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image.axd A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on stakeholders in the health sector to create more awareness on endometriosis insisting that 100,000 cases of the disease are recorded annually in Nigeria. 

The founder, Endosurvivors International Foundation, Olivia Nwankudu, who made the call at an awareness program in Lagos, said endometriosis which is a disease of the female reproductive system, affects one out of 10 women and girls of reproductive age.

IMG 5774TO raise awareness on proper management of autism,  Neuro-development disorders professionals have inaugurated a Centre for Autism and Neuro-developmental Disorders (CAND-Do).

The centre, which is at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, is focus driven and positioned to address, research, learning and service needs of persons and caregivers of those living with autism and neuro-developmental disorders.

Godwin Obaseki suitedThe Edo State Government has said that it is planning to construct 500 primary health care centres in the state in order to promote the implementation of the Compulsory Health Insurance Scheme.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this during a meeting with the newly inaugurated Governing Board of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin-City on Tuesday, said the refurbishment of 20 health care centres would commence in April.
doctors nigeriaFollowing the abduction of two doctors by herdsmen on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the National Association of Resident Doctors has faulted the delay in the arrest of the kidnappers saying the unimpressive response of the police portends danger for other medical practitioners across the country. Armed herdsmen.
The body however, threatened to declare a state of emergency if President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris fail to take urgent measures. 

Sperm countA study has shown that chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades. The study found the effect of chemicals that disrupt the body’s hormones, called endocrine-disrupting chemicals, may extend beyond more than one generation.

The research results will be presented on Monday at “ENDO 2018”, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago.

Oral Health in Nigeria improvingAs the world marks the 2018 World Oral Health Day, Dr Seye Logede, Vice-Chairman, Dental Association of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter, says the general attitude of Nigerians to oral health has significantly improved unlike in times past.

Logede who is a Principal Dental Officer in the Oral Diagnosis Unit of the National Hospital, ‎Abuja, told our correspondent on Tuesday in Abuja that the use of social media contributed to the success recorded.

Saraki in handshake with Bill Gates as Aliko Dongote stands byThe President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Alh. Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria. Saraki who was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had the breakfast with the business magnates and philanthropists at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

Top on the agenda of the meeting were: Polio eradication, sustainable health financing and primary health care strengthening.

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