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Malaria killed 400,000 persons in 2015, says WHO

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A new report by the World Health Organisation has stated that 400, 000 persons died of malaria infections in 2015. In a report released in Geneva, Switzerland as part of activities to celebrate the World Malaria Day on Monday, WHO estimated that 21 countries including six African countries, would eliminate local transmission of malaria by 2020. The global body in ...

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Solution To Help Reverse Your Diabetes Naturally”

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Solution To Help Reverse Your Diabetes Naturally”   Diabetes rates are rising, in fact it is now considered an (epidemic) in the medical community. The International Diabetes Federation reports that: => 1.5 Million Nigerians are confirmed Diabetic. => Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. => Diabetes increases heart attack risk and 68% of diabetes related death certificates report heart ...

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Nigerian clinic records first egg-freezing technique birth

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A fertility centre, the Bridge Clinic, Lagos, has recorded the first live birth of a baby boy, using the oocyte cryopreservation protocol in the country. Oocyte cryopreservation is the cooling of female eggs to sub-zero temperature in order to stop all biological activity and preserve them for future use. According to the fertility physician at the clinic, Dr.  Emmanuel Owie, ...

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Governor Ugwuanyi assures health for all in the state

Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo(middle), in a handshake with the team leader, Institute of Child Health, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Prof. Henrietta Uche Okafor, while the state's Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sam Ngwu looks on when Okafor led her team to a courtesy visit at Government House, Enugu Wednesday

Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, says his administration will continue to partner with stakeholders, organizations and establishments in the health sector instituted to improve the health status of the people of the state. Governor Ugwuanyi represented by his deputy, Her Excellency, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo made the assertion when he received in audience the management team of the institute ...

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22 undergo open-heart surgery at UNTH

Patient undergoing heart treatment at the recently equpped UNTH catheterization unit

Twenty-two patients, who were suffering from various heart diseases, have undergone open-heart surgery at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozala, Enugu. The Chief Medical Director of UNTH, Dr Christopher Amah, said the operation on the 22 patients was the 12th edition of the hospital’s open-heart surgery exercise. The UNTH open-heart surgery, which is supported by VOOM Foundation, an international ...

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NDLEA busts Mexican-Nigerian drug cartel

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National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has discovered a methamphetamine laboratory run by Mexicans and dislodged a major drug trafficking organisation in the country. Officials of the Special Enforcement Team NDLEA discovered the illicit methamphetamine production laboratory in Asaba, Delta State. According to the Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, the “super” methamphetamine laboratory, which is similar to the ones ...

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UNTH performs 130 Open Heart Surgeries

One of the beneficiaries of the UNTH Open Heart Surgery conducted last week

Warns 5 per cent Nigerians have Heart Diseases The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu says it has successfully carried out Open Heart Surgeries (OHS) on at least 130 persons since the programme commenced at the Ituku-Ozalla permanent site of the hospital in March 2013. This is coming as the hospital raised the alarm that over five per cent ...

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700 babies die daily in Nigeria —FMH

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MORE than 700 babies die daily in Nigeria due to lack of hygiene to ward off preventable infections at birth, an official of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs. Evelyn Agbanyim has said. She identified the major causes of neonatal deaths in Nigeria to include low birth weight, birth asphyxia and infections, which account for 80 per cent of deaths ...

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Fear grips OAUTHC workers as doctor dies

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*It’s false alarm — Hospital Management There was panic among workers of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, OAUTHC, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Tuesday, following the death of a resident doctor after exhibiting suspected Lassa Fever symptoms. The incident, fuelled by rumours that the Lassa virus may have spread from neighbouring Ekiti State, led to other medical personnel as well as ...

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FG confirms 212 Lassa Fever cases in 17 states

Professor Isaac Adewole, Health Minister

The Federal Government has confirmed 212 suspected cases of Lassa Fever in 64 Local government areas across 17 states in the country, even as it warned against a conspiracy of silence among the states of the federation. The Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole, who disclosed this, Tuesday, in Abuja at the Emergency National Council on Health meeting with state ...

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