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KANO STATE GOVT. PURCHASES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WORTH

Monday, June 26, 2017
Kano state government has purchased N2.8 billion high-tech equipment for its newly constructed Giginyu Specialist Hospital in the state capital. The equipment includes a 1. 5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI machine, purchased at the cost of about N500 million, which is the first of its kind ...

Transmission from Mother to Child intensifies in Nigeria upon Initiatives to the

Sunday, June 18, 2017
An estimated 60,000 new HIV infections are recorded among children in the country upon a celebrated agenda by the government known as eMTCT in 2014 to eliminate Mother to Child transmission of HIV last year, Odimegwu Onwumere writes Regardless of efforts by the successive ...

Nigerians Still Malnourished Two Years After Biosafety Law

Thursday, June 15, 2017
In this report, Odimegwu Onwumere writes that it was believed that the Biosafety would address the problem of hunger in Nigeria when on Monday, April 21, 2015, the then President Goodluck Jonathan signed the National Biosafety Agency Bill into law after the National Assembly passed the bil ...

Doctor Decries the Poor State of Rural Health Sector

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dr. Samson Bamidele Popoola who doubles as the Director of Nursing Services and Director of Rural Health/Satellite Clinic of the seventh Days Adventist Hospital in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has decried the poor state of the rural Health sector, noting that the Rural Health Sector is nothing to write home ...

Hundreds Of Thousands Dying In Nigeria Due To Vaccines and Immunisation Gap

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In this report, Odimegwu Onwumere writes that meningitis and other vaccine-avertable diseases have become somewhat a recurring decimal in Nigeria and in some countries of sub-Saharan Africa that include Senegal, Niger, Chad, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso which make-up lsquo;Meningitis Belt rs ...

When an unhealthy competition is allowed in medical practice!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
One of the cardinal rules of Medical and Dental Council Of Nigeria(MDCN) is that fully registered medical practitioners should not engage in some form of advertisement as it is contained in S.54 of the Codes of Medical Ethics In Nigeria. This is also obtainable in other professions like law et ceter ...

CONCERNING HAVING A MALE OR FEMALE CHILD...

Sunday, June 4, 2017
The term quot;garbage in, garbage out quot; originated in the computer science and information technology fields to illustrate the fact that the quality of the output received from a computer program depends on the quality of input. Simply put, what you put in is what you get out. All children a ...

Osun Doctors blame poor health center for Adeleke's death

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Medical doctors in Osun State today took to the street to show their grievances over the poor condition of health centers in the state and also over their salary arrears. The doctors started the protect from Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital (Lautech) through to the popular Ola Iya junction and t ...

7 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Water First Thing In The Morning

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Since almost half of the body is made up of water, drinking several cups every day is one of the simplest ways to better your health and lifestyle. Notwithstanding, what you may not be aware of is that there is an easier way to enjoy the amazing benefits of water and improve your general wellbeing. ...

Meningitis C - MSF responds to declared outbreaks in Nigeria and Niger

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 31, 2017/APO/ -- For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of the lsquo;meningitis belt rsquo;, a region that stretches across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia, and is particularly affected by the dise ...

New technology allows for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 29, 2017/APO/ -- Laboratory testing of samples is essential to rapidly assess the scope and spread of any Ebola outbreak. Since the major outbreak in West Africa in 2014, an increasing number of diagnostic tools have become available to perform rapid initial testing of sampl ...

An Open Letter to People with ‘Mental Health’ Issues

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
As lsquo;mental health rsquo; issues gain more attention, sympathetic and otherwise, in a wide variety of contexts and countries around the world, the opportunity for inaccurate perceptions of what causes these issues, and how to treat them, are likewise expanded. So if you or someone you know i ...

Nigeria: Pregnant Women Blending With Traditional Delivery Homes As Government H

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Checks have revealed that Nigeria constitutes 2% of the world rsquo;s population but contributes 10% of the world rsquo;s maternal mortality due to spent healthcare system. Odimegwu Onwumere notes in this report that as a result of the apparent failed healthcare system, most women have res ...
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