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Maternal Mortality: Saraki seeks political commitment

Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Saraki has called for harmonization of all campaign efforts made by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS), civil Society and partners towards reduction of maternal mortality and infant morbidity in the country even as she advocated for political commitments by all tiers of government with a view to ensure that mothers do not die needlessly while giving birth.

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Excessive heat promotes diseases in the environment, says DOLAPO

Undoubtedly, as the dry season lasts, many people battle with the effects of the excessive heat in their day to day activities. The struggle however does not end at having to sweat all day. There has been news of heat related illnesses like meningitis amongst others. Not long ago, there was a case of casualties of meningitis in some States in the Northern part of the country.

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Inadequate power supply setback to malaria control, say Experts

With about 300, 000 Nigerian children killed annually, medical experts have identified lack of adequate power supply in Nigeria as a major clog in the country’s effort in the prevention and control of malaria. According to them, most people refuse to sleep under long lasting insecticide treated nets because the nets generate terrible heat when there is no electricity.

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Polio: FG, Gombe State tackle non-compliance cases

Abdulslam Abubakar, 45 stood vehemently by the door shielding his five -year- old child when he sighted a team of vaccinators coming towards his house. As they approach closer to his house, Abdulslam shouted “No, I will not watch you poison my child with that medicine of yours. I don’t like it, he said dragging Kabri, his child into his house.

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UN tackles non-communicable diseases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed the new strategy adopted by the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases – mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes- which kill nearly 35 million people each year, including almost 9 million before the age of 60.

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Female journalists, civil society seek action on MDGs 4& 5

Rising from a 3-day discourse on “Engaging Government for Accountability in Delivery of MDGs 4 & 5, Female media executives and other civil society organisations have called for urgent action from all stakeholders in advocating, educating and informing workable health policies in Nigeria, as well as providing culturally appropriate, evidence-based skilled care as needed.

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