Archives for Health

HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT, MAJOR COMPONENT OF OUR ADMINISTRATION – OKOWA

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By Francis Sadhere Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has reiterated his administration’s resolve to improve health infrastructures in the state, saying that health infrastructural development is a major component of his administration. L-R: Dr. Nicholas Azinge, Delta State Health Commissioner, Dr. Mayomi Onuwaje, Executive Director, Lily Hospital, Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Oviemu Ovadje (Rtd), Chairman, Board ...

DIAL-A-DOC-DIRECT; THE ROLE OF TELE-HEALTH IN ATTAINING UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

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By Our Correspondent A novel health care delivery service that links telecommunication technology to clinical health care has been introduced in Warri. Dr. Omas Ubiame, speaking at the Effurun Market during the road show and town hall meettings. Designed to put health care delivery at the finger tips of patients, the tele-clinical care project, as an innovative ...

Delta Nurses Kick Against Okowa’s Contributory Health Insurance Scheme

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By Omos Oyinbode Amidst the calculated benefits derivable from Governor Okowa’s Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, practicing nurses in Delta State have kicked against the programme, saying nurses and hospitals are not prepared for the scheme. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. State Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Ejiro Egbedi, made the ...

Egbabor Organized Free Eye Screening, Surgery for Isoko North People

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By Ovedhe Jerry. The executive chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor recently organized a free eye screening and surgery to the people Isoko North at the council headquarter. Speakking during the flagging off of the 3days exercise, Hon Egbabor said that, the council deemed it necessary to organized the programme ...

Scientists to use Avocado in making Cancer Drug

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CANADA: In time, there could be a cancer drug made from avocado as Canadian scientists, hope to develop a new cancer-fighting drug using fat derived from the fruit. This is after a new study, published in the journal Cancer Research, revealed fat from the creamy fruit can combat acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a rare but deadly ...

TYPE 1 DIABETES EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE

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TYPE 1 DIABETES EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE           You may hear a lot of different explanation and sometimes misleading information about diabetes and how it affects people. I will go from step by step to talk about type 1 diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where your body can not produce insulin, doesn’t produce enough or where ...

Diabetic Patients Can Live Normal Lives If Well Managed -Mrs. Ekpoke

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By Francis Sadhere Founder/C.E.O,  Graceland Diabetic Foundation, Mrs. Mercy O. Ekpoke has said that diabetic patients can live normal lives if the disease is well managed and diagnosed on time, adding that a lot of diabetic related death in Africa were as a result of late diagnosis. Mrs. Mercy O. Ekpoke, Founder/C.E.O, Graceland Diabetes Foundation. Mrs. Ekpoke ...

SEPLAT Commences Eye Care Initiative For Host Communities

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Okpalaume Mary As part of its commitment on bringing free, qualitative and comprehensive health care to members of its host communities, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Limited, operators of the NPDC/ SEPLAT joint venture, has commenced fourth edition of the “Eye Can See” programme. the One of the Doctors exermining a patient at the program The eye care ...

Over a thousand people get free medical treatments in Ughelli ….as twenty Law students clinch Ekuogbe Akpodiete Foundation scholarship awards

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By Harriet Anetor Determined to promote good health care practices amongst Nigerians, the Elohim Ministries International (USA) and Ekuogbe Akpodiete Foundation have recently provided free medical treatment to over a thousand people in Ughelli kingdom. Fielding questions from newsmen, the President of Elohim Ministries International and Executive Director of Ekuogbe Akpodiete Foundation Brenda Ome Ekuo-Akpodiete stated that ...

VISIT ONLY QUALIFIED EYE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, GOV. UDUAGHAN ADVISES NIGERIANS

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  BY OMOS OYINBODE, ASABA Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged Nigerians to ensure that their eye healthcare is carried out only by qualified professionals to avoid complications which might lead to blindness.  The governor, who gave the advice when members of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (OSN), Delta State Chapter, visited him, said that people ...

Lion Club Donates Eye Equipment to Warri Central Hospital

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By Francis Sadhere The International Association of Lions Clubs District 404 Nigeria, yesterday donated eye equipment used to measure eye pressure (a Pulsair Intellipuff Tonometer), to the Warri Central Hospital, Delta State. L-R: Dr. Kingsley Agholor, Medical Director of Warri Central Hospital, Mr. Samuel Ekpuk , Multiple Council Chairperson, District 404 Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs.) Ejegi and ...

How I walked through the Valley of Death and Came Out Unscathed – Ebola Survivor, Dr. Igonoh

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Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer. She eventually got infected with the virus but miraculously survived. Dr. Ada Igonoh shared her very moving, gripping story with BellaNaija and it is a must read, guys. Story is very long but gosh, you have to read this!!! ...

TAMING THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE

BY PATRICK OKPOMU It came like a thief in the night, unannounced but deadly. And since its secret arrival, death has been stalking the land, leaving fear, sorrow and tears in its wake. Yet only a few days ago, a fellow African country, who shares no immediate border with us and whose health infrastructure is nowhere as ...

President Jonathan Declares National Emergency On Ebola, Approves N1.9 Billion Special Intervention Fund

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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT JONATHAN DECLARES  NATIONAL EMERGENCY ON EBOLA,  APPROVES N1.9 BILLION SPECIAL INTERVENTION FUND President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a National Emergency. President Goodluck Jonathan Accordingly, the President has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the ...

Cholera Outbreak In Borno State: Five Persons Dead

At least five persons have died of a cholera outbreak at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Biu town, southern area of Borno State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Saturday. A statement by the agency’s Northeast Zone Maiduguri Office, signed by the zonal information officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, attributed the fatalities to cholera. The camp ...