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138 New COVID-19 Cases , 199 Discharged And 2 Deaths On August 30

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138 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Plateau-55
Lagos-15
Ebonyi-11
Oyo-11
Abia-8
Anambra-7
FCT-7
Rivers-7
Kaduna-6
Ondo-5
Kwara-3
Bauchi-1
Benue-1
Edo-1

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On the 30th of August 2020, 138 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 53865 cases have been confirmed, 41513 cases have been discharged and 1,013 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 138 new cases are reported from 14 states- Plateau (55), Lagos (15), Ebonyi (11), Oyo (11), Abia ( , Anambra (7), FCT (7), Rivers (7), Kaduna (6), Ondo (5), Kwara (3), Bauchi (1), Benue (1), Edo (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

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AKTH Mulls Liver Transplant.

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Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, made the disclosure at the maiden Liver Surgery Symposium organised by the hospital on Tuesday in Kano.The symposium with the theme: “Advancing Liver Surgeries in Nigeria”, was organised by the Department of Surgery of the hospital.Shehe said the hospital has been conducting successful kidney transplants in the past 20 years and has initiated studies to improve case management and treatment of kidney diseases.

“We are doing kidney transplant for over 20 years. Presently, we have over 60 kidney transplant patients.

“AKTH has the highest number of kidney patients in the country. It is time to move a step forward to develop and start liver transplant,” the medical director said.

Sheshe noted that the high manifestation of liver diseases in the country was a source of concern, which needed a comprehensive approach to stem the disease.

“Proactive actions should be applied to reduce the mortality, which is 100 per cent.”

According to him, the symposium will enable surgeons and other specialists to deliberate and fashion out preventive and curative methods to curb the disease.

Also speaking, Dr. Ibrahim Sulaiman of the Department of Surgery, said the symposium was also designed to build the capacity of medical personnel to meet the healthcare needs of the society. That about 100 participants attended the event.

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FG Raises Alarm On Rising Breast Cancer Cases

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He said reports from Nigeria cancer registries showed a significant increase in breast cancer incidence from 13.7% per 100, 000 in 1960s to 1969, to 24.7 in 1990 -1999 and to 26.1 % in 2000 to 2016.Ehanire, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 2020 International Cancer Week, enjoined medical practitioners and health institutions to add routine physical checks for early cancer detection in their consultations.He said the situation made his ministry to resolve to harness all available human and material resources to disrupt the pattern.

He said the strategy involved cost effective measures such as improved awareness creation, risk communication for reduction of factors such as carcinogens and self-examination and routine medical examinations.

The minister also launched two documents: the Training Manual, Data Tools and Job Aids for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer in Nigeria and the Costing of the National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Cervical Cancer in Nigeria.

The minister said the documents were resource materials and crucial for effective risk communication in national strategic plan of the National Cancer Control Plan 2017 to 2021.

Professor Folakemi Odedina of the Department of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Florida and keynote speaker at the event stressed the need for actionable research in the prevention, screening and control of cancer in Nigeria.

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113 New Covid-19 Cases , 345 Discharged And 3 Deaths On October 27

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113 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Lagos-51
FCT-15
Plateau-11
Kaduna-8
Oyo-8
Rivers-8
Ogun-4
Edo-2
Imo-2
Kwara-2
Delta-1
Kano-1
62,224 confirmed
57,916 discharged
1,135 deaths
Highlights
On the 27th of October 2020, 113 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 62224 cases have been confirmed, 57916 cases have been discharged and 1135 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 113 new cases are reported from 12 states- Lagos (51), FCT (15), Plateau (11), Kaduna ( 8 ), Oyo ( 8 ), Rivers ( 8 ), Ogun (4), Edo (2), Imo (2), Kwara (2), Delta (1), Kano (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

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