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UNICEF Hint On Sexual Violence Against Children In Benue IDP Camps

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed in its safety audit report, incidences of sexual violence against children living in some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Benue State.

Abduction Of 10 Doctors In Enugu, NMA Threatens Industrial Action

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Enugu State Chapter has threatened an industrial action over abduction of members in the state and the need for the State Government and security agencies to emplace measures to safeguard Medical and Dental Council workers in the State.

FG To Contain Cancer Survivors In New Cancer Plan

The National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (NICRAT) has disclosed that the agency new policy contains cancer survivors for adequate care. The NICRAT Director General, Dr Usman Aliyu, stated that the plan is contained in one of the three cancer policies aimed at aiding cancer prevention and treatment in Nigeria, which the Federal Government will inaugurate soon.

TYPE-2 Poliovirus Cases Recorded in Zamfara

The Chairman, Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care, His Royal Highness, Samaila Mera, has stated that, Zamfara State has recorded twenty-one (21) cases of Poliovirus Type-2 (CVDPV2) from January, 2023 to date, due to the security challenges affecting the State; which has made it quite difficult for health personnel to access the State.

Cervical Cancer: FG To Vaccinate 7.7m Girls Against HPV

The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced the Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, vaccine into its routine immunization system, to protect over 7.7 million girls between aged 9 to 14 years as part of Renewed Health Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

Governor Fintiri Bans Unlicensed Colleges Of Health In Adamawa State

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has suspended all unlicensed colleges of health technology around the state. The proscription of the affected colleges, all private, takes immediate effect. The governor after a meeting in Yola on Tuesday, gave the directive for the closure of the “unregistered and unaccredited” private colleges of health.

Non Breastfed Babies Likely To Die Within The First 12months — UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said babies who are not breastfed are 14 times more likely to die before they reach their first birthday than babies who are exclusively breastfed. The assertion was made by Dr Tushar Rane, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria Bauchi Field Office in a goodwill message he delivered during the Media Dialogue on World Breastfeeding Week, 2023 held at Jamil Hotel and Suites, Azare on Wednesday.

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