• NIPRD Begins Large Production Of Sickle Cell Medicines

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    Sickle cell carriers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) will from next week begin the production of sickle cell drugs, otherwise known as niprisan in large quantities. The drugs according to researchers have proven to be one of its kind to be administered to…

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    Nigeria To Earn Polio Free Certification By 2017 – PMB

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has said marking two years since the last case of poliomyelitis was reported in Nigeria, the next target was the certification of polio-free status in 2017 by World Health Organisation (WHO). The President said a fortnight ago, he directed the Federal Ministries of Health and, Information and Culture, to reinvigorate their strategies…

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    Malnutrition: Aisha Buhari Launches Project, Calls For Support

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    Worried by the scary statistics ‎revealed by UNICEF on malnutrition which states that there are over 2.5million malnourished children in Nigerian, and with an annual death of 500,000 of such children, the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has launched a quick interventionist programme named “Get Involved”. Mrs Buhari said this situation is highly unacceptable…

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    FG Sponsors 10, 000 Surgeries In 46 Institutions

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    The Federal Government has announced that it is set to carry out 10,000 subsidised surgeries on indigent Nigerians which will include cleft lip and palate repairs, myomectomy, hysterectomy and Vessico-Vagina Fistula (VVF) amongst others in 46 tertiary institutions. Also, there will be treatment of 200,000 severely malnourished children categorised under weight loss, stunted growth as…

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    10,000 Subsidised Surgeries Will Be Performed In 46 Tertiary Institutions – FG

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    The Federal Government has announced that it is set to carry out 10,000 subsidised surgeries on indigent N‎igerians which will include cleft lip and palate repairs, myomectomy, hysterectomy and Vessico-Vagina Fistula (VVF) amongst others in 46 tertiary institutions. Also, there will be treatment of 200,000 severely malnourished children categorised under weight loss, stunted growth as…

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    How Medical Tourism Sinks Hole On Nigerian Economy

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    Medical tourism refers to the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment. Traditionally and as it is applicable to Nigerians, patients travel from Nigeria which is regarded as a middle income country (MIC) to major international medical centres in developed countries for medical treatment. Kuni Tyessi writes on how…

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  • World Bank Funds N140bn SOML Project

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    The World Bank has funded “Saving One Million Lives Project for Result” project with the sum of N140 billion to tackle six pillars of health namely childhood essential medicines and increasing treatment of important childhood diseases, maternal, newborn and child health, improving child nutrition, immunisation, malaria control and elimination of mother to child transmission of…

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    Save Our Children From Malnutrition

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    The clamour and enlightenment for proper nutrition for children between the ages of 0-5 has never been rife like in recent times. KUNI TYESSI writes.    The minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole, had advised the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to dispatch a rapid emergency team to Borno state due to the disturbing rise…

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