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#NEWSUPDATE: DR Congo is tackling a new Ebola outbreak with an experimental vaccine

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In its battle to stop the spread of the Ebola after a recent outbreak, a new WHO-backed vaccine is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s weapon of choice. On May 12, the World Health Organization declared an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo after it confirmed three deaths. At the time, the United Nations health agency said there was no cause for panic. Now, with as many as 52 suspected cases, DR Congo’s health ministry is stepping up its response and has approved the use of a new experimental vaccine to stop the outbreak. In published findings from tests of the vaccine, rVSV-ZEBOV, it showed a 100% protection rate. During trials conducted in Guinea, thousands of people tested were all confirmed as virus-free within 10 days. While WHO said at the time that the vaccine will not be available for mass use until 2018, pharmaceutical giants Merck, backed by GAVI, a global vaccine alliance, made 300,000 doses of the vaccine available in the event of an outbreak. That foresight could yet pay off in D…

WHITE UNIFORM LOST GLORY AND DIGNITY, CAN IT EVER BE REGAINED? BY NURSE OLATUNJI CATHERINE

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WHITE UNIFORM  LOST  GLORY AND DIGNITY, CAN IT EVER BE REGAINED?

Nurses, what can we do about this our fallen and already rubbished white uniform.  It is no longer news that a lot of riff-raff wears this uniform and nothing is done about it.

I was in BUTH last year for my tooth extraction, saw some students in white uniform some were well dressed while some were so dirty and looking rough. Their mannerism and way of interaction with the dentists made me curious whether they were really nurses.

 I decided to engage one young and pretty one, she told me her name, I asked her which school,  she told me Ogun State School of health, Ilese.  I knew immediate they couldn't be nurses, probed further and she said they are "dental health technicians (DHT)" , I  asked her why  are they putting on a nurse uniform and she said "because we assist the doctors, and since nurses are doctors assistant we are also nurses"   I was perplexed.

The fact that it was so evident that s…

Accelerating Change and Transformation via political will and direction : the role of professional organization. By Comrade Samuel Olumide Faniran, Chairman Osun State NANNM.

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The Osun State NANNM Chairman : Comrade Samuel Olumide Faniran delivered a keynote address on "Accelerating Change and transformation via political will and direction : The role of professional organization " at the Annual Nurses Week Conference of NUNSA LAUTECH  CHAPTER. The event also doubled as the valedictory service for the newly inducted graduate nurse. Below is the excerpt of the chairman address.


‘ACCELERATING CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION VIA POLITICAL WILL AND DIRECTION: THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION’  BEING A PAPER PRESENTED BY COMRADE SAMUEL OLUMIDE FANIRAN, OSUN STATE NANNM CHAIRMAN, AT THE ANNUAL NURSES WEEK CONFERENCE OF NUNSA, LAUTECH CHAPTER TODAY, MONDAY 26TH MAY, 2017 AT 600 SEATER HALL LAUTECH, ISALE OSUN, OSOGBO.
PROTOCOLS!
I feel highly honoured and privileged to be invited to deliver a paper at an important programme of this nature. Nurses week is an annual event being celebrated globally in honour and commemoration of the mother of modern Nursing-…

CONFERENCE : 2018 IAPNN ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

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The 2018 IAPNN Annual Scientific conference will host at Dubai UAE from 8th - 12th May, 2018. More details will be available in the coming weeks. Members should please note the date in their calendar and start planning towards this great event.

As part of the conference activities, the organisation is hoping to conduct another training session on prevention and management of aggression and violence, as we all know this training is essential in all area of health care especially in frontline service delivery including emergency services.

The conference is not exclusive for Mental Health Clinicians alone. Kindly inform and invite your friends and colleagues in other field or speciality, let's start talking to the local organisations and departments for sponsorship of delegates.
In case you are not successful in accessing sponsorship to attend, we are encouraging you to consider investing in this noble opportunity, no amount expended on knowledge is a waste. Thank you.

Charles Ogunt…

SENATE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK WITH NANNM

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The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), today (Wednesday 10th May, 2017) paid a courtesy visit to the leadership of the Senate. The team was led by the national president of the association, Comrade (Nurse) Adbrafiu Alani Adeniji and consist of the general secretary Com. T. A Shettima, Deputy President Com Musa Mamman, and other members of the National Administrative Council. They were also joined by the Secretary General/Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Alhaji Farouk Umar Abubakar and the wife of the senate president, her excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki who facilitated the visit and is also a global goodwill ambassador of the International Confederation of Midwives. The team was received at the red chamber by the senate president, His excellency, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who was joined by the senate leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, deputy senate leader, minority leader, chairman senate committee on health and his vice and many other distinguished…

HEALTH TIPS : HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

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*HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.*

*BANANAS*
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•Protect your heart.
•Strengthen bones.
•Control blood pressure
•Block diarrhea.

