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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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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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