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250,000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually – Foundation


The wife of the Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Bagudu, on Saturday said  about 250, 000 Nigerian women die of cancer annually. She said this during a walk to create awareness on cancer in Abuja with the theme: “ Walk Away Cancer’’. According to her, the walk is to create awareness as well as to try and save ...

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WAHO to build modern health facilities at Bo Waterside, Liberia

WAHO Bo Waterside Health Facilities

LIBERIA – The West African Health Organisation, WAHO, is funding construction of state-of-the-art health facilities at the Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone borders. According WAHO Communication Unit, this is in a bid to fight cross-border diseases and epidemics. The three countries have been chosen because of the Ebola crisis that affected them. Consequently, on Friday, October 20, 2017, WAHO in ...

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11 children die of whooping cough in Kano

KANO – The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the local government council, Malam Rabiu Khalil. Khalil said about 40 other children affected by the same disease were receiving medical attention. Malam Hassan Adamu, the ...

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50% people in Gombe don’t know HIV/AIDS status


GOMBE – 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 status. The Programme Manager, who disclosed this in Gombe on Thursday, stressed the need for people to visit designated health centres to carryout HIV test to know their status. “Fifty ...

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Health Minister Dispels Rumour of Vaccination By Military


The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on Nigerians to disregard the rumour going around in some parts of the country that the military was administering vaccinations on school children. Health Minister said there was no iota of truth in the claim and called on members of the public to remain calm as government is committed to the ...

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WHO Regional Director for Africa Pledges more support for North-East

whom regional protectors visits Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Moeti Matshidiso has pledged more humanitarian support for the North–Eastern states that were ravaged by insurgency. Dr. Matshidiso made this pledge at the weekend in Maiduguri while meeting with the Executive Governor of Borno State, Alh. Kashim Shetima, who was represented by the Deputy Governor,  Alh. Usman Mamman Durkwa. Moeti said ...

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Sokoto sends 239 Laboratory scientists back to school

Sokoto Lab Scientists

Sokoto state government said it has sent 239 medical laboratory scientists back to school to upgrade their knowledge and prepare them for professional licensing before allowing them to continue work under the state ministry of health. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this when he received the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who paid him a courtesy visit ...

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43 Suspected Cases As Monkey Pox Spreads To 8 States


No fewer than 43 suspected cases of Monkey Pox have been reported as the disease spreads to eight states of the federation. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole disclosed this on Monday while addressing the media. According to him, monkey pox have been reported from Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Lagos, Enugu, Nasarawa, Rivers, and FCT. Adewole said with ...

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Nigeria hosts WHO Regional Director for Africa

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will pay an official visit to Nigeria from 12th – 14th October, 2017. Dr. Moeti will be in Nigeria to support the Federal Government’s  Response to the Humanitarian Emergencies in Nigeria and the North East in particular. Her visit is not only expected to strengthen support of the WHO to Nigeria in ...

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Senate to Partner PSN to Combat Drug Abuse

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the 8th Senate to work with relevant agencies like the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to curb increasing incidence of drug abuse in the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, spoke when the leadership of the PSN visited ...

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