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JAP, JNI, Rotary Club Appeal To Parents To Accept Polio Immunization

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Devastating effect of Polio. The Rotary Club, District 9125 Kaduna, has called on parents to ensure that their children received immunization against all killer diseases, for a better future and happy life at adult age. Rotarian Godson Izuchukwu, who is a the Community Corp Chairman of the

NDLE laments ravaging effects of drug abuse on the society

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Gen. Marwa (right) presenting a plaque to Governor Lalong at Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos.  The Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gen. Buba Marwa, has lamented the ravaging effects of drug abuse on the society, particularly violent crimes. Speaking in Jos on

Roars as 3 children withdraw from school in Kaduna over HIV stigmatization

…Commissioner, Islamic leaders, Malams support moves. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Three children of between ages five, eight and nine years’ old have been reportedly withdrawn from their school in Kaduna State over HIV and AIDS stigmatization, a move that is causing roars. The school, Umda Academy, is located around Hieh Bello area of

Kaduna educates monarchs, artisans, disabled on contributory health benefits

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna Maternal Accountability Mechanism (KADMAN) in collaboration with Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Authority (KADCHMA) on Monday held a sensitization meeting with traditional rulers, artisans, the disabled, fashion designers, women, organized private sectors, among others. The one-day programme, also supported by Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn-Engaged Citizens (PERL-ED) and Lafiya and Ukaid, discussed on other

One-third Kaduna Women have Drug Abuse problem – DG KADBUSA

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment (KADBUSA) has said one-third of women in Kaduna State are involved in drug abuse problem. Director-General of the Bureau, Dr. Joseph Maigari, made the revelation Saturday in an interview with newsmen at the end of a one-day seminar organised by Kaduna chapter of Catholic Media

32,930 poor vulnerable to benefit in Yobe’s Contributory Healthcare programme

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 32,930 poor vulnerable of Yobe State are to benefit in the State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YSCHMA), which commenced on Monday. The enrolment of vulnerable and poor citizens into the State Government-funded Equity Programme was approved by the State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, and the sum of N200 million was released for the

Kaduna parents urged to present children for polio immunization

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Polio immunization Parents and caregivers have been enjoined to ensure they make all their children of less than 5 years’ old available for vaccination as Kaduna State commences another round of polio immunization campaign.  The exercise is scheduled for 14th-17th August, 2021, and would be conducted through house-to-house visits, on the streets, markets and

1.8 billion Women reach reproductive age worldwide – Consultant Obstetrician

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 1.8 billion women have been estimated of reproductive age worldwide and, that daily, about 114-120 million acts of sexual intercourse take place worldwide, likely to result in 910,000 conceptions daily. While about 213.4 million pregnancies are estimated annually, about 85 million (40 percent) of these pregnancies were unwanted or unintended, and 38 percent resulted

Necessity to address nutrition needs of adolescents in society

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) has asserted that, addressing the nutrition needs of adolescents could be a window of opportunity for the improvement of their nutritional status and correcting their poor nutritional practices; reverse growth faltering experienced during childhood.  This is also an important step towards supporting their physical growth and preventing future