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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

New Case Of Ebola In Liberia:1 month,20 days After WHO's Free Declaration



           

Just one month and 20 days after the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of the Ebola Virus, the country is reporting a new case of the deadly Ebola virus disease.

Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Deputy Minister - designate for Disease, Surveillance and Epidemic Control confirmed to FrontPageAfrica Monday evening that the case was discovered after the death of the victim.

Nyenswah who heads Liberia Incidence Management Team during the Ebola outbreak confirmed that the reported case of the deadly Ebola virus was only detected from specimen taken from the corpse of a dead body.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Gates Foundation Partners With Nasarawa Govt. On Healthcare



             

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paternering with the Government of Nasarawa State in the area of healthcare delivery. This project is to help boast primary healthcare delivery transformation in the thirteen local government areas of the state.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Funny Joke:So, who is the funniest??

           

Who is the funniest....Lol

1. HAUSA man who
removed his shoes to
enter a
taxi...




2.A TIV man who
watched the news and
waved
at the news reader.


3. IGBO man who went
to the bank with a
spanner to open a
bank account.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Man Records His Own Surgery On Smartphone And Is Shocked By What Medics Say About Him



           

An anaesthetist who trash talked her patient when she put him to sleep has been fined - after the patient recorded the whole operation on his smart phone.

Tiffany M Ingham, who was working as an anaesthesiologist in Reston, Virginia, was caught making rude and defamatory comments when a patient left the phone recording.

The man, who has been named only as DB in court according to his attorneys, had been worried about missing vital instructions after his colonoscopy procedure due to his recuperation - so he set his smartphone to record everything, which ended up including the rant.

When DB played the audio back on the way home, he heard that the team performing his surgery had mocked him as soon as he went under.

New Cases Of Ebola In Sierra Leone



               

Sierra Leone has announced the return of Ebola to its capital Freetown, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly outbreak.

Liberia was declared Ebola-free in May, but hopes that neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea would quickly follow suit have been dashed recently, with the weekly toll of infections in the two countries hovering around 25.
 
 The government’s National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) told AFP late on Tuesday that three cases had emerged in the east-end slum of Magazine Wharf — three weeks after the last known infections in the capital.
 
 Health officials said six people have been under observation since the first of the new cases — a casual labourer — tested positive on June 17.

UNFPA Said Nigeria Has The Highest Number Of VVF Cases In The World :(



           

The United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) has estemated that Nigeria has the highest number of women with Vesico Vagina Fistula.

With the estimated two million women in the world suffering from VVF, about 680,000 of them are Nigerians, mostly from the Northeast and Northwest.

This is even as a total estimated 800,000 Nigerian women living with the condition around the country represent about 40 per cent of the global burden.

VVF is described as abnormal opening between the virginal and the bladder, a condition experienced by a woman either as a result of prolonged labour during childbirth in which the unborn child presses tightly against the pelvis, cutting off blood flow to the vesico-vaginal wall, thereby leaving a hole or as a result of violent rape, especially in cases of child marriages.

Katsina Health Ministry Has 40 Percent Casual Workers



             

How can a state have about 40 percent of casual workers in its health ministry?

A committee constituted by the Katsina State government has said that 40 per cent of health workers in the state are either casual staff or volunteers.

Chairman of the committee, Dr Labaran Doro, who disclosed this while handing over their report to the state government, said urgent action must be taken to address challenges facing the sector.

Daily Trust reports that, the committee also discovered that staff and equipment are not equitably distributed among health centres.

Doro said short-term measures must be taken to provide succour, including provision of drugs at health facilities. Responding, Governor Aminu Masari said misapplication of resources had greatly affected sectors in the state.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

UCTH Health Workers To Resume Strike



         

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital have threatened to resume strike.

In a letter sent to the Chief Medical Director of the UCTH, Dr Thomas Agan, at the weekend, the union called for immediate payment of their 2013 promotion arrears as well as salaries.

Health Insurance Provide Avenue For The Less Privileged People To Access Healthcare - Dr. Korie



             

The United Nations has declared every June 23 to mark Public Service Day.

