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FG Commissions Medical Warehouse in Abuja

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The Federal Government has commissioned the largest medical warehouse in Abuja. The facility named “Premier Medical Warehouse” is to be used as a medical storage facility to drugs and other medical commodities procured by Federal Government of Nigeria or donated by partners before final distribution to the end users. Commissioning the facility on Monday 14th August, 2017, the Minister of Health, ...

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Dettol Nigeria Advocates for Proper Hygiene during Breastfeeding

A woman breastfeeding her baby

The World’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) makers of Dettol has urged nursing mothers to embrace good hygiene practice during breast-feeding. This was reiterated upon at a Breast-feeding workshop, titled ‘Sustaining Development Together’ which was carried out in partnership with Save Our Children International, Nigeria Branch, at Shomolu, Lagos, recently. This event was organized to mark the World ...

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Nutrition Symposium’17: FG urged to fund nutrition to save children

LAGOS – Nigerian Government has been urged to commit adequate funds to address the growing menace of malnutrition, with experts and stakeholders saying the way to avert the danger is for the country to not just fund projects targeted at treating the millions of children stunted by malnutrition but commit to awareness campaigns to prevent the disease. Speaking at a ...

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No Disease Outbreak in Oro Ago Community – Kwara Govt

Kwara State Govt

  The Kwara State government has denied reports of alleged outbreak of a mystery illness that claimed 70 lives in Oro-Ago community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. The State’s Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Suleiman Alege, on Friday told newsmen in Ilorin, that the report is a mere rumor as the ministry has no confirmed outbreak of disease ...

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Lions Club to build eye hospital for the poor

By Innocent Odoh               Foremost humanitarian organization, The Lions Club has said work at its proposed eye hospital located in Piwoyi, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will commence in earnest  as the Club is mobilizing resources to complete the project, which it said will benefit the poor. Indications to this development emerged during ...

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100 LUTH workers under monitoring as 2 patients die of Lassa Fever

lassa-fever

At the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, two patients treated for Lassa fever have died within few days of admission in the past one week. Each of these two patients presented very late and died in spite of efforts to salvage them. The first was a 32-year old pregnant lady with bleeding disorder who died after a stillbirth. Post-mortem examination had ...

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Nutrition Symposium’17: Expert says 13% of Nigerians risk being mentally deformed

Nutrition symposium

LAGOS – At least 13 per cent of Nigerian children risk growing up with mental deformity unless proper iodine is part of their nutrition, according to professor emeritus, Babatunde Oguntona, who calls on government to pay greater attention to public health. “If we don’t keep iodine level properly, we’ll have 13% of Nigerian children mentally deformed,” Prof. Oguntona said at ...

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