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Obaseki Partners Paediatricians On Maternal, Child Survival Programmes

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is ready to partner with the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), in delivering affordable, accessible maternal and child survival programmes to Edo people and residents. He gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by members …

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Diabetes: Obaseki Assures Health Sector Initiatives Will Ease Burden

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the various initiatives in the state’s health sector will ease the burden of diabetes disease among sufferers, urging lifestyle changes to keep the disease at bay. Obaseki gave the assurance in commemoration of the United Nations World …

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EDSG To Reschedule Date For Tetanus Elimination Exercise.

BENIN CITY – THE Edo State Ministry of Health has postponed indefinitely the proposed Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Campaign (MNTEC) earlier scheduled to hold between 1-5 of November, 2018. The exercise targeted at vaccinating women of child bearing age between 15- 49 with Tetanus-Diphtheria (TD) vaccine, is expected to prevent …

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Alleged Fraud: Suspended NHIS Boss Drags Ministers, NHIS To Court

ABUJA – Prof. Usman Yusuf, the embattled Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has dragged two ministers and NHIS to a Federal High Court in Abuja, challenging his suspension from office. In the suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/1220/2018, Yusuf instituted legal action against the Honourable Minister of Health, and Attorney General …

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Edo SDGs Office Moves To Cut Infant Mortality, Donates Neonatal Complex To Stella Obasanjo Hospital

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Office has handed over a neonatal complex to the management of Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin City, to provide neonatal health care services for new-borns. The facilities in the complex include 10 infant incubators, five infant warmers, one infant resuscitator, …

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Global Fund Announces $660m Grant To Tackle 3 Diseases In Nigeria

ABUJA – The Global Fund, an International Financing Organisation, has announced an additional humanitarian grant of 660 million dollars to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria. Its Executive Director, Mr Peter Sands, announced this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Sands noted that the grant was …

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