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Abia Keys Into USAID-Funded Health Policy Pilot Programme

The Abia State Commissioner for Health, Dr. John Ahukanna, says the state has keyed into the new United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+). Ahukanna made the disclosure in Umuahia on Tuesday at a seminar organised by the agency. The commissioner said that government was convinced …

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UN vows to tackle DRC rebels, contain Ebola

The head of the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations has vowed to do more with Democratic Republic of Congo’s government to help improve security in the country’s east, where attacks by rebels are affecting efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people. The UN peacekeeping chief …

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Psychiatrists want collaboration on mental health awareness

Psychiatrists have called on professionals in mental health to collaborate with non-professional organisations to educate and create more awareness about mental issues in the society. The psychiatrists made the appeal at a seminar organised by two NGOs, the Nous Foundation Nigeria and Sparkle Foundation Nigeria, on Saturday in Lagos. A …

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Declaration on primary health care adopted at global conference

Forty years after World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted the importance of primary health care in tackling health inequality in every country, through the historical Alma Alta Declaration, global health leaders converged in Kazakhstan to renew the declaration. The leaders are also reassessing and reflecting on the reasons for the slow …

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