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tetanus vascination2The first 2017 round of Maternal Neonatal tetanus Elimination Campaign had vaccinated 124,852 women against tetanus in seven local governments in Oyo State.

Mr Steve Akinrinade of the South West zonal office of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this disclosure while giving a feedback on the first round of trismus vaccination in these local governments with a high risk of trismus.

Contrary to the belief of many, a medical expert, Professor Olayiwola Shittu has said that children can also suffer urinary difficulty due to errors of development in the womb before birth. In a 2016/2017 inaugural lecture of the University of Ibadan, Professor Shittu declared that most often in boys, such a difficulty in passing urine is caused by an obstruction in bladder outlet.

Although difficulty in passing urine could occur at any age, he said this is  a problem that should not be overlooked.

Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole1 1062x598The Federal Government said it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country to address the growing problem of diabetes, which experts say, has assumed an epidemic proportion in Nigeria and several other countries in the world.

In a speech to formally declare open the maiden edition of Sanofi Diabetes Summit in Lagos, the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole also disclosed that the government now has 175 clinics in place which are providing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) care and another 60 clinics providing Diabetes/TB care in the country.

Polio vaccine immunisationThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has recorded more than 90 per cent decrease in polio outbreak in Africa in 2012, an official, Mr Basi Wadzin, has said.
Wadzin is the State Coordinator of WHO in Plateau.

He stated this at the administration of polio vaccines to children at the Primary Health Care Centre in Jos North Local Government Area organised by Rotary Club, District 9125.

health billChairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Oyo State, Dr Mojisola Atalabi-Oladele, has asked female medical doctors to sponsor health bill and laws in Nigeria that will promote good health.

Speaking at the investiture of new executive members of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Oyo State in Ibadan, Dr Atalabi-Oladele stated that women occupy unique positions to influence  health bill and laws that can ensure a healthy nation.

Nigerian Medical Association NMADoctors in Kaduna state under the aegis of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have described as a national disaster, the declining immunization coverage in Nigeria, saying, there is urgent need for more direct community engagement on issues of routine immunization to improve community participation and ownership.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Kaduna on the occasion of 2017 annual Physicians’ Week, the chairman of NMA, Dr. Shehu Abdulrahman stated that the 2016/2017 National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) indicated that only 33percent of children aged 12-23 months had three doses of pentavalent vaccine against the global target of 90 percent, only 23 percent were fully immunized while 40 percent did not receive any vaccine from the health system.

NHISIn a move to reposition the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), stakeholders in the health sector are brainstorming in Abuja on how to reposition the scheme for optimal performance.

The Global Alliance for UHC in Nigeria (UHC-Nigeria 2025, gathered the stakeholders, which include in government, Health Management Organisation (HMO), management of NHIS and other relevant bodies to in a roundtable discussion, with a theme “the future of NHIS.”

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