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12 years and we are still writing Health

12 years and we are still writing Health

It is always an exciting moment to me whenever this column is marking its anniversary. We are 12 years in this work and we are more committed than before to continue being a portal for health information and advocacy .The ...

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Nigeria launches its own Every Newborn Action Plan

Nigeria launches its own Every Newborn Action Plan

Written by Ndidi Chukwu Although remarkable progress has been made in recent decades to reduce the number of child deaths worldwide, too many newborns continue to die each year despite the availability of feasible, evidence-based solutions. In Nigeria, available data ...

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Fresh Crises Looms in Nigeria’s Health Sector

Fresh Crises Looms in Nigeria’s Health Sector

4 separate unions of health staff are set to join the striking Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals by October 31, if agreements reached months ago with federal government are not announced throughout the civil service in circulars. “Only NUAHP ...

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Getting it Right: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Care and Support

Getting it Right: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Care and Support

Written by John Minto Managing Director Gede Foundation www.gedefoundation.org At the beginning of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, medical efforts tended to concentrate, understandably, on finding appropriate biomedical responses to what was a strange and devastating illness. In turn, counselling often focused ...

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WORLD SIGHT DAY 2014: No more avoidable Blindness

WORLD SIGHT DAY 2014: No more avoidable Blindness

The World Health Organization (W.H.O) in partnership with various Governmental and non -Governmental organizations (NGOs) celebrated the World Sight Day (WSD) on the 9th of October 2014. Traditionally, second Thursdays of October is observed yearly as WSD to create awareness ...

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