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The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for

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A rare disease that's related to smallpox has shown up in the United Kingdom for the first time. The disease, called monkeypox, was diagnosed in a person staying at a naval base in Cornwall, England, according to a statement issued Saturday (Sept. 8) by Public Health England, the U.K.

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday approved a N6.01 trillion National Strategic Health Development Plan II. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this when he briefed journalists at the end of the council’s meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa,

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There was a time Environmental and Public Health Officers would go from house to house to monitor residents’ compliance with environmental and public hygiene regulations. Local government authorities would deploy inspectors for regular checks to safeguard public safety. That era seems gone, but speakers at a

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Nigeria has continued to grapple with the unending disharmony and unhealthy rivalry among healthcare practitioners, which is said to have contributed to the dysfunctional health system. The key drivers of the dispute have been listed to include the struggle for superiority, struggle for leadership positions; and

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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has given its nod to fresh 120 medical doctors trained at the College of Health Sciences of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, to practise medicine and surgery. The council’s Registrar, Dr. Tajudeen Adisa Sanusi, inducted

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“There is the need for government to review the NHIS Act as this would allow all Nigerians to enroll in NHIS. Now, for instance, many of the enrollees go to private hospitals because the Act has not been reviewed. “I can assure you by the

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We have received over 500 calls from the helpline, about 20 percent of which were people with suicidal tendencies and about 98 percent expressing major depressive disorder symptoms,” she says. “Since the helpline chat service commenced in late April 2018, we have received about 6,152

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Every hour, 47 Nigerians develop active TB, seven of who are children, even as Nigeria is ranked among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB), the WHO further said. Revealing these and other statistics on Monday in Lagos, Dr Linda

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A cross-sectional survey was conducted in sample of 200 Nigerian adults in LUTH, Lagos. Bodyweight, height, waist circumference and blood pressure were measured using standard methods. Overweight and obesity were defined according to the World Health Organization classification. Central obesity was defined according to

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