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WHO advocates domestic funding by African states in fight against malaria

World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on member states across West and Central Africa to enhance domestic financing in the fight against malaria. Participants at re-launch of Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFA), organised by RMB Partnership to end malaria, on Tuesday, Oct.22, 2019 in Abuja. (NAN) Dr. Clement Lagula-Peter, Officer-in-Charge of WHO Nigeria, made the […]

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Why FG can’t stop doctors from leaving Nigeria —Health Minister

By Luminous Jannamike – Abuja Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said the Federal Government cannot stop the migration of medical doctors away from Nigeria because of limited available opportunities within the country and the belief among health practitioners that the medical profession is more lucrative abroad. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire […]

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Drug abuse, suicide on the increase —MD, Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital

…says we are ready to  handle drug abuse, mental health in the North Ben Agande – Kaduna The Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna,  Professor AbdulKareem Jika Yusuf, has warned that drug abuse and suicide were on the increase, adding however that the hospital has the capacity to address issues of drug abuse and other […]

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Nigerian youth, children  not exercising enough —NHF

By Gabriel Olawale The Nigerian Heart Foundation, NHF, has decried the low level of engagement in physical activities among children and youth even as it outlines some of the health benefits associated with regular exercise. From Left: Director of Physical Activity, Nigerian Heart Foundation, NHF, Prof. Fatai Adeniyi; Chairman, Executive Council of NHF, Dr. Olufemi […]

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Adolescent girls decry gender-based violence, demand reproductive health rights

Sola Ogundipe Synderella Bulus, Grace Maduka and Aishatu Idris are three of a kind. Young, passionate and determined, they are adolescents representing the voices of girls and women in Nigeria on their reproductive health  rights. Recently, during a media roundtable in Abuja, they spoke out in unison about the vices of gender-based violence, stigmatisation, and […]

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Gynaecologist tasks pregnant women on Antenatal visits

…As Sanusi Cares Foundation berth By Chinelo Azike An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu has urged pregnant women to take antenatal visits seriously as proper monitoring of pregnancy will prevent complications such as placenta previa and placenta abruptio. Lewu who noted that pregnant women die because they were not able to attend antenatal explained […]

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Thrombosis: Silent rage of deadly blood clots

…Hospital patients, air travelers more at risk By Chioma Obinna To most Nigerians,words like “thrombosis” or “Venous thromboembolist (VTE)” are not everyday words they will like to bother with. It’s not also a health condition anyone will reckon with in this environment. But this is a silent killer, a condition that kills within minutes when […]

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Albinism: OAM created to fight discrimination, stigma, boost self-confidence

By Chioma Obinna As Onome Akinlolu Majaro clocks four last week, founders  have  said the organization was created to fight discrimination, stigma as well as boost self-confidence of persons living with albinism, PWAs,  in Nigeria. The Foundation also decried the killings of PWAs in some African countries noting that persons with albinism are like any other human […]

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Maternal, Infant mortality: Katsina to vaccinate over 800,000 child bearing women against MNTE

By Bashir Bello Over 800,000 child bearing age women are expected to be vaccinated against Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination, MNTE to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate in the Katsina State. The vaccination exercise was kick started on Sunday in 14 local government areas with high prevalence of MNTE in the state. The LGAs include Batsari, Baure, […]

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Children who may die after surviving Boko Haram attacks

…Severe malnutrition hits Borno, Adamawa, Yobe By Chioma Obinna Not many Nigerians are aware of the devastating impact of insurgency in the North-East. While many people talk about killings, shootings and bombings by Boko Haram, victims continue to live in lack. Women and children in the communities are the worst hit as thousands of children […]

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Lagos Commissioner alerts residents over suspected monkey pox outbreak

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Lagos State Government, Friday, stressed the need by residents to take precautionary measures in order to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Monkey pox which was recently reported in the state. Lagos State Government It therefore, reiterated the need for citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene […]

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New treatments rekindle hope for cancer patients

By Sola Ogundipe A lot has happened in recent years to transform how cancer is, and will be, treated. People with cancer now have more treatment options to pick from, with more on the way. Image from ‘National Cancer Institute’ Immunotherapy One thing that makes cancer tough to fight is that its cells can dodge […]

