NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre steps up manpower training

The multi-billion NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre has embarked on some proactive measures to guarantee the sustainability of the facility. This includes a deliberate plan for continuous training of competent and sufficient personnel to manage the centre, in fulfillment of its mandate as a flagship cancer treatment facility not only in Nigeria, but West Africa The equipment suppliers, Messrs Varian of Palo Alto, are providing capacity by building a training centre at the hospital in support of its commitment to human capacity development in radiotherapy across the West African sub-region. This is…

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Kano, society on family health spend N14.2 billion to procure 8.4million mosquito net

The campaign manager for Society on Family Health, Mr John Ocholi, has disclosed in Kano, that over N14.2 billion has so far been spent on the procurement of 8.4m mosquito treated nets for distribution to the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano State to curtail malaria Scourge in the state. Ocholi, and his team who were in the ancient of Kano on an advocacy campaign, to enlighten the Kano people on the advantage of using  mosquito treated nets, said the project was in conjunction with the Kano State government, as …

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Other faces of hemp (CBD) oil (II)

I do not need a crystal ball or star gaze to know that, next year, HEMP (CBD) OIL will easily be voted Nigeria’s 2019 PLANT MEDICINE OF THE YEAR. This title goes to that plant medicine in Alternative medicine with  the fastest marketing penetration and widespread acclaimed benefits by its consumers for their health challenges. Jobelyn, the antioxidant blood formula from Lagos, swept the stakes for many years in Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal after which it made online in-roads into other African countries, Europe and the Americas, unveiled in its…

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Malaria: The human host

I once asked a student in Nigeria when he last had malaria.  He told me that he had never had malaria.  I almost asked him if he was Christian or Moslem to understand him and his statement but I became polite.  Maybe he was telling factual truth. Probably a few adult Africans can boast that they have never had malaria. My story is the opposite.  Whenever I am with a group of people and a mosquito comes around, it comes for me.  I conclude that I lack a mosquito repelling…

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Meningitis: 26.7m kids at risk in Nigeria—Agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are  currently facing the  risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday. The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said in a message in Calabar during the introduction of “Men A” vaccine into routine immunization in Cross River that 25 states  and the FCT are  within the meningitis belt. He described the use of vaccines as the only way to prevent meningitis for now. “The introduction of Men A vaccine into the…

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