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China reports one case of H7N9 avian flu

China reports one case of H7N9 avian flu

By Asmau Ahmad A new case of human H7N9 avian flu, has been reported in Zhuzhou City in central China’s Hunan Province, local authorities said. According to the provincial Disease Control and Prevention Centre, the patient, a 35-year-old male, is ...

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Lepers in Adamawa demands social amenities

Lepers in Adamawa demands social amenities

By Asma’u Ahmad Lepers in Sabon-Gari, Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa state have appealed to the state government to provide them with social amenities. The lepers complained that the area require link road, schools, electricity and potable water.  The ...

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FG provides $1.5m health grant to Sokoto

FG provides $1.5m health grant to Sokoto

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government has provided $1.5 million grant to Sokoto State Government under the Saving One Million Lives Programme. The Permanent Secretary in the State’s Ministry of Health, Alhaji Almustapha Othman, disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto. ...

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Resident doctors seek stakeholders’ intervention on strike

Resident doctors seek stakeholders’ intervention on strike

By Asma’u Ahmad The Association of Resident Doctors of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), has urged stakeholders to prevail on the Federal Government to meet demands of resident doctors to prevent further strikes. President of LUTH chapter of the association, ...

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WaterAid advocates prioritising healthcare facilities in Nigeria

WaterAid advocates prioritising healthcare facilities in Nigeria

By Asma’u Ahmad A Non-Governmental Organisation, WaterAid, has urged the Ferderal Government to place premium on improving healthcare facilities in hospitals and clinics to address health challenges in the country. Communications and Campaigns Manager of the organization, Oluseyi Abdulmalik, made ...

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Obama defends health-care reforms, as Trump pushes repeal efforts

Obama defends health-care reforms, as Trump pushes repeal efforts

By Asma’u Ahmad The United States President Barack Obama and incoming Vice President Mike Pence, held duelling meetings with lawmakers, as Republicans begin efforts to repeal Obama’s signature health-care reforms. President Obama was meeting with Democratic lawmakers at the Capitol ...

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UNICEF, Kaduna establishes 17 CMAM sites

UNICEF, Kaduna establishes 17 CMAM sites

By Asma’u Ahmad The Kaduna State Government in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have established 17 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) sites in the state. UNICEF’s Nutrition Specialist in the state, Dr. Florence Oni, made the disclosure ...

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Foundation urges Nigerians to embrace family planning

Foundation urges Nigerians to embrace family planning

By Asma’u Ahmad The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), has urged Nigerians to embrace family planning as a way of enhancing the quality of life in their families. Its Country Representative, Mrs. Hildegard Behrendt-Kigozi, gave the advice in an interview in ...

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Medical practitioner advises public on tetanus immunity vaccine

Medical practitioner advises public on tetanus immunity vaccine

By Asma’u Ahmad A gynaecologist, Dr. Nathaniel Adewole of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has advised the public to take anti-tetanus vaccine to guaranteed lifelong immunity against the disease. Dr. Adewole told newsmen in Abuja that tetanus infection ...

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