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W Initiative Announces Plans For Health Month

.. Targets 2 Million Women And Families. The W Initiative, a flagship women empowerment programme from Access Bank Plc, has announced plans for its 2019 W Health Month aimed at improving community awareness on health issues that affect women and their families by bridging knowledge gap, providing access to health checks and encouraging healthy lifestyle habits. Slated to run all through the month of October, the W Health Month will focus on key areas such as infertility, endometriosis, vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), cancer, maternal and neo-natal mortality. Speaking on the campaign,…

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Lagos To Extend Mental Health Services To Primary Care Level

…….Commemorates 2019 World Mental Health Day   Lagos State said it will extend Mental health care services to the primary health care level in furtherance of effort to increase access to mental health care in the State.   Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi who disclosed this during a recorded broadcast to commemorate this year’s World Mental Health Day said that the State Government  recognizes the need to strengthen mental health care delivery and eradicate the difficulties in accessing mental health services which occur as a result of  reluctance in seeking medical…

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Ebola Fund Fraud: Former Health Minister Arrested, Detained

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested a former health minister for allegedly mismanaging funds allocated for the Ebola epidemic. Oly Ilunga resigned as health minister in July after being stripped of responsibility for the fight against Ebola. Police said they detained him because they had information that he intended to evade legal proceedings and leave the country. He denies any wrongdoing. In his July resignation letter, Dr Ilunga criticised the World Health Organization’s plan to use an unlicensed vaccine against Ebola. There was a shortage in supply…

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Sanwo-Olu On How Lagos ‘ll Achieve Universal Health Coverage

…Says SDGs Actions Must Be Beneficial To Future Generations Lagos State has reiterated its commitment to strengthening public health research and boosting the capacity of healthcare workers towards achieving the Item 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, spoke at the yearly symposium of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) where he assured the audience of his administration’s willingness to pursue actions and policy frameworks that’ll help the state improve on universal health coverage indices. The week-long event with the theme:…

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UNICEF : Nigeria Ranks Second In Open Defecation

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practicing open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). The country is second to India in open defecation, a situation that needed urgent attention to reverse and change that status. Speaking at a Two-Day Media Dialogue with the theme: “Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet” is aimed at creating awareness to end the habit by 2025, in Calabar, Cross River State capital on Wednesday, Communication Specialist of UNICEF, Dr Geoffrey Njoku, said: “findings from the 2018 Water sanitation and Hygien National Outcome…

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NPC/SNEPCo Cancer Machine Reduces Treatment Waiting Time, Says Medical Director

……..By 80 Percent The new cutting–edge cancer treatment machine just installed at the National Hospital Abuja will reduce patient’s treatment waiting time from 16 minutes to two minutes, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Jaf Momoh, said on Friday at the inauguration of the equipment by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator radiotherapy machine donated by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) enables treatment to focus on the cancer tumor and not impact other organs…

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Bill Gates Applaud Borno’s Efforts In Fight Against Polio 

… 7 PHCs coming up, Zulum says; assures Gates, Dangote on addressing challenges The efforts of Borno State in the fight against polio “is impressive” even in the face of insurgency challenges, Mr Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Friday, while seating next to Alhaji Aliko Dangote at the Gates foundation’s headquarters in Seattle, United States. The billionaire businesses men and philanthropists took part in a live video conference with Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, executive director of the National Primary…

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Panic In DR Congo As Pastor Dies Of Ebola

The pastor who was the first person to be confirmed with Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma, has died, an official told the BBC’s Gaius Kowene. The man tested positive after arriving in the city by bus from Butembo, 300km (186 miles) to the north of Goma, on Sunday. On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the case could be a “game-changer” given the city’s population of more than two million. The mayor of Butembo, Sylvain Kanyamanda, told our reporter that the pastor was…

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VC Tasks FG On Health Policies To Enhance Life Expectancy

The Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu, has called on the Federal Government to implement health policies that would support and increase life expectancy of the aged in the country. Adikwu made the call at an international training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics on Monday in Abuja. The programme was organised by the Dave Omokaro Africa Institute on Ageing and Development (DOFRIAD), University of Abuja. According to him, government healthcare intervention for the aged will reduce poverty, dependency on the family of the older persons and allay their…

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Pastor Adeboye Commissions Ultra-Modern Intensive Care Unit In Jos

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye on Friday, May 10, 2019 commissioned another ultra-modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Jos Specialist Hospital, Plateau State as part of the cardinal focus of the church’s Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) and in the fulfilment of its commitment “Help for the helpless, Hope for the hopeless, Food for the hungry, Strength for the weak.” The commissioning event which had in attendance the Governor of Plateau State Simeon Lalong, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on…

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