Health

Kaduna begins immunisation of 1.5 m children against measles

Kaduna State Government has began a state-wide measles vaccination campaign targeting about 1.5 million children. According to the state government, the campaign is expected to run in two phases, with the first phase covering 13 local government areas to run from November 9-14, and 10 local governments under the second phase from November17-22. Spokesman of the state Ministry of Health ...

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Nurses union wants FG to declare emergency in health sector

Members of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Federal Health Institution Sector (NANNM-FHI), have called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the health sector. The association made the call in a statement issued by its National Public Relation Officer, Mr Aliyu Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. Shehu on behalf of the union stated ...

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Cholera kills 23 in Borno as UN raises alarm over fate of 530 others

Cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 deaths and 530 suspected cases in Borno, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said on Thursday. The UN agency added in a statement that a cholera outbreak was first reported by the state’s Ministry of Health, adding that the first case was recorded on August 16, 2017. “Over ...

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Doctors in Abuja shun strike government moves to pay arrears of allowances

General Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter of National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Roland Aigbovo, the said the chapter was yet to join the ongoing nationwide strike. Aigbovo who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday explained that the chapter could not join the strike because its management was presently discussing issues relating to ...

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Doctors in Lagos shun strike, attend to patients in healthcare facilities

  As resident doctors began an indefinite nationwide strike, normal medical activities were still going on in the three affected Federal and State Government-owned health institutions visited on Tuesday in Lagos. The affected hospitals were the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos; Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja and the Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Yaba. The National Association of ...

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Lassa fever kills teenage patient in Kogi

The sick woman in Kogi, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Lassa fever is dead. A brother to the deceased, Mr Asipita Jimoh, told newsmen in Lokoja that Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irua General Hospital in Edo, where she was rushed to. Asipita said that his family was ...

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Lagos commissioner blames women for domestic violence on them

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Dr Lola Akande has blamed many women as cause of the high rate of domestic violence in Nigeria. Represented by Director of Women Development Department, Mrs Olushola Falana made the observation at a programme on Management of Domestic Violence, organised by the ministry in Lagos. According to her, negligence, sophistication, misguided utterances, ...

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Kogi doctors suspend 18-day-old strike

By Dotun Omolaja The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi has suspended its 18-day old strike to enable government meet up with her demands. The Chairman of the association, Dr Godwin Tijani, said this in a statement issued after its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) in Lokoja on Thursday. Tijani explained that members agreed to suspend the strike because the State ...

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Joy as Ondo gets Breast Cancer Treatment Centre

Ondo state government has approved the establishment of Breast Cancer Treatment Centre to assist women affected by the deadly disease.  At the launch of the state chapter of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu promised that his administration would prevent untimely deaths among breast cancer patients in the state.

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High blood pressure: Expert advises women on sex life

A medical practitioner, Dr Abdulsalam Afolabi, has advised women with high blood pressure to take their drugs regularly in order to prevent a medical condition that could deprive them of sex life.

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