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N-Power Health Volunteers take malaria outreach to Oredo LGA

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Adamawa Assembly passes law on compulsory HIV/AIDS, genotype test for couples

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HIV/AIDS: Nigerian researcher calls for clinical trial of drug

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Cholera: WHO sounds alarm over DRC as Death toll in Nigeria hits 35

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McCain says he’s facing ‘very vicious form of cancer’

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Bird flu discovered in Ogun

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Death toll from Nigeria cholera rises to 21: official

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Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson Reveals He Is Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease
American civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, who emerged as a key figure in the civil rights movement in the 1960s alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., announced Friday that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.   Read More ...
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A university for David Mark
No initiative on Nigeria’s health care delivery system is judged worthwhile these days unless it is dedicated to curtailing medical tourism. There are no reliable figures on the volume and aggregate expenditure on the phenomenon, but the way some political officials and educational entrepreneurs talk, it is almost as if medical tourism is the bane of the nation’s health care delivery system, if not the entire economy   Read More ...
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Fake doctors
•Could this be evidence of lax monitoring and control? Nigeria needs about 237,000 doctors to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation but has only about 35,000. That is; instead of WHO’s recommendation of one doctor to 600 patients, Nigeria has a ratio of one doctor to 6,000 patients. Coming from the Head of the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department, University of Abuja, Professor Titus Ibekwe, we can take this as the gospel truth, and it is most discomfiting   Read More ...
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Ganduje spends N1billion on PHC delivery
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Monday said his administration has expended over N1 billion for the procurement and distribution of drugs, medical equipment to secondary and primary health care facilities to improve their diagnostic and management capacity. Speaking during convention of over 3,880 Kano state Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMS) and distribution /launching of Anti-malarial Commodities and other Health Intervention held in Government House, Ganduje said his administration has keyed into the Federal Government agenda of revitalizing the primary health care in Nigeria   Read More ...
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Jigawa Govt. to immunise 1.3m children against measles
The Jigawa Government on Sunday said it was set to immunise 1.2 million children against measles across the state. Dr Kabiru Ali, the Executive Secretary of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Dutse. Ali said the state government has stocked enough doses of vaccines for smooth conduct of the immunisation   Read More ...
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N-Power Health Volunteers take malaria outreach to Oredo LGA
Following the collaboration of Edo State Government and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to kick malaria out of the state, the N-Power Health Volunteers in Utagban Community in Oredo Local Government Area have organised a one-day malaria awareness seminar. The state government has a commitment to primary healthcare and has been collaborating with relevant development partners to deliver its mandate on essential health services to communities   Read More ...
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Star clinic introduces free health care service to Ikorodu
Star Clinic begins free health clinic service programme for the young and elderly members of the society, starting with the Ikorodu community, Lagos state. The health programme is an initiative of Dr. Adeolu Olusodo, founder of Star Clinic, which offers free medical services and treatments to people from ages 0-12 and adults from the age of 60 and above. The programme is created to celebrate the first year anniversary of the clinic’s existence as it also looks to better the lives of the host community, Ikorodu, who are the primary beneficiaries, as well as members of the general public through the free health service access opened to all   Read More ...
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Adamawa Assembly passes law on compulsory HIV/AIDS, genotype test for couples
The Adamawa House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a law for compulsory HIV and genotype (sickle cell anaemia) test for couples before marriage. The law was unanimously passed after the third reading of the bill at plenary presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa. A motion for the third reading of the bill was moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Hassan Barguma (APC-Hong), and seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Emmanuel Tsamdu (APC-Madagali)   Read More ...
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Ekiti doctors owed six months salaries
Doctors in Ekiti State under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have lamented that the six month arrears of salaries. owed their colleagues practicing in government hospitals is causing them hardship. They said payment of salaries to workers and effective funding of the health institutions, particularly the Ekiti State. University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) will improve healthcare delivery and would ensure that the institution meets its core mandate in   Read More ...
