Anambra, UNICEF synergise to tackle maternal mortality, boost child immunization

Anambra Governor Obiano By Sunny A. David, Onitsha Anambra State Government is partnering UNICEF to stem maternal mortality rate and boost Child Immunization across the State. UNICEF Desk Officer, Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment, Mrs. Chineze George-Ileka, stated this during an appraisal meeting with Community Volunteer Mobilisers, VCMs, at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area. Mrs. George-Ileka urged the people to train women especially the pregnant ones on need to access health facilities for antenatal and post natal cares. She emphasized that the meeting was quarterly event and an…

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Obiano inaugurates reconstructed Immaculate Heart Multi Specialist Hospital Aguleri

The health facility By Sunny A. David, Onitsha Anambra State Government has reiterated its commitment to partnering the Mission and other key players in the health sector for effective healthcare delivery in the state. Governor Willie Obiano stated this when he inaugurated the reconstructed Immaculate Heart Multi Specialty Hospital, Aguleri in Anambra East Local government Area for use. The inauguration commenced with a Holy Mass officiated by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke, and Auxilliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese Most Reverend Dennis Isizo and other Catholic…

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Rotary Club takes Hepatitis sensitization to Nsugbe

The outreach at Nsugbe By Sunny A. David, Onitsha Rotary Club of Onitsha East, District 9142 has taken a sensitization campaign against Hepatitis B and C to Nsugbe community in Anambra East Council Area of Anambra State. The campaign tagged “Hepatitis Zero World Eradication Project” was aimed at sensitizing the people on the dangers of deadly virus as well as create data base for those with and without the virus in order to achieve total eradication. Our correspondent reports that during the sensitization programme, over two hundred people both young…

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World Hepatitis Day: Firm to screen 15000 Nigerians for HCV

A pharmaceutical company, Sepat, says it will soon embark on free screening of Nigerians for early detection of antibodies and hepatitis in the country. In a statement issued in commemoration of the 2019 World Hepatitis Day, Sepat Chief executive,Mr Ozo Oramah, said that the company would conduct over 15000 rapid tests nationwide during the exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28 every year to raise global awareness on the liver disease and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Oramah said that…

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NAFDAC warns against consumption of animal hides, Ponmo

File photo of Ponmo The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the general public to be careful of the consumption of animal hides, known as Ponmo. A statement signed by the Director General (DG) of the agency, Mrs Mojisola Adeyeye, states that most of these animal hides are meant for industrial use. Adeyeye added that some of these animal hides were pre-treated with industrial chemicals, which were not of food grade and were toxic and injurious to human health. According to the her, investigations…

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Council inducts 87 UNIJOS graduates as Nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has inducted 87 graduates of  the University of Jos as Nurses. NMCN Registrar, Alhaji Faruk Abubakar, who administered the oath on the  nurses on Thursday in Jos,  charged them to live up to their professional calling. Abubakar, who was represented by NCMN Deputy Director, Planning and Statistics, Mr Emmanuel Idontri,  urged the inductees to be humane in the dealings with patients. The registrar also appealed to them to respect the sanctity of human life and avoid subjecting  their patients to inhuman treatment.…

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Immunisation: Gombe targets 985,000 children in 4 days

The Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency (GSPHDA), says it is targeting 985,000 children, aged 0-5 years, for immunisation within the four-day Immunisation Plus Days (IPDs), period. The exercise is scheduled to hold from July 30 to Aug. 2. Malam Musa Kuna, GSPHDA’s Deputy Director, Immunisation, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Gombe, said that the agency had already received adequate vaccines for the exercise. “The exercise will be mainly for polio with special attention paid to Akko, Gombe and Funakaye…

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African doctors, health initiative treat 700 patients in Abuja community

Medical personnel taking vitals of beneficiaries at the outreach African Doctors for Africa and Oral Health Advocacy Initiative (OHAI) non-governmental organisations dedicated to providing health care services has treated over 700 patients for various illnesses in Dobi, a community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The medical outreach for women and children which commenced on Wednesday centres on malaria control, oral health, hepatitis B and C, nutrition, eyes screening and provision of lenses, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids.             Dobi residents trooped out in…

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EU rates Anambra 1st on improved healthcare services in Nigeria

By Sunny A. David, Awka Anambra State has been rated first on an improved healthcare services in Nigeria. The state received the ranking when a delegation of the European Union, EU, led by the Head of Health, Nutrition and Resilience Section, Montserrat Pantaleoni, paid a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, at the Government House Awka. Montserrat Pantaleoni said that the EU assistant to Nigeria is necessary as over three thousand persons die each year as a result of unavailability of vaccines for preventable ailments, expressing satisfaction…

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FG appoints Sambo as new National Health Insurance boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Sambo as the new Executive Secretary National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). A statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health confirmed the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf, who has been on administrative leave. Akinola said the termination of Yusuf’s appointment was part of the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on NHIS She added that the President also approved the dissolution of the Governing…

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