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Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

The federal government has said the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill-conceived. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in London during an interview session with Reuters News Agency. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister is in London to ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS AHEAD OF CONTRACTING CLINICS IN IDPs CAMPS

BORNO NSHIP TRAINS HEALTH WORKERS AHEAD OF CONTRACTING CLINICS IN IDPs CAMPS

  BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI   The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the Leadership of the Executive Director, Dr. Sule Meleh, and the Nigeria  State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted Project has commenced a Weeklong Training on Performance Based Financing (PBF) for Health Workers and Ward Development Committee Chairmen (WDCs) from 11 ... Read More »

NAWOJ  moves to end  unwanted pregnancy among  teenagers in Ekiti

NAWOJ moves to end unwanted pregnancy among teenagers in Ekiti

Adewumi Ademiju Ado-EKiti In an attempt to tackle the alarming rate of Teenage Pregnancy and sexual violence in the state, the Ekiti Chapter of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ)  has organized a symposium to  curtail the menace. The topic of the symposium is “Dealing with the Challenges of Adolescent health, teenage pregnancy and rape” Participants were drawn from various ... Read More »

Nigerian Don Wins International Grant For Effect Of Eggplant On Alzheimer Disease

Nigerian Don Wins International Grant For Effect Of Eggplant On Alzheimer Disease

Mr Opeyemi Ogunsuyi ,an Assistant lecturer in the department of Biomedical Technology , School of Health and Health Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure has been awarded an International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant for his PhD project titled: Effect of African Eggplant ( Solanum macrocarpon L) and black nightshade ( Solanum nigrum L) leaves on transgenic Drosophila melanogaster Model ... Read More »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

The Chinese President has warned the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread as the death toll jumps to 56. President Xi Jinping has shut down public transport and gatherings across China, while rushing medical staff and supplies to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, which remains on lockdown. The US consulate in Wuhan announced on Sunday that it will evacuate ... Read More »

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. The National EOC includes representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, World Health ... Read More »

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

… Wants tight measures around IDPs … No cause for alarm, team assures Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has stimulated a standing emergency response with a call on the health professionals to ensure the full containment of lassa fever so it does not spread beyond one case so far established. Zulum also directed that special attention be accorded to ... Read More »

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

The United States yesterday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. According to a statement released by the office of the press secretary, the rule will be effective from Friday (today). The White House press secretary, Ms Stephanie Grisham, said the rule change is necessary to enhance public safety and ... Read More »

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked that interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for displaced persons as against investing on government controlled IDP camps. The governor made this appeal while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission ... Read More »

Lassa Fever:Borno Records 1 Death, 3 Suspected Cases

Lassa Fever:Borno Records 1 Death, 3 Suspected Cases

By INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri An outbreak of Lassa fever in Borno state has claimed the life of 24 year old man while three other suspected cases recorded are under investigation. The state commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura made the disclosure at a press conference held on Thursday evening in Maiduguri. The commissioner noted that since the first case of Lassa ... Read More »

WHO committee says Coronavirus not a global emergency

WHO committee says Coronavirus not a global emergency

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said novel coronavirus is not a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Several members of the WHO Emergency Committee considered that it was too early to declare it PHEIC, given its restrictive and binary nature. In a statement issued from its headquarters in Geneva, the UN body said the WHO Emergency Committee would ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

Government issues alert, precautionary measures, on Coronavirus

No cases of the virus have been identified in Lagos State or Nigeria • Lagos ramping up its level of preparedness • Collaborating with the Federal Ports Authority on Screening and Surveillance • Advise Citizens on Precautionary Measures against contagious infections The Lagos State Government has alerted the public to a new virus, the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) which is currently ... Read More »

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

By Inusa Ndahi, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of N100 million as counterpart funding to the newly established Borno State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (BOSCHMA). The approval of the sum was announced by the Governor when the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuiabu paid him a courtesy ... Read More »

Coronavirus kills fourth person as outbreak continues to spread across China

Coronavirus kills fourth person as outbreak continues to spread across China

A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China which has infected more than 200 people, authorities said. The outbreak is believed to have started late last month among people connected to a seafood market in the eastern Chinese city of Wuhan, where all four fatalities have been. State media did not provide any details ... Read More »

Third person killed by coronavirus as deadly disease spreads across four countries

Third person killed by coronavirus as deadly disease spreads across four countries

… Authorities in China believe the outbreak can be contained A third person has died as a result of a deadly virus outbreak in China with the number of cases tripling over the weekend, according to health officials. Fears of a major outbreak have increased after the new coronavirus strain infected another 136 people in the Chinese city of Wuhan, ... Read More »

Consumption of Mushrooms, Tiger nuts, Coconut and Soy Milk Can Reduce Diabetes, other Organic Diseases -FUTA DON

Consumption of Mushrooms, Tiger nuts, Coconut and Soy Milk Can Reduce Diabetes, other Organic Diseases -FUTA DON

A Professor of Food and Intestinal Microbiology has recommended the consumption of health promoting diet rich in medicinal mushrooms and beneficial bioactive compounds and probiotics found in fermented foods like kunnu, coconut milk, tiger nut milk and soy milk to reduce the incidence of organic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Professor Olusegun Oyetayo gave ... Read More »

We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

…says Govt ready to make UCH Annex in Sepeteri functional Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has stated the readiness of his administration to sustain the collaboration and cooperation between the State and the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The Governor, who made the disclosure while hosting the Board of Management of UCH during a courtesy visit to his office, said ... Read More »

World Cancer Day: “We Are Commencing General Screening” – KWSG

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The Kwara State Government will soon commence cancer screening for women, youths, adults and the aged as a way of arresting the growing cases of the disease in the country. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji AbdulRazaq, made this known in Ilorin when the Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria (CiSCANEN) visited him in his office. ... Read More »