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FG’s partners commit $100m to rebase HIV epidemic in Nigeria
Federal Government’s partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS have set aside US$100 million to conduct a national survey to rebase the epidemic in Nigeria. Dr Erasmus Morah, Country Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ), made the disclosure in an interview on Sunday in Abuja. He said that most support for the survey would come from the United States Government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria   Read More ...
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Marriage: Association advocates HIV/AIDS screening
Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, the Chairman, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Jigawa, has advised intending couples to go for HIV/AIDS screening before marriage. Muhammad gave the advice while speaking with newsmen in Dutse on Friday. He commended the Jigawa House of Assembly for passing a law making it compulsory for a man and woman to go for screening before marriage. The chairman said that the measure taken by government was to reduce the prevalence of the disease in the state   Read More ...
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11m doctors, nurses, teachers needed to save Africa from ‘disaster’ – UN
Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a “social and economic disaster” that could propel millions to migrate, the UN said on Thursday. It said the 11 million were needed to help the continent cope with a booming population, with the number of children set to increase by 170 million to 750 million in the next 13 years   Read More ...
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HIV/AIDS: Nigerian researcher calls for clinical trial of drug
A researcher, Prof. Madubuike Ezeibe, has called on the Federal Government to carry out a clinical trial of the drug he invented, Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate ( AMS ), for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Ezeibe, a professor of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), made the call in an interview in Umuahia on Monday. Clinical trial is a study that explores whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans   Read More ...
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50% people in Gombe don’t know HIV-AIDS status-Official
Dr Suraj Abdulkarim, Programme Manager, Gombe State Agency for the Control of HIVand AIDS (GOMSACA) says 50 per cent of people in the state do not know their HIV status. The Programme Manager, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Thursday, stressed the need for people to visit designated health centres to carryout HIV test to know their status   Read More ...
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One in every 11 Nigerian adults is diabetic, says health minister
MINISTER of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has said one in every 11 adults has diabetes and up to half of these are not diagnosed. He spoke at a one-day Sanofi Diabetes Summit, themed: “Diabetes: New management trends towards improving outcomes”. Adewole, who was represented by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Dr. Chris Bode, said less than 10 per cent of people diagnosed with diabetes meet the targets of metabolic control   Read More ...
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Monkey virus, polio vaccine, cancer, immunity, herbs
Monkey virus. and monkey pox are the latest health issues in Nigeria. Ebola fever, with its potential to depopulate nations as the Black plague which wiped out about 30-60 percent (75-200 million) of Europe’s population between 1346 and 1353, is long forgotten now. So is HIV/AIDS which once caused a stir. Cancer is still on the ravage, with breast and prostate cancers being major causes of cancer deaths   Read More ...
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Aso Rock Clinic: A Microcosm Of Nigeria’s Healthcare System By Abiodun Ladepo
You go in for severe headache. Without checking your pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature; without taking fluid samples and testing them, they diagnose you with Typhoid fever. They don’t even ask for your medical history! They prescribe you medications for Typhoid fever when, in fact, you are suffering from hypertension. You pick up the medication at the pharmacy they set up just outside the hospital…their own private pharmacy which they set up with medications they stole from government hospital   Read More ...
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Aso Rock Clinic: A Microcosm Of Nigeria’s Healthcare System By Abiodun Ladepo
You go in for severe headache. Without checking your pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature; without taking fluid samples and testing them, they diagnose you with Typhoid fever. They don’t even ask for your medical history! They prescribe you medications for Typhoid fever when, in fact, you are suffering from hypertension. You pick up the medication at the pharmacy they set up just outside the hospital…their own private pharmacy which they set up with medications they stole from government hospital   Read More ...
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Much ado over Ibom Hospital’s closure
Controversies, disappointment and blame games have continued to trail the closure in September of the much touted ‘world class’ 308-bed Ibom Specialist Hospital, Itu, Akwa Ibom State. Built and hurriedly inaugurated on May 26, 2015 by ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio three days before his exit from office, the hospital, according to him, was going to stand neck-to-neck with other ultra-modern health facilities anywhere in the globe   Read More ...
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We’re yet to confirm disease as monkey pox, says minister
