Over 25m Nigerians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in 36 states, FCT, says NPHCDA

[ad_1] Oluwatobiloba Jaiyeola The National Primary Health Care Development Agency on Tuesday said 25,677,317 persons of the total eligible Nigerians targeted for the COVID-19 vaccination are fully vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. The NPHCDA further added that 11,820,499 of the total eligible individuals targeted for COVID-19 vaccination are partially vaccinated. The health agency…

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Umahi solicits take-off grant for Medical Varsity

[ad_1] Governor Dave Umahi of of Ebonyi state has solicited take off grant for the King David University of Medical Sciences, Ebonyi. He made the request on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund), Arch. Sonny Echono. He said: “We are soliciting for take…

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Over N80bn spent on new medical varsity –Umahi

[ad_1] Deborah Tolu-Kolawole The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has disclosed that over N80b has been expended on the establishment of the new medical science university, King David University of Medical Sciences, located in Uburu, Ebonyi State, which was named after him. Umahi, who was speaking during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary…

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Late presentation complicates tuberculosis treatment, researcher warns

[ad_1] Angela Onwuzoo A medical researcher and immediate past Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Prof. Innocent Ujah, has cautioned Nigerians against presenting late to the hospital for tuberculosis treatment, noting that late presentation complicates the management of the health condition. The researcher urged those with the health condition to seek treatment early….

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Kano confirms 189 cholera cases in 20 LGAs

[ad_1] The Kano State Government says it has recorded no fewer than 189 cases of cholera in 20 Local Government Areas this year. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, confirmed the cases at a news conference in Kano on Tuesday. Tsanyawa said five deaths were recorded, while 184 of the cases were treated…

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Stop industrial pollution, group tells govt

[ad_1] Daud Olatunji A cancer foundation has urged the government to put preventive measures on industrial pollution to reduce the high rate of cancer cases in the country. The foundation also enjoined the government to provide medical centres and personnel to take care of cancer patients in the country. Founder of Ellen Adeyinka Anjorin Cancer…

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Nigeria at risk of Marburg virus – NCDC

[ad_1] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) says Nigeria is at moderate risk of the importation and impact of the Marburg virus ( MVD). In a statement on Wednesday, the Director General of NCDC , Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, said this is based on the organization’s assessment following the outbreak in Ghana. The…

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