Increased Rate Of Infant Malnutrition In Kwara State

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.

Ebola Death Expected to Exceed Amidst Continued Spread -WHO

The World Health Organization on Friday said it feared continued “intense transmission” of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and expected to exceed 1,000 within hours.

Kano Hospital Converted To Teaching Hospital

The giant strides of the Kano State government led by Governor Umar Ganduje may be yielding results as the state recently approved the conversion of Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital in Nassarawa local government area of the state to the status of a Teaching Hospital for Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano.

NiMeT Warns Of Soaring Temperatures

The Nigerian meteorological agency (NiMeT), has warned Nigerians to observe basic precaution as some parts of Nigeria have been sweltering through extreme heat precipitated by an upsurge in temperatures in the past weeks. The worst hit states, according to investigations, are Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, and Jigawa.

WHO Warns On Keeping Babies And Toddlers In Front Of Screens

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised parents on the need to keep infants and toddlers under the age of 2 away from the screen. The advice is contained in a new guideline issued by the agency yesterday.

Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Commences Open Heart Surgery

Emerging reports indicate that Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto has commenced open heart surgery for cardiac-related ailments.
While briefing newsmen in Sokoto, the State capital, acting Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Nasir Muhammed disclosed that heart-related diseases are the common problems all over the world and that anything that affects the heart could lead to an untimely death.

NASS Should Pass The Tobacco Control Regulations – Group

A Tobacco Free Nigeria campaign group has disclosed that no fewer than 25,000 underage Nigerians use tobacco products daily. Ms. Ebiuwa Uwagboe, a campaign specialist at Gatefield, the public strategy group backing the campaign disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

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