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Nigeria to be certified polio free -NACHPN

The Chairman Ogun State Branch of National Association Of Community Health Practitioner Of Nigeria (NACHPN), Comrade Afuape Monday Olusola, has said that Nigeria was about to be certified polio virus free by World Health Organization (WHO) come August 2019, as the country was totally free of polio epidemic. Olusola made this known to Journalists at…

Army, German Govt upgrade Peace Keeping Centre hospital in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army in collaboration with the German government has upgraded the Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Medical Centre to a full pledged hospital. The project was undertaken through the Equipment Aid Programme for Foreign Armed Forces and Related Assignment of the German Armed Forces. The German government donated two mobile trauma cares that…

Rotary International donates $5.7m to combat polio

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. Speaking during the occasion which took place in Abuja on Thursday 11th…

FG partners group to end trachoma

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said partnership and collaboration are essential for delivering the universal eye health strategy in Nigeria. Professor Adewole stated this at the closing ceremony of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (THE TRUST) in Abuja. The TRUST is a Trachoma initiative project poised towards the elimination of Trachoma…

Men above 50 have high chances of prostrate -Medical expert

Dr. Ogbonna Ugwele, a Specialist Family Physician of the Family Medicine Department, Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, has said that men become more exposed to developing prostrate problems from the age of 50 and above. Ugwele, who disclosed this in Umuahia, Abia State, said research showed that prostate problems were common conditions associated with ageing among…

Pastor, eight others sent to prison over open defecation in Ekiti

A pastor and eight other persons have been sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Aramoko Ekiti Magistrate’s Court for failure to provide toilet facilities in their houses. The convicts were also jailed for other sanitation offences like practising open defecation and refusing to provide waste bins within their vicinities. Out of the 18 people…

World Health Day: Ogun restated commitment to health care delivery

 The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has said that progress towards health-related and broader development goals could only be possible through provision of access to essential quality care and protection from financial hardship to everyone, everywhere.        Ipaye made the known at a press conference to commemorate 2019 World Health…

India: 2,050 diagnostic equipment arrive Borno next week

… Shettima ends visit, hosted by Nigerian high‎ commission in Delhi A total of two thousand and fifty light weight medical equipment, amongst them sets of tools for Laparoscopy surgeries are expected to arrive Maiduguri next week, following Governor Kashim Shettima’s trip to India, where he led negotiations with Indian manufacturers, secured discounted prices and…

NCDC confirms 16 new cases of Lassa fever in five states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it has confirmed 16 new cases of Lassa fever in five states in Nigeria. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja on Saturday while giving an update on the disease and effort by the centre. He said the 16 new…

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