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Leprosy control plan launched in Nigeria


The Federal Government has launched a four year National Strategic Plan for leprosy and buruli ulcer control in Nigeria, with a goal to reduce the public health burden of these diseases.

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole formally unveiled the document at a news briefing in Abuja ahead of the commemoration of the 2016 annual world leprosy day observed globally, every last Sunday of January.

Health officers kill about 4,400 rats in Lagos!


The Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Monday said that it had killed no fewer than 4,400 rats at six major markets in the state under its de-rat market programme.

Research shows that Music is good for surgery


Researchers have called for music to be offered to all surgical patients as a ‘non-invasive, safe and cheap’ pain intervention

Listening to music before, after or during an operation reduces the pain and anxiety felt afterwards, a study has found:

Imo Guard against Bird flu and Lassa fever


The Imo State government at the weekend, said it has mounted increased surveillance across its borders, so as to guard against bird flu and Lassa fever.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Udo Agoha, who said this at the weekend in Owerri, warned poultry and livestock dealers not to import birds into the state, as there was no reported case of the influenza in the state.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Homeless new mother offered shelter by Vatican officials


A homeless woman who gave birth near St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday has been offered shelter by the Vatican Officials.

She was discovered by the Italian police. CBS News reports that, she had given birth on a piece of cardboard around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Another doctor dies of Lassa fever in OAUTH Osun


The Chairman of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) committee on Lassa Fever, Prof. Adedeji Onayade, has confirmed that a resident doctor has died of Lassa fever.
The cause of his death was confirmed yesterday January 20th after his blood sample was taken to the diagnostic center for test.

Outbreak of Meningitis Type 'C' in Nigeria


There is an outbreak of Meningitis Type ‘C’ in Nigeria.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Abdulsalam Nasidi at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, said this during the emergency National Council meeting.

The battle against Lassa fever is not the same as that of Ebola- Health Minister


The Federal Government has reassured Nigerians that they are commited in winning the battle against Lassa fever.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, gave the assurance on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents.

The Minister noted that the country could win the battle against Lassa fever the same way it won against Ebola because the latter was a single importation to Nigeria, while the former was endemic in the country.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Kano State Govt. releases N3m to procure disinfectants against Bird Flu


Kano State Government has released N3 million for procurement of disinfectant to clean poultry farms affected by the recent outbreak of bird flu in the state.

The Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.

Lagos distributes 6,750 PPEs to health workers to protect them from Lassa fever


The Lagos state government has distributed 6,750 Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs, to all government hospitals in the state to protect health workers from the deadly Lassa fever disease.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed this at the weekend.

Dr. Idris said the Mainland Hospital and all other General Hospitals had been placed on the alert and that the Anti-viral drugs for the management of cases were available, while ambulances had been dedicated to respond to referral and transportation of cases.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Bird Flu confirmed in Ebonyi State


Ebonyi State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Uchenna Orji, said that the state has recorded its first case of Avian Influenza.
Orji confirmed the virus’s detection on Sunday while interacting with newsmen who visited the affected poultry farm at Ugwuachara area of Abakaliki.

The Commissioner said that, the attention of his ministry was drawn to the development, following massive death of birds at the farm.

Lassa Fever:FG To Inaugurate Action Committee


The Federal Government of Nigeria is to inaugurate a National Lassa Fever Action Committee in view of the outbreak of Lassa fever recorded in the country.

This hint is contained in a press release, signed by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relation in the Federal Ministry of Health, and made available to newsmen on Sunday.

Stop drinking soaked garri for now, to prevent Lassa Fever


The Medical and Health Workers Union, Lagos State Council, said that they  will be working in collaboration with the Environmental Health Officers to reach out to the grassroots, so as to embark on public enlightenment to discourage consumption of soaked garri for now to prevent Lassa Fever.
Mr Razak Adeofalade, the Chairman of the union stated this on Saturday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Razak said that, the house rats that caused Lassa Fever are mostly in contact with Nigerian most staple food garri, a cassava product.