With 33 suspected cases of “monkey pox infection” already recorded in seven states, the Federal Government is still trying to confirm exactly what health workers are dealing with. According to Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, many of the cases reported in Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River did not fit into the classic prototype of monkey pox   Read More ...
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Group seeks free medicare for prison inmates
President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to direct the Minister of Health to request all public hospitals in the country to treat prison inmates without demanding payment. This request was made by a group, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, (CURE-Nigeria), in a statement yesterday by its Executive Director, Sylvester Uhaa. The group claimed that where inmates, including those in life-threatening situations, are denied treatment in hospitals because they have no money, amounts to deprivation of the right to life   Read More ...
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Dubai clinic seeks synergy with Nigeria on healthcare
Valiant Clinic, a premium multi-speciality outpatient clinic has announced its presence in Nigeria, saying it is here to fill the gap in the healthcare provision. The Dubai based Healthcare facility, which sits on a 15,000 square meter, according to Hassan Sameer Hassan, Head of Business Development at Meraas, promoter of the clinic, focuses on diagnostic, preventive healthcare and wellness. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, Hassan noted that the clinic which came into existence a year ago will be offering two-day medical outreaches in Abuja beginning on Monday, with the aim of attending to patients with Urological problems like cancer, kidney stones, prostate, infertility etc   Read More ...
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Buhari’s wife: Aso Clinic has no syringe
’No syringe in Aso Villa Clinic’ THE President’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has lamented the poor state of healthcare services in Nigeria, including the State House Clinic, Abuja. Her daughter, Zahra, through her Twitter account, had also condemned services rendered at the clinic few weeks ago. Zahra had pushed for the management to give account of the N3 billion allocated to the clinic   Read More ...
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Kebbi procures drugs for pneumonia, diarrhoea
The Kebbi State Government has procured drugs for management of common ailments of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and meningitis. The state Commissioner for Heath, Alhaji Umar Kambaza, said this on Monday in Birinin Kebbi that the drugs would soon be distributed to the 21 local government areas. Kambaza explained that the communities would be provided with basic health commodities needed for effective service delivery at the primary healthcare centres as contained in the national minimum service package by the state government   Read More ...
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Hospital to offer free mental health screening
What is the mental health of your workers and how do you determine a sane level of healthy mental health? These and more will be on focus at the retreat on mental health/awareness, being organised by The Retreat, a private mental hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos. The evnt will hold on Tuesday, ….. at 10 am. According to the hospital’s Chief Executive, Dr Olufemi Oluwatayo, the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on “Mental health at the work place as professionals in psychiatry know that many employers and organisations do not see issues of mental health at the workplace as a priority and many employees may be suffering in silence   Read More ...
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Physician warns against deadly disease, Lupus
Dr Amina Dorayi, a Public Health Physician with an Abuja-based international organisation, on Tuesday, described Lupus as a deadly disease and called for increased awareness about it. Dorayi made the call during a charity and awareness event organised by an NGO, “Eye on Lupus Foundation” and other partners in Abuja. She explained that “Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects mostly women and occurs when the body’s immune system attacks tissues and organs in the body   Read More ...
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Nigeria records 600,000 cases of tuberculosis annually – Minister
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said on Friday that at least 600,000 cases of tuberculosis are recorded annually in the country. Adewole said the situation is quite worrisome as five out six cases of tuberculosis escaped detection. The stated these while flagging off a free mobile testing and treatment of the disease in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The initiative is tagged: “Wellness on Wheel   Read More ...
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Nearly 850 000 get cholera vaccine in Nigeria: WHO
Geneva - The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday it has completed a massive cholera vaccination campaign in restive northeastern Nigeria, where the disease has already killed 54 people. The week-long campaign allowed 844 000 people to receive one dose of the vaccine, which offers protection against the deadly disease for six months, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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Osun doctors suspend strike
The Osun Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA ), on Tuesday directed its members working with state government to resume work after a seven-day warning strike over salary arrears and poor working condition. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the doctors began the strike on Sept. 18. The directive for resumption of work is contained in a communiqué jointly signed by the NMA Chairman, Dr Tokunbo Olajumoke and Secretary, Olalekan Ajayi   Read More ...
