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Over 3500 People Benefit from Dr. Linda Ayade’s Free Medical Outreach

Over 3500 persons have benefited from the just concluded Mediatrix Development Foundation /FaithCare International free medical outreach. The free medical Outreach which is organised by MDF in partnership with FaithCareOutreach International is a free medical mission targeted at reaching out to every local government area of the state. We have …

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‘FG committed to ending HIV/AIDS in 2030’


The Federal Government has said it is committed to ending the HIV/AIDs epidemic by 2030. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this yesterday during the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day at the State House in Abuja. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, …

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Buhari urged to release Basic Health Care Provision Fund


A Research and Development expert, Dr. Emmanuel Abanida has said that President Muhammadu Buhari can save lives of millions of pregnant women, children under age five, the elderly and other numerable citizens with the release of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund which is in the 2018 budget. Abanida who …

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FG to treat 88,000 children with acute malnutrition, says Health Minister


The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has said that his ministry procured materials needed to treat acute malnutrition in five states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory after partnering the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund for the project. The minister made this known in a speech …

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Obaseki directs health ministry to curtail outbreak of yellow fever


  The Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has directed the state Ministry for Health to curtail the outbreak of yellow fever in some communities in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state. In a statement signed by the governor’s media aide, Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki gave the directive following media reports …

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28 killed by Cholera in Kano


Kano State Commissioner for Health Kabiru Ibrahim Getso yesterday said between January and July this year, government cholera killed 28 in 33 local government areas of the state. He told journalists that the state government had approved N32 million to prevent and control epidemics in the state. The commissioner said …

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NCDC: Nigeria needs N4bn to tackle infectious diseases

Geoffrey Onyeama

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday, says that Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases. Ihekweazu said this at the launch of Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR) in Lagos. The launch of A4EPR is aimed at getting major …

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‘Unripe plantain beneficial to Nigerians’ health’


The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Ayoola Foods Limited, Mr. Segun Olaye, has advised Nigerians to embrace eating unripe plantain so as to maintain sound health. He said that was why the company, which specialises in food processing, recently introduced the unripe plantain flour into the market. He said, “We …

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Buhari: We’ll increase health sector budget soon


  President Muhammad Buhari Thursday said that he was considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country. Buhari stated this when he received the new executive of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at the presidential …

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Primary Healthcare Funding Gulps 64% in Health Sector – FG

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government Tuesday said it has changed the structure of healthcare funding in the country, with primary health care gulping about 64 percent of the funds in the health sector. The new funding structure indicates an increase in the funding from 18 per cent to 64, according to an …

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