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Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The efforts of Borno State in the fight against polio “is impressive” even in the face of insurgency challenges, Mr Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Friday, while seating next to Alhaji Aliko Dangote at the Gates foundation’s headquarters in Seattle, United States. The billionaire businesses men and philanthropists took ... Read More »

We won’t fold our arms and allow OOU Teaching Hospital continue to rot away, Gov Abiodun vows

We won’t fold our arms and allow OOU Teaching Hospital continue to rot away, Gov Abiodun vows

        The Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration would not fold its arms and allow the Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital to continue to rot away as it was poised to reposition the hospital to a world class medical facility. Prince Abiodun who made this known in his office at Oke- Mosan, ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP: Gov Zulum, FG Commended On Essential Drug Management

BORNO NSHIP: Gov Zulum, FG Commended On Essential Drug Management

  *Gov Zulum* BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA), through the Nigeria State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted project has commended Governor Babagana Zulum and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for their commitment in health care delivery services, especially in choosing Borno to be the first ... Read More »

Hajj: Saudi health authorities ask pilgrims to avoid contact with camels, set medical regulations on diseases

Hajj: Saudi health authorities ask pilgrims to avoid contact with camels, set medical regulations on diseases

  Kingdomm of Saudi Arabia (KSA)’s Ministry of Health has issued health regulatory guidelines for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and other travellers into the Kingdom for the 1440 Hajj season. Specifically, Pilgrims and other travellers were warned against contact with animals, especially camels, and shunning untreated milk as well as half cooked meat. The advisory was contained in a press ... Read More »

Catholic Doctors Seek Urgent Solution To Drug Abuse In Nigeria

Catholic Doctors Seek Urgent Solution To Drug Abuse In Nigeria

Bola Owolola Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) has urged the Federal government and all citizens of the country to step up the fight against all forms of drug abuse and misuse within the country. The renewed war against drug abuse by the medical practitioners was part of critical issues deliberated upon at the weekend during this year’s ... Read More »

The Companion: Free Health Screening At National Discourse On Agriculture As Muslim Group Harps On Healthy Living

The Companion: Free Health Screening At National Discourse On Agriculture As Muslim Group Harps On Healthy Living

Nigerians have been urged not to compromise their health and well being despite challenging economic situation. The Amir of The Companion, Alhaji Wale Sonaike, gave the advice while updating stakeholders on the line up of activities for the forthcoming National Discourse of his group. He said the best source of health and well being is food, which explains why the ... Read More »

Catholic Doctors Seek urgent solution to drug abuse in Nigeria

Catholic Doctors Seek urgent solution to drug abuse in Nigeria

Owolola Adebola Association of Catholic Medical practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) have urge Federal government and all citizen of the country to step up the fight against all forms of drug hi abuse and misuse within the country. The renew war against drug abuse by the medical practitioners was part of critical issues deliberated upon at the weekend during this year ... Read More »

DG of NACA not sacked, he resigned voluntarily to take up UN job- Presidency

DG of NACA not sacked, he resigned voluntarily to take up UN job- Presidency

The Presidency has described as false, reports that Dr Sani Aliyu was sacked as Director of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) over some alleged infractions. Giving Aliyu a clean bill of health, The Presidency described him as a “distinguished Nigerian,” pointing out that he voluntarily resigned from NACA “in order to give full attention to his ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS CBOs, HEALTH WORKERS ON DHIS2 MOBILE DATA CAPTURE

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS CBOs, HEALTH WORKERS ON DHIS2 MOBILE DATA CAPTURE

Photo: Dr Meleh* BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA) under the leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh and Nigeria State Health Investment Project- Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), through the Project Coordinator, Hajiya Habiba Saidu have embarked on Intensive training on District Health Information System (DHIS2) Mobile Data Capture for Community Based Organizations ... Read More »

NHIS: Buhari approves sack of Yusuf, appoints new Executive Secretary

NHIS: Buhari approves sack of Yusuf, appoints new Executive Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of Prof. Usman Yusuf as Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). This followed the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on the NHIS. The president has consequently approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary of the agency. Similarly, President ... Read More »

SURE-P Funds: We Planned, Designed World Class Stroke Centre for Nigeria, Witness tells court

