HEALTH

5,000 Borno IDPs living with HIV/AIDS

At least 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 27 camps in embattled Borno state in northeast Nigeria are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Mr Hassan Mustapha, the Coordinator on HIV/AIDS in Borno, said on Thursday that most of the patients were ...

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UN to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

Speaking ahead of the 2016 World AIDS Day, outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the organisation is working toward ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. “The United Nations is working worldwide to end AIDS by 2030,” Ban said ...

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DID YOU KNOW? pawpaw seeds cure cancer, viral infections, others

A community health expert, Mrs Karounwi Israel, says pawpaw seeds can help in the management of diabetes, stop cancer growth, kill bacteria and heal viral infections. Israel, the President of KARIS, a non-governmental organisation, which teaches people on many wonders ...

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FG to eradicate Obstetric Fistula with 3 new hospitals

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the Federal Government would establish three more obstetric fistula hospitals by 2017 to end the cases in the country. Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of ...

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FG to upgrade cancer centres, provide more treatment machines

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has disclosed plans to upgrade seven cancer treatment centres and provide additional machines to reduce the burden of the disease in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in an interview ...

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Scientists testing HIV-AIDs full cure, make “remarkable progress”

UK scientists and clinicians working on a groundbreaking trial to test a possible cure for HIV infection say they have made remarkable progress after a British test patient showed NO sign of the virus following treatment.Scientists treating the 44-year-old patient ...

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Health Insurance: NHIS to enforce standard in hospitals

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has expressed its determination to enforce quality delivery in hospitals across the country.Mrs Nonye Unaegbu, Senior Manager, Head Formal Sector of the scheme stated this during a sensitisation and awareness programme organised for staff ...

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Man whose kidney was removed by Adamawa doctor is responding to treatment

The patient whose kidney was removed after a doctor mistook it for tumour is responding to the treatment. The 23-year-old herdsman from Fufore Local Government in Adamawa state, Isa Hamman, had his kidney extracted by a doctor in a private ...

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Nigerian scientists in ABU have developed malaria vaccine

Nasiru Shua’ibu, a professor in the Biochemical Parasitology Department of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed a new malaria vaccine to prevent high rate of death from malaria fever.Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna ...

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5 fresh cases of Lassa Fever reported in four states

Five confirmed cases of Lassa fever were reported from four states of Nigeria within the ending of August and early September, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said. The agency said two cases were reported in Plateau State, one ...

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