First Pig Kidney Transplant Patient Discharged from Hospital

Rick Slayman, the world’s first living recipient of a genetically edited pig kidney transplant, has been discharged from the hospital. Slayman, a 62-year-old manager with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, had previously said his doctors suggested that he try a pig kidney when he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease last year. According to CNN,…

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WHO’s Self-Care Wheel Wins Excellence Award for Innovation 2023

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Self-Care Wheel has won the prestigious Director-General’s Excellence Award for Innovation 2023. This marks a significant milestone in the effort to demystify self-care and promote WHO’s recommended self-care interventions. The innovative tool, which was developed as part of WHO’s 2023 LEAD Innovation Challenge, has garnered attention for its potential to…

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Protesters Demand Justice over Colleague’s Death at Federal Teaching Hospital

Ward attendants at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Lokoja, Kogi state, took to the streets in protest, Thursday demanding justice for the death of their colleague, Salamatu Aliu, in the post-natal ward. The protesters called on the Federal Ministry of Health to investigate the incident at the hospital. Chanting solidarity songs and holding fresh leafs, the…

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World Autism Day: Nigeria’s First Lady Urges Early Diagnosis, Support

The Nigeria’s first lady, Oluremi Tinubu has emphasised the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for individuals with autism. Mrs Tinubu who said this on Tuesday in Abuja, also acknowledged the challenges faced by families with autistic loved ones and commended them for their love and dedication. While highlighting the unique strengths and creativity of…

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World Autism Awareness Day: Stakeholders Raises Hope for Ending Challenges

Global awareness about Autism is being intensified as experts, stakeholders and leaders come together every April 2nd, to observe World Autism Day. They met to further draw attention to the challenges faced by individuals living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and gave hope for individuals facing challenges. This day serves as a reminder to increase…

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Ebonyi Enrolls 4000 Pregnant Women for Extensive Healthcare Services

The Executive Secretary of Ebony State Health Insurance Agency, Chief Divine Okemfuna Igwe has confirmed the enrollment of four thousand pregnant women in Ebony State. This was announced during a press conference in Ochiudo Centenary City, Abakalika, Ebony State. According to Igwe the enrollment is the directives of the state Governor, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru and…

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