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Day: August 28, 2018

NUC Asks Universities VCS to Check Sexual Assault on Female Students

NUC Asks Universities VCS to Check Sexual Assault on Female Students

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National Universities Commission (NUC) has asked vice chancellors of universities, to check the rising cases of sexual harassment of female students, in their institutions. The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Professor Rasheed Abubakar, warned that the future of university education in Nigeria, is bleak if the act is not stopped. Abubakar addressing the 2018 conference of association of vice chancellors in Ede, Osun State, asked the vice chancellors to sanction any lecturer accused and found to have sexually assaulted female students. According to him, the image of Nigeria is being dented by a few unscrupulous lecturers indulging in sexual assault on female students. MedicalWorldNigeria
NSHIP Improves Access to Health Care in Taraba

NSHIP Improves Access to Health Care in Taraba

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In its commitment to provide quality health, the Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) has improved access to healthcare services at cheaper rates, especially for rural communities in Taraba State. Consequently, its effort has begun to yield positive results as the programme has covered 47 per cent of the populace. The Guardian learnt that the World Bank Project, which commenced the execution of its programme in the state in 2017, with Ardo-Kola Local Council as the pilot scheme, has brought affordable healthcare services to the people. Briefing journalists yesterday in Jalingo on the success of the programme, state Project Coordinator, Dr. Ezekiel Ubanus, said the project was aimed at increasing delivery and use of high impact maternal and child health interventions. ...
Pharmacists, NAFDAC Partner Against Fake Drugs

Pharmacists, NAFDAC Partner Against Fake Drugs

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National President of Association of Community Pharmacist of Nigeria (ACPN), Samuel Adekola, has disclosed partnership with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to tackle fake drugs. He made the call when he led his executives for a thanksgiving at All Christian Fellowship Ministry, FUTA Assembly, Akure after their election in Benin City, Edo State. GOVERNOR of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday predicted a brighter future for the state. He gave the assurance in his address to mark the 27th anniversary of the state’s creation from Oyo State in 1991. Aregbesola said his confidence was based on the solid infrastructural foundation that his administration has laid for the future of the state. He said he has laid foundation for prosper
Ebola Outbreak Spreads in DRC – WHO, UNHCR Warn

Ebola Outbreak Spreads in DRC – WHO, UNHCR Warn

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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has spread to eastern ‘no-go’ zone surrounded by rebels, UN agencies have warned. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), warned that rebel violence in eastern DRC was escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk. “Thousands of civilians have fled their burned-out villages, bringing reports of brutal attacks,’’ Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for UNHCR, said in Geneva. The latest report followed reports that a case of Ebola infection and one suspected case have been found in one town in the area, Oicha, which is surrounded by armed groups. The disease has killed more than 60 people and infected dozens more in recent weeks. Forced displacement in this
PHC: Osun Qualifies For $500,000 ‘Saving One Million Lives’ Fund

PHC: Osun Qualifies For $500,000 ‘Saving One Million Lives’ Fund

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Osun State has attained the nine pillars of primary healthcare under one roof and qualified for the $500,000 US dollars of the Federal Ministry of Health under the Saving One Million Lives Fund. Dr Kayode Ogunniyi, Executive Secretary of the Osun State Primary Health Care Development Board (OSPHCDB) stated this in Osogbo, at the validation of the Minimum Service Package and the Operation Guidelines Documents for the OSPHCDB in the state. The validation was supported by the United States Agency for International Development through its Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project. He said the state was already qualified for basic healthcare provision fund which is about $2.4million US dollars for delivery of basic healthcare for the people at the grassroots in the state, particularly chil...
Donors Provide 95% of HIV/AIDS Funding in Nigeria –NACA DG

