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Lagos procures N2.5b equipment for hospitals

Lagos procures N2.5b equipment for hospitals

By Haruna Gimba The Lagos State Government says it has procured N2.5 billion health equipment for General Hospitals in the state in a bid to boost the secondary healthcare system. Addressing a news conference in Ikeja, Lagos, the Commissioner for ...

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Nigeria records 814 deaths from 100,000 live births – WARDC

Nigeria records 814 deaths from 100,000 live births – WARDC

By Haruna Gimba The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC), said that there are 814 deaths for every 100, 000 lives births in Nigeria, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) figure. Founding Director of WARDC, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, ...

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Bauchi allocates 15.23% to health sector

Bauchi allocates 15.23% to health sector

By Haruna Gimba The Bauchi State Government has allocated N25.5 billion to the health sector, representing 15.23 per cent of the 2018 proposed budget of N167 billion. This was disclosed in Bauchi by the Permanent Secretary in the State Planning ...

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Environment contributes 80% to children’s IQ – UNICEF

Environment contributes 80% to children’s IQ – UNICEF

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday says 80 per cent of children’s IQ is derived from the environment. UNICEF Education Specialist, Mrs Swadchet Sankey, said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. She frowned at the ...

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FCTA immunises 800,000 children against polio

FCTA immunises 800,000 children against polio

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has immunised about 800,000 under five children against polio during the just concluded Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Week in Abuja. Executive Secretary of the FCT Primary Health ...

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Katsina Islamic scholars partner NDLEA to fight drug abuse

Katsina Islamic scholars partner NDLEA to fight drug abuse

By Asma’u Ahmad The Katsina State Council of Islamic Scholars (Ulama) says it will partner with National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in fighting consumption of hard drugs in the state. Secretary of the Council, Malam Shehu Abubakar, made this ...

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Ogun to reduce maternal, child mortality rate

Ogun to reduce maternal, child mortality rate

By Haruna Gimba The Ogun State Government has said it is committed to ensuring a zero maternal and child mortality. The government said it would strengthen and ensure qualitative and efficient health care delivery, reduce maternal, newborn and child deaths. ...

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Katsina disburses N400m to cancer, kidney dialysis patients

Katsina disburses N400m to cancer, kidney dialysis patients

By Haruna Gimba The Katsina State Government has distributed the sum of N400 million to cancer, kidney dialysis, kidney failure and other patients, receiving treatment in the state to assuage their sufferings. Newsmen report that the fund distributed was part ...

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Pharmacists endorse N50b Health Fund in Oyo

Pharmacists endorse N50b Health Fund in Oyo

By Haruna Gimba The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), in Oyo State has expressed support for the establishment of the state’s N50 billion Health Endowment Fund. The state’s PSN Chairman, Abiodun Ajibade, expressed the council’s support for the fund while ...

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