Monday , 26 September 2022

HEALTH

Surgeons Successfully Implant Pig’s Heart In Human

US surgeons have successfully implanted a heart from a genetically modified pig in a 57-year-old man, a medical first that could one day help solve the chronic shortage of organ donations. The “historic” procedure took place Friday, the University of Maryland Medical School said in a statement on Monday. While the patient’s prognosis is far from certain, it represents a …

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Kano Agog Again As Dangote Foundation Flags Off Nutrition Programme

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has Kick starts its annual Nutrition Programme in Kano state tagged: Aliko Dangote Foundation Integrated Nutrition (ADFIN). According to the ADF’s Director of Health and Nutrition, Dr. Francis Aminu, the program is in line with the plan to use the newly refurbished Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) across 5 pilot LGAs as Outpatient Care (OPC) and …

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Nestlé Nigeria Renovates Community Health Centre In Sagamu

Primary health care is a grassroots approach towards universal and equitable health care for all. However, some primary health care centres in the country cannot often provide essential healthcare services, due to challenges like inadequate equipment, poor infrastructure and lack of essential drugs. In addition to her contribution to capacity development of Health Care Professionals, Nestlé Nigeria is contributing to …

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Sanwo-Olu Promises More Support For Traditional Medicine Practitioners

… As Board Celebrates Y2021 African Traditional Medicine Day The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to give necessary support to traditional medicine practice in the State so that the practitioners can continue to support quality healthcare delivery for all residents. Sanwo-Olu, who made the promise in his keynote address at the Y2021 African Traditional Medicine Day celebration …

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COVID-19: Lagos resumes administration of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Lagos State Government says it will resume the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 30. Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Health, said this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. Ogunbanwo said that administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine would hold across the 88 vaccination sites used during the first …

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DOCTOR’S ASSAULT: Resident Doctors, Nurses Suspend Night

Ogun State resident doctors and nurses at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), have suspended night duties at the referral hospital in protest as relatives of patients, allegedly, stepped up attacks on their colleagues. The hospital’s branches of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) and National Association of Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) took the decision after a Medical Officer on night duty …

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Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Fully Equipped Primary Health Centre In Ifelodun LCDA

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday Commissioned a state-of-the-art Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Alaba-Oro, Ifelodun Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Amukoko area of the State. The two-storey fully equipped healthcare facility is a project of the LCDA, which was designed to provide monthly health services to an estimate of 5,000 people in five local councils. …

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Nigeria fails to secure Pfizer vaccines from COVAX

The Federal Government has failed to secure doses of the limited Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines being expected to be delivered to African countries this month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only four countries out of 13 African countries (Nigeria inclusive) that expressed interest and submitted proposals will be receiving the limited 320,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. The four countries are – Cabo …

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Sanwo-Olu Commissions 110-Bed Maternity Home, Housing Scheme In Badagry

…Governor Inaugurates Rehabilitated Medical Institute, Flags Off 5.5km Road Project BY: RAPHEAL OLUSEGUN Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has fulfilled some of his campaign promises to the boundary town, Badagry one of the five traditional divisions of Lagos State. The Governor, Sanwo-Olu commission A 110-bed Maternal and Childcare Centre (MCC), School of Anaesthesiology in Badagry General Hospital and 252 units …

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