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images 27In Nigeria today, so many lives have been sacrificed all as a result of those victims resorting to self-medication and because some of the medical practitioners continue to make those drugs available to those victims without medical prescriptions from medical professionals. Though, few of those cases are made known to the public, the reality remains that the numbers of Nigerian citizens are actually being reduced as a result of this self-medication. In order words, this situation is becoming epidemic.
download 21The State Commissioner for Health, Mr Babatunde Ipaye, said this during the second Annual Trace Corps Commander’s Conference in Abeokuta tagged: “Capacity Building in Road Traffic Management: Panacea for Combating Road Traffic Crashes within Ogun State.
 
He said with the initiative, the state government will ensure the protection and safety by collaborating with the Corps on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to equip officers and men who are in most cases the first respondents at an accident scene.

ELRUFAIThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said yesterday that less than 10 per cent of young people in Kaduna State knew their HIV status. The HIV and AIDS Specialist, UNICEF, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba, made this known in Kaduna at the 2017 World AIDS Day, organised by the Kaduna State Agency for the Control of AIDS (KADSACA).

The activity began with a rally from the Ministry of Health to KADSACA office along Katuru Road, Kaduna.

obaseki 22The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has revealed plans to constitute a council on health, which will assist in developing a Strategic Master Plan on Health and to coordinate activities of healthcare service providers in the state.

Obaseki disclosed this when he played host to members of the Institute of Health Service Administrators of Nigeria, at the Government House, Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Tuesday.

download 19Hope  for  the  production  and  acceptance  of  the  Nigerian antiretroviral drug  for  the   cure of  HIV/ AIDS  developed by Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, a renowned researcher at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State, has received a boost with the  granting of application  for  patent right to  produce  the  drug  for  consumption by  President  Muhammadu  Buhari.

This   is in  addition  to  financial  assistance given  to   the researcher  by    Abia State government and  the  management of  Michael Okpara University  of  Agriculture   Umudike to  carry  out  more  trials on  the  efficacy of  the  drug both  within  and  outside  the  country.

IMAG0545Faisal Shuaib was appointed Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, in January. In this interview with Bisi Abidoye, Ayodamola Awoseye and Nike Adebowale of PREMIUM IMES, he speaks on the strategic ways the agency is trying to address the fundamental issues in primary healthcare in Nigeria.

PT- In terms of capital expenditure, what are the major concerns of your agency in the 2018 budget currently before the National Assembly?

National HospitalThe Former Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that Nigeria was losing N175 billion annually to medical tourism. Mr. Chukwu made the claim at opening ceremony of the 2017 Faculty of Clinical Sciences 10th Faculty Week & Scientific Conference, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, with theme: “Medical Tourism in Nigeria”.

He said that the wasted fund was more than 50 per cent of the proposed total budget for 2018 for the federal health sector.

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