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Governing Board of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, has appealed to striking health workers to call off their nationwide strike in the interest of the masses, saying the gesture is to reciprocate the planned Federal Government’s reformation plan.
Rising from its 91st meeting, ABUTH urged the workers to rescind their stand on the on-going strike to appreciate President Goodluck Jonathan’s ordering holistic review of the entire health sector and meeting their demands.

Delivering his final press conference as head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury has pointed to significant progress in tackling the outbreak since he was appointed in September last year, while stressing that zero cases is the only acceptable outcome in the “big battle” with the disease.
“It’s important to remember where we were when we started,” Mr. Banbury told journalists in Accra, Ghana, where the Mission is headquartered. “At the time, there were predictions of up to 1.4 million cases of Ebola by the start of the year… Here we are in January and we have a total of around 20,000 cases instead of 1.4 million. That’s 1.4 per cent of what was being projected as a possibility by credible scientists back in September.”

A Nutritionist with the United Nations, Dr John Egbuta, Monday, advocated consistency in adhering to breastfeeding awareness programmes with properly documentation in the ministry of health in the country.
Egbuta who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, noted that breastfeeding awareness programme in the country is not being sustained, practised and documented as part of the series of programmes in the appropriate ministry at federal, state and local government levels.

Nigeria’s poor ranking in maternal and child health is already raising concerns among some stakeholders as the Federal Government has been urged to explore the provisions of the new National Health Act to address issues on maternal deaths in the country.
Available data shows that some African countries like Malawi and South Africa  are well ahead of Nigeria in their maternal health ratings as the nation still records high maternal mortality with current standing of 576 deaths per 100,000 births.

The Regional Drug Laboratory of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) located in Yaba, Lagos has recorded a major feat with its international accreditation by the National board of American Society for Quality.
The cheering news of the international accreditation of the Drug Laboratory filtered out after a thorough audited and assessment of the quality Management System (QMS) of the entire Laboratory carried out by officials of the American Society for Quality technically known as ASQ-ANSI.

The Vice-President, Commonwealth Medical Association, West African Region, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has identified the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease as a major achievement in 2014.
Enabulele Monday, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the collaborative efforts to combat the scourge were “remarkable”.

In recent times, obesity, which is a chronic non-communicable disease with clinical and public health challenge, has emerged a critical global issue that requires a comprehensive, international intervention strategy.
With more than 2.1 billion people currently overweight/obese, its global economic impact amounts to roughly $2 trillion annually (2.8 percent of global GDP)-nearly equivalent to global impact of smoking or of armed violence, war, and terrorism.

A non-governmental organisation, Centre for Health Enhancement and Social Development (CHESD), has cautioned the general public against drug abuse during and after the Yuletide.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Iria Ehizoje Ailendesuan and Bamidele Olowonubi, Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the CHESD, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Benin.

THE United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has advocated an indigenous content in early childhood education curriculum.
Speaking Tuesday in Abuja at a 4day Capacity building workshop for teacher educators of early education, the UNESCO Regional Officer, Dr Patience Awopegba said the workshop was organised to review government policy and the level of implementation of early childhood care education (ECCE).

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