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    Diabetes: Health Experts Brainstorm On Way Forward

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    With Nigeria having the highest number of cases of diabetes mellitus in Africa, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, the World Diabetes Foundation and the Podiatry Institute, USA, have announced plans to organise its third annual five-day capacity building workshop on diabetes foot care. The Medical Director, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Dr Afoke Isiavwe, said the workshop…

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    Achieving SDGs By 2030: How Feasible?

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    The 2015 deadline for achieving the  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has come and gone, without Nigeria achieving several of the goals. Stakeholders in the health sector are optimistic that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be attained by 2030 in this era of change. How possible is this, especially with the economic hardship? ODIRI UCHENUNU…

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    Igbologun Community’s Cry For Functioning PHC Yet To Be Answered

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    The Lagos state government has over time assured the people that the present administration would embark on massive transformation of the 294 Primary HealthCare Centres (PHCs) across the state to international best standard. The people living in Igbologun community spoke with ODIRI UCHENUNU, on their challenges of accessing maternal and child health services, while pleading…

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    Sickle Cell Patients To Get More Attention In Lagos

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    In commemorating the World Sickle Cell Day, the Lagos state government has promised patients living with sickle cell disorder in the state, that more attention will be given to them more than ever. Dr. Olajumoke Oyenuga, programme officer, sickle cell control programme, Lagos state ministry of health, who represented the honourable commissioner for health, Lagos…

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  • Kraft Heinz Urges Nigerians To Tackle Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Kraft Heinz Company, manufacturers of COMPLAN drink, recently turned the attention of Nigerians on the need to tackle cardiovascular diseases that are taking over the developing world, especially Nigeria. Country manager for West and Central Africa, Kraft Heinz, Vincent Egbe, at a scientific symposium on cardiovascular diseases organised by the company in Lagos, said every…

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    Lagos State And 2014 Family Planning BluePrint

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    The family planning blueprint aspires to increase family planning use from 15 to 36 per cent nationally by 2018. Despite the widely acclaimed benefits of family planning, the Lagos state family planning structure has over the years been mared with some challenges. ODIRI UCHENUNU writes. There is no doubt that family planning and reproductive health…

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    Lagos State And 2014 Family Planning BluePrint

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    The family planning blueprint aspires to increase family planning use from 15 to 36 percent nationally by 2018. Despite the widely acclaimed benefits of family planning, the Lagos state family planning structure has over the years been marred with some challenges. ODIRI UCHENUNU writes. There is no doubt that family planning and reproductive health services…

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    Nigerian Mothers And Dwindling Ante-natal Cares

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    It is every woman’s dream to give birth to a healthy baby and for that to happen, the woman needs to be healthy herself. This involves early Ante-natal Care (ANC) and eating healthy from early conception to delivery.  A recent survey carried out by ODIRI UCHENUNU reveals that most women in Nigeria do not know…

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  • Medical Tourism: India Moves To Save $1bn Annually For Nigeria

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    To avert the one billion dollars spent by Nigerians on medical tourism annually, Indian hospitals are currently training Nigerian doctors in order to enhance their capacity and bring home new technologies that will help them treat difficult cases of diseases in the country. Business Head, Apollo Hospital Group in Nigeria, Mr Rakesh Jalla, while speaking…

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