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Why Self-medicating With Malaria, Cough Medicines During Pregnancy Is Dangerous

A Consultant Family Physician at the Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Dr John Ovuoraye, has asked pregnant women to stop taking malaria and cough medicines without doctor’s prescription. According to the physician, the use of malaria or

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See Why Experts Are Warning Nigerians To Quit Over-Treating Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. The World Health Organisation says an estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 405, 000 in 2018, compared with 416,000 deaths in 2017.

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Commissioner For Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Raises Awareness On How To Avoid Mistaking COVID-19 For Malaria: ‘The symptoms are similar’

The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the state is recording cases of people treating themselves for malaria only for them to realise after testing that it is the dreaded coronavirus popularly known as COVID-19. Medical

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Medical Expert Details How Malaria During Pregnancy Can Cause Miscarriages & Stillbirths

A medical expert has revealed that malaria can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages, children with low birth weights, stillbirths, and also make a fetus to stop growing. Dr Chinonso Egemba, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria

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Here’s How Soon Malaria Can Be Eradicated According To Researchers

A team of researchers, in a new report, have given an idea of how soon the world could likely be completely free from malaria. They noted that the British Broadcasting Corporation’s claim that the world had already made huge progress against malaria

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These Two Countries Are Now Malaria-Free According To WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared an important milestone has been reached in fighting the mosquito-borne disease-malaria. The two countries given a clean bill of health on malaria are Algeria in North Africa and Argentina in South America.

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Good News: World’s First Malaria Vaccine Launched In Malawi

The world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S pilot programme was launched in Malawi last week Tuesday. This makes Malawi the first of three countries in Africa in which the RTS,S vaccine will be made available to children up to two years

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Dreadful! Strange Disease Kills 50 Children in Jigawa State (Details)

According to reports making the rounds, no fewer than 50 children have died in a village in Jigawa State village of a strange disease. The village head Malam Bashari Galadima Gidan Gudu told The Nation that the kids who died

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For Real? ”Mosquitoes are our friends stop killing them” – Unilorin Professor Declares

Adeolu Ande, a Professor of Entomology at the University of Ilorin, has decried killing mosquitoes, saying the insects are friends of humans that deserve to be properly managed. Ande made the statement on Monday in Ilorin in a paper he presented at

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Ask An Expert: What Drugs Are Safe To Treat Malaria In The First Trimester Of Pregnancy?

Our team of seasoned experts answer all your questions on pregnancy, delivery, children and women’s health, sexuality education and more. Q: I’m a new mum and in my first trimester of pregnancy. What should I do if I contract malaria?

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ALERT! Why No Malaria Case Is ‘Ordinary’- Experts Warn

The Director, Centre for Malaria Care, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Professor Olugbenga Mokuolu, reveals that malaria is a serious case or disease that can often be fatal; hence the need to refrain from describing it as “ordinary malaria.” He

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