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Day: June 3, 2019

Buhari Urged to Assent to Pending Health Bills

Buhari Urged to Assent to Pending Health Bills

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The National Advocates for Health, a civil society organisation made up experts in the health sector have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to all pending health bills passed by the 8th National Assembly. They made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja. Chair of the group, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo and Vice Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services, Mohammed Usman said the bills are the National Health Insurance Commission Bill which provides a policy framework that made Health Insurance mandatory in Nigeria , and the bills to establish the FCT Health Insurance Agency and the FCT Primary Health Care Development Board. Others are the amendment of the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria Establishment Act which provides for task shifting endeavors ...
NNPC/Chevron JV Takes Anti-Malaria Crusade to Ondo

NNPC/Chevron JV Takes Anti-Malaria Crusade to Ondo

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Distributes Free Nets, Drugs. To reduce malaria scourge in the country, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Chevron Joint Venture has embarked on campaigns in the riverine areas of Ondo  State, urging people to maintain clean environment. The event held at the weekend in Ugbo, Ilaje Local Government Area, with awareness lecture on the dangers, causes and prevention of the deadly disease. Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), an operator of the Joint Venture (JV) between NNPC and CNL, engaged Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) to  handle the programme for people across 500 riverine communities yearly. The state WRAPA Coordinator, Mrs. Edna Ohunayo, noted that the annual initiative had been beneficial to people of the area, whose environments
Donor Agencies to Partner Cross River on Maternal, Child Mortality

Donor Agencies to Partner Cross River on Maternal, Child Mortality

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Donor agencies have promised continuous partnership with Cross River State government in the bid to halt maternal and child mortality in the state. World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), among others, made the promise during the launching of the Maternal Child Emergency Centre  and Dinner Award by the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency in Calabar. WHO State coordinator, Mr. Raymond Raji, who commended the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Beta Edu for her passion for mother and child healthcare, said the  launching was important. “WHO believes in accountability. We will continue to partner with Cross River State until every woman and child is safe,” he said. The South-south Regional Head, UNICEF, Mr. Ibrahim Contel, also reiter
Islamic Scholar Urges Citizens to Accept Polio Immunisation

Islamic Scholar Urges Citizens to Accept Polio Immunisation

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Disturbed by the deadly effect of polio disease, a renowned Northern Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has appealed to residents to always accept polio  immunisation with a view to prolonging of children’s lifespan and making them healthier. Sheikh Bauchi, speaking at the closing ceremony of his 2019 Ramadan Tafsir at Murtala Square, Kaduna, said the fight against Polio virus was not over, as parents and  caregivers must give all to end polio in Nigeria. The scholar pledged to support polio activities and routine immunisation, so as to achieve success in the fight against polio and other children diseases in Nigeria.  He called on Nigerians to report any disease outbreak to concerned authority, with the aim of achieving good healthcare. Medical World Nigeria
2.4 Million Nigerians Smoke Cigarette Daily – Pediatricians

2.4 Million Nigerians Smoke Cigarette Daily – Pediatricians

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Despite the campaign against the consumption of tobacco, the number of Nigerians who smoke cigarettes stand at about 3.1 million, the Paediatric Association of Nigeria has said. The organisation put the daily number of Nigerian smokers at 2.4 million and warned that by 2030, it had been estimated that about eight million persons worldwide would die annually from tobacco use. According to PAN, smoking has a record of causing respiratory tract infections, decreased lung function, asthma attacks, ear infections and tooth decay. Others included sudden infant death syndrome, death from respiratory infection, asthma, cognitive and behavioural issues, including the likelihood of becoming smokers. The Technical Director of PAN and Chief Medical Director of Bingham University Teac...