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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent As the world marks the world polio day, stakeholders in Adamawa State have prevailed on the need for more vigilance, surveillance and immunization to keep the dreaded virus at bay. At a sensitization rally organised by Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (ASPHCDA) funded by UNICEF, the stakeholders explained that despite the declaration of Nigeria and Africa as polio virus free, it is not yet Uhuru as the virus can...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has revealed that, as part of implementing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) in Kano state, 484 health facilities in the state have been accredited to participate in the programme which seeks to remove financial barriers to accessing primary healthcare, particularly for the poor and vulnerable. NHIS representative Malam Saídu Adamu stated this at a 2-day orientation for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Media...

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Inaugurating the project in Riyom on Monday, Buratai said the hospital was built and equipped by the Nigerian Army. According to him, the gesture is part of Civil-Military Cooperation, aimed at winning the minds and hearts of the rural populace. He said the hospital would address the medical needs of the local people as well as commuters plying the Jos-Abuja road, especially victims of road traffic accidents. He explained that the facility would handle maternity...

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The Iya Abbas foundation will offer free medical services to more than five thousand people with various health ailments in Uba/Gaya Constituency of Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The exercise which was kicked off at Marraban-Mubi will last for six days where Physicians would consult patients, offer minor surgeries and make referrals where necessary. Speaking at the commencement of the free medical outreach Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Iya Abbas...

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Dr Adekoya Owosibo, a Nutritionist and Provost, Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan, says the consumption of one egg in a day will promote good health. Owosibo made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ibadan on the sideline of activities to mark this year’s World Egg Day. The nutritionist said that this year’s theme of the Day — “Eat Your Egg Today and...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent No fewer than 80 traditional herbal medicine practitioners were trained  on Phytomedicine in Yola, by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD). The training was tagged “Harnessing Indigenous Phytomedicine from Traditional Knowledge, Developing High Quality, Safe and Effective Products for Economic Empowerment”. In his presentation, the Director General of NIPRD, Dr. Obi Adigwe said with traditional medicine government stand to earn a lot of foreign exchange. Dr Adigwe...

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A new study has shown Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Lagos, and Rivers states have the most sufficient healthcare services in Nigeria. The study then rated Sokoto, Kebbi, Yobe, Bauchi and Niger states as the least states when it comes to healthcare services. The study was published by a health technology company – the WellNewMe, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic had brought to the fore the importance of having a strong health system, as many countries were...

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The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) says it has rolled out some digitisation strategies through its new portal to transform the sector and improve insurance penetration. Mr Abiodun Aribike, the Deputy Director in charge of Information Technology in NAICOM, said this on Friday in Uyo at a seminar for insurance journalists with the theme: “Digital Transformation of the Commission and Market Development Initiatives’’. He said the strategies, which would be made available through the portal would...

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U.S. President Donald Trump is moving to a military hospital for treatment after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the White House said on Friday, as his administration and election campaign scrambled to adjust to an extraordinary twist in his turbulent presidency. Trump, 74, will be moved to a special suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland, for the next few days as a precautionary measure, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said....

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Dagza Community Health Post in Hong local government area of Adamawa state records an average of 5-10 cases of snake bites weekly. Investigation revealed that most of the casualties who are peasant farmers are from Dagza, Mombol, Zhedinyi, Kwakwa’ah and other neighbouring villages and the high rate of snake bites are usually recorded during the rainy season. It was gathered that the cost of Anti Snake Venom (ASV) produced by India for a single person...

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