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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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Bono Commends 8th NASS Over 1% Healthcare Clause In 2018 Budget

Co-Founder of the ONE Campaign, lead-singer of the Irish multi-award winning rock-band, and philanthropist, Mr. Paul David Hewson, also known as Bono (U2), on Tuesday, thanked the 8th National Assembly for including a clause in the 2018 budget that guarantees the use of 1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation for primary healthcare.  In a statement from office of the President of the Senate, Bono gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in Abuja. He stated…

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250 Women Farmers Benefit From Breast Cancer Screening

…………….In Ogun No fewer than 250 women farmers in rural areas of Ijebu-East Local Government of Ogun state have benefited from a-day screening of breast cancer, diabetes and other routine checkups, organised by OLAM Nigeria Limited, a company in charge of promoting rural farmers, in collaboration with Action Health Incorporated. The programme was organized in commemoration of International Women day, held at Ehin Osun Community High School, Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state. The Zonal Education Officer, Ijebu-East Local Government Area, represented by Mr. Omisanya Fatai, said the programme…

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Ogun Commissions National Health Insurance Scheme Clinic

The Ogun State government has commissioned a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Clinic, to meet the health needs of the people and its determination to provide efficient and affordable health care service delivery to the citizenry.  The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, who performed the commissioning at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Annex, Saje Hospital, Abeokuta, said the Clinic was built with the support of a Philanthropist, Chief Olatunde Abudu, in commemoration of his 90th birthday. Ipaye noted that the Clinic would provide services to those who…

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Buhari Gets Results Of Aids Indicator, Impact Survey

President Muhammadu Buhari receives the results of the recently concluded Nigeria Aids Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) in Abuja on March 14, 2019 NAIIS caption: President Buhari with R-L: Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole and Executive Director UNAIDS Michel Sidibe as he receives the results of the recently concluded Nigeria Aids Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) in Abuja on 14th Mar 2019 NAIIS caption: President Buhari with L-R: DG National Agency for Control of Aids Dr Sani Aliyu, SGF Boss Mustapha, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, Chairman Senate…

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Lagos, MTN Partner To Curb Drug Abuse Among Youths

The Lagos State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with MTN Foundation and a consortium of stakeholders, has unveiled an anti-drug abuse awareness project known as Anti-Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) to raise awareness on the menace of substance abuse and addiction in the country. Speaking at the unveiling of the project in Lagos recently, the State Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Dr. Jide Idris said the Ministry is committed to working with other stakeholders to advance balanced, people-centred and holistic approaches to drug challenges, fully in line with the universal drug control convention. He noted that the recent…

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Dangote, Imouhkuede Launch Africa Business Coalition For Health

……In Addis Ababa …Receives Endorsement From African Heads Of State  An ambitious platform designed to bring together business leaders in Africa to collaborate with heads of government and other stakeholders to tackle basic health challenges in Africa has been launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with assurances from government to collaborate for a healthier Africans.  The platform, African Business Coalition for Health (ABC Health) was launched with commitments by all partners and stakeholders to put efforts together to improve basic health care services in the continent during the inaugural Africa Business:…

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FG Reiterates Commitment To Reduce Tobacco Use In Nigeria

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to reduce the use of Tobacco in the country. Head, Tobacco Control Unit, Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr Mangai Malau, restated the government‘s commitment on Thursday in Abuja at the presentation of ”Tobacco Vs the People Survey Report”. Malau, who was represented by Mr Abraham Emmanuel, Senior Scientific Officer, Tobacco Control Unit, FMoH, stressed the need to create more awareness on the dangers of tobacco smoking. He said government had reviewed the standard for cigarettes to include the complete ban on cigarettes…

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We’ll Engage Rtd Medical Hands For Healthcare, Says Sanwo-Olu’s Wife

The wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said retired medical practitioners would be engaged to achieve efficient healthcare delivery in the state, if her husband is elected.  Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, who is a medical practitioner, said improved healthcare would be a major programme her husband would be bringing, saying the experience of the retirees would be harnessed to solve the challenges facing healthcare delivery system in the state. She spoke while receiving various women support groups at the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Campaign…

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