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Nigeria to expect 25,685 new babies Tuesday – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria tomorrow (Tuesday January 1), the New Year Day. According to a statement issued on

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Kenya pilots breakthrough lymphatic filariasis treatment

A lymphatic filariasis patient NAIROBI, Kenya: IDA treatment, a new triple drug therapy with the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from

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Tanzania gets ‘nuclear’ cardiology kit

Tanzania has joined Kenya in setting up nuclear cardiology services for diagnosing and treating complications related to heart conditions. Last week, the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es

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South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Musa Manzini plays the guitar during brain tumour surgery South African jazz artist Musa Manzini strummed his guitar while surgeons removed tumour from his brain, according to a video of

Buhari re-appoints Prof. Bode as LUTH CMD

Prof. Bode (Left) receiving his re-appointment letter from Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Prof. Chris Bode, as the Chief Medical Director (CMD),

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Nigeria’s malaria cases on the rise

• as global incidence falls ABUJA – The Federal Government has expressed concerns over the rising cases of malaria between 2017 and 2018 in Nigeria. This comes at a time

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What Nigeria should do to achieve universal health coverage – CSOs

For Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage, a coalition of Civil Society Organizations and Other Professional Associations in the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale, PACFaH@Scale,

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Enabulele at HEWAN Symposium

• decries slow implementation of National Health Act Dr. Enabulele at the symposium Dr Osahon Enabulele, Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association on Saturday decried the slow implementation of the National

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NGO pledges hearing loss screening, treatment for Nigerians

Marcus Fatunmole (Abuja) Relief is on the way for persons with hearing loss and related challenges in Nigeria as an international non-governmental organization, Starkey Hearing Foundation, has pledged to provide

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Media experts, others identify what Nigeria should do to boost family planning

ABUJA – Leading health journalists, government functionaries, non-governmental organizations and other intellectuals have expressed hope that Nigeria would succeed in its efforts on family planning if some measures are taken

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How we rebranded NPHCDA for better services – Executive-Director

… Says 4,000 PHCs revitalized …Pledges increased access to functional PHCs in 2019 Marcus Fatunmole (Abuja) The Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, has said

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Public Relations expert advocates training, certification of PR practitioners

A Public Relations expert, Mr. Victor Anyaegbudike has advocated the training and certification of all practitioners of Public Relations to curb quackery and institute professionalism in the discipline. Mr. Anyaegbudike,

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Nigeria’s high fertility rate a problem – Osinbajo

AAFP says country risks demographic doom ABUJA – The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday declared Nigeria’s current high fertility rate a problem for the country. While declaring open

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BAN, AHF, others restate effectiveness of testing in curbing HIV/AIDS menace

Storm Keffi to screen residents No surer way for Nigeria and any nation battling HIV/AIDS pandemic to defeat the scourge than through testing for the disease by people of such