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Breast Cancer: Self Examination Is Great Weapon In Treatment – Dr Abdullahi

Breast Cancer: Self Examination Is Great Weapon In Treatment – Dr Abdullahi

By Auwal Mohammed, Gombe (Nigeria) — A Consultant Histopathologist, Dr Yusuf Abdullahi of the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe (FTHG), in northeast Nigeria, says, the only weapon to prevent breast cancer is self examination, clinical examination and Mammography, emphasising that women must take step in developing the habit of checking their breast for any abnormality. “Once you […]

Special: Shortage of Child Spacing Commodities In Public Hospitals Hamper Uptake Of Services In Kaduna Communities

By Amos Tauna No doubt, uptake of child spacing services has increased in Kaduna State, thanks to effort of organisations like the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), which took upon itself the task of creating awareness and ensuring that people understand how the practice improves the chance of women to survive from pregnancy related […]

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Nigeria: CISLAC Trains Kaduna CSOs On Tracking Maternal Health Budget

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in partnership with Macarthur has intensified training of civil Society organizations on how to track budget to enhance effective utilization of funds meant for maternal and child health. The end result is to reduce the risk of maternal deaths amongst pregnant Women in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. “The aim of the […]

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Nigeria: Malnutrition Cases On The Rise In Gombe Due To Non Release Of Funds

By Auwal Mohammed Gombe (Nigeria) — Northern Nigeria has been described as the most affected with malnutrition in Nigeria. According to NDHS 2013 report, malnutrition is more critical in North West and North East with a global acute malnutrition prevalence of 13 and 12 per cent respectively. The other four zones in the country, according to […]

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Doctors Strike: Government Directs Federal Hospitals To Engage Ad hoc Doctors

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has directed Chief Medical Directors/ Medical Directors (CMDs/MDs) of Federal Hospitals to immediately engage the services of Locum Doctors to argument the services of Consultants, NYSC Doctors and Doctors on Internship pending the resolution of the on-going strike action by the Resident Doctors. Resident Doctors across the country had commenced […]

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Anglican Calls On Nigeria To Reform Its Health Sector

By Auwal Mohammed Nigeria Diocese of the Anglican Communion Gombe State northeast of the country has appealed to Federal Government to embark on a holistic reformation of the health sector by providing modern medical equipment as a way of reducing medical tourism of Nigerians to foreign countries. They made the call in the communiqué after […]

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Nigerian Clerics Advocate Safe Motherhood, Child Spacing Among Couples

By Sunday Elijah Christian and Islamic religion leaders in Kaduna, northern Nigeria have asked parents to space the birth of their children, for the wellbeing of the mother, saying non-spacing has contributed to death of some mothers in the country. Reverend Shekwolo Ayuba and Imam Tanimu Musa were speaking in Kaduna, at a Town Hall […]

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Nigeria: Wheel Borrow Is the Easiest Means of Mobility For Taking Pregnant Women To Hospital – Kaduna Community

By Longtong Ibrahim Residents of Madamai community have decried the unavailability of midwives and inadequate healthcare providers in their health facility, saying, in times of emergencies, the easiest form of mobility to take patients to the nearest hospital is ‘the wheel barrow’. Madamai is a village in Kpak ward of Kaura Local Government Area of […]

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