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Presidency Attributes Infant Mortality To Poor Functional PHC

The Special Adviser to the President on Health, Dr Salma Ibrahim-Anas has said, Nigeria is among the 3 per cent of the world’s population and with a major contributor to the global burden of maternal and newborn deaths. This, she said, attributed to poorly functional Primary Health Care (PHC) systems resulting in a lack of available equipment and low healthcare coverage, as well as inadequate financing in the health sector.

NiMet Forecasts Three-Day Dust Mist From Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has forecasted dust mist from Friday to Sunday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Thursday in Abuja anticipated dust haze with localized visibility of less than or equal to 1000m over the northern states.

WHO Hails FG For Reducing Malaria Mortality Rate

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has hailed the Federal Government’s efforts at reducing the incidence and deaths from malaria. The global health body noted that between Years 2000 and 2021, malaria incidence and deaths reduced by 26 per cent and 55 per cent in the country.

NAFDAC Decries Growing Menace Of Drug Hawking

The National Administration of Food and drug Control (NAFDAC) has decried the growing menace of drug hawking which poses serious challenge to the healthcare delivery system in the country and stating that the development underscores the agencies unwavering determination to totally eradicate the illicit trade.  The observation was contained in a keynote address of the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye delivered at the North-East Zonal NAFDAC media sensitisation workshop on ‘Dangers of Drug hawking and Ripening of Fruits with Calcium Carbide’ held at the Conference Hall of Federal Secretariat, Bauchi on Monday.

Walking 8,000 Steps Daily Could Result To Extended Lifespan

Taking 8,000 plus steps, the equivalent of walking approximately 6.4 km a day, can help reduce the risk of dying early, according to the study that provides the first scientific proof for an optimal number of steps to be taken daily. The new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, identifies for the first time the optimal number of steps at which most people obtain the greatest benefits, and also shows that the pace at which you walk provides additional benefits.

FG Appoints 11 New CMDs For Federal Hospitals

Federal Government has appointed 11 new Medical Directors for the Federal Government established Medical Facilities in the Country. In a statement assigned by Director Press & Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Patricia Deworitshe made the discourse.

122 Nigerian Children Died Of Diphtheria– UNICEF

UNICEF’s Communication Officer in Nigeria, Safiya Akau, on Thursday, affirmed that diphtheria has claimed the lives of 122 children in Nigeria as at July 2023. Accordingly, UNICEF is amplifying its efforts to counter the growing outbreak of diphtheria that has affected children in 27 States of Nigeria.

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