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Over 1.5m Zamfara Residents Receive Vaccines – Official

Dr Tukur Sama’ila, the Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Board, PHCB, in Zamfara, says over 1.5 million people have received COVID-19 vaccines in the state. Mr Sama’ila disclosed this in Gusau on Tuesday at the quarterly media engagement and sensitisation meeting organised by the board. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the […]

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Suspected Case Of Monkeypox Reported In Zamfara

This is according to the Zamfara State Government which noted that health officials are examining the situation to ascertain if it is a confirmed case. The State Commissioner for Health, Aliyu Abubakar, said though there is no confirmed case of monkeypox in the State, the ministry has put in place measures to prevent the outbreak […]

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Tambuwal: SOSUTH’ll Be Reference Point For Organ Transplant, Open Heart Surgery, Others

In few months the new 1,500-bed capacity Sokoto State University Teaching Hospital (SOSUTH) is expected, upon take off, to avail the global medical industry with wide ranging and complex medical services. Among these, enumerates the state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, would be those on organ transplants, open heart surgery, laser surgery and urology. In order […]

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FG To Assist Teaching Hospitals To Procure Cancer Diagnostic Devices

The Federal Government is set to assist Federal Teaching Hospitals to procure Cancer Diagnostic Devices (CDD) across the six geo-political zones as part of its intervention in the healthcare sector delivery system to alleviate the plight of cancer patients in the country. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure […]

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Zamfara Govt To Upgrade Damba Covid-19 Isolation Centre To General Hospital

The State Government’s intention was announced by the State Deputy Governor Distinguished Senator Hassan Muhammad Jarman Gusau during an official visitation exercise to some some health facilities in Gusau the state capital on Tuesday, 25th May, 2022. In a statement signed by the Comrade Babangida Umar Zurmi, ANIPR, Director-General Press, Affairs, Office of the Deputy […]

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MoHW Confirms Omicron BA.2 AS Predominant COVID-19 Variant In Belize

The Ministry of Health & Wellness (MoHW) informs the public that from the recent genome-sequencing of positive COVID-19 swabs, the Central Medical Lab has confirmed that the predominant variant circulating in Belize is the Omicron BA.2. The Omicron BA.2 is a sub-variant of Omicron. Persons affected are presenting primarily headache, sore throat, and fever; however, […]

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Zamfara Govt Takes Over Affairs Of Lead Poisoning Activities In The State

Speaking at the handing over and taking over ceremony, the State Acting Governor Distinguished Senator Hassan Muhammad ,(Jarman Gusau) said the present administration of His Excellency Governor Dr Bello Muhammad (Matawalle Maradun) would continue to recognise the twelve years old project embarked upon by Medicines Sans Frontierers,MSF, (Doctors Without Boarders)in the State since 2010. The […]

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Nigeria Set To Become Destination For Medical Tourism, Reverse Brain Drain – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that with the establishment of world class healthcare facilities in Nigeria, the country is set to become a destination for medical tourism, in addition to reversing the brain drain in the health sector. The Minister, who spoke after a media tour of Duchess International […]

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Screening For Cervical Cancer Doesn’t Take Away Womanhood, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Assures

The Wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has assured women in the state that screening for cervical cancer does not take away their womanhood. Dr. Bagudu spoke on Thursday at the launching of Cervical Cancer Screening Pilot Project held at the Primary Healthcare Center, Birnin Yari, Jega Local Government. She said,” […]

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Buhari Re-appoints Prof. Sabir CMD UDUTH Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari, has reappointed Prof. Anas Ahmad Sabir, as the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH). A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Federal Ministry of Health, Ahmadu Chindaya, indicated that the Minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, presented the reappointment letter to Prof. Sabir, on Tuesday, […]