Ogun State: 105 Test HIV-Positive During Lockdown In The State

Ogun State: 105 Test HIV-Positive During Lockdown In The State

One hundred and five persons tested positive for HIV in Ogun State during the COVID-19 lockdown. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, stated this at a press briefing to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day, with the theme, ‘United to end AIDS in the midst of COVID-19.’ Coker said statistics showed that 20,827 people were living with HIV in the state. According to her, with the figure, the state has the highest prevalence of the virus in South-West states. The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Hospital Management…

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Causes Of Kidney Disease And How To Clean Your Kidney With Scent Leaves

Causes Of Kidney Disease And How To Clean Your Kidney With Scent Leaves

Look at the causes of kidney disease and how to clean your kidney. Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. Drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking enough water, look at the color of your urine; the lighter the color, the better. It is very easy, first, take a bunch of Scent leaves and wash well, then cut into small pieces and put in a saucepan and add clean water (1 liter). Boil for…

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Dr. Anu Contour Plastic Surgeon Suspended From Medical Practice In Nigeria

Dr. Anu Contour Plastic Surgeon Suspended From Medical Practice In Nigeria

Notorious Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anu Of Med Contour Has Been Suspended From Medical Practice In Nigeria Dr. Anuoluwapo Olufunmi Adepoju popularly known as Dr. Anu has been indefinitely suspended by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) from the medical profession in Nigeria. The suspension order was issued by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Investigation Panel pursuant to powers conferred on it by s15(3)c of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act Cap M8 LFN 2004 and takes effect from 5th November 2020. You may recall that Dr. Anu runs Med…

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COVID-19: FGN Disburses N66.5bn To States To Boost Budget

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To tackle the COVID-19 pestilence, the Federal Government announced the disbursement of N66.5 billion to eligible states on the basis of the Amended COVID-19 Responsive 2020 Budget results achievement. Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, who disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr. Hassan Dodo, the Ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations in Abuja, explained that the disbursement followed compliance with the Amended COVID-19 Responsive 2020 Budget by 35 eligible states in the country. Rivers is the only state that missed out…

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Miss Hope Erakpotobor:  A 20-Year-Old Student With kidney Cancer Needs N7.5

Miss Hope Erakpotobor: A 20-Year-Old Student With kidney Cancer Needs N7.5m

Miss Hope Erakpotobor, a first-year accounting student of the Delta State Polytechnic,  urgently needs financial assistance to treat kidney cancer. The 20-year student was diagnosed with the disease in August, needs N7.5million for chemotherapy and to save her right kidney, her left kidney has been removed because of cancer. August 18, 2020 The medical report which came out on August 18, 2020, from Ben-K Medical Centre, Gbagada, which referred the patient to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Oncology Department, stated that Hope’s specimen that was sent for histology indicated…

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Vaccines Not Enough To Defeat Pandemic-WHO

Vaccines not enough to defeat pandemic-WHO

Although the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines appear to be a major pointer towards defeating the pandemic, WHO has warned that vaccines alone cannot win the fight against the virus. Reacting to the development, the Director-General, WHO, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the vaccine would not by itself stop the pandemic. He said: “A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,”. A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic. The WHO’s figures for Saturday showed that 660,905 COVID-19 cases were reported to the UN health agency…

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Enugu State Yellow Fever Outbreak Spreads To 3 More LGAs

Enugu State Yellow Fever Outbreak Spreads To 3 More LGAs

Following the suspected spread of Yellow Fever to three more Local governments, the Enugu government has sent a new set of samples to the National Reference Laboratory, Abuja for examination and determination of the cause of strange death in the area. No fewer than 52 persons had died following the outbreak of the disease in Ette Uno and Umuopu in Igbo-Eze North local government of the state in the last three weeks. The state government had been on top of the development with the assistance of international and national partners…

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Covid-19: 6 things to consider for an inclusive ecovery – World Bank

Covid-19: 6 things to consider for an inclusive recovery – World Bank

To give Covid-19 recovery a human face We need to begin by understanding long-standing systemic inequalities and to know who is being excluded, how, and why: Many shortcomings in societies and economies around the world were visible before the pandemic. Existing inequalities have since been exacerbated: in some European countries, Roma communities have been scapegoated and stigmatized as spreaders of infection. In the U.S., a Pew Research Center study showed that about 40 percent of African-American and Asian adults say people have acted as if they were “uncomfortable around them”…

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Taming The Cancer Scourge

Taming the cancer scourge

The recent alarm on rising cases of breast cancer in the country should serve as a wake-up call on the federal and state governments to work concertedly to tame the rampaging scourge. Apart from breast cancer, cases of cervical and prostate cancers are also increasing. Raising the alarm in Abuja during the commemoration of the 2020 International Cancer Week, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, enjoined medical practitioners and health institutions across the country to do routine physical checks for early detection of the scourge during consultations. The minister…

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Coronavirus: Reasons Covid-19 Is less deadly In Africa Than Elsewhere

Coronavirus: Reasons Covid-19 Is less deadly In Africa Than Elsewhere

People wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus Covid-19 without consuming animal products Many African countries have been praised for waging an effective campaign to combat the spread of coronavirus despite their reputation for having fragile state health systems. The continent, which has a population of more than one billion, has had about 1.5 million cases, according to data compiled by the John Hopkins University. These figures are far lower than those in Europe, Asia, or the Americas, with reported cases continuing to decline. Africa has recorded…

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