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.
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.
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.
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.
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.