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Day: August 8, 2019

Sanwo-Olu Solicits Support for Health Researchers

Sanwo-Olu Solicits Support for Health Researchers

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has appealed to international research organisations and development agencies to fund health researchers in the public sector. He said such support coupled with government’s commitment to the sector, would strengthen health care delivery for maximum impact. A statement on Wednesday said the governor spoke at a symposium of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health. The event, themed, ‘Strengthening Health Research Education and Service Delivery for Achieving SDGs in Africa’, was attended by health researchers, policymakers and stakeholders from different countries in Africa and the America. Sanwo-olu noted that his administration would continue to pursue policies that would help the state improve on its universal health coverage in
Pharmacists Council Seals 255 Premises in Ondo

Pharmacists Council Seals 255 Premises in Ondo

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The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed not less than 255 pharmacies and patent medicine shops in Ondo State for contravening the ethics and guiding principles of the profession. The Director, Inspection and Monitoring, PCN, Mrs Anthonia Aruya, who disclosed this at a news conference in Akure recently, said the action was taken against the operators for different offences. The offences range from operating without registration with the council, failure to renew premises license, dispensing ethical products without the supervision of a pharmacist, and poor sanitary conditions, among others. The director said the enforcement carried in some villages and towns across the three senatorial districts area of the state was in fulfillment of its mandate in line with the National...
Gombe Records Five Cases of Lassa Fever

Gombe Records Five Cases of Lassa Fever

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The Gombe State Epidemiologist, Dr Bile Nuhu, has said the state recorded seven Lassa fever cases with one death between January and July. Nuhu, in an interview with our correspondent, expressed the resolve of the state to tackle epidemic with its recent surveillance and response mechanism in partnership with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. “We look at Lassa fever in seasons from November to April, but for this year we have had suspected cases. Whenever we have such cases, we take samples to laboratories either in Lagos, Kaduna or Abuja for investigation. “Since January 2019 we have had 39 suspected cases of Lassa fever; we have done the verification on all, out of which we have five confirmed cases. Gombe State has two isolation centres, four patients were treated successful
Kaduna to Recruit 3,059 Primary Healthcare Workers

Kaduna to Recruit 3,059 Primary Healthcare Workers

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The Kaduna State Government has said it will recruit 3,059 primary healthcare workers to improve the state healthcare. The Executive Secretary of the state Primarily Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Hamza Abubakar, disclosed this yesterday when a coalition of non-governmental agencies in the state, under the aegis of Partnership for Advocacy in Child Health @Scale (PASA), paid a visit to the state ministry of health. Abubakar disclosed further that the state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has also approved the purchase of contraceptives and family planning commodities worth over N300 million. He said the state government has achieved much in the healthcare sector by upgrading primarily health centres across the state. According to him, of the 255 primary healthcare centres being upgra...
National Hospital Gets Additional Cancer Treatment Machines from NNPC, Shell

National Hospital Gets Additional Cancer Treatment Machines from NNPC, Shell

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To effectively and efficiently treat cancer patients nationwide, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) have donated an additional Linear Accelerator (LINAC) radiotherapy machine to the National Hospital, Abuja. Speaking at an event to commission the machine, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, noted that the commissioning of the ultramodern cancer treatment machine gives the country hope because cancer patients now have a place to find succour. Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, Osinbajo stated that cancer management has been a nightmare for healthcare providers, patients and their relatives due to the lack of treatment centres and late presentation ...