulse Nigeria, Vanguard Nigeria

Preparedness, surveillance and response

Battling meningitis - killer disease on the prowl, 438 dead

When the first outbreak of the deadly Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in February, many thought nothing to it as such reports had been usual and that the disease would run its circle. The number of deaths in the past week, however, is so scary and more deaths are still being reported

April 9, 2017
Nigerian Tribune, NAIJ.COM

Cholera kills 80 in Zamfara in 1 month

The Zamfara health commissioner said ‘no fewer than 80 people had been killed by a cholera outbreak in the state during the last month,’ adding that ‘around 500 people were currently receiving treatment at various health facilities across the state’

March 14, 2017
Vanguard Nigeria
March 15, 2017
NAIJ.COM, Daily Trust
March 14, 2017
The Eagle