Donors Provide 95% of HIV/AIDS Funding in Nigeria –NACA DG

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The National Agency for the Control of AIDS on Monday said 95 per cent of HIV and AIDS funding in Nigeria was largely provided by international donor agencies. Dr Sani Aliyu, the Director-General, NACA, made the fact known at the public screening of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s “Keep the Promise’’ to AIDS Video Campaign, organised by AIDS Health Care Foundation. Aliyu said that 95 per cent HIV and AIDS funding for about 1.1 million Nigerians on treatment came from the US Government and Global Fund. He said that the Federal Government was not pleased with such development and was committed to changing the figures and taking ownership of the HIV and AIDS response in Nigeria. “We have to invest in HIV treatment; we are having more and more people in the world coming into treatment. Acc
Millions Risk Nutritional Deficiencies Due To Carbon Dioxide Increase

Millions Risk Nutritional Deficiencies Due To Carbon Dioxide Increase

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Harvard scientists found that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human activity made rice and wheat less nutritious, which could result in 175 million people zinc-deficient and 122 million people protein-deficient by 2050. A study published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change showed that more than one billion women and children could lose a large amount of their dietary iron intake, putting them at increased risk of anaemia and other diseases. “Our research makes it clear that decisions we are making every day, how we heat our homes, what we eat, how we move around, what we choose to purchase, are making our food less nutritious. “This can affect the health of other populations and future generations,” said Sam Myers, Lead Author of the Study and Principal Research Scientis
African Lab Medical Lab Scientists Holds Storm Abuja for Conference

African Lab Medical Lab Scientists Holds Storm Abuja for Conference

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Hundreds of African Medical Laboratory Scientists will this year storm Abuja for its 2018 edition of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine Conference, ASLM, billed to hold in December.   The theme of the conference is ‘Preventing and Controlling the Next Pandemic: The Role of the Laboratory’. This is the first time Nigeria is hosting the conference and the first time it is being held outside Cape Town, South Africa, where the first three editions were staged. Speakers expected at the conference include, Senior Director of the Diagnostic Services at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Dr. Trevor Peter; Director of African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. John Nkengasong; Founder and Director of the International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs,  Dr.
Soyinka Tasks FG on Funding HIV/Aids Response

Soyinka Tasks FG on Funding HIV/Aids Response

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Prof. Wole Soyinka has charged the Federal Government to take seriously its obligation to eliminate HIV and AIDs in Nigeria by taking full ownership of funding and treatment rather than relying on foreign donor support. Soyinka gave the charge in a “Keep the Promise to AIDS” Video Campaign unveiled by the AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) in Abuja on Monday. The Noble Laurel said the government was not unaware of the level of affliction the spread of the virus has caused as well as the human devastation in the country. “The government has made promises; they have the power to step down the epidemic. “You witness campaigns by voluntary bodies urging save and responsible lifestyle among the most vulnerable youths. “These campaigns need official backing and resources let this be a commit
Fish Oil Supplements Don’t Prevent Heart Attack: Scientists

Fish Oil Supplements Don’t Prevent Heart Attack: Scientists

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Fish oil supplements do not help prevent heart attacks or strokes in people with diabetes, said a study Monday that adds to a growing body of research on the ineffectiveness of pills containing omega-3 fatty acids. More than 15,000 people with diabetes but no signs of heart disease enrolled in the study in Britain, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Half the participants were given a daily capsule of omega-3, while the other half received a placebo pill containing olive oil. The study was randomised and blinded, meaning that participants had no idea which they were taking. Patients were followed for an average of just over seven years. Among those taking fish oil pills, 8.9 percent suffered a heart attack or stroke, compared to 9.2 percent in th...
Katsina Govt Recruits More Than 1000 Medical Personnel

Katsina Govt Recruits More Than 1000 Medical Personnel

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More than one thousand one Hundred medical personnel have so far been recruited into the Katsina state Health Sector by the Aminu Masari’s administration within the last two years The governor stated this during an Exclusive chat with TVC News, where he added that almost all the Secondary Health facilities have been remodeled or upgraded. According to him, his administration inherited decayed or complete absence of health related infrastructures, but now through his Restoration agenda all the basic facilities have been put in place. Also, more than thirty Doctors are undergoing Training within and outside the Country, while Three Hundred Medical Students are being Sponsored by the Katsina government. MedicalWorldNigeria