Nigeria centre for disease control establishes public health emergency centre in Anambra

By Sunny A. David, Awka The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has set up a Public Health Emergency Operation Centre in Anambra State. The Public Health Emergency Operation Centre Team Leader, Dr. Evaristus Aniaku, disclosed this during the training of the staff of the center in Awka. The centre will coordinate public health emergencies in the State especially those arising from disease outbreaks. Declaring the training open, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Josephat Akabuike represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. John Ndibe applauded the Nigeria Center…

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2% economic growth will not engender economic growth — Ohuabunwa

President, PSN Pharmacist Ohuabunwa Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), on has said the present two per cent economic development being pursued by the Federal Government would not engender an economic growth the country so desired. Ohuabunwa made the comment in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of his Public Lecture delivered at the Crawford University, Igbesa. The 6th Public Lecture delivered at the Multipurpose Hall of the Faith-based University was entitled “When Will Nigeria Become a First Nation.’’ Ohuabunwa, the Guest…

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Nigerian government to expand health insurance scheme, says VP

Vice President Osinbajo The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has announced Federal Government plan to expand the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cater for the health of Nigerians. Osinbajo announced this on Saturday in Bauchi while inaugurating the Bauchi State Health Contributory Scheme, Bauchi State Trust Fund and agencies’ office. “We will expand the NHIS during our next level to ensure that the scheme covers all Nigerians. “The modern way of easy access to health facilities is either through contributory scheme or Trust Fund, which Bauchi State has introduced…

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You can live fulfilled life with sickle cell disorder – Initiative

Founder, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI), Ms Toyin Adeshola, has advised people suffering from Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) to live beyond their condition and live a fulfilled life. Adeshola, also the Chairman, Coalition of Sickle Cell Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. She noted that many people suffering from SCD limited themselves and deliberatly refused to live life to the fullest because they felt they would die anyway. “Sickle Cell Anaemia is an inherited…

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Enugu governor’s wife donates cervical cancer screening machines

Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin (right), Chief Medical Director, ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, Prof. Hyacinth Onah, at the inauguration of cervical cancer screening centre renovated, furnished and equipped by Mrs. Ugwuanyi’s pet project, Ugo Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF), at the hospital, Thursday. The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has donated some cervical cancer screening machines to the ESUT Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, to assist in early detection and treatment of the disease. Speaking while…

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Anambra govt to partner Pharmaceutical Society to promote healthcare delivery

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Anambra State government has promised to partner pharmacists in the state to raise healthcare delivery to an enviable level. The Permanent Secretary, office of the Secretary to the State Government, Pharmacist Emma Ude-Akpeh gave the assurance at a reception for the National President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, who visited the state on a three day working visit. Pharmacist Ude-Akpeh, urged his colleagues to give their best to the service of humanity. The National President in his speech, said he chose Anambra…

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Anambra govt inaugurates health centres At Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGs

By Sunny A. Ijomah Two healthcare centres have been inaugurated at Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. While inaugurating the centres, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike applauded, the Member representing Ekwusigo Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Onyebuchi Offor for funding the renovation of the referral Healthcare Centre in Oraifite. He also commended Umuezeopu Community for their communal effort in erecting new structure for healthcare needs of their people. The Commissioner urged other well-meaning people of the state to replicate the good job…

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Resident doctors worry over doctors’ unemployment

The Abuja Branch of the Association of Resident Doctors has expressed worry over the increasing number of unemployed medical practitioners in the country. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, the President of the association, Dr Roland Aigbovo, said the worsening unemployment was disturbing the association. He described unemployment as a double-edged sword, saying that “there is unemployment on one hand and underemployment on the other. “Despite the fact that a lot of doctors of different cadres are churned out annually, the employment rate is…

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Bauchi to embark on environmental management to curb malaria

By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) is to embark on Environmental Management as part of this Year’s World Malaria Day celebration in the state. Addressing journalists at the Agency’s headquarters in Bauchi, the Executive Chairman, Dr. Mohammed Sambo Alkali said the campaign was to sensitize the selected communities on the causes of malaria. According to Alkali, malaria is a disease caused by a protozoan called plasmodium, transmitted from one human to another by an infected female anopheline mosquito…

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Muyembe-Tamfum, Omaswa awarded Japan’s 3rd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

By Anthony Maliki Dr. Muyembe-Tamfum The Government of Japan has decided to award the 3rd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize to Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Dr. Francis Gervase Omaswa of Republic of Uganda. This was made known in a statement from the Cabinet Office emailed to Apex News from the Japan Embassy in Nigeria.  Medical Research Category Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum (DRC) Born in the DRC in 1942. Obtained M.D. at University of Lovanium (present University of Kinshasa), and Ph.D. (Medicine/Virology) at Rega Institute for…

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