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When Stakeholders Unite Against Tuberculosis

Stakeholders from government and non-governmental organisations are uniting against the Tuberculosis scourge which is silently ravaging Nigerians. ZIGWAI TAGWAI followed stakeholder activities to mark the 2018 World Tuberculosis Day and presents the report. In commemoration of the discovery of TB bacilli on World TB Day 2018, the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy …

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Facts on Bitter Kola Nutrients and Cure Benefits

There are innumerable nutrients and cures within nature which we overlook and yet, we need them in our lives when the complexity arises. One such natural and wonderful cure for your problems is Garcinia kola (bitter kola). As the name implies, it is bitter for your taste bud, but immensely …

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Saraki’s Wife Gets ‘Health for All Champion’ Task

Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, has been named as “Health-for-All Champion” by an international media platform, Devex. Mrs Saraki is one among four other women in the world to be conferred with the recognition by the media platform for their giant strides in the …

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Minister Warns Board Members Against Corruption

Stories by James Anaana   Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole,  has said that the present government has zero tolerance for corruption and this must not be compromised by the newly inaugurated Governing Boards of Parastatals, Agencies and Institutions under the Federal Ministry of Health with the mandate to give …

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Ishaku Reiterates Commitment to Healthcare

From Hassan D. Ishaku, Jalingo Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has reiterate his administration commitment towards tackling health challenges through adequate provision of health facilities both in the rural and urban centres. Governor Ishaku who was conducted round the various units and sections of the Wukari General Hospital by …

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Zakkat Commission Supports Hospitals, Others with N7.9m

By Ibrahim Goronyo, Sokoto   Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission has distributed N7.9 million medical assistance to various hospitals and pharmaceutical shops across the state. Chairman of the Commission, Malam Lawal Maidoki, said that the assistance was part of the state government’s monthly support to the commission to assist …

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95 Butchers Contract Animal Diseases in Bauchi

Stories from Mohammed Muktar Umar, Bauchi 95 out of the 280 butchers investigated in Bauchi State have been confirmed positive with animals related diseases. A medical practitioner Dr. Philip Bobbodi Gawayi  who led the investigation disclosed this while distributing medicine free of charge to the affected butchers in Azare Headquarters …

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State House Medical Centre marks World Kidney Day in Abuja

Permanent Secretary, State House Abuja, Jalal Arabi, being tested, during the World Kidney Day Celebration organised by the State House Medical Centre Abuja on Thursday (15/3/18). With him are, Sanofi representative, Lindamary Chinerie (l ); Head of Department of Medicine, (Nephrologist), State House Medical Centre, Dr Victoria Ogala -Akogwu (2nd-l); …

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Public Advisory on Heat Wave

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has warned Nigerians to brace up for more hot days, warm nights and heat waves across the country.  The heat wave is due to climate change. Excessive heat has harmful effect on our health. It can cause dehydration, heat cramp, heat exhaustion and heat stroke and …

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Adewole Urges Sectorial Approach To End Lassa Fever

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on the states Commissioner of Health, private stakeholders and donor agencies to complement federal government efforts in the fight to end Lassa fever scourge in Nigeria. The Minister made this call while speaking at the Emergency National Council on Health’s meeting, theme: …

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