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FG Inaugurates Technical Group For Hearing Health

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Technical Working Group (TWG) on Ear Care and Hearing Healthcare. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, inaugurated the committee on Friday in Abuja. He tasked members of the group to develop a national strategic plan that would improve the ear care of Nigerians. Adewole said there was need to identify centres where ear care could be accessed and develop a public school for hearing screening programme targeting one million students in Nigeria. “The relationship between hearing and speaking cannot be overemphasised,’’ the minister…

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Sultan Tasks Practitioners On Anatomy Education

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has charged members of the Anatomical Society of Nigeria on more enhanced methods of teaching anatomy education in the country. Abubakar made the call on Thursday in Sokoto when he received Leaders of International Federation of Associations of Anatomy (IFAA). Members of IFAA were in Sokoto for the 15th annual scientific conference and general meeting from September 12 to 13. The conference was under the theme: ‘Re-designing the teaching of anatomy in Africa: Prospect and challenges’. Abubakar urged members of the association to embrace modern…

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GAVI Champion For Africa, Elumelu, Others Seek Increased Vaccine Coverage

………..in Under-Immunised Nations‎ GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical Practice, Dr. Awele Elumelu, joined other global health leaders at a Photo Exhibition organised by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, for increased vaccine coverage in under-immunised nations. The event tagged “Vaccine Heroes” was held on September 10, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.‎ Following the announcement made earlier in January 2018 on the sidelines of the global World Economic Forum in Davos, of Dr. Elumelu as GAVI Champion for Immunisation in Africa, the GAVI Photo Exhibition ‎convened GAVI representatives who reiterated their commitment to saving the lives of children around…

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Ogun Launches ICT Mobile Devices For Health Insurance Scheme

Ogun State has launched and deployed the use of ICT mobile devices in implementing its Community Based Health Insurance Scheme, tagged ‘Araya’, in order to make health care service delivery more efficient, reliable and dependable in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye made this known at the Araya ICT Deployment Training and Hand-Over Ceremony of ICT Mobile devices to Third Party Administrators, organised by the State Ministry of Health in Abeokuta. Ipaye, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Mrs. Omolala Awolana,  stated that the…

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NGO’s Free Health Services In Kwara Reach 500 Beneficiaries

No fewer than 500 people have benefited from free healthcare services in Omu-Aran, Irepodun LGA of Kwara State, under the free medical outreach of Aro Bamgbose Foundation. The two-day biennial free healthcare services the 10th since inception in 2013 ended on Sunday. The health intervention covered medical tests, diagnosis and treatment of different ailments including eye examination and care. The foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), based in Omu-Aran, Kwara with a vision driven by the mandate toward making positive impact on the less-privilege, especially at the grassroots. Its Coordinator,…

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Four Men Docked For Producing, Selling Adulterated Drug

Four men were on Wednesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate K. A. Yahya, of an Ilorin Chief Magistrate’s Court and charged with sales of an adulterated drug. The quartet:  Akeem Alata, 41, Yusuf Rasheed, 40, Anifowoshe Saka, 35, and Akintayo Taofeeq 19, and are facing charges of criminal conspiracy and adulteration of drug. The prosecutor, Mr Bode Silas, told the court that an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, stumbled on a vendor hawking Neolife “ANTI INFECTION SOLUTION’’. He said the officer stumbled on the…

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World Hepatitis Day: Group Organises Free Testing For People In Nasarawa  

 Beacon Youths Initiative (BYI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has organised free medical testing for over 1, 000 people in Nasarawa State to mark the 2018 World Hepatitis Day. Executive Director of BYI, Envoh Okolo, stated this on Saturday at Bukan Hari community of Lafia, the state capital. According to him, the testing will afford the people the opportunity to know their status so as to curtail the alarming rate of Hepatitis in the state. He also attributed the increasing rate of Hepatitis in the state to low awareness, low funding…

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Cholera Claims 3 In Gombe, 27 Hospitalised

Cholera outbreak at Tsangaya Islamic school, Madaki, in Gombe, has led to the death of three pupils while 27 others were hospitalized.   Gombe state Commissioner of Health, Dr Kennedy Ishaya, confirmed the outbreak to newsmen in Gombe on Sunday during an inspection visit to Madaki Primary Health Care facility where the victims are hospitalised.   He said within three days, 30 children from Tsangaya Islamic school had contracted the disease out of which three had died.   Ishaya said 15 were treated and discharged while 12 were still receiving…

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WHO Says Search For Hepatitis B Cure Continues

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the collaboration between global health partners to discover a cure for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) has shown promising results.   In a statement released in Abuja on Friday ahead of the “World Hepatitis Day” celebrated yearly on July 28, WHO said 50 new anti-HBV and hepatitis D virus treatments were currently being investigated.   The organisation said that 17 of these treatments were already undergoing phase II clinical trials.   It said however, that a major challenge in the process was finding an approach…

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Drugs Are Poison, Warns West African Postgraduate Pharmacy College

The West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, Kwara/Kogi zone has warned against indiscriminate use of drugs, saying that they are poison.   Former Chairman, National Drug Distribution Committee, Dr Lolu Ojo, gave the warnings on Tuesday during a press conference organised by the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists in Ilorin.   The Pharmacist explained that drugs are poison, and only confer benefits to the body when used in measured quantity for measured period of time.   He described drugs as chemical substances which synthesize or semi-synthesizes.   According to…

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