UNICEF, WHO Advocates for More Commitment in Domesticating Exclusive Breastfeeding

By Bashir Hassan Abubakar As the World marks 2021 exclusive breastfeeding week, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) have advocated for implementation of commitments made by Nigerian government made at the start of this year by prioritizing breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers and babies. The call was made in a joint press statement by UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion marking the commencement of this year’s world breastfeeding week. The statement, jointly signed by the media…

Okowa Calls for Environmental Action Plan to Reduce Malaria Transmission

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for a National Action Plan on Environment to facilitate the reduction of malaria transmission in the country. Okowa made the call when he received officials of Federal Ministry of Health Partners on Roll-Back Malaria led by Dr Eze Nelson, on advocacy visit, at Government House, Asaba. He said that until certain actions were taken in the management of the environment, investments in the treatment of malaria would be “a scratch on the surface’’. He thanked the global partners for the inclusion of…

NGO Conducts Free Medical Outreach in Delta …EZI Community thanked OMIWA Foundation

By Odai Samuel Ifeanyi EZI/Nigeria: In a bid to complement government’s effort in the provision of quality healthcare for people at the grassroots in Anioma region of Delta State, Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, OMIWA Foundation in collaboration with Anioma Medical Professionals Forum conducted free medical outreach for residents of Ezi community and environs on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July, 2021. The two-day medical outreach which was held at the Community Hall, Obi’s Palace, Ezi witnessed large turnout, with over 400 beneficiaries. The beneficiaries were majorly screened and treated for…

APC Chieftain Hails NUC Approval of State-Of-The-Art Medical College-King David University of Medical Sciences in Ebonyi State

ABAKALIKI/Nigeria: Nigeria may soon be saving billions of dollars annually from foreign health tourism which has almost become a norm among the elites who would hurriedly catch the next flight abroad, at the slightest manifestation of the commonest of ailments. Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said with the National Universities Commission, NUC accreditation of the 197th University, adjudged by analysts to be the blue chip in serenity amongst other institutions, situated in Uburu, Ebonyi State and built by the adminstration of Engr. David Nweze…

Resident Doctors Extend Strike Ultimatum to DSTG, DELSUTH, Make Demands

ASABA/Nigeria: The Association of Resident Doctors Delta State University Teaching Hospital, has announced the extension of a strike ultimatum to the State government and management of Delta State University Teaching Hospital by four weeks. This was part of resolutions reached after a General Emergency Meeting at the State Teaching Hospital in Oghara, which was signed by the President Dr. Odukuye Rukevwe and the General Secretary Dr. Adja Harrison. The statement noted the suspension of the planned industrial action will elapse on August 2, after which a seven day warning strike…

NYSC Delta Flags Off Health Initiative For Rural Dwellers

By Patrick Ochei OLEH/Nigeria: Amidst pomp and pageantry, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has flagged off the Scheme’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers, Monday 21st June, 2021, at the IDU Secretariat Oleh, for both Isoko South and North local government areas. Delta State Coordinator, Mrs. Olutayo Samuel performed the flagged off ceremony on behalf of the Director General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim. Recognising the noble supports of partners and donors towards the 2021 one-week medical outreach nationwide, the DG said NYSC was determined to deepen the impact of healthcare services…

MATERNAL MORTALITY: Okowa calls for full operationalisation of National Health Act

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to fully operationalise the National Health Act to curb the high rate of maternal and neonatal mortality in the country. Okowa made the call at the inauguration of Asaba Specialist Hospital, which was performed by his Adamawa counterpart, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, in Asaba. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for operationalising the National Health Act, but remarked that it was being implemented in part contrary to the full content and letters of the Act as passed by…

Asaba Specialist Hospital for inauguration Tuesday, June 15

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, Friday June 11, 2021, announced that Asaba Specialist Hospital had been fully completed and would be inaugurated on Tuesday. Okowa, who stated this while inspecting facilities at the hospital in readiness for the inauguration, said that the hospital had been a beehive of activities since it commenced operations some months ago. He remarked that the Specialist Hospital was a well-thought-out centre which would reduce pressure from the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba. “The work here is completed and I have come to see…

Re-Direct Fuel Subsidy Funds To Healthcare, Education, Okowa Tells FG

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to re-direct fuel subsidy funds to healthcare and education services to touch the lives of poor Nigerians, saying that continued subsidy on oil amounted to supporting the rich at the expense of the poor. Okowa made the call when he received the National Executive Committee of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) led by its President, Dr Minnie Oseji, at Government House, Asaba. He said that the best way to attend to the very low people in the society…

Foundation Holds Two Day Free Health Care in Delta Community

OSUBI/Nigeria: A two day free medical outreach organized by Jesu Marie Empowerment Foundation, JMEF, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Osubi District 9141 and Rotaract Club of Osubi Community Base, in Osubi, Okpe local government area of Delta State, with a record of over one thousand registered patients held recently, with patients, made up off the young and old, besieged the Osubi Community Town Hall, venue for the program with various different health challenges, while a good number of them took advantage of the exercise to do general check…