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WHO says Ebola outbreak in DR Congo not yet global crisis

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has said. It said there was a “strong reason to believe that the outbreak can be brought under control”. At least 45 people are believed to have been infected in the current outbreak and…

Joy as Nigerian doctors separate cojoined twins in Yola

Nigerian doctors and other medical practitioners have performed another feat by successfully separating a cojoined female twins in Yola, Adamawa State. The medical team, led by Dr Auwal Abubakar, performed the feat at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, in a four-hour rigorous but successful surgery on May 14, 2018. Dr Abubakar, who is the Chief…

Ogun intensifies fight against malaria

The Ogun State government through the Ministry of Health has vowed to eliminate the scourge of malaria that nearly kill 300, 000 Nigerians annually, especially the children and expectant women in the country. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, made this pledge at the 2018 World Malaria Day Quiz Competition organised by the…

2018 budget: N57.1bn deduction strictly for primary healthcare -Senate

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Lanre Tejuoso (APC Ogun Central), has explained that the N57.1billion expected to be realized from the one percent deduction from consolidated revenue fund in the 2018 budget estimates, is strictly meant for the provision of primary health care service delivery. Addressing Senate correspondents on the matter in Abuja,…

Play your part on drug abuse, Aisha Buhari urges pharmacists

Pharmacists have been urged to play their part in controlling the spread of drug abuse in the country. The call was made by wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving members of Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALP) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mrs. Buhari deplored the frequent abuse of some prescription drugs, especially by women and youths, which has led to…

Don’t reject gunshot victims, Lagos police warn doctors

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to treat a victim who was shot and wounded by armed robbers, the police said…

Nigeria wages war against importation of Ebola

 Nigerian government has expressed its readiness to prevent importation of Ebola in to the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known while briefing the press on the current status of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of in Congo. He said federal government is fully…

7.6m babies denied breastfeeding yearly – UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that no fewer than 7.6 million babies are denied access to breastfeeding every year. UNICEF said babies in wealthy countries were five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed. “Some 7.6 million babies across the world are not breastfed each year…

Senate holds session on National Pry Healthcare Dev Agency

The Senate held a brief session on the activities of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Abuja. President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, presented a souvenir to the Director General of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, after the brief session on the activities…

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