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Nigeria taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer– Minister

Abuja, Nov. 17, 2020 The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria is taking steps to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030. Ehanire said this on Tuesday in Abuja during the global launch to eliminate cervical cancer. Naija247news reports that Nigeria is one of...

Prematurity, leading cause of deaths in newborns— Peadiatrician

By Abiodun Azi Lagos, Nov. 17, 2020 Prematurity is one of the most common causes of deaths in newborns, says Chinyere Ezeaka, a Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (UNILAG). Ezeaka said this while addressing newsmen at an event to...

Edo Health ministry advises couples to imbibe family planning

By Ruona Isikeh Benin, Nov. 17, 2020 The Edo State Ministry of Health has advised couples to imbibe family planning in order to give their children a better life. Mrs Patricia Osazuwa, Edo State Reproductive/Family Planning Coordinator, Edo Ministry of Health, gave the advice during a...

15% of people bitten by mosquito prone to toxic yellow fever – Commissioner

By Maureen Ojinaka Enugu, Nov. 14, 2020 The Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi, says about 15 per cent of people bitten by mosquito are bound to be infected with yellow fever that may become toxic. Obi disclosed this during the fumigation and vaccination...

Donating blood saves lives, benefits donor, says NBTS National coordinator

By Blessing Odega Jos, Nov. 14, 2020 The National Coordinator of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Dr Omale Amedu, says donating blood asides helping to save lives, also has lots of benefits to the donor. Amedu stated this on Saturday in Jos during the service’s...

Diabetes: Novo Nordisk to offer free insulin to children in Nigeria , Ghana

By Vivian Ihechu Lagos, Nov. 14, 2020 Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on Saturday announced the introduction of a programme to supply free insulin to children living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Nigeria and Ghana from 2021. Jude Abonu, Business Unit Head,...

Expert calls for improved funding, training to help nurses manage diabetes

By Justina Auta Abuja, Nov. 14, 2020 Dr Ramatu Shuaibu, Consultant Endocrinologist, National Hospital, Abuja (NHA) has called for improved funding and training of nurses to help in the management of diabetes and reduce death rates caused by the condition. She made the call in...

FG worried over new cases of Lassa fever

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Nov. 13, 2020 The Federal Government has expressed concern over the number of new confirmed cases of Lassa fever in some states. The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, expressed the concern in Abuja at the joint national briefing of...

NLNG donates N381m Renal Centre to RSUTH

By Vivian Ihechu Lagos, Nov. 12, 2020 The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated a Renal Centre worth N381 million to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) to support the hospital’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. The NLNG said the gesture was also to boost...

WHO says $28.5bn urgently needed to finance COVID-19 tools accelerator

Moscow, Nov. 12, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The WHO says 28.5 billion dollars is urgently needed to finance the access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to ensure equitable and worldwide access to vaccines and other equipment to combat the pandemic, an official said. The Director-General of...
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