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Day: September 2, 2019

Medical Experts Flay Zero Allocation for Health Research

Medical Experts Flay Zero Allocation for Health Research

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Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Prof. Innocent Ujah, has condemned the zero allocation for research projects, especially in the health sector, in the country. The former director-general of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) stated this at a conference organised by the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) in Jos, Plateau State, at the weekend. He was the guest speaker of the event themed ‘Research: A Veritable Tool in Advancing Health Care Systems in Nigeria’. “I have always said that why fund is not made available for research in Nigeria may be that our policy-makers do not appreciate research, which drives development. “Look at the handset we are using today. It is due to full research. Previ
‘Male Involvement in Family Planning Rises in Taraba State’

‘Male Involvement in Family Planning Rises in Taraba State’

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The Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency (TSPHCDA) has said that male involvement in family planning is now on the rise. Executive Secretary of TSPHCDA, Alhaji Aminu Hassan Jauro, who stated this yesterday during the review meeting of the Social Behaviour Change Communication Committee (SBCC), said the achievement was made possible by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who according to him, provided an enabling environment for partners to operate. He said that the majority of the men who now accompanied their wives to the health facilities across the state often assisted their spouses to chose any of the methods suitable for them. Source: Medical World Nigeria
Measles: Nigerian Red Cross Recruits Volunteers in Katsina

Measles: Nigerian Red Cross Recruits Volunteers in Katsina

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The Nigerian Red Cross Society in Katsina has engaged 201 volunteers to assist in locating and reporting those with cases of measles and other five-related diseases in seven local government areas of the state currently having security challenges. The other five diseases are yellow fever, cholera, polio, tetanus, and meningitis. The NRCS Secretary in Katsina, Mallam Bala Useini, made the disclosure on Sunday during a meeting with various stakeholders in the affected local government areas. He identified the affected councils as Sabuwa, Danmusa, Faskari, Safana, Jibia, Batsari and Kankara. Useini explained that because of security challenges in the affected councils, many cases of the diseases had not been reported for early treatment. He explained that the volunteers were picked ...
Group Seeks Global Intervention on Malaria

Group Seeks Global Intervention on Malaria

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The Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunisation and Nutrition (ACOMIN) has concluded plans to bring on board, a consortium of the World Bank, Islamic Bank and Afrcan development Bank (ADB) to help cover the gaps in funding the campaign against malaria in the country. The move The Guardian learned is geared towards ensuring that no child, pregnant woman or adult dies as a result of malaria in any part of the country. The Taraba State Programme Officer of ACOMIN, Wubuna Ishaku Gofwen, yesterday, at a media briefing on Global Fund Malaria Accountability and Advocacy Project in Jalingo, said for the fight to eliminate malaria in the country to succeed, significant funding needs to be dedicated towards the efforts. Gofwen who noted that state and local governments, as well as the federal ...