Marking the event, some workers in separate interviews with NAN, has called on the three tiers of government and private organisations to guarantee improved healthcare services for better performances especially in the improvement of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

In his comment, Dr. Patrick Korie, the Managing Director, Managed Healthcare Services (NHIS provider), said that the scheme has been very successful.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Partners With Lagos Govt In Health Care



             

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking partnership with the Lagos State government to strengthen primary health care in the state.

The foundation's deputy director, integrated delivery global development, Carlos Cuellar, made this known yesterday during a courtesy call on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

MRI Services Now At DELSUTH



           

The Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara recently received a new 1.5T Toshiba Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine from the immediate past governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Reflections:The Thomas Edison Story

                   


When a reporter asked Thomas Edison how it felt to have failed 25,000 times in his effort to create a simple storage battery, his reply was, “I don’t know why you are calling it a failure. Today I know 25,000 ways not to make a battery. What do you know?”
Thomas Edison was probably one of the greatest inventors in history. When he first attended school, his teachers complained that he was “too slow” and hard to handle. As a result, Edison’s mother decided to take her son out of school and teach him at home.
The young Edison was fascinated by science. At the age of 10 he had already set up his first chemistry laboratory. Edison’s inexhaustible energy and genius (which he reportedly defined as “1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration”) eventually produced in his lifetime more than 1,300 inventions.

Health Emergencies At Our Airports:WHO,ICAO To Inspect MMIA



            


The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), in its global effort to improve states’ preparedness, planning and responses to public health events, will be visiting the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), today. ICAO, through its collaborative arrangement for the prevention and management of public health events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA), has been visiting different regions in the world.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

FMC Ebute Metta JOHESU Threatens To Go On Strike


               

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute Metta, have threatened to begin strike Wednesday over unpaid allowances.

The Chairman, National Union of Allied and Health Professionals, FMC Ebute Meta chapter, Mr Shehu Sulaiman, disclosed this in an interview he granted the News Agency in Lagos.

Sulaiman alleged that the hospital's management was unfair to the workers of the hospital in the areas of welfare. "The management has been unfair in the treatment of workers who are not doctors and nurses in this hospital.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

11 Universities Set To Commence Geriatric Medicine In Nigeria



             

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on the health of elderly people and the UN has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional and financial abuse of elders.


11 Nigerian Universities has commenced arrangements for post graduates study in geriatric medicine.

See The Bad Effect Of Eating Disorders



               
              
Do you know that Eating disorders begin mostly during teenage years? as early as age 12. Age 17 is the average age they develop. A lot of young women suffer from eating disorder, about 5-10%.

Eating disorders are mental illnesses that can be deadly if not treated and are difficult to recover from.

Women with anorexia nervosa, though often well-liked, constantly strive to seek approval, and actually have very low self-esteem and feel inadequate. They use food and dieting as ways of coping with life's stresses.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

You Got Fear For Odd things? See The Name Of Your Phobia


              


Do you know that there are phobias for almost everything? ranging from fear of peanut butter, to the fear of ghost. See these few that we compiled:
 
Ophthalmophobia is the fear of being stared at. 

 Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns

Clinophobia is the fear of going to bed.

People with rhytiphobia have a phobia of wrinkles.

Methyphobia is the fear of alcohol

Ergophobia, the fear of work, is something we can probably all relate to.

No More Street Trading In Imo State



           

The Imo State Government has put a ban to street trading in Owerri, the governor gave street traders less than one week to relocate to the places approved for them to trade.

This was as a result of the terrible state of environmental sanitation in Owerri, Imo State capital and other parts of the state.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Update On FMC Owerri:The Saga Continues..



              


The trouble at the Federal Medical Center Owerri, has taken a new turn as the executives of Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), the Medical Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) and all unions of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri are demanding the immediate suspension and thorough investigation of the Medical Director, Dr. Angela Uwakwem for various allegations bordering on financial misconduct and high-handedness.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

CNB Reflections:Think About The Good Things

           


If you have financial headaches, or health worries, or find yourself in an emotionally trying situation, don’t despair. If you have problems in your marriage, or in your relationships with your parents or children or friends or boss or co-workers, don’t despair! If you feel doomed to struggle for the rest of your life because of your social status, or lack of education or job skills, or whatever, don’t despair! If you are physically impaired, don’t despair! If you’re not happy with yourself because you feel you’ll never be as smart or as beautiful or as handsome or as charming as you wish you were, don’t despair! If loved ones or friends just don’t understand or don’t agree with you, don’t despair!

