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100,000 Children Suffer Cerebral Malaria Yearly

100,000 Children Suffer Cerebral Malaria Yearly

Children's Health, NEWS
More than 100,000 Nigerian children suffer from Cerebral malaria annually, Dr Ovo Samiel at the General Hospital, Ughelli, has said. Ovo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin that the disease could lead to other sicknesses if not promptly treated. The medical expert said Malaria was a mosquito-borne parasitic infection usually spread by Anopheles mosquitoes. He explained that the Plasmodium parasite that caused the sickness was neither a virus nor a bacterium. ‘’But is a single-celled parasite that multiplies in red blood cells of humans as well as in the mosquito intestine. ‘’Sweating usually occur few weeks after being bitten by Anopheles mosquitoes as well as sore throat as symptoms of the disease. “But the most common symptoms of malaria are headache, fast heart rate, or
100,000 Children Lack Access to Polio Vaccines — Minister

100,000 Children Lack Access to Polio Vaccines — Minister

NEWS
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the number of children who lack access to polio vaccines has dropped to about 100,000. Adewole said this while fielding questions from reporters at the annual meeting of the African Regional Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication in Abuja on Monday. The minister said the North-East, especially Borno State, constituted a large portion of inaccessible areas. He said, “For now, less than 30 per cent of the area is inaccessible. So, the military is helping us and we will continue. There are a few settlements left that the military will work on and we are hopeful that this year, we will get there.” Asked when Nigeria would be certified polio-free, he added, “If you don’t record a case in three years, then you are free
100,000 Cases Of Endometriosis Recorded Yearly In Nigeria

100,000 Cases Of Endometriosis Recorded Yearly In Nigeria

NEWS, Women's health
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on stakeholders in the health sector to create more awareness on endometriosis insisting that 100,000 cases of the disease are recorded annually in Nigeria.  The founder, Endosurvivors International Foundation, Olivia Nwankudu, who made the call at an awareness program in Lagos, said endometriosis which is a disease of the female reproductive system, affects one out of 10 women and girls of reproductive age. He regretted that there is little awarenesss about it all over the world. Quoting  a report from the University of Ibadan which says that there are 100, 000 cases of endometriosis every year in Nigeria, Nwankudu said that a lot of women who have the disease would have seen different doctors before seeing a gynecologist. “That n