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AfrYPoD wants FG to adopt Pneumonia Action Plan

African Youth Initiative on Population, Health and Development (AfrYPoD) has called on the federal government to adopt Pneumonia Action Plans that provide universal access to health workers trained to diagnose accurately and early. The Country Representative, Mukhtar Ijaiya, at the ...

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Cancer: Awareness is key

  By Ibrahim Ramalan Cancer is a global epidemic, that is particularly worse in Africa, as resources are inadequate and the health system is too weak to manage the disease. However, the first lady of Kebbi State, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi ...

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Birthmark

  Newborns often have temporary pimples or blotches that disappear soon after they are born. It’s also quite common to see birthmarks on their skin at birth or shortly after. Birthmarks range from hardly noticeable to disfiguring, but no matter ...

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4I5m live with diabetes globally – Expert

National President of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), Dr Mohammed Alkali, who is also the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, has disclosed that at least 415 million people in the ...

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Malaria: Breath test to the rescue?

Microbiologists are dissecting the breath of patients infected with malaria in search of a new kind of diagnostic test. MICHELLE ROBERTS writes People with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease, ...

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School seeks special asthma mgt centres

Bright Land International Academy, Enugu, has called for the establishment of special hospitals for the management of asthma patients in the country considering the high number of prevalence cases. Principal of the school, Deacon Aferokhe Sani Endurance, made the call ...

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Jigawa to commence national nutrition policy

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Jigawa state government will soon implement the national nutrition policy which has already been domesticated with immediate effect. Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Muhammed Adamu Garungabas, stated this while receiving the executive ...

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PDP condoles Tinubu on demise of son

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has on behalf of the organs of the party and members nationwide, consoled with the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed  Bola Tinubu ...

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Muslim man bags PhD in Christian Studies

A Muslim man, Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin. Jimoh-Ijaodola is a professor of Law and Dean, Oba Erediauwa College of Law of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state. A statement signed ...

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WHO records 90% drop in polio cases

World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that it recorded more than 90 per cent decrease in polio outbreak in Africa in 2012. Its Plateau state Coordinator, Basi Wadzin, said this during the polio vaccine administration to children at the Primary ...

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Yobe vaccinates 1.1m kids against polio

By Musa A. Buba Damaturu Executive Secretary, Yobe state Primary Healthcare Management Board, Hauwa Goni, has disclosed that over 1.1 million children under age of five have been immunised against polio virus in the state, this year. She disclosed this ...

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Untold story of monkey pox stampede

In Anambra, Ebonyi as well as other states in the South-east, the stampede occasioned by monkey pox vaccine scare resulted in the closure of most schools in the area. OKEY CHRIS and EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU narrate the scenarios How it started ...

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5 easy ways to add moringa to your diet

Although Moringa’s leaves have been used by communities on the Indian subcontinent for generations, it’s only recently that their amazing health benefits have been recognized world wide. But while you may well have heard all about its health benefi ts, ...

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