Health

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Less than 25% of people living with HIV/AIDS in Edo have access to treatment – Minister

Ministry, state partner to halt the scourge.

Rotimi Akeredolu

Lassa fever: Ondo trains 54 on surveillance, information to avert re-occurrence

Lassa fever epidemic has been reported in about 22 states of Nigeria.

Rats

Lassa fever: Ondo launches operation “kill all rats, live in hygienic environment”

No case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.

NHIS Office

NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrolees — Medical Directors

The Executive Secretary of NHIS was suspended last month over allegations of fraud.

Hospital staff are carrying out 'intensive' disinfection of wards to fight the fungus [Photo Credit: Sky News]

Drug resistant fungus surfaces in UK hospitals

The fungus Candida auris, a family of yeast, can live both inside the body or on the skin.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigeria, USAID launch medical warehouse facility

The new state of the art medical storage facility costs $5.1 million

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Govt. denies outbreak of ‘mystery” disease In Kwara

Members of the community insisted there was no disease outbreak in the area, authorities say

Breastfeeding
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How HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively – Don

“Breastfeeding also helps the mother to regain her normal shape after child birth.”

Another non-functional hospital overgrown with weed

Boko Haram destroyed 267 hospitals, clinics in Borno – Commissioner

The state government in 2016 began reconstruction of most of the health facilities, he says.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Less than a quarter of Nigerian children complete vaccination — Survey

More children in the northern part of the country have not received all recommended vaccines

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Measles: 140 cases reported in Taraba ― Official

During the campaign, measles vaccination cards will be given to mothers to signify coverage.

Adeno-Associated virus (AAV) capsid (3D data 2qa0 from http://www.rcsb.org). The single stranded DNA genome inside the capsid is not visible here.  The virus is a small, replication-defective, nonenveloped virus. AAV infects humans and some other primates.AAV is not currently known to cause any disease and this lack of pathogenicity has attracted considerable interest from gene therapy researchers together with a other features: AAV can infect non-dividing cells and can stably integrate into human chromosome 19 at a specific site which makes this virus more predictable and a better choice than retroviruses for gene therapy since retroviruses present the threat of random insertion and mutagenesis, which can be followed by cancer. However, removal of the "rep" and "cap" portions of the AAV genome helped create AAV vectors for gene therapy that lack integrative capacity. Selected genes for gene therapy can be inserted in to the AAV vector between the inverted terminal repeats (ITR). AAV DNA is lost through cell division, since the episomal DNA is not replicated along with the host cell DNA. Clinical trials: AAV vectors have been used  for treatment of cystic fibrosis and hemophilia B, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, Arthritis and Alzheimer's disease. The capsid contains 60 proteins. View is along the 2-fold icosahedral symmetry axis. Individual, small spheres are atoms making up the proteins. Hydrogen atoms are not shown. (Photo Credit: Institute of Molecular Virology, WISC)

Flood: NCDC urges states to raise surveillance on Hepatitis E

The disease tends to become widespread during the rainy season.

Mosquito [Photo: www.riverside.il.us]

Defeating malaria in Nigeria, other African countries: One step at a time

Almost all malaria deaths could be avoided through prevention and treatment.

Breastfeeding
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Major health news last week: Exclusive breastfeeding, Ogun quack doctors, others

Resident doctors have threatened to strike.

Breastfeeding
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New mothers should not wash off first milk from nipples before breastfeeding baby — Expert

The milk contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease

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UITH resident doctors begin warning strike

The doctors said they are not being paid their due.

Hepatitis screening centre [Vanguard News]

Hepatisis E on increase in Boko Haram-ravaged Borno, NCDC warns

Communities affected are Mobbar, Munguno, Chibok, Askira Uba, Bayo, Dikwa, Gubio, Mafa and Maiduguri.

Breastfeeding
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Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes in mothers – UNICEF

“Breastfeeding affords mothers good health.”

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NMA names state with highest number of quacks in Nigeria

“From what we have seen, there are a lot of them that are thriving within the society.”

Zamfara State map

Zamfara decries prevalence of 6 child killer diseases

“We have more than 666 primary health care centres,” the official said.

Breastfeeding
Photo: The Guardian

Inadequate breastfeeding costs Nigeria $21 billion yearly

Government and employers should create breastfeeding rooms, arena and flexible working hours to assist mothers achieve exclusive six months breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding
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Breastfeeding can boost economies, save children’s lives – UN

“Feeding them exclusively with breast milk for the first six months is highly recommended by WHO and UNICEF.”