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medical researchMedical laboratory scientists in Nigeria under the umbrella body of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) have pledged their support for the incumbent administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting to allegations made by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) that some health workers are being incited against President Buhari, Adeyeye Adetunji Tam, National Public Relations Officer, AMLSN, told HealthNewsNGthat members of AMLSN are not part of any plans to sabotage the Nigerian government. Instead, he said AMLSN is busy repositioning its members for the much needed change the President Buhari administration is poised to bring to the health sector and Nigeria as a whole.

A kid led by hazmat suited menFollowing the reemergence of Ebola virus disease, a second patient has been diagnoses with the disease, forcing other West African countries to raise the alert level. In a statement, Nigeria’s Ministry of Health, through the director of media Ayo Adesugba, urged Nigerians not to panic but to maintain vigilance He said: “A new case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported in Liberia. This means that the country which was certified EVD free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 9, 2015 has witnessed resurgence of the diseas. “Members of the public are advised to observe basic hygiene and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility.”

ebola gearOne month and twenty days after it was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO), Liberia reported another case of Ebola virus disease…

Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Deputy Minister – designate for Disease, Surveillance and Epidemic Control confirmed to FrontPageAfrica Monday evening that the case was discovered after the death of the victim. Nyenswah who heads Liberia Incidence Management Team during the Ebola outbreak confirmed that the reported case of the deadly Ebola virus was only detected from specimen taken from the corpse of a dead body. Nyenswah confirmed that specimen from a 17-year old corpse from the village of Nedowian in Margibi County taken before burial tested positive twice and the county surveillance team has increased work in the affected area. 

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On the 18th of June 2015, at the Shehu Yar’adua Centre in Abuja, about four hundred Nigerians passionate about their health sector gathered for “Future of Health”.

It was a conference organised by NigeriaHealth Watchto help chart the agenda for health under the new administration. Our speakers were all provocative and thoughtful, drawing from their deep knowledge of various aspects of the Nigerian health system. 

NHIS meeting ABujaThe National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was formally launched in 2005 as a vehicle for increased access to affordable and quality health care.

Though armed with the mandate to achieve universal health coverage, it covers only 4.5 million people (approx.) or less than 4% of the population.

Of this figure, majority of the enrolled citizens are federal government employees through the formal sector social health insurance scheme.

GHB 2015LiveWell Initiative LWI, a public health NGO, is a registered health-promotion focused organisation, which empowers the people through health literacy announces it's 5th Annual Cross-cutting Multi-sectoral International  Healthcare Event, the Grand Health Bazaar GHB2015, a corporate carnival for trade, commerce and mutual synergy and networking with healthcare as a value addition. Visit Live Well Initiative Website to book your stand and register to be a part.

The main theme for GHB2015 is ‘Social Investment as a Corporate Sustainability Tool in Emerging Economies’

cornHealth benefits of corn include controlling diabetes, prevention of heart ailments, lowering hypertension and prevention of neural-tube defects at birth. Corn or maize is one of the most popular cereals in the world and forms the staple food in many countries, including the United States and many African countries. 

The kernels of corn are what hold the majority of corns nutrients, and are the most commonly consumed parts of the vegetable.

The kernels can come in multiple colors, depending on where the corn is grown and what species or variety they happen to be. Another genetic variant, called sweetcorn, has more sugar and less starch in the nutritive material.

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