Friday, 12 June 2015

First Penis Transplant Patient To Become A Father



                   

World first recipient of penile transplant is going to become a father very soon, at least by November because his partner is already four month gone.

This was announced by the head of the surgical team, urologist Professor Andre van der Merwe at Stellenbosch University during a public lecture on Thursday in South Africa.

The 21-year-old recipient recently informed the head of the university's Division of Urology his girlfriend was expecting.

Armed Forces Awareness Match To Save Lives Via Blood Donations



           


The Armed Forces Blood transmission center at the Nigerian Military Hospital Port Harcourt organised a public awareness match on the need to save lives through blood donations, in commemoration with the 2015 World Blood Donor Day.

The road match which started from the Military Hospital Gate at Aba road on Thursday had about 150 volunteers.

NDDC To Distribute Medical Equipments And Drugs Within 2 Weeks



                

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has on Thursday, requested that all purchased hospital equipments meant for the nine Niger Delta States of the Federation, be released for used with immediate effect.

The Chairman of NDDC, Sir Bassey Dan-Abia gave the directive after inspecting the items at the NDDC medical warehouse in Port Harcourt.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Update On The Nigerian Ebola Fund Scam:Warrant Of Arrest Issued



           


Police officers stormed the ministry of Health building located at the Three Arm Zone, at about 1pm on Wednesday to arrest the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Linus Awute who is the accounting officer of the ministry and two others, over allegations of mismanagement of Ebola fund.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Photo:This Man Donated Blood To Save 2 Million Babies



James Harrison, 78, is known as 'The Man with the Golden Arm' because for the past 60 years he has donated blood to about two million babies.


Although he's been recognised as a hero and been given awards, James insists that there's one thing he's never done in more than 1,000 donations: "Never once have I watched the needle go in my arm.
"I look at the ceiling or the nurses, maybe talk to them a bit, but never once have I watched the needle go in my arm. I can't stand the sight of blood, and I can't stand pain."



Health Workers Suspend Strike,FMC Owerri To Continue With Strike Action



               


The Nigerian union of Allied Healthcare Professionals (NUAHP) has suspended its three week long strike with members ordered to resume work on Wednesday.


Although, the strike in FMC Owerri is to continue until all the local issues and demands are addressed.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

NEPAD,SPDC Trains 300 Midwives In Niger Delta



              


Six Niger Delta states is set to train about 300 midwives that will support government’s effort in getting more skilled health workers to rural communities.

The 18-month midwives certification training which commenced in 2014 aims to produce skilled midwives.

 Statistics show that 45 percent of women are delivered of their babies with the help of unskilled birth attendants, thereby increasing the risk of maternal and infant mortality in rural areas.

Monday, 8 June 2015

How Alcohol Affect Your Body Organs



               

Do you know that, Just one sip of beer, wine, or nkai-kai hangs out in your body for about two hours? Once it enters your bloodstream, it touches down on nearly every organ and system in your body.

The liver bears the brunt of heavy drinking. But even if you don’t imbibe enough to cause cirrhosis (the dangerous liver scarring that marks the final stage of alcohol-induced liver diseases)- it still takes a toll on your health if you start to overdo it, alcohol can certainly have negative effects.

Here’s what happens in your body when you throw down more than a few:

Friday, 5 June 2015

Rivers State Bans Sale Of Local Gin(ogogoro)



              

Rivers State Ministry of Health has banned the consumption of local gin also known as Ogogoro following the death of over 20 persons in Bonny Island and Woji respectively.

The Director of Disease Control in the state, Roland Obed Whyte, said the decision to ban the consumption of the local gin was part of government’s proactive measures to forestall the death of some more persons, explaining that it had been difficult to get samples of the particular gin that claimed the lives of the victims in Bonny and Woji.

