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Day: July 17, 2018

Group Advocates For Youths And Adolescence Inclusion In Family Planning

Group Advocates For Youths And Adolescence Inclusion In Family Planning

NEWS
A Non-Governmental Organization, Education as a Vaccine (EVA) in collaboration with National Population Commission has launched a Toolkit aimed at advocating for youths and adolescence inclusion in family planning. Executive Director of EVA, Olabukunola Williams stated that Nigeria has a large youthful population and adolescence is a significant phase in their lives which is why Nigeria was selected as one of the countries to launch the tool kit as well as he selection of the NGO to be the focal point of implementing the plan “We want to provide young people with tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their lives. If young people are not too young to run, they are not too young to access information and services on their sexual and reproductive health and rights,
Sultan Foundation Moves To End Maternal Mortality Through Data Collection

Sultan Foundation Moves To End Maternal Mortality Through Data Collection

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Worried by the increasing number of maternal deaths among women in Northern Nigeria, the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development has converged in Kaduna for a 1- day Bi-Annual Review Meeting on Community Based Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Project (CBMPDSR) with a view to ending the trend through data collection. Speaking at the meeting on Monday in Kaduna, the Coordinator of the foundation, Malam Muhammad Aminu Inuwa said the aim of the meeting is to tackle the problem of maternal mortality bedeviling the region. He said, “The project is aimed at collating data of women that die during the period they are carrying a pregnancy or when they are in labour, or when they have delivered at home. Data that is available now, is data from health facilities. Over 70 p
UCH Endorses Wearing of Hijab by Nursing Students

UCH Endorses Wearing of Hijab by Nursing Students

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The University College (UCH), Ibadan has approved the wearing of Hijab for its nursing students. This approval, DAILY POST learn Friday evening, came after the Minister of Health, Professor Isacc Adewole approved the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on standardization of the use of Hijab on school uniform in the schools of nursing, having noted that its recommendations were in line with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. The hospital in a statement issued by A. K. Shinyabola, its Director of Administration advised students who want to embrace their religion in fulfilment of the religious belief to do so in strict compliance with the approved standard. Shinyanbola in the circular dated Friday, 13th July 2018, issued on behalf of the hospital’s Chief Medica
West African Physicians Decry Exodus Of Young Doctors

West African Physicians Decry Exodus Of Young Doctors

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The West African College of Physicians (WACP) has lamented high rate at which Nigerian and African trained young doctors are leaving the continent to seek greener pasture in advanced countries. The chairman/vice president of the college, Professor Abel Onunu made the lamentation in Kaduna yesterday while addressing journalists ahead of the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the college commencing in Kaduna today. Professor Onunu said Nigeria spends huge resources to train the doctors who later move to countries that have not invested a dime in their training.  The Professor expressed fear that, there may come a time when Nigeria will lack adequate and competent hands to manage its health sectors if nothing is done urgently, especially when old hands must have retired. In the same v
Unseen stool blood may predict mortality risk

Unseen stool blood may predict mortality risk

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According to a study recently published in the BMJ journal Gut, the presence of "invisible blood" in one's stool may indicate a higher risk of all-cause mortality. The new research was led by first author Gillian Libby, of the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee in the United Kingdom. The corresponding author of the study is Robert Steele, a professor in the Division of Cancer at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. The presence of blood in the stool is a well-known test of colorectal cancer. Perhaps less known is the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), which is a laboratory test used to detect occult, or hidden, traces of blood in a person's stool. The test is commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer in seniors, or to detect adenomas, which are a precursor of...
Water Is Enough to Clean the Vagina -Gynaecologist

Water Is Enough to Clean the Vagina -Gynaecologist

NEWS, Women's health
Gynaecologists have once again cautioned women against the use of soap, detergent, and antiseptics amongst others on their vagina. The experts that gathered at the sectorial meeting of the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), Lagos sector also warned women against practices like douching.  They stated that washing the vagina with these substances and engaging in practices like douching  washes away  the natural flora in the vagina and gives room for other bacteria to thrive in that environment. Dr. Chukwuemaka Odeigha, a consultant obstetrics and gynaecologist at the Military Hospital, Ikoyi while speaking at the event made it known that women constantly expose themselves to risk factors of vaginitis and that is why it is constantly on the rise and keeps reoccurring.