Kazeem Jimoh Wins 2019 UNESCO Man And the Biosphere (MAB) Award

Kazeem Jimoh, a Research Fellow with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) has been selected for the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Award under the category of MAB Young Scientist of 2019.

27-year-old Kazeem Jimoh is the third Nigerian ever to be decorated with the prestigious prize in a programme that seeks to promote a new generation of scientists worldwide to addressing ecological and sustainability issues. The award is focused at encouraging young researchers to undertake work on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

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Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated At National Medical Center, Abuja

A conjoined set of twins (Mercy and Goodness Ede) that had one liver, a protruding tummy and a lower chest were successfully separated, in a 12-hour surgery involving 78 medical personnel, at the National medical center, Abuja.

The leader of the team that performed the surgery, pediatric surgeon Professor Emmanuel Ameh, said the twins had to be monitored for 15 months before the separation was done because the twins needed to grow well in order to withstand the complex surgery. He noted that nutrition and infection control were critical in the preparation.

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Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) Performs 47th Successful Kidney Transplant

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) has performed its 47th successful kidney transplant.

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital is a tertiary Government Teaching hospital located in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was formerly known as Bayero University Teaching hospital.

The news of the 47th successful renal transplant was stated by Dr. Dalhat Salahu, an Anasthesiologist in the hospital, who was part of the renal team.

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