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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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Police Probe Sexual Assault After Decade-In-Coma Woman Delivers Baby Boy

Phoenix police in the United States were investigating reports of a sexual assault after a woman who has been hospitalized in a vegetative state for the past decade gave birth. The woman, who was incapacitated in a drowning incident, was a patient at Hacienda Healthcare when she went into labour on December 29 and delivered a baby boy, according to local media. No one knew she was pregnant and healthcare staff were initially unsure why she was moaning, the reports said. “This matter is currently under investigation by the Phoenix…

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130 Visually–Impaired Benefit From Community Health Service

……..In Ilorin 130 Visually –Impaired Benefit From Community Health Service ……..In Ilorin No fewer than 130 blind people at the Koro Afoju Community in Ilorin , Kwara State on Wednesday benefitted from free medical care services organised by an Ilorin-based group, Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi). The Executive Director of HSKi, Miss Funmi Omisope, said that the group had identified malaria as one of the major problems of people living in the community. “This is Koro Afoju, which means community for the blind, where about 85 per cent…

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Healthy Baby Delivered From Transplanted Womb Of Deceased Woman

A healthy baby girl has been born using a womb transplanted from a dead person. The 10-hour transplant operation – and later fertility treatment – took place in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2016. The mother, 32, was born without a womb. There have been 39 womb transplants using a live donor, including mothers donating their womb to their daughter, resulting in 11 babies. But the 10 previous transplants from a dead donor have failed or resulted in miscarriage. In this case, the womb donor was a mother of three in her…

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WHO Raises Alarm Over Congo’s Latest Ebola Outbreak

….426 confirmed Deaths By Health Ministry Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday. WHO’s emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, called it a “sad toll” as Congo’s health ministry announced the number of cases has reached 426. That includes 379 confirmed cases and 47 probable ones. So far this outbreak, declared on August. 1, has 198 confirmed deaths, with another 47 probable ones, Congo’s health ministry said. Attacks…

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Diaspora: Professionals To Provide Volunteer Health Services, Says Buhari

Plans are ongoing to bring Nigerian medical professionals abroad to provide volunteer health services in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari  has said. While revealing this on Wednesday at the ongoing Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2018 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari said: “The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) outlines options for the Diaspora to invest in Nigeria through such mechanisms as our National Social Housing Programme, and our Foreign Currency Bonds.” The summit, with the theme: “Activating Diaspora Investments for a Diversified Economy,’’ is aimed at attracting investments into…

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Immunisation: Two Lagos LGAs Fail In Children Vaccination

……..Alimosho, Kosofe have highest number of unvaccinated children The Lagos State Immunisation Officer, Mrs Bola Orefejo, says Kosofe and Alimosho Local Government Areas have continued to record the highest number of unvaccinated children in the state. Orejefo made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos during a community rally on the “Uptake of Immunisation” in the areas, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Lagos State Ministry of Health. She said that this was in spite of the state government’s efforts…

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Braithwaite Wants National Heroes, Heroines, Honoured While Alive

Son of famed lawyer and politician, Late Dr Tunji Braithwaite, Mr Olumide Braithwaite, has urged Nigerians to honour national heroes and heroines while alive rather than when they have passed away. Speaking on Thursday night while receiving a posthumous award on behalf of his late father during the 25th Anniversary of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN), in Lagos, Olumide said: “It is only fit and proper that heroes be honoured during their lifetime where possible. The event was themed “Advancing Analytical Laboratory Practice in Nigeria: Viable Business and…

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NCDC Hails Buhari For Signing Bill Establishing Agency

The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing of an Act establishing the agency. In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja Ihekweazu who expressed his delight said since its establishment in 2011, NCDC has demonstrated its capacity to protect the health of Nigerians by delivering on its core functions of preparedness, detection and response to outbreaks of infectious diseases. He said the new Act had made the establishment a full-fledged parastatal, adding that its valuable…

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 Pharmacist Council Seals 358 Medicine Stores In Taraba 

The Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has sealed 358 medicine stores in Taraba over various professional offences. Speaking at a press conference in Jalingo, the Director of Inspection and Monitoring of the council, Mrs Anthonia Aruya said that 539 premises were visited during the inspection exercise, comprising 52 pharmacies and 487 patent and proprietary vendors across the state. According to her, out of the 358 premises sealed, seven were pharmacies, while 351 were patent and proprietary medicine vendors. “We issued 16 compliance directives, including one pharmacy and 15 PPMVs…

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