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Kano Govt. to spend over N80m on Health Week – Vanguard – Healt Education Nigeria

Kano State Government says it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH). The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, announced this at a news Conference ahead of the week in Kano. Getso said during the programme, over 2.6 million children below the age of six

Experts tackle drug resistant tuberculosis – News Agency of Nigeria (press release) – Healt Education Nigeria

Tuberculosis: Typical hospital ward in Nigeria. Twitter photo. By Oluwakemi Oladipo Health experts are strategising on how to effectively tackle drug resistant tuberculosis in order to free Nigerians from the scourge. The experts see the battle as that of the three tiers government as well as that of health workers who should show more commitment

HIV/AIDS: How stigmatisation can worsen patient's health – TheCable – Healt Education Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous African nation and of all people living with HIV globally, 9% of them live in Nigeria. The official HIV prevalence, according to UNAIDS in Nigeria is 3.2% of the adult population. Nigeria has an estimate of 3.4 million people living with HIV, second

WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free – New Vision – Healt Education Nigeria

Polio is a highly-infectious viral disease which mainly affects young children and can result in permanent paralysis. Libreville/ Gabon The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country.

Medical error: Experts call for reforms – The Punch – Healt Education Nigeria

TOBI AWORINDE A non-governmental organisation, the Patient Safety Movement, has called for medical reforms to reduce the risk of harm to health care recipients. The Chairperson, West Africa region, PMI, Ehi Iden, while presenting his keynote paper at the group’s patient safety dialogue on Thursday, said when a medical institution’s treatment plan does not work

Medical error: Experts call for reforms – The Punch – Healt Education Nigeria

TOBI AWORINDE A non-governmental organisation, the Patient Safety Movement, has called for medical reforms to reduce the risk of harm to health care recipients. The Chairperson, West Africa region, PMI, Ehi Iden, while presenting his keynote paper at the group’s patient safety dialogue on Thursday, said when a medical institution’s treatment plan does not work

1.4m livestock for vaccination in Yobe – Vanguard – Healt Education Nigeria

Over 1.4 million cattle, goats and sheep have been targeted for vaccination against Contagious Bovine Pluro Pneumonia (CBPP) and Pest Petit Ruminants (PPR) border diseases in six local government areas in Yobe. Senate leader and chairman SAIL foundation, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this st the beginning of the vaccination on Saturday in Gashua. Lawan said the

1000 Nigerians die annually of disease epidemics – Ex-LUTH CMD – The Eagle Online – Healt Education Nigeria

No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics, a public health expert, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said on Saturday in Lagos.Osibogun, a former Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Lagos, disclosed this at the 8th annual symposium of the Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria.The symposium’s theme was: “Emergency Response to Disease Outbreaks:

Ogun Targets 1.3Million Children For Immunisation – Independent Newspapers Limited – Healt Education Nigeria

Abeokuta – Ogun State Government, in collaboration with Uplift Development Foundation, will be conducting the second round of 2017 immunisation exercise which targets at 1.3 million children in the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, while addressing pressmen at his office in Oke-Mosan, said the exercise would be flagged off by the

How young is too young for alcohol? – euronews – Healt Education Nigeria

One in six UK parents allowed their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14, with potentially dangerous implications for their future, researchers from University College London and Pennsylvania State University have found. What’s more, this is much more likely to be the case

Mother and father giving kids alcohol too younger, researchers say – Kaplan Herald – Healt Education Nigeria

Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn. when their body and brain are not yet fully developed. Many parents may believe they are acting responsibly – but that’s not backed up by

Mother and father giving kids alcohol too younger, researchers say – Kaplan Herald – Healt Education Nigeria

Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn. when their body and brain are not yet fully developed. Many parents may believe they are acting responsibly – but that’s not backed up by

Sierra Leone Health Workers Sue Government Over Ebola Response – Voice of America – Healt Education Nigeria

Two Sierra Leone health workers who survived Ebola are suing their government for allegedly mismanaging funds during the epidemic. The Ebola survivors blame a lack of resources provided by the government for their infection and for the deaths of many of their co-workers. Their suit claims the government’s mismanagement of funds violated the plaintiffs’ “right

Sierra Leone Health Workers Sue Government Over Ebola Response – Voice of America – Healt Education Nigeria

Two Sierra Leone health workers who survived Ebola are suing their government for allegedly mismanaging funds during the epidemic. The Ebola survivors blame a lack of resources provided by the government for their infection and for the deaths of many of their co-workers. Their suit claims the government’s mismanagement of funds violated the plaintiffs’ “right

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