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W Initiative announces plans for Health Month … targets 2 million women and families.

The W Initiative, a flagship women empowerment programme from Access Bank Plc, has announced plans for its 2019 W Health Month aimed at improving community awareness on health issues that affect women and their families by bridging knowledge gap, providing access to health checks and encouraging healthy lifestyle habits. Slated to run all through …

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 Iron deficiency undermines lives of millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? By Rémy Ejel

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets ACCRA, Ghana, October 15, 2019 There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine is supposed to be your food.” Yet …

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 General Hospital Ekwolobia has become a ‘Patient;’ Needs rehabilitation – Indigenes tell Anambra Gov. Obiano

By Lucy Osuizigbo Awka: Indigenes of Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state have decried the poor condition of their General Hospital, saying it is incapable of providing good healthcare to residents. According to them, the General Hospital Ekwulobia is the only hospital that serves communities in the …

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Kwara flags off nutrition treatments for children, pregnant women

Kwara State Government on Wednesday flagged off a statewide campaign against chronic malnutrition in the state, with the Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) officially launched to boost nutrition among children and women.  The ANRiN, facilitated by the Federal Government, is a World bank-assisted Project designed to encourage consumption of …

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U.S.-funded NGO appoints Aisha Buhari Ambassador of ‘Albishirin Ku’ initiative

By Ahmed Ubandoma  Abuja, Sept. 30, 2019 Breakthrough Action, a U.S.-funded Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has appointed Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, Ambassador of ‘Albishirin Ku’ initiative. The announcement was contained on her tweeter handle on Monday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the appointment letter was …

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World Heart Day: Nestlé pioneers health, wellness programs across Central and West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, September 30, 2019/ — With high blood pressure as one of the leading risks for deaths worldwide, and hypertension prevalence rates in some sub-Saharan African countries among the highest in the world (https://bit.ly/2ovEFEF), do you know how to keep your heart healthy? A number of health factors, including lifestyle, age and …

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Indian hospital backpedals, agrees to El-Zakzaky’s request …Begins  treatment with his appointed Doctors

Reports from India show that the Hospital has agreed to the request of Sheikh El-Zakzaky to use known and appointed doctors for his treatment. In a new videotape made available to PRNigeria, the representative of Islamic Human Right Commission(IHRC) said the issue in contention has been resolved and that El-Zakzaky …

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16 die of yellow fever in Ebonyi

By Chukwuemeka Opara Abakaliki, Aug.9, 2019 The Ebonyi Government has confirmed the death of 16 persons from a yellow fever outbreak in the state. Dr Chris Achi, Permanent Secretary Designate of the State Ministry of Health, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Abakaliki, stated that the outbreak …

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