HEALTH

Nigeria ranks second largest HIV epidemic nation

Nigeria had the second largest HIV epidemic in 2016, with over 196,000 adolescents representing 10 per cent of the global burden said to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to a World Health Report. The report was given by Mrs Esther ...

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HEALTH: Kogi Doctors extend ultimatum on impending strike to Dec. 31

The Kogi State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, says it has extended to December 31, the two-week ultimatum it gave to the state government to meet its demands or face strike. Dr Godwin Tijani, state Chairman of the ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Nigeria loses about N175bn annually to medical tourism

A Former Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that Nigeria about is losing N175 billion annually to medical tourism. Chukwu made the claim at opening ceremony of the 2017 Faculty of Clinical Sciences 10th Faculty Week & Scientific ...

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CANCER: Nigeria records 250,000 cases yearly, FG to conduct free screening

NIGERIA – The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, on Monday said about 250,000 cases of cancer are recorded yearly in the country. The minister, in a bid to curb the menace disclosed that there will be a nationwide free ...

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10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday in Abuja said 10,000 people die annually due to agony and lack of basic equipment for treatment of cancer. Adewole said this at the inauguration of the National Hospital’s Radiotherapy Centre ...

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54 babies born HIV positive in Nasarawa – Official

The Executive Director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency (NASACA), Zakari Umar, said 54 babies delivered between January and September in the state tested positive to HIV. Mr. Umar made this known on Thursday in Lafia, the state capital in ...

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Cases of Malaria rise in Nigeria, Rwanda, Congo

A report released today in Geneva says Nigeria, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo DRC have seen the largest increases in malaria cases, jeopardizing the gains recorded since 2000. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which released the report, said unprecedented ...

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ECOWAS members to increase duties on tobacco and other unhealthy products

ECOWAS is set to increase excise duties on tobacco and other unhealthy products to increase revenue and reduce consumption of such products in the sub-region. The decision was part of the aims of the meeting of ECOWAS Financial Council of ...

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Gynaecologist slammed with $7,150 fine for advertising abortion

German Gynaecologist, Kristina Haenel, was fined $7,150 by a court in that country on Friday, after being found guilty of “advertising’’ abortion by providing information about the procedure on her website. Ms. Haenel, a 61-year-old medical doctor from the western ...

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Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

The National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, said it has, in conjunction with the Nigerian Customs Service, ordered that the genetically modified (GM) maize consignment illegally imported into Nigeria be sent back. Rufus Egbegba, the Director-General of NBMA, said this at ...

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