Top Ten News Items On Health, 17th May 2019

World Bank appoints Nigeria’s ex-minister, Muhammad Pate, as global director for health. DFID spends N4bn to support 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara. Boko Haram: Nigeria govt spent over N5 billion on humanitarian services in Borno – Minister. FG proposes 6 medical warehouses – Minister. Malnutrition: Senator seeks import waiver for ready to use therapeutic food. Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official. Lassa fever kills two, infects doctor in Kebbi. ‘Shortage of health care workers can ignite a crisis’. NAFDAC alerts public…

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Mayotte quake swarm linked to newly discovered undersea volcano

Scientists say they’ve discovered a new submarine volcano they believe is the cause of an unusual earthquake swarm that’s been affecting the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte for more than a year. The new volcano is located 50 kilometers east of the island and 3500 meters below the surface, standing about 800m high with a base between four and five km in diameter. That’s according to a multidisciplinary team of scientists aboard the research ship Marion Dufresne, part of the fleet of France’s Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de…

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Tanzania: Tanzania Bans Plastic Bags

By James Karuhanga The Tanzanian government on Thursday issued an official warning to people planning to visit the country not to carry plastic bags with them effective June 1, this year, underlining the country’s plan to protect the environment. Tanzania joins Rwanda, which for the past 10 years, has been leading the way in enforcing a ban on plastics in the region. “All plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania,” the Office of the…

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