2019 WORLD SIGHT DAY: Niger CoS Calls For Periodic Checkups

The Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe has advocated for a periodic review of general health status (checkup) of individuals as a necessary step to guide against the unforseen. The Chief of State made the recommendation while declaring open the free Eye care screening and treatment exercise organised by the State Eye care team to mark the 2019 World Sight Day, held at Government House, Minna. He said it was always advisable, from time-to-time, to visit a Physician and find out the general…

2019 WORLD SIGHT DAY: Niger state Govt Begins Free Eye Screening, Public Enlightenment

In commemoration of the 2019 World Sight Day, Niger state Eye ( Ophthalmic)Team has announced a free Eye screening and public enlightenment slated for Thursday, October 24, 2019. Leader of the team, Dr. Halima Isah told Journalists in Minna, that this year’s celebration, with the theme; ‘Vision First”, is aimed at making vision a priority in life by identifying with people with different types of ocular problems. Dr. Halima Isah said the celebration was also aimed at diagnosing, treating and referral of complicated cases of Eyesight problems, distribution of free…

Gov Sani-Bello Pledges Support For SFH Team …..as society begins free distribution of over 3 million long-lasting Insecticidal Nets

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello said the state is opened to partnering with organizations and agencies that will add value to the state in the areas of development and healthy living. The Governor spoke through his Chief of Staff, Malam Ibrahim Balarabe when he received members of the Society for Family Health on an advocacy visit to the state on Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) Replacement and other Malaria Interventions. The Governor described the Health sector as a priority in his administration, he stated that the advocacy on malaria was a welcomed…

World Mental Health Day: Oyo Evacuates 48 Destitutes, Homeless Children

Oyo state government has commenced the evacuation of street children, beggars and mentally-sick persons off the streets of the State capital, Ibadan on Thursday in commemoration of the world Mental Health Day. The evacuation exercise which was led by the Honorable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Saani took a team which comprised of the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry Mrs Christiana Abioye and his counterpart from Ministry of Environment & Natural resources, Dr Bashir Olanrewaju, Directors, and top officials in the ministries to Iwo road round…

Develop Local Drugs To Fight Diabetes, Omo-Agege Urges Pharmacists

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on pharmacists in the country to intensify efforts at research that will lead to the development of local pharmaceutical drugs to replace imported ones in the fight against diabetes and other forms of endocrine and metabolic disorders. This, he emphasised, will not only boost the Nigerian economy by creating jobs for citizens but also save the country huge sums of money spent on importing foreign drugs. Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Endocrine and…

NAFDAC Seeks Corps Members’ Support To Fight Drug Abuse

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has sought for Corps Members’ support to fight drug abuse in the country especially at the grassroots. It said plans were in top gear to maximise their skills to stem the tide of sub-standard medicines and foods. NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. (Mrs) Mojisola Adedeye stated this today while on a courtesy visit to NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office. She commended the invaluable contributions of Corps Members to NAFDAC activities but added that there was need for more…

Colostrum: How mothers risk their children’s lives

A Consultant Paediatrician, Prof. Emmanuel Ekanem, on Saturday decried the practice of throwing away the colostrum after the delivery of newborns, saying it contains antibodies to protect newborns against disease. Ekanem of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, Cross Rivers, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it was a wrong practice some mothers still indulged in. According to Wikipaedia, Colostrum is the first form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals immediately following delivery of the newborn. “Most species…

Google Doodle celebrates Stella Adadevoh’s 62nd posthumous birthday

Google on Saturday celebrated Stella Adadevoh, the physician whose expertise and heroic efforts helped curb the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014. “Born in Lagos, Nigeria on this day in 1956, Dr Adadevoh descended from a long line of respected scientists and statesmen. “Dr Adadevoh completed her residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and West African College of Physicians and Surgeons before doing a Fellowship in London. “Following her fellowship in Endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital, she returned to Lagos, where she spent 21 years at the First Consultants…

BREAKING: Boko Haram executes second aid worker

Boko Haram has executed Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross reports TheCable . Leman was abducted in March by a faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West African Province, along with two other aide workers , Saifura Khorsa , who was killed on September 16 and Alice Loksha , a nurse working for the United Nations Children and Education Fund . The killing of Leman comes after the expiration of the deadline given to the Federal Government by the terrorist organisation .…

Niger Set To Establish Cancer Centre …. As Gov Sani-Bello Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

As efforts are being intensified to combat cancer disease, Niger State Government is to establish a cancer centre at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Specialist Hospital, Minna. Governor Sani-Bello disclosed this during the awareness campaign of breast cancer early detection organized by the RAISE foundation and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening  Centre under the auspices of Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello. He said that cancer was a global disease and needed to be eradicated, as such Nigeria has joined other countries to tackle the disease. “That is why we are making…