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U.S. resolute to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, says Ambassador

Abuja – The U. S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said on Monday that his country would remain committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. A rally to mark HIV/Aids Day.Mr Stuart made this known at the opening ceremony of a two-day Nigeria HIV/AIDS Intervention symposium held …

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Ambode raises concerns over workers’ health

By Monsuru Olowoopejo Apparently concerned by Lagos state civil servants health status, the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered that workers and public officeholders undergo health training, to equip them with new strategies on ailments prevention especially at work. It was gathered that the governor was concern that large percent of …

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Communicable diseases, others take deadly toll on Nigerians — STUDY

By Chioma Obinna A new Annual Global Burden of Disease, GBD, and study has shown that more Nigerians are dying of communicable diseases including malaria, diarrhoea, lower respiratory diseases and HIV among others. A child being immunised against meningitis According to the study, the top five causes of premature death in …

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Overdose on paracetamol causes liver failure, Expert warns

Abuja – Dr Arikawe Adeolu, a medical practitioner at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, has warned that an overdose of paracetamol drug could cause liver failure within 24 hours. Adeolu gave the warning in an interview in Abuja on Monday. Essential drugs like antimalarials and antibiotics have become more …

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Boska reaches out to traders in Kano

HUNDREDS of traders at the Wappa market in Kano weekend benefitted from the ongoing nationwide free medical services organised Dexa Medica makers of Boska, under its Pain Free Day initiative programme. The Pain Free Day event was  extended to residents around the market.  The programme designed to offer free medical …

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Healthy living: YEDI targets 4,000 young people

By Chioma Obinna To ensure young people stay away from risky behaviour while on holidays, the Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative, YEDI  is set for its 5th edition of the annual summer holiday camps tagged ‘Skillz Holiday Camps’ designed to educate youths on healthy habits and important life skills. The …

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: Avon HMO seeks right regulatory framework for private sector

By Sola Ogundipe PRIVATE  sector participation and a strong regulatory framework have been mooted as factors that can drive Universal Health Coverage, UHC, in Africa. FORUM: From right; Managing Director, Avon Health Management Organisation, Mrs. Adesimbo Ukiri, with other disccussants during the inaugural edition of the Africa Health Forum held …

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