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Kano to spend N80m on Health Week – Dr Getso

Kano to spend N80m on Health Week – Dr Getso

By Haruna Gimba 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 Ibrahim Getso, announced this at a news Conference ahead ...

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‘Nigeria has second largest HIV epidemic in 2016’

‘Nigeria has second largest HIV epidemic in 2016’

By Asma’u Ahmad Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in 2016, with over 196,000 adolescents representing 10 per cent of the global burden said to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to a World Health Report. The report was given ...

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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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