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Nigeria: Hundreds Benefit From National Youth Scheme Free Medical Services in Taraba

By Ahmad Umaru Gombe (Nigeria) — Over 300 people have benefited from free medical services by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Rafin Kada village of Taraba State, northeast Nigeria. The State Coordinator, Altine Japhet Akyam disclosed this said, the Corps members carried out the outreach in nine other locations across the state and hopes […]

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Nigeria: Gombe Tasks Media Organisations To Sensitise Public On Immunisation

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) — Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency (GSPHCDA), in northeast Nigeria, has called on media organisations to sensitize public on the importance of Immunisations. Deputy Director in charge of Immunisation, Musa Ibrahim Kuna,, made the call in Gombe at the State level sensitisation and review meeting with media organisations […]

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Pathetic: Canoe Mishaps Claim More Lives In Nigeria’s Northern Kaduna Community

By Ibrahima Yakubu Kaduna (Nigeria) inhabitants of Hayin kogi- Mishigi village ln Igabi Local government area of Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria have cried out, following frequent loss of lives through the use of canoe in crossing River Kaduna. The inhabitants are local farmers and fishermen carrying out commercial activities along the river bank for a […]

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Nigeria: Shortage Of Doctors Hits Kaduna Hospital, As Patients Abandoned Beds

By Mohammad Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) — Shortage of manpower, especially Doctors to look after patients at General Hospital Rigasa, a rural community in Kaduna, north west Nigeria, has forced patients on admission to abandon their beds. Sources in the Hospital say only a female Doctor, who is also the hospital Medical Director and two other […]

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Nigeria: Maternal And Newborn Child Health Coalition Can Now Stand in Gombe Without Partners — Group

By Auwal Umar, Gombe (Nigeria) — A  Non-Governmental Organisation, Save the Children International field Manager Gombe State,  Altine Lewi has said that the NGO is  an entity to reckon with,  especially on MNH even after withdrawal of donors and development partners.  Altine Lewi stated this while speaking at a meeting of the MNCH coalition in […]

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Nanopatch: The New Polio Vaccine Delivers, Says University of Queesland

By Iliya Kure A new study by scientist in University of Queensland, Australia is showing a breakthrough on polio, bringing hope that the disease will soon be eradicated.   Scientists at the University have been working on “nanopatch” a vaccine that uses tiny projections too small to feel, but penetrates the skin deeply to activate […]

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Group Seeks Media Collaboration For Better Child Spacing Advocacy In Northern Nigeria

By Amos Tauna Chairman, Family Health Advocates in Nigeria Initiative (FHANI), Shehu Mohammed Makarfi, has stressed the need for a closer collaboration between journalists and FHANI to have a society that is well informed on the benefits of child birth spacing/family planning. He said that there was the need for people to be informed of […]

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Child Spacing: Kaduna Making Progress in Contraceptive Prevalence Rates — Survey

By Joseph Edegbo Kaduna (Nigeria) — Kaduna State has received a pat on the back from Pathfinder International for making progress in the contraceptive prevalence rates. Pathfinder International, one of the leading advocacies in family health gave the commendation in Kaduna, North west Nigeria at a meeting with Family Health Advocates of Nigeria Initiatives (FHANI) […]

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