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Budget: Kano allocates 13% to health sector

Budget: Kano allocates 13% to health sector

By Asma’u Ahmad Kano State Government says it has allocated N9.7 billion representing 13 percent of its 2018 budget to the health sub-sector as part of deliberate attempts to improve quality healthcare services in the state. Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje stated this ...

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FG announces special funds for tertiary health facilities

FG announces special funds for tertiary health facilities

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government on Tuesday announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National ...

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NMA takes sensitisation on Lassa fever to markets

NMA takes sensitisation on Lassa fever to markets

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has taken sensitisation on Lassa fever to Wuse market in Abuja to educate traders on ways to prevent the viral infection. The FCT NMA branch Chairman, Dr Achonwa Chiedozie, told newsmen in ...

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NMA hosts African Medical Association conference

NMA hosts African Medical Association conference

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it will host the forthcoming African Medical Associations conference to address issues surrounding “End-of-Life care.” President of NMA, Professor Mike Ogirima, told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that the conference would hold on Thursday and Friday. ...

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WHO donates motorcycles to Borno for disease surveillance

WHO donates motorcycles to Borno for disease surveillance

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday donated 12 motorcycles to Borno Government to enhance disease surveillance and control services in the state. The WHO Country Representative, Mr Wondi Alimu, made the disclosure while presenting the motorcycles to the ...

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NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in treatment coverage index

NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in treatment coverage index

By Asma’u Ahmad A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in 2016, ranking it 17 out of 47 countries. The countries ...

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FCTA releases N23m for measles vaccination

FCTA releases N23m for measles vaccination

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released the sum of N23 million vfor measles vaccination in the Territory in February. The Acting Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni, said this in ...

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