*BEANS*
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•Prevent constipation.
•Help hemorrhoids.
•Lower cholesterol.
•Combat cancer.
•Stabilize blood sugar.

*BROCCOLI*
•Strengthens.
•Saves eyesight.
•Combats cancer.
•Protects your heart.
•Controls blood pressure.

*CABBAGE*
•Combats cancer.
•Prevents constipation.
•Promotes weight loss.
•Protects your heart.
•Helps hemorrhoids.

*CARROTS*
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•Save eyesight.
•Protect your heart.
•Prevent constipation.
•Combat cancer.
•Promote weight loss.

*CAULIFLOWER*
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•Protects against Prostate Cancer.
•Combats Breast Cancer.
•Strengthens bones.
•Banishes bruises.
•Guards against heart disease.

*GARLIC*
•Lowers cholesterol.
•Controls blood pressure.
•Combats cancer.
•kills bacteria.
•Fights fungus.

*GRAPEFRUIT*
•Protects against heart attacks
•Promotes Weight loss
•Helps stops strokes
•Combats Prostate Cancer
•Lowers cholester…

NEWS : UGONSA CHARGES NMCN GOVERNING COUNCIL ON EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE

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The Chairman and entire members, Governing Council/Boards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)

Madams/Sirs,

The evaluation of the caliber of progressive personalities that make up the recently constituted Governing Council/Boards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) left us in such blissful awe that we tagged it – a welcome development. The task ahead is monumental and expectations are very high of you. A team of 21 members with up to 10 Ph.D holders is expected to perform far above the pass mark. The problem of nursing in Nigeria has never been deficiency of laudable ideas but seeming absence of commitment as well as dearth of altruistic sacrifices to fire the ideas into reality.

Because of our apparent latch onto mediocrity, we have abstractly ceded our core duties to the CHEWS in the Primary Health Centres and have been pushed away from our classic duties – such as IV therapy, Catheterization, Passage of NG-tube, antenatal examination and conduct…

NEWS : Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria 2017 Examiners Workshop.

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This is to inform you that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is organizing its 2017 examiners workshops between July 17th-28th, 2017 with the aim of updating and equipping current and prospective examiners.

Target audience:
Principals, School of Nursing and Midwifery Institutions
Co-ordinators of Post Basic Nursing Programs
Heads of Department of Nursing Sciences in Nigerian Universities
Nurses and Midwives Educators and Clinicians
Nurses and Midwives in Private and Public sectors of Nigeria’s Health care Industry, Academic Institution,Corporate/Non-governmental organizations and Agencies
Desk officers/focal persons who are nurses in all Nursing institutions

Workshop fee: Forty Thousand Naira Only 

Workshop venues
1.   North- Kano State 17th-21st July, 2017
2.   South-South- Calabar Cross River State 17th-21st, July 2017
3.   South- East Abakaliki, Ebonyi State 24th-28th July, 2017
4.   South- West Ilorin Kwara State 24th-28th July, 2017

Please note that the venue will be c…

The best thing to eat before and after you exercise, according to the physiologist behind the viral 7-minute workout

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GETTING READY TO work out is often the hardest part of exercising. You need a plan, a place to do it, the right kind of clothes, good shoes, and enough energy. Caffeine can help you feel more energetic — but so can certain foods. Chris Jordan is the exercise physiologist who came up with the 7-minute workout routine designed to give you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes. He says it’s important to fuel your body properly before working out. To avoid feeling burned out a few minutes into your routine or exhausted afterward, Jordan recommends two specific kinds of snacks.
SOURCE : The42

ANY PROFESSION THAT WILL NOT ALLOW THE YOUNGER ONES TO GROW WILL NOT PROGRESS. Professor B. L. Ajibade

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Professor Ajibade B. L. had an exclusive interview with a blogger where he emphatically identified several challenges rocking nursing profession in Nigeria.  He stated categorically that any profession that does not allow its younger ones to grow will not progress. He's an erudite scholar with verse experiences in clinical and academia. Below is an excerpt of the interview:


Itzaboutnurses: Good Afternoon Sir,Congratulation on your recent feat as a Professor In Nursing,Can we meet you Sir?

Professor Ajibade Lawal: I'm Ajibade Bayo Lawal. A native of Ejigbo in Ejigbo Local Government Area, Osun state. Born to the family of late Alfa and Alhaja Ajibade Lawal,Arikedara's Compound. First born in the family of 4. 3 men and a lady. I'm married to Hajia Ajibade Lawal Ayoni Omoyeni  (nee Oyolola ).

Professor Ajibade Lawal: Thanks so much much for Congratulating me and for giving me the opportunity to talk with you

itzaboutnurses: Thanks Sir,in recent times,Professors have come …