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Ebola outbreak still in Congo DR - WHO

The Ebola disease outbreak, ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears far from over as new confirmed cases and deaths from the disease are still being reported in the conflict-ridden country.

At a press briefing in Abuja, the World Health Organization, WHO said latest figures shows tha [...]

Sun, 16 February 2020


Nursing council inducts 144 foreign trained nurses in Abuja

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has inducted 144 graduates of nursing science of foreign universities.

The inductees conduct completed a six month adaptation programme in Nigerian universities and passed professional examination for general nursing conducted in November 2019.

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Sun, 16 February 2020


Parkinson’s disease may start before birth

People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.

Parkinson's occurs whe [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


World Cancer Day: 72,000 die annually - FG

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that the number of deaths caused by cancer in the country annually is 72,000 while about 102,000 new cases of cancer are recorded annually.

This frightening statistics came just as the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has also expressed wor [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


WHO says coronavirus outbreak not pandemic

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has said the coronavirus outbreak was not yet pandemic, but a global public health emergency

According to WHO, Coronavirus has claimed 425 lives, with more than 20,000 reported cases in China and 158 cases outside China.

WHO, which stated this at a new [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


World Leprosy Day: Early detection, treatment prevent disability - WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says early detection and treatment of leprosy will prevent patients from disabilities.

Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, stated this in commemoration of World Leprosy day held in Abuja.

He noted that World Leprosy Day is [...]

Sat, 01 February 2020


NHIS plans new phase of scheme

The executive secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Mohammed Sambo has unveiled the Health Insurance Under One Roof.

The NHIS Boss, disclosed this at the leadership of the State Social Health Insurance Agency in Abuja.

According to him, the new concept recommends clear defin [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


USAID launches ‘Water for Agric’ for farmers in Northeast

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, has awarded a three-year, $8 million Cooperative Agreement to Catholic Relief Services, CRS, that will boost the livelihoods of crop and livestock farmers in the conflict-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe by improving the water supply in c [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


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