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Obaseki advocates improved healthcare for Edo indigenes

Governor Obaseki Edo State Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has called on Edo National Association Worldwide (ENAW) to join hands with his administration for improved and better health care for the people of the state. He made the call while receiving members of the group who are on a courtesy visit ...

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Ghana: 1.2bn NHIS debt crippling pharmaceutical industry

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers have expressed worry over outstanding debts owed drug suppliers by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), saying the situation is hampering business operations. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the B&FT, the Managing Director of Dannex Limited, Yaw Opare-Asamoah, indicated that the situation stands as the greatest ...

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Malaria: Dangote, Bill Gates, Chambers inaugurate ‘End Malaria Council’

The struggle to end malaria in Nigeria has entered a new global phase with Nigerian Champion of the struggle, Aliko Dangote teaming up with other influential private and public leaders at the just concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to form End Malaria Council, a platform to ensure malaria ...

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New HIV Vaccine Trial to Start in South Africa

 A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say. The study, called HVTN 702, aims to enroll 5,400 sexually active men and women aged ...

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52,803 HIV positive persons received anti-retrovirals (ARVs) in Lagos

The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) has stated that 52,803 HIV positive individuals are currently on Anti-retrovirals (ARVs). Disclosing this in Ikeja was the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency , Dr. Oluseyi Temowo as a prelude to the event to mark the year 2016 World AIDS DAY event ...

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LAGOS CANCELS MONTHLY ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION DAY

…Urges Residents To Comply With Environmental Laws The Lagos State Government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the ...

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LAGOS DNA CENTRE READY IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 – AG

*Says Centre ’ll Eliminate Conviction Of Innocent Suspects         The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any State Government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017, expressing optimism that the centre will go a ...

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Let’s eliminate Malaria with adequate funding- Dangote

*FG tasks Dangote, others industrialists on malaria eradication   Stakeholders in the task of eliminating Malaria by 2020 code named ‘Malaria to Zero’ yesterday in Lagos launched the Private Sector Engagement Strategy against Malaria (PSESM) making a case for the Organised Private Sector to join the movement and save lives ...

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FG Approves N5.5b For Healthcare In Northeast

northeast, primary healthcare, inadequate facilities, challengesThe Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has approved the sum of 5.5 billion naira to Borno and four other states in the northeast for the implementation of its ‘Saving One Million Lives’ initiative. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, stated this in ...

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FG order sack of all striking doctors

Some striking doctors     The Minister of Health, Isacac Adewole  on Tuesday directed Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and medical directors (MDs) of federal government tertiary health institutions to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who have “abandoned” their training programme. The directive was contained in a circular signed ...

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