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    As Schools Reopen Across The Nation

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    With the effect of the current economic recession biting hard, many parents are finding it difficult sending their children back to school. WINIFRED OGBEBO and VICTOR OKEKE examine this. This is not the best of times for parents with the holidays over and children returning to school at the height of the nation’s economic crisis…

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    As 2015 Winds Down On Nigeria’s Health Sector

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    WINIFRED OGBEBO and victor okeke write on the highlights that characterised the health sector in 2015.   “Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.”   The above quotation from Marilyn Ferguson seems to speak directly to Nigeria’s health sector in its search for improved health care…

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  • Doctors Launch Free Telemedicine Services In Nigeria

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    A network of medical doctors will be attending to various healthcare needs of Nigerians through a mobile technology platform when they dial 0700DOCTORS on their mobile phones without any charges. At the programme launch yesterday in Abuja, Dr Hadassah Iwuono said that with ‘Phone a Doctor’, things have to be better in the healthcare sector….

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  • Pneumonia Claims 210,557 Kids In Nigeria In Q3 2015

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    The Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC) has released its 2015 global report on pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths and Nigeria recorded 210, 557 deaths in children before end of 2015. The disease took the lives of 922,000 children under five around the world this year which means a loss of over 2,500 child lives…

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  • Public Health Nurses Meet To Tackle Food Borne Diseases

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    The Professional Association of Public Health Nursing Officers of Nigeria (PAPHNON) has held a scientific conference towards tackling the infiltration and consumption of unwholesome foods among Nigerian families saying that children suffer most from food poisoning. According to the FCT chairperson of PAPHNON, Solome Tor, the role of public health nurse is very critical now…

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