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GO HOME AND DIE

Saturday, October 21, 2017
How times have changed. What do they teach students at medical schools these days? To be heartless, devoid of sympathy and bereft of empathy? In the good old days, medical doctors could not bring it upon themselves to tell terminally ill people or their close relatives that their death is not on ...

Poor sanitation: Stakeholders make case for pupils in Osun

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Some stakeholders in Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), have observed that pupils faced the risk of poor sanitation more than other people due to their high level of vulnerability. The stakeholders spoke in the same vein at a hand washing sensitisation programme, organised for school pupil ...

Global HandWashing Day: Osun RUWESA takes campaign to religious centres

Monday, October 16, 2017
The Osun Rural Water Environmental Sanitation Agency (RUWESA) on Sunday took hand washing sensitisation programme to religious centres in the state as part of activities to mark the Global hand washing day. The Nigerian Voice reports that NASFAT centre for Muslims and Anglican Church for Chr ...

Tongue Tie in New Born

Sunday, October 15, 2017
One of the requests that mothers make when they visit a doctor is that the base of the tongue be cut because it is tied to the floor of the mouth and therefore the baby will not be able to talk when it grows up. Usually in the village setting the frenulum is cut with a sharp razor lsquo;to free ...

The Raving Threat Of Monkeypox

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Bayelsa State government on October 4, 2017 officially announced the outbreak of suspected deadly viral lsquo;Monkeypox rsquo; epidemic in the state. The development shook the state to its foundations. The disease struck a medical doctor and an 11-year-old boy. Eight other persons also came down ...

Two States in Nigeria Eliminate Disfiguring Parasitic Disease Lymphatic Filarias

Friday, October 13, 2017
ATLANTA mdash; Millions of Nigerians no longer are at risk of a disfiguring tropical disease, thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Federal Ministry of Health and The Carter Center. The partners have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in two states in Nigeria, Afric ...

Monkey-pox: Delta State Places Rapid Response Team On Red Alert 

Friday, October 13, 2017
The Delta State Government said it has put necessary machinery in place to ensure that the monkey pox outbreak in some states of the federation does not spread to the state. According to a statement signed Friday, by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, and made available to ...

Eye Centre To Provide 50% Discount To Indigent Patients

Friday, October 13, 2017
Determined to reach out to all classes of human, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Medical Dirctor (MD), Ailen Eye Clinic, Dr (Mrs) Ailen A. Diden, has vowed that the Centre would ensure that clients who passes through its doors would have no cause to regret their decision of patronizing the Cen ...

Nigeria's Bauchi State Launches First Rapid, Attempts To Curb The Impact Of Rapi

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Rising fertility rates and rapid population growth continue to pose challenges to Nigeria rsquo;s infrastructure and future availability of resources. RAPID, an evidence-based advocacy tool developed by HP , projects the consequences of high fertility and rapid population growth on health, education ...

Minister Of Health, You Have No Right To Ban Doctors In Public Service From Priv

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Dear Minister of Health, Do not arrogate to yourself, the powers you do not have. Neither the Federal Executive Council nor the Federal Ministry of Health, represented by the Honourable Minister of Health, has such power as to ban private practice by doctors in public service .Such power is vested ...

Monkey Pox: Osun Govt asks Health Workers to be vigilant

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Osun State Government has asked all its health workers to be on red alert in the face of the outbreak of Monkey pox disease in some parts of the country. The move, according to the state commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu became necessary to insulate the state against the outbreak. ...

Wealth from Mental Health

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10th of October every year, with the overall aim to raise awareness of mental health issues and to encourage efforts in support of better mental health. The theme of World Mental Health Day 2017 is: Mental Health in the Workplace. Promoting good ...

Monkeypox spreads to Lagos, Ogun, other five states

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Abuja, has said that 31 cases of suspected monkeypox virus cases have been recorded in seven states. The affected states are Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun, Bayelsa, Rivers and Cross River states. Monkeypox is a rare a viral zoonotic disease that ...
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