SURE-P Funds: We Planned, Designed World Class Stroke Centre for Nigeria, Witness tells court

A witness, Clara Omatseye, in the trial of a United Kingdom based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Oluwakinmilehin Obaro, and his wife, Mrs Ayodele Olubunmi Obaro, a practising nurse also in the UK, has told Justice A. O. Ebong of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) sitting in Zuba, that his firm, JNC international planned and designed a ... Read More »

Advocacy: Borno Emirs, District Heads Vow to Monitor Implementation Of NSHIP In Their Domains To Save Lives

Advocacy: Borno Emirs, District Heads Vow to Monitor Implementation Of NSHIP In Their Domains To Save Lives

*Photo: Dr Sule Meleh* By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri His Royal Highnesses, the Emirs of Biu, Shani, Uba and Askira in Southern Borno Senatorial District and over 70 District Heads have vowed to henceforth monitor the implementation activities of the Nigeria- State Health Investment Project-Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted project under the leadership of the Executive Director Borno State ... Read More »

School cert holder who operates as ‘medical doctor’ arrested by police

School cert holder who operates as ‘medical doctor’ arrested by police

A 30-year-old fake medical doctor, Rafiu Naheem, has been arrested by detectives attached to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Zone XI Police Command, Osogbo. The suspect, a School certificate holder who could barely speak good English, and without a formal training had been operating an unregistered clinic in a one-bedroom mud apartment treating unsuspecting patients of different ailments, according ... Read More »

Gov Makinde declares entry forms for Schools of Science, Junior Secondary Schools free

Gov Makinde declares entry forms for Schools of Science, Junior Secondary Schools free

• Begins massive refuse evacuation in Ibadan metropolis Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed that entry forms into the state’s Schools of Science and Junior Secondary Schools be made free henceforth. The governor, in a directive issued through the State Head of Service, Mrs. Amidat Ololade Agboola, ordered that placement/screening exercise forms for students into Junior Secondary Schools ... Read More »

Expert laments effects of anaemia on children and pregnant women

Expert laments effects of anaemia on children and pregnant women

BY  DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Recent global indices by World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that anaemia affects 43 per cent of children of ages of five, and over 38 per cent of women during pregnancy,  which results from deficiencies of nutrients such as iron and folic acid. Against this backdrop, a non- governmental organization, CS- SUNN has vowed to curtail ... Read More »

Governor Abiodun Appoints Talabi as SSG, Salisu as Chief of Staff

Governor Abiodun Appoints Talabi as SSG, Salisu as Chief of Staff

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi as the Secretary to the State Government. *SSG Also appointed is Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as the governor’s Chief of Staff, according to a statement by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. *CoS The new SSG comes to the job with a rich ... Read More »

Borno School of Nursing to inculcate NSHIP/PBF in its curriculum, as traditional rulers pledge support

Borno School of Nursing to inculcate NSHIP/PBF in its curriculum, as traditional rulers pledge support

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the leadership of the Executive Director,  Dr. Sule Meleh and Nigeria State Health Investment projects Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF) under the Project Coordinator, Hajiya Habiba Saidu have been given a boost as the Management and Staff of College of Nursing and Midwifery, Maiduguri has agreed to introduce and ... Read More »

Rotary announces US$100 million grants to eradicate polio in Nigeria, others

Rotary announces US$100 million grants to eradicate polio in Nigeria, others

EVANSTON, Illinois, June 10, 2019/ — Rotary http://www.Rotary.org is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) (http://PolioEradication.org) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun shocked at deplorable state of OOU Teaching Hospital, promises overhaul of Ogun health sector

Gov Abiodun shocked at deplorable state of OOU Teaching Hospital, promises overhaul of Ogun health sector

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday promised to overhaul the health sector of the state for improved service delivery. He make the pledge when he visited the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Teaching Hospital where he expressed shock at the deplorable state of the tertiary health facility. The Governor was taken round the hospital by Chief Medical Director, Dr ... Read More »

Study links chemical hair relaxers to fibroids in black women

Study links chemical hair relaxers to fibroids in black women

The use of chemical hair relaxers may be the cause of the high incidence of fibroids in black women or women of African ancestry. According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the potentially harmful chemical exposure from hair relaxers is linked to the incidence of uterine fibroids in women and early puberty in young girls in ... Read More »