FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: Nigeria Governors’ Forum calls for concerted efforts to combat dreaded disease

FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: Nigeria Governors’ Forum calls for concerted efforts to combat dreaded disease Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has emphasised that concerted effort is needed by all stakeholders to eliminate cancer in the country. The NGF Chairman stated this during a maiden dinner organised by the First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC) tagged “a night of alliances in the fight against cancer”, held in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Dr Fayemi represented by Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central states Governors forum Abubakar Sani Bello acknowledged that…

Stakeholders task state Govts on implementable framework to sustain HIV/AIDS response

Key State leadership for health, HIV/AIDS and budget has called on State Governments to come up with specific and implementable public-private sector framework to sustain HIV/AIDS response in their respective States. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of one day stakeholders roundtable meeting on the way forward in ensuring that the HIV response is sustained. The meeting appealed to State Governments to scale up HIV/AIDS services and expand access to HIV services across tertiary, secondary and primary facilities in local government areas that are not covered.…

Gov Sule flags off free medical outreach for 6000 patients, 300 surgeries

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off a mega free medical outreach that will provide free medical care for 6000 patients, with medical doctors to undertake over 300 surgeries.   Engineer Sule flagged off the outreach at a ceremony that held at the premises of the Dalhatu Araf Specialists Hospital (DASH), in Lafia, on Tuesday. The medical outreach, which is been carried out as part of activities marking the 25th anniversary of the creation of Nasarawa State, is in conjunction with the Doctors on the Move Africa (DOTMA),…

Oyo Govt, UNICEF advocate Increased COVAX awareness at Grassroots 

The Oyo State Government in collaboration with UNICEF on Thursday, advocated for increased awareness on COVID-19 vaccine (COVAX) among residents in the state. This was made known at a one,-day advocacy meeting  organized by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in collaboration with UNICEF for Local Government Information officers and Media practitioners on improving COVAX confidence and uptake at grassroots in Oyo State held in Oyo Town. Speaking at the event, the UNICEF C4D Specialists, Akure Office, Mrs. Aderonke Akinola- Akinwole stated that there was a need to educate…

UNIFEMGA flag off free medical check-up for members in Abuja … tasks Govt on Universal Health Coverage for Nigerians  .

A Consultant Surgeon, Dr.Mufutau Bioku, has called on Nigerians who are over 40years to take cognizance of their health conditions. Dr.Bioku made this call today in Abuja during the Second Edition of  free medical check-up programme organized by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Muslim Graduates’ Association(UNIFEMGA)Abuja chapter. The Consultant Surgeon,who is also a member of UNIFEMGA,Abuja chapter alson called on Federal government to introduce Universal Health coverage for Nigerians who can not afford adequate medical care.  “Any Nigerian above 40 years,male for instance must be screened for prostrate cancer, diabetes,heart…

NYSC lauds NACA over donation of 72,000 RDT test kits 

The National Youth Service Corps has commended the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) over the release of seventy-two thousand RDT test kits towards the success of the forthcoming 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Orientation Course. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Gambo  Gumel Aliyu in his office in Abuja. He said the NYSC is the only agency where all Prospective Corps Members and other Camp participants…

Approach China for more COVID-19 vaccines – Stakeholders urges FG 

Stakeholders and experts have urged the federal government to approach the Chinese government on more vaccines production and distribution, so as to bring more choices of safe vaccines for Nigerians. The call was contained in a communique issued at the end of a workshop organised by Diplomats Extra Magazine, endorsed by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) tagged, “COVID-19 Vaccines on Ensuring Fair and Equitable Distribution’’ in Abuja on Thursday. The communique was signed by Mr Raphael Oni on behalf of the Communique Drafting Committee. The engagement also stressed the…

Noctoria (Night time urination) and heart problem are related

 It is worth spending two minutes to take read the information below.  An American doctor tells us that Nocturia,  heart problem and cerebral infarction are related. The most common symptom of middle-aged and elderly people is nocturia (waking up at night to urinate). Because of nocturnal urine, the elderly are afraid of drinking water before bedtime. They don’t know that not drinking water before going to bed, getting up in the middle of the night to pee without drinking water is an important cause of early morning cerebral infarction in…

NYSC ‘ll continue to prosecute fake graduates – DG

The National Youth Service Corps has again restated that it would not bow to pressure to compromise its mobilisation process. It said anyone caught with fake certificates during registration would be prosecuted as enshrined in the NYSC Act. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this on Wednesday, when he hosted the Registrar/CEO of Health Records Officials Registration Board of Nigeria, Alhaji Babagana Mustapha who paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Abuja. He said NYSC would not relent to do the needful in line with the…

Gov Sani Bello promises sustained welfare of Medical Doctors   …..  immortalises late Commissioner, Dr Ibrahim Sule 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has said his administration will continue to improve the welfare of Doctors in the state to ensure good and efficient service delivery in the health sector. The Governor stated this in Minna at the memorial lecture and book lunch in honour of one time commissioner for Health late Dr Ibrahim Babaminin Sule, who died about a year ago. The event was organized by the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Niger State Chapter. He said the efforts of his administration in the sector was…