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Breastfeeding Not Sucking Prevents Cancer – Expert

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Mrs Abigael Shona who is a medical expert according to her own experience in the medical field said that breastfeeding a baby, not the popular belief that men sucking their wife’s breast can prevent breast cancer in women.

World Mental Health Day: 60M Nigerians Are Mentally Unstable

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Nigeria has a serious deficit of mental health workers, with less than one competent psychiatrist to one million ratios of people in its about 200million population.

Following the yellow fever outbreak in Katsina and Bauchi States, the European Union (EU) has pledged to assist Nigeria with N31.8 million to help in combatting the outbreak.  According to health officials, the yellow fever outbreak in the two states has recorded over 30 deaths since the outbreak was traced to the recent visit to the Yankari Game reserve in Bauchi by some individuals in September.

Yellow Fever Outbreak: Kastina Record 36 New Cases, Begins Mass Vaccination

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The Kastina State Government has recorded fresh 36 cases of Yellow fever in two of its local governments; Kankara and Danmusa LGAs.

Efforts Are Being Made To Fight Malnutrition In The Country – Lai Muhammed

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About 2.5 million children under the age of five in Nigeria suffer severe acute malnutrition, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday in Borno State.

Fund Primary Healthcare, Bill Gates Begs FG

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The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, has called on the Federal Government to improve budgetary allocation to primary health care system in Nigeria in order to attain the level of some other countries that have lower income but have done a better job with the primary health care system.

NHIS Now Covers Cancer Surgeries, Chemotherapy

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The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, has revealed that the NHIS now covers some levels of cancer surgeries and chemotherapy.

2020 Budget: House Of Reps Kicks, Says 5% Allocation For Health Must Be Increased To 15%

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The House of Representatives has demanded that the Federal Government should raise the allocation of the health sector from 5% to 15% considering the deplorable condition of the Nigerian Health sector.

Okapi Children Cancer Foundation Donates Money To Children With Cancer In Abuja

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Okapi Children Cancer Foundation, an NGO under the leadership of Mrs. Kemi Babatunde, on Tuesday donated N2 million to children undergoing cancer treatment at the National Hospital, Abuja.

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Nigerian business magnate, Aliko Dangote, President of African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina and 25 other persons as global leaders, championing the fight against global malnutrition, an initiative of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.

DCR To Introduce Second Round Of Ebola Vaccine In October

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has on Monday 23rd, September 2019 announced that the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC is set to introduce a second Ebola vaccine starting from mid-October to the end of the year 2019, in a bid to tackle the scourge of the deadly virus.

Non-Iodised Salt Is Dangerous To Human Helth - NAFDAC

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Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt as it is harmful to human health.

4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom Drugs Received by Nigerian Government

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On Saturday, 27th April 2019 Government received about 4,000 vials of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), ending months of acute shortage of the drug and bringing relief to victims of snakebites across the country. It was gathered that there was a paucity of the drug, which hit the country at the peak of snake-bites – usually between January and April when the scorching heat forces snake out of their holes to cool their bodies.

Panel Recommends Dismissal Of ES And Board Members Of NHIS

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Report from the executive panel set up by the Federal Government (FG) to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has recommended the dismissal of Usman Yusuf (Professor), the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Agency.

International Day Of Happiness: Nigerians One Of The Most Cheerful In Africa

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March 20 every year has been stated as the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations (UN). Today March 20, 2019, wasn't any different with  #InternationalDayOfHappiness trending over the Nigeria Social Media Space.

Buhari Specialist Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery

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Muhammadu BUHARI Specialist Hospital, in Kano state, has conducted its first brain surgery. The operation which is said to be the first of its kind was conducted by a team of medical doctors at the facility which was established in early 2018 by Governor Umar Ganduje's administration.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ranked Second Worst in History

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The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked the 2nd worst in history with 426 casessurpassing the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda and 2014 which recorded cases of over 11,000 deaths, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG

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The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja.