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294b639c aisha buhariWife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who is the new UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and the Promotion of Treatment for Children Living with HIV in Nigeria, has vowed to ensure that no child is born with HIV in the country by 2020. In a statement delivered by NACA, Mrs Buhari,  upon commencement of her new role, said “It is with a great sense of responsibility and humility that I accept the honour to serve as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador.

I am looking forward to using my voice to help, to ensure that no child is born with HIV in the country by 2020.” Nigeria, according to a recent report, has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections among children in the world.

d96c8716 nma stethoscopeThe Saudi Garman Hospital, Dubai, is set to partner with the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nigeria to train doctors on cancer treatment and as well attend to about 200 cancer patients. Addressing journalists in Abuja, the hospitals’ Business Development Executive, Philip Veliyath, said they are setting up a medical camp to enable them carry out cancer screening and treat some of the cases as most of them can actually be treated locally without necessarily travelling abroad.

“Our plans for Nigeria this year is to continue with the medical camp like year. The aim of the medical camp is to be able to attend to and treat most of the cancer cases because some patients can be treated here in Nigeria without travelling abroad. 60-70 per cent of the cases can be treated locally.

2017 11large isaac adewoleThe nation may soon witness yet another strike action from the Medical and Health Workers Union, the national president of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Joy Josiah has said. According to him, this was part of the unanimous agreement reached by the union at the end of its meeting held at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), in Lagos.

He said that their request from Federal Government for improved pay and payment of some long overdue allowances must be adhered to, in same manner it was done for counterparts in the core medical unit.

nafdacIn pursuance of its mission to rid Nigeria of substandard foods and drugs, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun the consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide.

The agency gave the warning on Monday in Abuja in a statement signed by its management, saying that dangerous effects of carbide-ripened fruits include cancer and other illnesses.

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.

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