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NIGERIA: Meningitis Outbreak – Death Toll Rises to 813

April 2017 PremiumTimes; Over 800 Nigerians have been killed by meningitis since the latest outbreak of the epidemic in the country 16 weeks ago. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this figure on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House in Abuja. Mr. Adewole said …

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NIGERIA: 90 Percent of Nigerians Lack Health Insurance – Buhari

January 2016 DailyTrust; President Muhammadu Buhari says 9 out of 10 Nigerians are not “covered by any kind of health insurance or risk protection mechanism.” The president who disclosed this yesterday while inaugurating the Model Primary Health Care Centre for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria at Kuchigoro Primary Health Centre …

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NIGERIA: Lagos to Begin Health Insurance Scheme 2017

November 2016 PremiumTimes; The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday said the much-awaited Health Insurance Scheme of the state would commence in early 2017. He expressed the government’s readiness to partner with key players in the sector to use insurance to grow the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Lagos. …

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