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Seek appropriate healthcare services during pregnancy, Expert advises expectant mothers

By Oluwakemi Oladipo A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, on Tuesday advised expectant mothers to always seek appropriate healthcare services during pregnancy to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria. Iwalokun, also the Head, Immunology and Vaccinology Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, spoke with the News Agency of …

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NDLEA arrests two youths with arms in Bayelsa State # As Command nabs 77 suspects for drug trafficking

CHINEDU WOSU, YENAGOA The  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Bayelsa State Command has arrested two youths along the Mbiama Community, Rivers state, for illegal possession of arms. The Command said one AK 47 automatic rifle and one English made double barreled pump action gun were recovered from the suspects …

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World AIDS Day: Abstinence is only way to avoid HIV/AIDS, other STDs, unwanted pregnancies – Foundation; Distributes 28,000 condoms in Abuja

By Talatu Maiwada   An NGO, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), says it has distributed 28,000 condoms in six states of the federation to commemorate the 2017 World AIDS Day. Mrs Christy Awunor, the Senior Nursing Officer of AHF, made this known in Abuja on Friday, while speaking at an event …

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10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually

By Felicia Imohimi The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday in Abuja said 10,000 people die annually due to agony and lack of basic equipment for treatment of cancer. Adewole said this at the inauguration of the National Hospital’s Radiotherapy Centre with new Multilleave Lenear Accelerator for cancer treatment. …

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Enugu is Polio-free because of Government’s sustained effort – WHO

The country representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for nurturing the sustained health programmes that have made Enugu State Polio-free. Alemu made the assertion at the Enugu State zonal immunization campaign tour organized recently by the wife of the governor, Mrs. Monica …

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