Cholera ravages 20 states, kills 97 – Commissioner

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Cholera outbreak has been reported in 20 states afflicting 6,850 persons with 97 deaths, the Niger state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mustahpa Jibrin, has said. Jibrin stated this yesterday while briefing journalists on the outbreak of the disease in four local governments of the state. He explained that the onset of the raining season had resulted in the prevalence of Read More

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Cholera: Niger approves N25m for surveillance

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Niger Government, has approved N25 million for its Ministry of Health to continue with the ongoing surveillance on the outbreak of cholera and other related diseases. Dr Jibrin Mustapha, the Commissioner for Health and Hospital Management, made this disclosure at a press conference in Minna yesterday. The commissioner said that the money would be used to curtail the disease Read More

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Bindow seeks extension of medical outreach

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on Wednesday appealed to the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative to extend days for the free medical outreach in Yola. Bindow made the call while assessing the ongoing seven days free medical service at the Specialist Hospital, Yola. The governor noted that the outreach was to assist indigent citizens who ordinarily could not get Read More

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Cholera kills 7, afflicts 74 in Niger

June 20, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

Niger state government yesterday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Bida local government of the state, disclosing that seven persons had died out of 74 cases. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mustapha Jibril, made the disclosure after an assessment visit to the scene, adding that 74 cases were reported in all the wards of the local government area. Secretary of Read More

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CSO raises alarm: Kaduna PHCs’ challenges legion

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has observed that, despite the remarkable improvement in the renovation of primary health care centres, Kaduna state is still faced with a lot of challenges requiring the attention of stakeholders. The NGO also challenged the state Ministry of Health to publish the actual details of PHC facilities renovated and their locations in the website, Read More

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FG, GAVI commit $2.7bn to immunisation, primary health

The federal government and Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) have committed $2.7 billion to strengthen routine immunisation programmes and boost Primary Health Care (PHC) services in Nigeria over 10 years (2018-2028). Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this yesterday while briefing journalists in Abuja. The minister said GAVI Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 6 , approved Nigeria’s proposal Read More

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Erectile dysfunction linked to heart disease – Study

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published yesterday in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. The Study followed more than 1,900 men aged 60 to 78 over four years, and found that those who reported ED were twice as likely to Read More

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19 fresh cholera cases in Adamawa

June 12, 2018 Agi Onda .Abuja 0

Adamawa state Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 new cases of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas. A statement issued yesterday by the Information Officer of the ministry, Mohammed Abubakar, said that 16 of the new cases were recorded in Mubi South, while three were reported in Mubi North. Abubakar said 1,227 cases were recorded within Read More

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Risks of eating undercooked chicken

June 9, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Global health trends have more people choosing chicken over red meats. In fact, chicken is the most popular meat eaten by Americans. Chicken can be a a part of a healthy diet, but it’s crucial to understand the risks associated with undercooked chicken. All meats, including chicken, pose a risk if you fail to cook them so they’re the proper Read More

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Why family planning methods fail – Expert

June 9, 2018 Admin 3 0

Jumoke Adekogba is the reproductive health and family planning advisor with Engender Health, fistula care plus project. In this interview with AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI, she talks on family planning in Nigeria and why some methods fail. Modern family planning methods When we talk about modern family planning methods, we have oral pills, which are hormonal. We also have injectables which Read More

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Budget: Health sector has failed to deliver – Lawmaker

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Lanre Tejuosho, has disclosed the health sector has failed to deliver because of how its budget is managed. He further added that many projects in the health budget has not achieved the ultimate goal of helping the intended beneficiaries. Tejuosho revealed this while explaining various shortfalls bedeviling the funding of the health industry, at Read More

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Common assumptions about autism

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An autism diagnosis triggers tough questions and difficult emotions in parents who want nothing but the best for their kids. Unfortunately, as the number of cases has risen, so has the amount of misinformation about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Misinformation makes anxiety even worse. Separating fact from fiction can make a world of difference. Below are some the the common Read More

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Please,let us educate Atiku! (I)

June 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is an aspirant in the upcoming Presidential election in Nigeria. Atiku hinged his decision to run for the presidency, once again, on the need to rescue Nigeria. This may not be quite the way! In the news Atiku Abubakar has reportedlysealed a partnership with Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, to establish a world-class medical facility Read More

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Zamfara PCN seals 280 unregistered patent medicine stores

June 4, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusau 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) in Zamfara has sealed off a total of 280 unregistered patent medicine stores operating illegally in the state as part of efforts to ensure rational distribution and dispensing of medicines that are safe and effective. This was made known to newsmen yesterday in Gusau the state capital by the Director Inspection and Monitoring of Read More

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Foundation to FG: Address social, psychological needs of women, girls

June 4, 2018 Ene Osang. Abuja 0

An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has emphasised the need to create safe space to address the psycho-social needs of young women and girls in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Country Programme Director of AHF, Dr. Echey Ijezie, made the call in Abuja at the weekend during a workshop, lamenting that girls were challenged by components of social networking, gaps Read More

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Health benefits of eating boiled eggs (II)

June 3, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

• Potassium counteracts the effects of too much sodium in the system, and helps to maintain the correct acid/alkaline levels in the body. • Manganese is particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women as it promotes bone density, especially in the spine and the legs. The humble egg is indeed a powerhouse of nutrition, and should be considered as a very important Read More

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Yellow fever and Nigeria’s campaign to protect the vulnerable

June 3, 2018 Ajuma Edwina Ogiri 0

Nigeria is conducting its largest ever yellow fever mass campaign. The vaccination campaign is a response to the yellow fever cases reported in Nigeria since September 2017, and also part of the comprehensive strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) by 2026. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the need to protect the highly vulnerable populations against yellow fever, Read More

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Yobe doctors issue 21-day ultimatum to govt

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Association of Resident Doctors in Yobe state yesterday issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government, to address some issues they raised or they would embark on industrial action. Chairman of the association, Ali Mohammed, stated this in a press conference in Damaturu, the state capital. He said the doctors at a congress meeting noted with dismay the reduction in Read More

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Cholera: WHO deploys 39 personnel to Adamawa

May 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

World Health Organisation (WHO) has deployed 39 personnel to Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas of Adamawa state to control a recent outbreak of cholera in the state, an offi cial has said. WHO’s Communications Officer, Charity Warigon, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that as of May 26, about 434 cases of cholera had been Read More

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Health workers strike to end soon

May 30, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

There are strong indications that the over six-week old industrial action by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) may soon come to an end, due to an intervention by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Chairman of JOHESU, Comrade Josiah Biobelemoye, told journalists in Abuja on Monday that the workers were optimistic after an intervention meeting with the Read More

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Ebola: Can Nigeria cope with for another outbreak?

May 26, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was confirmed by the government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on May 8, 2018. As at May 21, there had been 27 deaths, 28 confirmed cases, nine suspected cases and 21 probable cases. This outbreak has come with real and perceived threats to local, national and global health security, with countries placed Read More

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Cholera’ claims 12 in Adamawa

A suspected cholera outbreak has claimed 12 lives in Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas of Adamawa state, according to an official of the Ministry of Health. The Head of Emergency Operation Centre and Director, Public Health, in the ministry, Dr. Bwalki Dilli, disclosed this in Yola yesterday. Dilli said no fewer than 134 suspected cases had so Read More

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