Reflections:All thigs work together for good


The story is told of an only survivor of a shipwreck who was thrown on an uninhabited island. After a while he managed to build himself a hut, in which he placed the little that he had saved from the wreck. He prayed to God for deliverance, and anxiously scanned the horizon each day to hail any passing ship.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Outbreak Of Bird Flu In Plateau State


Plateau State has recorded fresh cases of the Avian Influenza popularly known as Bird Flu. The state’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Doris Bitrus released a statement today January 15th, She said:

Food Poison? Clean Your Fridge!


About one-quarter of food-borne illnesses can be stopped before they start, simply by being more vigilant about fridge and kitchen cleanliness.

There are many viral, bacterial and parasitic agents that cause food poisoning, with some of the most commonly known being salmonella, Escheridia coli (E. coli) and listeria. Equally as gross is the fact that illnesses like rotavirus and Hepatitis A can actually be passed from an infected food handler to the product, putting the consumer at significant risk.

Cleaning your Refrigerator will help you make space and avoid turning the appliance into a cold dustbin. First, regularly review the contents of your fridge and get rid of leftovers and foods that have passed their expiration dates. If you aren't sure whether something's still good or not, just toss it in the trash.

No More Ebola In West Africa But....


The UN's health agency declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, announcing that all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa, but the job is not yet over.

The World Health Organization (WHO) underlined that strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come to prevent additional cases. Since March 2014, the Ebola epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 11,300 people and infected over 28,500.

PSN Seek Local Production Of HIV Drugs

The President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Mr Ahmed I. Yakasai, has called for The Federal Government to begin local production of anti-retroviral drugs and vaccines.

He said  the creation of such funds had become imperative because of the gradual withdrawal of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation Initiatives (GAVI) from Nigeria.

Lassa Fever:Doctor die in Port Harcourt


Dr Furo Green, chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Rivers state chapter has confirmed the death of a doctor identified as Dr Levi Njamala, who died as a result of Lassa fever.

He was said to have contacted the contagious Lassa fever from a female patient he conducted Cesarean Section on at the emergency unit of the hospital.

Sad! Female doctor abducted in Port Harcourt


An Ophthalmologist, Dr. I. B. Apriokor, who works with the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, (BMSH) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the state capital on Sunday 10 January.

Reflections:New beginings make new endings


The world is full of beginnings and endings. We begin a new year with a certain hope—another year, another chance, a new day. But we carry with us the same fears, the same longings, the same resolutions. A more cynical riposte thus might be: Is there ever really anything new about a new year?
When the past or present seems so broken that its shards seem to reach well into the future, new days are often filled more with fear than with promise. I remember a time myself when I could see the end of a difficult situation, but I could not see a beginning unmarred by the residue of the past. “Is there really such a thing as a new day?” was the question I held disconsolately. A friend gave me the following words and asked me to hold them instead:

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Lagos State Govt. Seals Off Houses Lacking Standard Toilets


The Lagos State Government said that it had begun to seal off houses without standard toilets.

Mr Oluwatoyin Awosika, the Director of Public Enlightenment in the state’s Ministry of Information and Strategy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, that the closure of the houses was to check ``unwholesome practices” such as open defecation.

Outbreak of Lassa Fever in Taraba State


There is an outbreak of Lassa fever in Taraba State. The state government has confirmed the outbreak of the deadly viral disease in the state. 

Lassa fever is transmitted by infected rodents. The state Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai in an interview with journalists over the weekend said;

"One person died and two others quarantined and their blood samples have already been taken to Irrua Specialists Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation."
Speaking on how the viral disease is contacted, Vakkai said

Wow! 53-year-old woman prgnant with twins


A 53-year-old Swiss billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has announced she is pregnant with her second set of twins.

Margarita is the chairwoman of French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities and widow of French businessman Robert Louis-Dreyfus is expecting twin girls in early April. Margarita and Robert, who married in 1992 had three sons, Eric and twins Kyril and Maurice, before he died of leukemia in 2009.

Washing your face squeaky clean is wrong..Read


Do you wash your face squeaky clean? Then, you are washing it wrongly.

When it comes to this seemingly simple task, there is one mistake we all make: over-washing.

We need N79 billion for health insurance coverage in 2016 - NHIS


The Acting Executive Secretary of The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mr Femi Akingbade, said that Nigeria will need at least N79 billion to provide health insurance for vulnerable Nigerians in 2016.

Akingbade said the agency is targeting at least 40 million Nigerians for the scheme in 2016 alone.

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