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Day: May 9, 2018

Rann Attack: Abducted Nurse, Midwives Write Buhari

Rann Attack: Abducted Nurse, Midwives Write Buhari

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Two midwives and a nurse abducted By the Abu Musab Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram at Rann, in Kala Belge local government area of Borno State, northeast, Nigeria have written to President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Kashim Shettima, the UNICEF and the International Committee of Red Cross, ICRC, to rescue them from captivity. In a letter, hand written, sent to Mr. Ahmed Salkida and made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, the trio said, ”We are pleading and begging with heavy hearts to our humble president Muhammadu Buhari to hear our cry for mercy and look into our situation and vindicate us from this captivity,” Also, a message for the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima reads: “To our Excellency Governor Kashima Shettima, the local Government Councils and the entire people of
Nigerian Medical Association Honours Dr. Zainab Bagudu

Nigerian Medical Association Honours Dr. Zainab Bagudu

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the highest professional body of Nigerian doctors and dentists has bestowed a merit of honour on one of their own, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu.  The award was presented to Her Excellency by the outgoing president, Prof. Mike Ozovehe Ogirima at the 58th Annual General Meeting held at the International Conference Centre Abuja, on 5th May, 2018. Some of her achievements cited include; advocacy for women’s health with major interest in cancer care, the establishment of the first high tech radio-diagnostic center in Abuja, and subsequently the Medicaid Cancer Foundation known for creating awareness, funding diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients in Nigeria.  As a champion of girl child education in Kebbi she mentors and sponsors various school
2,131 Pregnant Women Test Positive to HIV in Lagos

2,131 Pregnant Women Test Positive to HIV in Lagos

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Lagos State Government has disclosed that at least 2,131 pregnant women have tested positive to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, while 3,876 children were placed under antiretroviral therapy within the last one year. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who gave the statistics while briefing pressmen on activities of the ministry, at Ikeja, explained that the $9.6 million grant from donor agencies further assisted in conduct of AIDS indicator survey, implementation and provision of technical support in Epe, Ikorodu and OshodI-Isolo councils. Idris, explained that the number was discovered after conducting test for the pregnant women during their visit to the State-owned medical facilities.  According to him, “At least 38,791 pregnant women know their HIV status out of which abo
Panic as Lassa Fever Allegedly Kills Health Officer in Ondo

Panic as Lassa Fever Allegedly Kills Health Officer in Ondo

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A few months after the deadly Lassa Fever was contained in Ondo State, the disease has allegedly killed a health officer at the Kidney Care Centre, Medical Village, Ondo town, Ondo State.  The deceased, who was identified as Rasheedat Mohammed, was said to be a laboratory attendant at the hospital and reportedly died  on Saturday after allegedly being diagnosed with Lassa Fever.  It was alleged that the late laboratory attendant was infected with the disease in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where she went to visit a relative who had earlier been infected.  The infected relative was said to have also died. Workers at the care centre claimed that the management of the hospital had refused to take action to protect other workers. They alleged that the management was aware of the suspect
Breaking News: #Ebola Resurfaces, Kills 17 In Congo

Breaking News: #Ebola Resurfaces, Kills 17 In Congo

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Ebola deadly virus, that raged in some African countries several years ago, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 people. Congo’s health ministry on Tuesday described the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deadly viral disease was first identified in then-Zaire by a Belgian-led team. In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said lab tests in the DRC confirmed the presence of Ebola virus in two out of five samples collected from patients. “WHO is w