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WHO1WHO is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District, a mountainous area 300 kilometres northeast of Kampala.

The first case was detected by the Ministry of Health on 17 October, a 50-year-old woman who died at a health centre of fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea on 11 October. Laboratory testing at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed the cause of death as MVD.

Digital Health 1With greater accessibility to mobile technology and data, which have outpaced other forms of communications infrastructure in African, stakeholders in the health sector have been urged to harness opportunities of the disruptive and converging technology to promote access to quality healthcare for patients. According to a new report published by Jumia, Nigeria’s largest online retailer, Africa has 960 million mobile subscribers and 216 million Internet users at penetration rates of 80 percent and 18 percent, respectively, with Nigeria having 150 million mobile users.

Speaking at the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) 2017 Digital Conference, with the theme: “Digital Health Technology Platform: Engaging Health Systems to Expand Access and Improved Quality”, the President, HFN, Clare Omatseye said, the rise of mobile technology is a new game-changer in healthcare as, it plays many role in ensuring access to quality healthcare both for patients and the professional.

OSINBAJO 3Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday lamented that Nigeria loses billions of naira to overseas medical trips annually. He spoke in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, while commissioning the 400-bed Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (ABUADTH), Ado Ekiti.

Osinbajo, who was represented at the event by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, said the hospital, which he described as a masterpiece will help stop Nigerians from seeking medical treatments abroad and enhance healthcare delivery system in the country.

nafdacThe National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said on Tuesday in Osogbo that it would continue to safeguard public health in the country.

The South-West Coordinator of the agency, Mrs Ayeduni Adenuga, made the pledge when he received operational vehicle donated to the agency by the Osun Chapter of the Association of Industrial Pharmacists of Nigeria (AIPN).

2017 10largeimg19 Oct 2017 195229014The Federal Government has released N3.5 billion for vaccination in 2017, the spokesman of the vice president, Laolu Akande, disclosed on Thursday.

Akande disclosed this to State House correspondents after a meeting of the National Economic Council. The vaccination was against such communicable diseases as polio, measles, diphtheria, influenza, hepatitis B, pneumococcus and rotavirus.

Screen Shot 2017 10 17 at 8.41.53 PMIn a well attended event on the 17th of October 2017, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, a giant stride was once again made by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Health sector as a whole with the Launching of the PSN Foundation and the inauguration of the Trustees of the PSN Foundation by the Hon. Minister of Health, alongside the President of PSN and the Dep. President of the NMA in the presence of the Emir of Kamo, Lamido Sanusi II (ably represented). 

Speaking at the Launching, Pharm Ahmed I Yakassai,PHARM. FPSN, FNIM, FNAPharm, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Niegria (PSN) stated that "The PSN Foundation will promote research and development, promote education in the expansive field of pharmacy practice in Nigeria, it will also carter for the welfare of pharmacists and Nigerians at large and provide scholarships to deserving pharmacists and their children, and promote national development.

2017 10largeimg17 Oct 2017 191122012The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar has refuted claims that immunisation vaccines for polio and other communicable diseases were contaminated to poison and kill.

The Sultan who spoke on Tuesday in Lafia during a courtesy call to Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa warned politicians to stop politicising issue of health of innocent Nigerians.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Sultan in company with other traditional rulers was in Lafia for the Third Quarter Meeting on Polio Eradication Routine Immunisation.

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