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Worried by the recent reports of the demise of Corps Members due to preventable or curable illnesses, the Federal Government has resolved to capture Corps members in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Minister of Health, Dr. Isaac Adewole made this known on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Unitaid has commenced distribution of the generic version of the most advanced and effective antiretroviral drug known as Dolutegravir (DTG) in Kenya. The head of the Organization in West Africa, Robert Matiru stated that the choice of Kenya was informed by the worrisome spread of the virus in the country stressing over 25 million Kenyans currently have the disease and are battling for survival.

Scientists the world over have continued their quest for cure and ways to prevent terminal diseases including cancer.  As part of event to mark the 2017 World Blood Donor Day in Abuja on Thursday, the Laboratory Blood Safety Programme Manager, Institute of Human Virology, Abdullahi Abubakar has disclosed that blood donation lowers the risk of cancer and heart attack.

The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan has stated that tobacco is a threat to all of humanity, as its farming, processing and consumption increases poverty and reduces the quality of life. Chan made the disclosure in a press release to marks the World No Tobacco Day.

Global Obesity

More than 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of their weight, a new study reports.
This equates to one-third of the world's population carrying excess weight, fueled by urbanisation, poor diets and reduced physical activity.

The Federal Ministry Ministry of Health has announced that international heath donor agency, the Global Fund, will continue its support for the country in the areas of funding, drugs and research development against  killer diseases, notably AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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