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Day: November 8, 2019

Health Educator Advises Students to Report Sexual Predators, To Curb Harassment

Health Educator Advises Students to Report Sexual Predators, To Curb Harassment

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A Health Educator, Prof. Basirat Oladipupo, has advised students of Lagos State University, Ojo, to always speak out and report sexual predators to the school authorities to curb harassment. Oladipupo, also Director, Sandwich Degree Programme in LASU, gave the advice at a workshop organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences Gender Committee, LASU on Wednesday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the workshop was: “Sex for Grades in Tertiary Institution: Matters Arising”. Oladipupo said that reporting such cases to female lecturers or Student Affair Units on time would help other students not to be the next victims. She said that it would also assist the management to curb sexual harassment in tertiary institutions in the country. “University authorities sho
Ibom Specialist Hospital to Begin Training Radiologists in 2020

Ibom Specialist Hospital to Begin Training Radiologists in 2020

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Ibom Multi-Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state will begin the training of Radiologist specialists from next year, 2020. The Chief Medical Director, Dr. Emmanuel Ekanem who disclosed this yesterday to newsmen added that the hospital has successfully operated 10 free open-heart surgeries on children. Ekanem who explained that the hospital was chosen in the country for the pediatric operations because it met the criteria set by the sponsor, disclosed that the successful operations were carried out in collaboration with the Hospitals for Humanities. “Since I came on board in July 2019, we have done two brain operations. We have done one spinal cord surgery. I did not need to bring anybody from outside. The hands we need are available. I have what I need but as we expand, we will need
FCT Healthcare Workers to Improve Maternal Care

FCT Healthcare Workers to Improve Maternal Care

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Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are stepping up efforts to improve the quality of care (QoC) given to new mothers at their facilities. This is just as health workers from 10 Health facilities, including seven PHCs and three Secondary health facilities gathered in Abuja to compare notes and discuss the best way to tackle issues of poor maternal health. With Supports from the World Health Organization (WHO), 35 trained healthcare providers attended the peer-to-peer learning session on improving maternal, newborn and child quality of healthcare. Speaking during the session, Mr Akila Udoji, the Officer in Charge of the Karu PHC expressed gratitude to WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) for introducing the QoC programme and building capa...
Polio : Jigawa LG Vaccinates 61,546 Children

Polio : Jigawa LG Vaccinates 61,546 Children

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No fewer than 61,546 children under the age of five have been vaccinated against polio in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa during the just concluded November round of polio vaccination. Alhaji Garba Musa-Jabo, the Immunization Officer in the area, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaugama on Thursday that the figure represented 100 percent of the targeted children. He expressed delight that residents of Marke, Dakayyawa and Yansiminti who had a history of rejecting the vaccines, had accepted them during the exercise. He attributed the success to massive awareness campaign by his office as well as the efforts of traditional rulers in mobilizing their subjects for the exercise. Also speaking to NAN, the Kaugama Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Yahaya-Marke commended st...
Scientists Discover New HIV Strain in 20 Years

Scientists Discover New HIV Strain in 20 Years

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For the first time in almost two decades, a new strain (sub-type) of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, has been discovered. A team of scientists from Abbott, a global healthcare company, announced today that it identified the new HIV subtype, called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.1. Findings from the study, entitled “Complete genome sequence of CG-0018a-0 establishes HIV-1 subtype L, ” are published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, JAIDS. The study shows the role that next-generation genome sequencing is playing in helping researchers stay one step ahead of mutating viruses and avoiding new pandemics. In the views of Dr. Mary Rogers, a principal scientist and head of the Global Viral Surveillance Programme, Diagnostics, Abbott: “Identifying new viruses such as t