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FG ameliorating cancer menace with Radiotherapy Centre

FG ameliorating cancer menace with Radiotherapy Centre

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government has inaugurated a radiotherapy centre with new Multileave Linear Accelerator, LINAC for cancer treatment on December 2, at the National Hospital Abuja. The centre inaugurated by the Wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, ...

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#UHCDay: AHBN, CHR call for increase budget to health sector

#UHCDay: AHBN, CHR call for increase budget to health sector

By Haruna Gimba The Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and Track Health have called on the Nigerian Government to increase the health sector’s budget to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). A statement issued ...

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Dangote commits N36b to malnutrition intervention plan

Dangote commits N36b to malnutrition intervention plan

By Asma’u Ahmad The Dangote Foundation on Wednesday said it would commit N36 billion to implement its malnutrition intervention plan in Nigeria from January 2018. The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, who made the disclosure to newsmen in Kaduna, ...

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Kano pledges effective healthcare for all

Kano pledges effective healthcare for all

By Haruna Gimba The Kano State Government is poised to ensure effective and sustainable healthcare delivery system in the state for the benefit of its teeming populace. The state commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, stated this while declaring ...

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Doctors demand compulsory health insurance nationwide

Doctors demand compulsory health insurance nationwide

By Haruna Gimba The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has called for a compulsory health insurance for all Nigerians, saying, ‘it is a major ingredient that will ensure universal health coverage in the country. The medical doctors challenged government at all ...

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Katsina to immunise 2.5m children, mothers

Katsina to immunise 2.5m children, mothers

By Asma’u Ahmad The Katsina State Government says 2.5 million expectant mothers and children would be immunised during the ongoing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week. Governor Aminu Bello Masari made this known on Tuesday at the flag off of immunisation of ...

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Expert calls for increase funding of primary healthcare system

Expert calls for increase funding of primary healthcare system

By Asma’u Ahmad A medical practitioner, Dr Tunji Akintade, on Tuesday called on the three tiers of government to increase the funding of primary healthcare system toward achieving universal health coverage. Dr Akintade, also the Chairman, Association of General and Private Medical ...

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