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Kano Govt Purchases Medical Equipment Worth N2.1bn for Specialist Hospital

Gov Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano state government has purchased N2.8 billion high-tech equipment for its newly constructed Giginyu Specialist Hospital in the state capital. The equipment includes a 1. 5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI machine, purchased at the cost of about N500 million, which is the first of its kind to be installed in any public hospital in Nigeria. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ...

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Medical Lab Council Partners Oneworld Accuracy to Boost Quality of Test Result


The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) is collaborating with OneWorld Accuracy on the roll out of external quality assurance (EQA) Programme to enhance the quality of laboratory test results in the country. This was made known by Erhabor,Tosan Acting Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria(MLSCN) who led a 6-man delegation visited the Hon. Minister ...

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ECOWAS Ministers Adopt Terms of Reference of ‘One Health’ Policy Coordination Platform


The ECOWAS Commission has been tasked to urgently ensure that the Regional Animal Health Centre in Bamako, Mali, becomes operational. Ministers of Human Health, Animal Health and Environment made the call at the end of the Ministerial Meeting of ECOWAS ‘One Health’ Policy Coordination Platform held in Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday, June 17, 2017. They posited that the operation of ...

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Nigeria’s Osinbajo Opens ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers


Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has declared open the 18th Assembly of Health Ministers holding today, Friday, at the ECOWAS Commission secretariat in Abuja. In his speech, Mr Osinbajo expressed the commitment of Nigerian Government to ensuring that the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) established by WAHO in Abuja, takes off before the end of 2017. He noted that ...

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Health Partners Discuss Maternal, Child Health Ahead of AHM


West African Health Organization (WAHO) partners on Tuesday met on the sidelines of the 18th Assembly of ECOWAS Health Ministers in Nigeria. The meeting which was attended by partners such as WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF, NEPAD, is expected to draft proposals for roadmap on hospital reform, maternal and child health for adoption of the Ministers on Friday. Declaring the session ...

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Health Emergencies: ECOWAS Ministers To Adopt ‘One Health’ Approach


ABUJA – ECOWAS Ministers of Health and Environment will converge on Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday, June 17, to formalise the implementation of the “One Health” Approach in the region. Ahead of Saturday, a preparatory meeting of the ECOWAS Policy Coordination Platform on ‘One Health’ Approach is underway in Abuja. The platform brings together experts from human health, animal health ...

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Nigerian Govt, May & Baker Join Forces to Produce Vaccine

Nigerian Government has joined forces with May & Baker Nigeria PLC to resume production of vaccine locally at Federal Vaccine Production Laboratory (FVPL), Yaba, Logos. This was announced by the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, while briefing the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services on the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) between the Federal Government of Nigeria and ...

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NASS lauds Health Nutrition Intervention in Borno


The Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on the North – East, Senator Shehu Sani, has described the Health Nutrition Programme of the Federal Ministry of Health as being responsive to the need of the people at the Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs) in Borno State. He made this known during the review of mid – Term Report of the Health Nutrition Emergency Response ...

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Nigeria to launch Tobacco-Free Campaign


The Federal Ministry of Health is set to launch a 6-month national tobacco control communications campaign in the country. The campaign, which will be launched on Thursday 15th June, 2017, in Abuja, follows the announcement by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, of 9 provisions of the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 to be enforced by the Federal Government. The ...

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Health Experts Urged To Make Recommendations to Boost WAHO


Health experts in West Africa have been enjoined to come up with recommendations that can boost the activties of the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, in the region. Director General of WAHO, Dr. Xavier Crespin, gave the charge on Tuesday, while declaring open Health Experts’ Committee Meeting at the ECOWAS Commission secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria, ahead of the Assembly of ...

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