Health

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Nigerian doctors proffer solutions to ‘brain drain’ in health sector

About 1200 doctors, of 1600 produced yearly, leave the country.

NCDC inaugurates public health emergency centre in Kogi

He assured that the NCDC would provide training and capacity building for the health surveillance team in the state.

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360,000 adolescents expected to die of AIDS by 2030, says UNICEF

The figures show the world is “off track’’ in its goal to end AIDS among children by 2030.

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Nigerian govt to launch HIV Trust Fund

NACA says the seed money for the takeoff of the Trust Fund is about $15 million.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

World AIDS Day: Why Nigerians need to know their HIV status – Health Minister

The United Nations has set a target for 90 per cent of people to know their HIV status by 2020

Yemi Osinbajo

World AIDS Day: FG committed to end HIV epidemic by 2030-Osinbajo

The official promised that more funds would be committed to the treatment of HIV and AIDS.

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ANALYSIS: How government failure renders Nigeria’s Health Act ‘ineffective’ (2)

The Act, though signed into law in 2014, has been largely unimplemented.

National Industrial Court, Abuja

Court reinstates 894 redeployed health workers, orders refund of deducted salaries

The state government had on September 6, 2016, redeployed the affected workers to other agencies

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Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS survey out ‘by March 2019’ – NACA

The Nigeria AIDS Indicators and Impact Survey is the largest in the world

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Brain Drain: About 12 doctors leave Nigeria weekly — Resident doctors

NOI polls stated 88 per cent of doctors practising in the country wishes to relocate abroad.

Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.

Yellow Fever: Nigeria to have WHO-approved reference laboratory next year – NPHCDA

Nigeria currently takes its samples to the WHO laboratory in Senegal for confirmation.

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

Nigerian govt. rallies northern traditional rulers on immunisation

Nigeria hopes to attain polio-free certification by the end of 2019.

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Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola

Four drugs will be trialed.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Major health reports last week

New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in early stages, other reports published.

National coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu [Photo: Health News Extra]

NCDC confirms yellow fever outbreak in Edo

There are ongoing plans to begin a vaccination campaign in the state in response.

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World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open defecation

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 reports reveal that 28.5 per cent of the Nigerian population practise open defecation, while 110 million citizens lack access to improved sanitation.

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9.4m people living with HIV unaware — UNAIDS report

The report says 75 per cent of all people living with HIV or 27 million people, know their HIV status.

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Lassa Fever: FG asks state govts to start enlightenment campaigns

Health authorities have confirmed 143 deaths in Nigeria from the disease this year.

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

60 per cent Kebbi children suffer malnutrition

The wife of the state governor says the figure is above the national average of 32 per cent.

NCDC confirms 143 Lassa fever deaths in 22 states

A five-year strategic plan to tackle Lassa fever in Nigeria is underway, says an official.

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GMO: Commercialising transgenic cotton varieties, disaster for Nigerians – Activists

The activists say the manner the government is trying to persuade Nigerians to accept agricultural biotechnology and GMO food/crops is embarrassing.

Dr Olaolu Aderinola

VIDEO: What you need to do to prevent Meningitis – Expert

Fortunately, in 2018, the casualties from the diseases were not as high as that of the previous year.

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Fibroids: Physician warns against drugs with estrogen content

Fibroid is a non-cancerous growth in the uterus that can develop during a woman’s childbearing age.

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Australian researchers look to skin cancer self-diagnosis via smartphone

The most critical cue for early diagnosis of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of moles and lesions over time.

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Nigerian doctors, nurses commit to harmonious relationship

Nigerian doctors and nurses have been at loggerheads in recent years.