Cancer screening is to be introduced at primary healthcare level in Sokoto state.
The United Nations Children's Fund calls on governments at all levels, civil society organisations, as well as traditional and religious leaders to come together and end the scourge of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting in Nigeria.
The trauma center also received a lot of referrals from both private and public hospitals, however because there is no coordinating and supervising body, clear referral criteria, protocol and communication, there were unnecessary delays, preventable complications and even death.
A new systematic review, published in the Cochrane Library, suggests that yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.
"A cancer-free society starts with testing and screening. Some people are scared of going for screening because of cost, that is why we are providing free screening and also commit to their treatment financially."
Executive chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa has informed that the state will establish 10 new community management centres across the state in 2017 to tackle acute malnutrition among children.