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World AIDs Day: Nigeria launches five-year HIV prevention campaign

The Nigerian government on Thursday kick-started a five-year National youth-focused HIV prevention campaign to empower Adolescents and Young People (AYP) with the necessary skills to stay free of HIV. Tagged “Generation –Negative (Gen-N),” the campaign will identify Gen-N Heroes which includes community leaders, health workers, and youths, who will remove barriers to accessing care and serve as […]

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Edo offers free medical service on Rena, other ailments

Management of Edo Specialist Hospital (ESH), yesterday, promised free medical services to no fewer than 2,000 persons, as it unveils a healthcare package designed for Edo people in line with the vision and aspiration of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Addressing newsmen on activities to mark the free healthcare programme, tagged Edo Health Impact, the Chief Medical […]

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Enugu begins free Rotavirus vaccination against diarrhoea

The Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, ENS-PHCDA, will Saturday December 3rd begin free vaccination of Rotavirus vaccines, aimed at preventing diarrhoea among children. Diarrhoea is the cause of about 40 percent diseases among children which causes dehydration and hospitalisation. The vaccine has not been part of the routine immunization and it’s administration on […]

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Sickle Cell: Nigeria Worst Hit In Sub-Saharan Africa — FG

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria has 66 percent of the cases of babies born annually with sickle cell disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa. He stated this yesterday in Abuja during the national dialogue on better life for persons living with sickle cell disorders organised by the  SOM Sickle Cell Foundation in collaboration with […]

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Promote responsible conversation around mental health, Abayomi tasks health professionals

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has urged governments and Nigerian health professionals among other stakeholders to drive the conversation around responsible media reporting of mental health issues. Abayomi who spoke at the 2nd Vanguard Mental Health Summit in Lagos, with the theme: “Mental Health in a Distressed Economy”, noted that irresponsible […]

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