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UNICEF calls for an end to Female Genital Mutilation

            Bukola Afeni UNICEF Child Protection Specialist, Dennis Onoise has called for an end to every form of Female Genitation, especially among girls and women in the Nigeria. He said the issue of Female Genital Mutilation should be addressed by all the different state government. …

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FG takes measure to prevent maternal mortality

                  The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has launched the,Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance Response and Quality Equity Dignify (MPD4QED) to capture the data of mothers and babies around pregnancies and deliveries. The Director, Family Planning and Health, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi …

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Rotary International Donates USD 5,732,360.00 for Polio Eradications

Bukola Afeni The Rotary International has donated the sum of Five Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Dollar (USD 5,732,360) to continue the fight against polio in Nigeria. The donation was handed over to UNICEF Country Representative Nigeria Dr. Pernille Ironside. The Minister of Health, Prof. …

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WHO supports five countries to fight Lassa Fever outbreaks

Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization has scaled up its efforts to support five countries in West African Africa reporting Lassa Fever outbreak. The Regional Emergencies Director at WHO Regional Office for Africa, Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, said the body is working with the health authorities in the five-affected countries …

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FG approves New Medical institution in Nigeria

Opeyemi Ogunrinde The National Universities Commission NUC has  recognized the new Bayelsa Medical University Yenegoa, BMU as the 4th public medical institution , and one of the 170 enlisted universities in Nigeria. Having Fulfilled all necessary requirement from the commission. The Executive Secretary NUC, Prof. A.A Rasheed, made this known  …

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Environmental Management will prevent Malaria -NMEP boss

The National  coordinator of Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) Dr Audu Mohammed, has stressed the need for Nigerians to maintain high level of environmental sanitation in order to reduce the incidences of Malaria. He charged Nigerians to adopt sanitation measures that will reduce the breeding of mosquitoes for the prevention …

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Aisha Buhari commended Governors’ wives over Maternal and child issues

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has commended governors’ wives for their sustained commitment in championing Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) Advocacy in the states. She noted that it is a significant milestone towards reducing the high rate of mortality among women and …

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Polio vaccination to commence in 92 targeted LGAs next month

Bukola Afeni As parts of measures at combating Polio in the country, the Federal Government and Development partners have scheduled a Fractional Injectable Polio Vaccine (fIPV) campaign across 92 targeted LGAs in November 2018. In a statement to mark the World Polio day celebration ,the Head of Media and Public …

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FG restates need for research in the health sector

  Bukola Afeni   The Federal government said there is an urgent need for  research to drive policy formulation in the health sector . The Minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole made the disclosure at the National Health Research capacity workshop by the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Abuja. …

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NEMA to partner with NMA on emergency disaster management.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have commenced  the process of partnership to strengthen the provision of quick and appropriate emergency medical assistance to disaster victims in the country. The head of the media unit, Mr Sanni Datti made the disclosure  in a press …

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Drug adulteration and Counterfeiting

Israel Olatunji            DRUG ADULTERATION AND COUNTERFEITING   DEFINITION: An adulteration means a process of addition of impure, cheap and filthy substances to genuine drug in order to get more profits. The adulterants may not have pharmacological or therapeutic properties.   FACTORS LEADING TO ADULTERATION: Due to increased drug price;   Due …

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Defeating Polio virus through the use of technology

  Bukola Afeni The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole disclosed that with the introduction of E-Surve technology,stakeholders in the health sector have been able to trace the progress in the Polio programme. He said the technology will encourage preventive approach to disease outbreak rather than a reactive one. According …

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CSUNN raised alarm over malnutrition burden in Nigeria

Bukola Afeni The Executive secretary of CS-SUNN, Mrs  Beatrice Eluaka has raised concern over the alarming trend in Nigeria’s malnutrition burden,which has impeded  the nation’s economic development. She made the disclosure at a media round table on the Partnership for improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems(PINNS)in Abuja . She noted that, stunting …

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FG set to improve Maternal and Child health in the country

The minister of state for health, Dr. Ehanire Osagie said the federal government is committed to putting in place policy formulation that will improve maternal and child health in the country. The minister made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Research meeting on  Maternal Newborn and Child …

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