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Latest health news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

Health Union Disclose 4,000 Health Personnel Needed In Borno
Borno State chapter of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has said they need additional 4,000 health personnel for effective  health services delivery in the state. 
US invested over $5b in Nigeria’s fight against HIV’
‘US Invested Over Five Billion Dollar in Nigeria’s Fight Against HIV’
Over Five Billion Dollars has been invested in Nigeria by the United States (US) in the fight against HIV/AIDS disease battling with the welfare of victims.
Drugmakers Kick Against Prices On TV Adverts
Drugmakers Kick Against Prices In TV Adverts
Drugmakers in United State had filled a lawsuit on Friday challenging the new government regulation that requires them to disclose the price list of drugs prescription in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.
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Psychiatrist Reveals That 20 Percent Of Nigerians Are Mentally Ill
A Psychiatrist Consultant at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, Zamfara, Aremu Saad, disclosed that over 20 per cent of Nigerians is suffering from different forms of mental illnesses. 
Don Counsels Women On Conception Above 35-Years
A gynaecologist, Dr Theodore Yakubu, has advised women above age 35 with the intention of becoming mothers to seek medical advice before conception.
Traditional Ruler Shows Support For Sickle Cell Campaign
Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu and Chairman, Kebbi State Council of Chiefs, has launched a sickle cell awareness and sensitisation campaign in the state.
Hepatitis B more infectious than HIV
Hepatitis B Is More Infectious Than HIV – Expert Reveals
A gastroenterologist consultant from Ahamadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Dr. Bello Kumo said that Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is more infectious than HIV. Kumo...
Pediatric Nurse Urges Parents To Protect Their Children From Cold
Pediatric Nurse Urges Parents To Protect Their Children From Cold
A retired senior pediatric nurse from Uwani District Hospital in Enugu, Amarachi Ozor urged parents and guardians to ensure they protect children under five years from cold as the rain increases.
Again, 50-year-old Woman Dies Of Ebola In Uganda
Again, 50-year-old Woman Dies Of Ebola In Uganda
Uganda record the second fatality since the virus spread from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo as a 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola...
Physician Reveals Dangers Of Eating Disorder
Dr Okezie Emenike, an Abuja-based medical practitioner has said that people with eating disorders known as bulimia nervosa are at risk of life-threatening illnesses.
WHO To Address Mental Disorders In Nigeria
WHO To Address Mental Disorders In Nigeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will be addressing emergencies and mental disorders in Nigeria and several other countries in 2019.
David Jones David Performs At Imo State University
David Jones Preaches Against Substance Abuse At Imo Varsity
Award-winning actor and singer, David Jones David thrown students into euphoria as he performed at Imo State University (IMSU), Which was part of the MTN-led Anti Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) tour of Imo State.
NMA Urges FG To Reduce Health Sector Agitation
Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has urged the Federal Government to put in place systems that would stop or reduce agitations in the health system.
Medical Expert Gives Advise On Work Safety
Ergonomics Physiotherapist, Dr Chris Okafor, has advised workers to apply ergonomics at the workplaces to prevent health hazards and increase productivity,
Population Council Reveal Danger In Childbirth Before Age 18
Population Council Reveal Danger In Childbirth Before Age 18
The study conducted recently  by the Population Council and Women Deliver discovered that women who give birth before the age of 18 years are likely to remain poor for the rest of their lives.
Nigerians Must Avoid Embalming Of Dead Bodies At Home – OSWMA Photo Credit: WikiHow
Nigerians Must Avoid Embalming Of Dead Bodies At Home – OSWMA
The General Manager of Osun State Waste Management Agency (OSWMA), Femi Ogunbamiwo said that the embalment of dead bodies at home is dangerous to human health.
NGO Warn Against The Use Of Hard Drugs By Expectant Mothers
NGO Warns Against Use Of Hard Drugs By Expectant Mothers
The president of Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA), Dr. Hope Abraham stated that the intake of hard drugs and alcohol by expectant mothers increases the risk of birth defect.
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One Out Of Five People Vulnerable To Mental Illness, Say Nigerian Doctors
Medical doctors from the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano (AKTH) have revealed that one out of five persons are vulnerable to mental illness, Concise News reports.
UniAbuja VC Cautions Fresh Doctors Against Indiscipline, Carelessness
Forty-three fresh doctors trained by the University of Abuja were on Saturday inducted into the medical profession with Prof. Michael Adikwu, the Vice Chancellor.
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Anambra: ‘Return To Work,’ CMD Beg Doctors
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Amaku, Awka has appealed to its doctors on strike to end the strike and return to work.
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