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Nearly 850,000 get cholera vaccine in Nigeria: WHO
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it has completed a massive cholera vaccination campaign in restive northeastern Nigeria, where the disease has already killed 54 people.The week-long campaign allowed 844,000 people to receive one dose of the vaccine, which offers protection against the deadly disease for six months, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva.Northeastern Nigeria is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has killed at least 20,000 people and displaced more than 2   Read More ...
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Mimiko advises FG to prioritize maternal healthcare
Mimiko gave the advise while speaking with newsmen, on Friday, at the Chatham House in London after delivering a paper on “Improving Access to Health Services for All” using his Ondo achievement in maternal and child health as a case study. The former Ondo governor said funding will never be adequate in any human setting but with the right kind of leadership, the country can drastically reduce maternal mortality, which is about 19 percent of global maternal deaths according to the World Bank   Read More ...
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WHO accesses cholera outbreak in Maiduguri
says the outbreak was anticipated. The Country Representative of World Health Organization (WHO) in Nigeria, Dr. Alemu Wondi has expressed satisfaction with the rate of coverage and the intervention going on against the outbreak of cholera in Borno State. Dr. Wondi who is in Maiduguri to access the level of intervention from his organization and the coordinated activities against the outbreak from other parts and way forward to curtain the outbreak visited Muna Garage Camp, one the IDPs camp hit by the outbreak   Read More ...
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Court Orders Wife Infected With HIV By Husband Not To Address Press
A Magistrate Court in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, has ordered Titilayo Emiabata, a woman infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by her husband, to not speak to the media about her ongoing court case. Mrs. Emiabata, 30, discovered antiretroviral medications in the possession of her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Kazeem Owolabi Emiabata, and subsequently found medical records indicating that he had been living with HIV for a long period of time without disclosing his status to her   Read More ...
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UATH, national hospital  joins JOHESU strike action
The Chairman, National Association of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Steve Oricha has said the union is in solidarity with the indefinite strike action code named ‘operation alligator bite.’ He said during the protest, on Thursday, at the hospital in Abuja that the protest was in compliance with directive issued by the national body to commence nationwide indefinite strike action   Read More ...
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Lagos University Teaching Hospital Ignores Strike Order By Healthcare Professionals
Medical activities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital is currently on amidst an order issued by Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) and National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) to all federal hospitals to proceed on an indefinite strike starting on Wednesday, 20th of September 2017.   Read More ...
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UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens
Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading. “To date, the outbreak has claimed at least 44 lives, out of close to 2,300 confirmed and/or suspected cases,” the world body said in a statement   Read More ...
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UN seeks $10m as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens
Maiduguri - At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said on Monday, calling for nearly $10m to keep the disease from spreading. "To date, the outbreak has claimed at least 44 lives, out of close to 2 300 confirmed and/or suspected cases," the world body said in a statement. About $9   Read More ...
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UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens
At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading. “To date, the outbreak has claimed at least 44 lives, out of close to 2,300 confirmed and/or suspected cases,” the world body said in a statement. About $9.9 million (8.3 million euros) is needed as part of the relief effort, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said   Read More ...
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Selena Gomez's Friend Gives Her A Kidney For Transplant
Singer and actress, Selena Gomez, 25, revealed on Instagram Thursday that she recently took a step back from the spotlight to focus on recovering and getting her health together after having a necessary kidney transplant due to her battle with lupus. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs   Read More ...
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Challenges Hit Amidst Efforts To Contain Cholera Outbreak In Northern Nigeria
According to a United Nations official, people failing to report suspected cases of cholera to authorities has hampered the efforts to contain the cholera outbreak that has affected more 1,000 people in refugee camps in the northeast part of Nigeria. With more than 20,000 people killed by Boko Haram’s insurgency, the U.N. estimates that 5.2 million people in northeast Nigeria do not have secure access to food or water, and with tens of thousands already in famine-like conditions   Read More ...
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