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CHOLERA KILLS 175 PEOPLE, HOSPITALISES 10,000 OTHERS IN NORTHEAST, NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has yesterday said that cholera has killed 175 people with the hospitalization of 10, 000 others in the insurgency affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The refugee council attributed cholera outbreaks and spread to crowed Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and host communities. The …

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WHO TARGETS 1M BORNO CHILDREN, WOMEN AGAINST MALARIA

Jutha Gupah, Maiduguri The World Health Organisation (WHO) has targeted 854,000 children and pregnant women against malaria by administering chemotherapy drugs in Borno state. The drugs’ administrations are being carried out by House to House Volunteer Teams (HVTs) in seven Local Government Areas of the state. Flagging the four-day malaria …

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735 PATIENTS WITH MENTAL DISORDERS IN NORTHEAST

Jutha Gupah, Maiduguri The Medical Director of Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri, Dr. Ibrahim Wakawa has said that 736 patients have been diagnosed with psychotic, depressive and traumatic disorders. Mental health services are currently available in 25 Primary Health Centres, selected across Borno state in 10 each of General Hospitals and …

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ONE CASE IS ONE TOO MUCH, ERADICATE POLIO

The world health organisation is once again calling on parents in the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) to make sure their children are immunized against Polio. This is Ruga new engineering community one of the communities in the FCT visited by the WHO team to make sure their children are immunized …

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CANADIAN GOVERNOR-GENERAL, PAYETTE, AMBODE UNVEIL LAGOS BIOBANK LAB

…Facility To Help Prevent, Manage Outbreak Of Diseases …Our Public Healthcare Now Elevated, Says Lagos Gov   The Governor-General of Canada, Rt. Hon. Julie Payette and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday jointly unveiled a Biobank Laboratory in Lagos designed to ensure effective management of outbreak of infectious …

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OVER 1.5M CITIZENS BENEFIT FROM OYO FREE HEALTH PROGRAMMES – AJIMOBI

  …2500 more set to benefit as UK-based health mission arrives the state     Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed that over 1.5million people have so far benefited from the administration’s free health programmes across the state from 2012 till date.   The governor disclosed this during …

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BORNO RESIDENTS EMBARK ON ROAD MATCH TO KICK OUT POLIO

Jutha Gupah, Maiduguri Residents of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno state; have intensified awareness to kick out polio with a road match rally to market squares and Shehu’s palace. The two-hour road match, according to Rotary International Representative, Alamai Some, was to raise more awareness on polio eradication across the state …

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FALANA THUMBS-UP NNPC’S INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE VENTURE

Frontline human rights activist and a senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana has commended the ongoing medical intervention project by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation designed to provide in-country availability of first-rate healthcare services to stem the tide of medical tourism by Nigerians. Falana, who was the guest speaker …

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320,000 IDPS REQUIRE MENTAL HEALTHCARE IN NORTHEAST- WHO

Jutha Gupah, Maiduguri The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that 320,000 internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast; may require mental healthcare necessitated by nine-year insurgency. It warned that; the rate of common “mental health disorders” may double to trigger psychological problems among 1.6 million returning IDPs in camps …

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