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Foundation wants stakeholders to intensify fight against new rising HIV infections

An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has called on world leaders and stakeholders to redouble efforts towards HIV prevention, testing, and treatment to slow the rising new infection rates. This is contained in a statement signed on Tuesday in Abuja by Mr Steve Aborisade, Advocacy and Marketing Manager, AHF Nigeria, ahead of 2022 World AIDS […]

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WHO recommends “mpox” as new name for monkeypox

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday recommended new name “mpox” for Moneypox in the wake of reports of racist and stigmatising language surrounding the name of the disease. The decision follows a series of consultations with global experts. Both terms will be used simultaneously for a year before the monkeypox name is phased out. […]

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Experts advocate inclusion of fertility treatment under health insurance

Fertility Support Group Africa, an online community network, has called for the inclusion of treatment for Persons Trying to Conceive (TTC) under national health insurance coverage. The group made the call on Saturday in Abuja during its fifth anniversary and celebration of 16 days activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV). The theme of the event […]

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UNICAL medical Centre gets equipment to boost healthcare

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) Medical Centre has procured sophisticated medical equipment to boost healthcare services for students of the institution and the university community. Dr Kaiser Etta, Director, UNICAL Medical Centre, conducted the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) round the equipment at the medical center on Monday in Calabar. Etta said that the equipment […]

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Health Sector Reforms Must Target Free, Affordable Healthcare- VP Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that the ultimate objective of reforms in the country’s healthcare system should be the provision of free or affordable and good healthcare for the people.   Prof. Osinbajo stated this at the opening of a two-day Presidential Health Reform Committee Retreat, holding at the Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Kwara To Convert State General Hospital To Teaching Hospital

The Kwara Government says it has concluded arrangements to convert the Ilorin General Hospital to a teaching hospital for the newly approved Medical School of the state university.   The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the 45th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting […]

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2022 World Diabetes Day: Beyond rhetoric, any hope for people living with the condition?

World Health Organisation (WHO) report says the prevalence of diabetes is increasing among people of all ages and many people in developing countries are battling with managing the condition every 20 minutes. Sadly, many Nigerians are living with the condition, with many unaware that they have it, while others grapple with pains, hospitalisation and taking […]

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Lagos diversifies healthcare to reduce medical tourism, brain drain

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state is establishing specialist hospitals to reduce medical tourism and brain drain in the health sector. Abayomi said this during the Doctors for Change (DFC) conference on Saturday in Lagos. According to him, the state identified trust, and lack of medical specialties, as factors […]

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2023: Albino Foundation makes case for persons with disabilities

The Albino Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Monday urged persons with disabilities to make the most of political participation as the 2023 general elections approach. Mr Jake Epelle, CEO/Founder, The Albino Foundation, made the call at a voter education campaign sponsored by the European Union, tagged, “Able 2 Vote (Southwest)”. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

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Maternal Mortality: Nigeria LNG donates health facility to UATH

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd has donated a modern maternity and child complex to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) to reduce the prevalence of maternal and child mortality in the country. Inaugurating the project, the Managing Director, NLNG, Dr Philip Mshelbila, said the gesture was aimed at addressing the increasing rate […]