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1.1m HIV/AIDS positive people currently on treatment- NACA

Dr Sanni Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has said that 1.1million persons living with HIV/AIDS are currently on treatment in Nigeria. He spoke at a  press briefing on the activities of the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in Abeokuta, Ogun…

Ogun immunized 1.2m children in two months

An average of 1.2 million children are immunized every six month in Ogun State, as part of efforts to ensure effective health care delivery to the citizenry, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has disclosed. Making the disclosure at a community health outreach, organized by The Collective Club in Sagamu, Dr. Ipaye said…

GAVI Champion for Africa, Dr. Awele Elumelu, joins global health leaders for more vaccine coverage in under-immunised nations‎

 Dr. Awele Elumelu, GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical Practice, joined other global health leaders at a Photo Exhibition organised by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, for increased vaccine coverage in under-immunised nations. The event tagged “Vaccine Heroes” was held on September 10, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.‎ Following the announcement made earlier in January…

Screening, treatment of diabetes, hypertension to be conducted in PHCs- FG

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said plans were underway for Primary Healthcare Centers to screen and treat diabetes and hypertension. The Minister made this known in Abuja, while declaring open, 4th Pan- African Diabetic Foot Study Group Conference and the Advance Course on Diabetic Foot/ Podiatry organized by the Pan-African Diabetic Foot…

Ogun launches ICT mobile devices for health insurance scheme

The Ogun state Government has launched and deployed the use of ICT mobile devices in implementing its Community Based Health Insurance Scheme, tagged ‘Araya’, in order to make health care service delivery more efficient, reliable and dependable in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye made this known at the Araya ICT…

Scale up information on AIDS control– Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has called for the scale up of adolescent health information. Mrs Buhari said this is necessary for successful AIDS control and prevention. She made the call at the China/Africa AIDS Prevention and Control Conference, which was organized by the First Lady of the Peoples’ Republic of China,…

FG moves to integrate traditional medicines into health system

The African Region like Asia and South America is blessed with countless plant species, many with already known medicinal properties. Over 50, 000 species of such plants are in sub-Saharan Africa of which it is believed 25% were in use for centuries for treatment and disease prevention. Out of these, Nigeria has over 8000 species…

NGO rolls out family planning activities in Ogun

A Non-Governmental Organization, based in Ogun State, Family Health Initiative Ogun (FHIO), has rolled out an all-encompassing activities at creating enabling environment that will strengthen family planning programmes in the state. The NGO’s Chairperson, Mrs. Kemi Balogun, while speaking at its quarterly meeting, held in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, stated that the group remains committed to facilitating…

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