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VALENTINE: UNFPA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO END CHILD MARRIAGE

By Tayo Joseph Lagos The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is promoting its “I don’t” campaign which called on the world to prioritise ending child marriage to commemorate the 2018 Valentine’s Day. UNFPA regretted that although Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a romantic time for couples, millions of children are coupled …

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: MRS AKEREDOLU TAKES BRECAN TO IMO AND ABUJA

By Adebisi Adeyemi Lagos Wife of the Ondo State Governor and founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) Chief (Mrs) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has disclosed her plan to Organise a town hall meeting on breast cancer in Imo State as part of activities on the campaign against breast cancer and …

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HERBAL DRUGS RESEARCH: HEALTH MINISTER PROMISES NIPRD N100M

By Tayo Joseph Lagos Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has promised to provide N100m to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, for the establishment of a unit that would be devoted to carrying out research on traditional herbal products. Professor Adewole made this known at the …

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FG APPOINTS CMDS AND MDS OF TERTIARY HEALTH INSTITUTIONS

By Adebisi Adeyemi, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment two Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and two Medical Directors (MDs) of the Federal University Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centres respectively.  The newly appointed Chief Executive Officers and their Institutions are- 1.     Dr. Ajayi E. Adekunle – Chief Medical  …

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1,000 BENEFIT FROM FOUNDATION’S FREE MEDICAL CARE IN KWARA

By Tayo Joseph Lagos A  community-based organisation, Aro Bamgbose Empowerment Foundation, has provided free medical care to  1,000 indigent residents of Omu-Aran and its environs  in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. Chief Adekunle Oyinloye, the Chairman and founder of  the organisation, said this in an interview on the sidelines …

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YOBE PERFORMS VVF SURGERIES FOR 150 WOMEN

By Jutha Gupah Maiduguri The Yobe State Government has performed free surgeries to 150 women suffering from Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) at the newly established treatment centre in Damaturu, the state capital. The VVF surgeries, according to commissioner of health, Dr. Bello Kawuwa were to address the plights of women …

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 ATTACT HEART ATTACK USING EXERCISE

   ATTACT HEART ATTACK USING EXERCISE BY Goodluck Obi Like every well meaning citizen, I am alarmed by the growing spate of sudden deaths in recent times. We used to think that these deaths, caused by heart failure, or cardiac arrest was peculiar to the rich, and it actually seemed …

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Deworm children regularly, Aisha Buhari urges parents

Deworm children regularly, Aisha Buhari urges parents Deworming of children has been identified as a major determinant of children’s growth and development. This was stated during the deworming exercise organized by Future Assured Programme and conducted at Babasidi and Shadawanka Primary schools in Bauchi metropolis. The exercise is part of …

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