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Breaking News... President Buhari Appoints Gambo Aliyu As New NACA DG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Gambo Aliyu Gumel as the new Director-General, of National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA), for an initial term of four (4) years.

Dana Air, Project PINK BLUE Partner on Free Cancer Screening

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Nigerian airline, Dana Air has partnered with Project PINK BLUE in line with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to conduct free prostate cancer screening for 3,000 men across the country.

WHO Declares State Of Emergency In Kenya

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has today placed Kericho County of Kenya on high red alert over a suspected case of Ebola virus.
This was following suspected symptoms of the virus exhibited by a patient, at the Kericho County Referral Hospital.

Citizens Health Education And Development Initiative To Equip Six FCT Hospitals

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The Citizens Health Education and Development Initiative (CHEDI) says it will use money pooled from the salaries of World Bank staff to buy hospital equipment for six health centres in Abuja and Nasarawa and train urban poor women to earn incomes.

WHO To Address Mental Health Disorder In Nigeria

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that it would this year be addressing emergencies and mental health disorders in Nigeria and other countries affected with the illness.

June 5th: Nigerians Commemorate World Environment Day

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According to the United Nations, June 5th is celebrated as the World Environment Day. Today, Nigerians join the rest of the world in the celebration of the 2019 World Environment Day (WED) themed, ‘Beat Air Pollution’ - a call to action to end pollution of the environment.

Senate Urges Ministry Of Health To Create Awareness On Benefits Of Health And Life Insurance

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The Senate on Thursday passed a motion to increase budgetary allocation for the management of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Nigeria. The resolution of the Senate was based on a motion sponsored by Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC Lagos Central) on the need to increase funding of PHC for the benefits of Nigerians.

NAFDAC To Sanction Traders Using Carbide To Ripen Fruits

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned fruit sellers against using calcium carbide to ripen fruits for commercial reasons.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General NAFDAC made this known on Tuesday in a statement in Abuja, saying carbide to ripen fruits is extremely hazardous to human health.

NAFDAC To Ban Paraquat And Atrazine Products In Nigeria

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has disclosed that it would proscribe the used of Paraquat and Atrazine products by farmers.Dr. Husman Bukar, Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, NAFDAC made this known during the launch of Lifeline herbicide at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan.

UNESCO Celebrates 47th World Sickle Cell Day

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World Sickle Cell Day is observed on 19 June every year to spread awareness about sickle cell disease, its preventive measures and their families go through. The day is celebrated with the help of Government, non-government organisations and various Health agencies. The theme for the 47th Annual National Convention is "Sickle Cell Community Embracing Change Together".

FG To Establish Medical Warehouse Facilities

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The Federal Government officially concessions its medical warehouse facilities in Lagos and FCT, Abuja to MD Logistics.

Increased Rate Of Infant Malnutrition In Kwara State

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There has been an alarm over the high rate of malnutrition among children in Kwara state. According to the National Nutrition Health Survey (NNHS), Kwara state has under 5 mortality rate of 45 deaths per 1000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 40 per 1,000 live births.

4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom Drugs Received by Nigerian Government

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On Saturday, 27th April 2019 Government received about 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), ending months of acute shortage of the drug and bringing relief to victims of snakebites across the country. It was gathered that there was a paucity of the drug, which hit the country at the peak of snake-bites – usually between January and April when the scorching heat forces snake out of their holes to cool their bodies.

Panel Recommends Dismissal Of ES And Board Members Of NHIS

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Report from the executive panel set up by the Federal Government (FG) to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended the dismissal of Usman Yusuf (Professor), the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Agency.

International Day Of Happiness: Nigerians One Of The Most Cheerful In Africa

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March 20 every year has been stated as the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations (UN). Today March 20, 2019, wasn't any different with  #InternationalDayOfHappiness trending over the Nigeria Social Media Space.

Buhari Specialist Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery

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Muhammadu BUHARI Specialist Hospital, in Kano state, has conducted its first brain surgery. The operation which is said to be the first of its kind was conducted by a team of medical doctors at the facility which was established in early 2018 by Governor Umar Ganduje's administration.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ranked Second Worst in History

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The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked the 2nd worst in history with 426 casessurpassing the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda and 2014 which recorded cases of over 11,000 deaths, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG

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The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja.