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FMC OWERRI ADMITS 3 SUSPECTED MONKEY POX PATIENTS

Three suspected cases of monkey pox disease have been recorded at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State. The Acting Head of Clinical Services at the Centre, Dr. Azubuike Ododo announced this at a sensitization organized for health workers in Owerri. He said the patients had been quarantined at the …

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PARENTS URGED TO DISREGARD RUMOURS ON DEADLY IMMUNIZATION AND PRESENT THEIR CHILDREN FOR ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION

Pediatrics Association of Nigeria has advised Parents and Caregivers  to avail their children and wards of Immunization Programmes  organized by the Federal Ministry  of Health. The President of the Association, Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako gave the advice during a visit to Radio Nigeria Enugu. Dr. Ibeziako urged Parents to shun the …

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UNICEF ADVOCATES SIX MONTHS PAID MATERNITY LEAVE

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF has recommended six months paid maternity leave and four weeks paid paternity leave to ensure healthy development of young children. UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mr.  Mohammed Fall made the recommendation at the National Early Childhood Development conference in Abuja. Mr. Fall also recommended two …

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GLOBAL COMMUNITY MARKS WORLD RABIES DAY

As the global community marks this year’s World Rabies Day, Nigerians have been advised to avoid being bitten by pets to prevent rabies. The National Secretary General, Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, Dr. Ugwunna Nwachukwu who explained that the greater percentage of rabies related deaths occur  among  people …

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LOCUM DOCTORS TO BE ENGAGED IN FEDERAL HOSPITALS

The Federal Government has directed Chief Medical Directors of Federal Hospitals to immediately engage the services of Locum doctors, as Resident doctors continue with their strike. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave the directive in order to augment the services of Consultants, pending the resolution of the on-going …

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TODAY IS AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DAY

Substantive percentage of the Population in Africa relies on indigenous herbs, which is part of traditional medicine for their basic health needs. On the occasion of this year’s African Traditional Medicine Day, the Director General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, Doctor Ferdinand Anikwe wants the promotion of …

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