Mfonobong Emmanuel Nelson Wins Inaugural BASF West Africa Young Female Pharmacist Of The Year Award

Ms. Mfonobong Emmanuel Nelson, a graduate of the University of Uyo, has emerged the winner of the maiden edition of the BASF West Africa Young Female Pharmacist of the Year award.

The company, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, had announced earlier in 2018, plans to recognise and reward young female pharmacists in an effort to raise awareness on gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and contribute to the bridging of the gap.

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Indigenous Doctors Perform First Successful Brain Surgery In Kano State

Five Kano-based medical doctors have set a milestone record for successfully carrying out a 48 hours brain surgery, first of its kind in Kano State.

The operation, which was conducted at the new Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, Kano, repaired the brain of Ali Iliyasu, after 26 years of brain disorder, which was suffered after a fatal accident. Ali Iliyasu, a 44 years old tailor complained of persistent headache, blurring vision and seizures. He was diagnosed of a left frontal brain tumour (pilocytic astrocytoma) and operated with the procedure: left frontal craniotomy and excision of brain tumor.

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Edo State Donates Neonatal Complex & Offers Free Maternal New-Born And Child Health Week (MNCHW)

The Edo State government has launched a Maternal New-Born and Child Health Week (MNCHW) with free services to mothers and pregnant women from November 19th – 23rd [2018] with the Edo State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Office handing over a neonatal complex to the management of Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin City, to provide neonatal health care services for new-borns.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged mothers and pregnant women to take advantage of the Maternal New-born and Child Health Week (MNCHW) being observed and accessible Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and other designated health facilities across the state to access free maternal health services.

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