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Okowa canvasses special attention to education, health sectors

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has said that special attention should be paid to the health and education sectors to positively impact on the citizenry. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP) Delta State The governor made the call on Friday when the executives of the state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led by Dr. Francis […]

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Breast cancer: Association takes screening to C/River communities

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria has taken breast cancer screening and awareness to rural communities in Cross River as part of activities to celebrate the 2019 Physicians Week in the state. Breast cancer awareness Dr. Jacinta Okoi-Obuli, the President of the association in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday […]

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NGO task stakeholders on mental health issues

The Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), an NGO, has called on stakeholders to drive the advocacy for policy on mental health issues. Mr. Zion Abba, the Founder of the Abuja-based NGO, made the appeal at the opening of a two-day training organised for health correspondents in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that […]

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NMA reaches out to C/River community with medical outreach

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has embarked on a free medical outreach in Nde community at the Bakor Hospital in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River. Chairman of NMA in Cross River state, Dr. Agam Ayuk Chairman of NMA in the state, Dr. Agam Ayuk, told NAN on Thursday at Nde community that the […]

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1 in 7 Nigerians use at least one psychoactive substance ― Buba Marwa

Laments prevalence of drug abuse by Nigerians. By Kingsley Omonobi and Abfulwahab Isa – Abuja Former Lagos Military Administrator and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drugs Abuse, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd), has said that a new study on drug abuse and psychoactive substances consumption showed that one in seven persons in Nigeria […]

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Expert warns against inserting cotton buds, foreign objects to ear

A Medical expert, Dr. Salami Rilwan has warned the public against the use of cotton buds and other foreign objects to clean the ears, saying doing such is dangerous. Rilwan of the General Hospital, Ilorin in Kwara gave the warning in Ilorin on Thursday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN). […]

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NGO advises couples to harness benefits of child spacing

The Challenge Initiative (TCI), an NGO, has advised couples to harness the benefits of child spacing for effective planned parenthood and child development. The Bauchi State Coordinator of TCI, Mrs Rabi Ekele, gave the advice at the sensitisation programme on maternal and child mortality for community leaders in Bauchi on Wednesday. Ekele said child spacing […]

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Arthritis, Cancer: Nutritionist harps on efficacy of parsley leaf

Mr Paul Okoh, a Nutritionist based in Abuja, says Nigerians can reap immense benefits from parsley leaf in the treatment of arthritis, cancer prevention and other ailments. Okoh said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the ongoing annual National Health Dialogue, organised by […]

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World Food Day: FAO DG seeks healthy, affordable diets

The Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has called for healthy, sustainable, accessible and affordable diets for everyone. Dongyu made the call in Tudun-Wada, Nasarawa State, at the 11th edition of the Agricultural Show and Exhibition to commemorate the 2019 World Food Day. The theme for this year is “Our Actions are our […]

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UNFPA expands initiative to Sokoto, Bauchi to keep more girls in school

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has expanded the Adolescent Girl Initiative (AGI) to Sokoto and Bauchi States to keeps more girls in schools so that the key can harness their potentials. Dr. Zubaida Abubakar, the National Programme Analyst, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV, UNFPA Nigeria, disclosed this during a media roundtable on the 2019 […]

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Hand washing is critical to general wellness —Toyin Saraki

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Tuesday, says hand washing is critical to hygiene and general wellness. Handwashing The Founder of the group, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, wife of ex-President of the Senate, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Saraki, who spoke on the occasion […]

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Bauchi Yellow Fever outbreak: Death toll rises to 22 from

Following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi State, which led to the death of over 15 people, another six new deaths have been recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths so far to 22. This is just as immunisation of workers in the oil exploration sites in the state has began. This […]

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Chaotic supply chain bane of health, economic development — ARC

A supply chain transformation expert, Azuka Okeke, has lamented thatchaotic supply chains are negatively impacting health, development and economic outcomes in Africa. Continue reading Chaotic supply chain bane of health, economic development — ARC at Vanguard Nigeria. Hits: 0