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Plateau State Govt. launches Social Health Insurance Scheme

By Martha Agas Jos, Sept. 15, 2020 The Plateau Government on Tuesday launched its Social Health Insurance Scheme to achieve universal health care for all residents of the state. Newsmen reports that the Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (PLASCHEMA) was established in 2019 to...

NGO urges stakeholders’ collaboration to improve Adolescent Sexual, Reproductive Health in Nasarawa

By Oboh Linus Lafia, Sept. 15, 2020 An NGO, Society for Family Health (SFH) has called for concerted efforts by stakeholders in Nasarawa state to improve sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls, curtail gender based violence. Mrs Anita Elabo, Northern Zonal Coordinator of...

The time has come for Nigerian scientists to authenticate claims on COVID-19 cure- NABDA

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja, Sept.14, 2020 Prof. Alex Akpa, Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency(NABDA), says the time has come for Nigerian scientists to authenticate claims by people who said they have developed herbal treatment for COVID-19. Akpa said this in an interview with newsmen ,...

Bovine tuberculosis: Abia ministry official urges deployment of vet. officials to check spread of disease

By Ijendu Iheaka Aba (Abia) Sept. 14, 2020 An official of the Ministry of Agriculture in Abia, Dr Queenlilia Nwokocha, says it has become necessary for the state government to deploy veterinary officers to the cattle control post at Lokpanta to checkmate the influx of...

Obesity Nigeria’s growing health concern – report

By Augusta Uchediunor Lagos, Sept. 14, 2020 A Nigerian health technology company, WellNewMe, on Monday said that obesity had become an increasing health concern for many people in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the company, many people in sub-Saharan Africa are adopting a lifestyle more commonly...

World First Aid Day: Red Cross caution institutions against stopping training

By Joan Odafe Lagos, Sep. 12, 2020 The Chairman of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), Lagos Branch, Mrs Adebola Kolawole, has cautioned institutions not to stop first aid training, due to fear of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kolawole gave the warning on Saturday...

World First Aid Day: Red Cross urges individuals to acquire first aid skills

By Peter Okolie Onitsha (Anambra), Sept. 12, 2020 The Nigerian Red Cross Society has called on individuals to volunteer themselves for first aid training to help provide life-saving services during accidents and disasters. Prof. Peter Katchy, Chairman, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Anambra chapter, made the call...

Free Polio status: Bill Gates urges Nigeria to sustain immunisation

By Rabiu Sani/Muhammad Nur Kano, Sept. 12, 2020 The Co – chairman Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates has called on Nigerian government not to relent in the immunisation campaign in spite of the Polio Free declaration by the World Health Organization...

COVID-19: 10% of positive cases in Nigeria are children – Health Minister

By Abujah Racheal Abuja, Sept 10, 2020 The Minister of State, Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, says 10 per cent of positive Coronavirus cases are children and adolescents with more than half of them in the age bracket of 10-18 years. Mamora disclosed this on...

Commission trains 500 health workers on life support for cardiac patients

By Kemi Akintokun Lagos, Sept. 9, 2020 Dr Benjamin Eniayewun, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Service Commission has charged health workers to be well acquainted with Basic Life Support (BLS) procedure. Eniayewun said at a training workshop on Wednesday in Lagos that being acquainted with...
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