FG Wants To Sanction Striking Health Workers



             

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it would sanction any case of breakdown of law and order under the cover of strike.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, said government was worried with the way some of the health workers unions have been embarking on strike.

Awute stated: "The unsatisfactory conduct exhibited by the striking health professional union under the aegis of NUAHP has become very embarrassing, in the face of millions of other qualified Nigerian citizens looking for gainful employment out there.

"At the centre of this trend of impunity is the faction or branch of NUAHP in the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.

Shocking! How Nigeria's Ebola Volunteers Were Maltreated In Liberia And Sierra Leone By Nigeiran And AU Officials



               

Nigerians who volunteered to help fight the deadly Ebola disease in Sierra Leone and Liberia, returned home a fortnight ago, after spending about six months on the frontline against a virus that ravaged several countries last year, killing over 20,000.
The volunteers returned alive and well, although they are yet to complete an expected 21-day quarantine period.

But they have sad tales of deprivation and maltreatment, and accuse officials of the Nigerian government and the African Union of stealing from them while they risked their lives.
On Wednesday, some of the volunteers were locked in a hotel in Abuja where they had camped since returning to Nigeria, after days of bickering with health ministry officials.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Amazing:Man Plays Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery



             


Anthony Kulkamp Diaz, a 33-year old Brazilian man is making international headlines after playing The Beatles’s 'Yesterday' on the guitar while having brain surgery.

Kulkamp Dias was kept conscious during his operation to remove a tumour and played the British classic for the surgery team.

He also played 'Emanuel', a song he wrote for his newborn son, as well as Brazilian country songs.

Speaking on the feat, Kulkamp said “the doctors asked me to repeat one of the country songs so I even had an encore"

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Alcohol:What You Should Know



                 
 Alcohol is ingested in various forms and quantities across the world. The lethal or toxic dose of alcohol in the human body is 5mg/dl, above which a person can show signs of alcohol intoxication or poisoning.

When does alcohol poisoning occur?
Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person drinks large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. This is called 'Alcohol Binge' or 'Binge Drinking'. Although, most cases of alcohol poisoning occur among the middle-aged adults and men, it can occur in anybody including children.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

FG need to increase funding for immunization - Yusuf



            


The Executive Director, Niger State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Salisu Yusuf, said that without an increase in government funding for vaccines, the less-privileged in the society would be denied access to immunisation services due to inability to pay.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Photo:Woman Goes Blind After Her Cat Licks Her



Janese Walters of Ohio says she went blind after her cat licked her, transmitting a potentially dangerous infection to her.

She just woke up one day and couldn't see with her left eye.
'I looked in the mirror and I thought I had pink eye, or something,' Walters said. 'I went to the doctors and they couldn't figure out for some time what it was.'

For more than a month, doctors were baffled by the condition, but ultimately attributed the woman's sudden blindness to her cat!
see photo:

Photo:92-year-old woman becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon



             

Harriette Thompson, 92, completed Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

She started in her 70s, after a member of her church approached her about being one of her sponsors in the marathon to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
"At that time I had lost several people in my family to cancer and I said, 'Oh, maybe I should do that," she recalled. "When I got out there the first year I just planned to walk it, but everybody else was running so I started to run with them."
More photos:

Reproductive Health In Nigeria:UNFPA To Spend $75m



           

Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA, says that, UNFPA is committing over 75 million dollars to boost reproductive health and data generation in Nigeria.
He said the money covered the value of seventh country programme between 2014 and 2017.

According to him, the amount budgeted for core programme is 29.2 million dollars while the non–core is 45.8 million dollars. He also said that, the body is presently discussing with the National Population Commission on the next census, adding that the data generated will assist government in its projections and planning.

Food With Anti-bacterial,Digestive And Immunopotent Functions


       


We have talked a lot about functional food on this blog already. This is the continuation and last part of this topic. Read on:
Anti-bacterial Agents as functional foods
Antibacterial factors are contained in essential oils and spices, the most common are cinnamon and cloves which contains aldehyde and engenol respectively. Garlic also has antibacterial properties against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.

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