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Top Foods to Boost Male Health

If you are a man, here are foods you should include in your diets to improve health and prevent disease. With the help of the experts, WebMD came up with this list of 10 disease-fighting foods that can be a good start to improving health: Food for Men No. 1: …

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NACA Says Over 240,000 Adolescents Live With HIV In Nigeria

   By LAIDE AKINBOADE   The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), has disclosed that over 240,000 adolescents live with the HIV virus in Nigeria and has expressed concern over the statistics. The Director-general of NACA, Sani Aliyu, disclosed this at the Nigeria National HIV response event led by …

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Unavailability Of Drugs Increases Death Rate Of Cancer Patients

BY LAIDE AKINBOADE   The Federal Government’s inability to procure and equip all the federal government-owned hospitals across the country with drugs, for the treatment of cancer, as well as other equipment, has been identified as a major policy flaw which has resulted in avoidable deaths. In an exclusive interview …

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100,000 Children At Risk Of Polio – Health Minister

No fewer than 100,000 children in Nigeria’s Northeast geopolitical zone are currently at risk of polio, as they have yet to be immunized against the virus. This setback is as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in that part of the country. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who disclosed …

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Stakeholders Decry 500,000 Units Blood Shortage In Nigeria

From LAIDE AKINBOADE Stakeholders in the nation’s health sector have raised the alarm over 500,000 units annual shortage of life saving blood in Nigeria. Country Director of World Health Organisation (WHO), Wondi Alemu, who stated this at an event to commemorate the 2018 World Blood Day, said with the huge …

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WHO Tasks FG To Support Blood Donation

From LAIDE AKINBOADE The Regional Director of World Health Organisation (WHO), in the African Region, Matshidiso Moeti, on Wednesday, tasked the Nigeria government to give the necessary support to blood donation in the country. Moeti, stated this in Abuja, to commemorate 2018 World Blood donor Day. He decried the fact that …

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75.8% Nigerians Practice Open Defecation – UNICEF

From LAIDE AKINBOADE   At least 75.8 per cent of Nigerians practice open defecation, with 32 per cent of these people living in the rural areas, United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) WASH specialist, Mainga Banda, has revealed. According to Banda, open defecation has been on a steady rise in …

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GAVI Approves $2.7bn For Nigeria’s Immunisation Programme 

From LAIDE AKINBOADE Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole on Monday, revealed that Global Alliance for Vaccine Immunisation (GAVI) has approved $2.7 billion for Nigeria’s immunisation programme. The minister who made this known in Abuja, at a media parley, said the GAVI has committed $1.03 billion out of the $2.7 billion proposed as …

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