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NAFDAC, Customs  release lab report on ‘Plastic Rice

Not plastic but contains microorganisms above permissible limit Not fit for human consumption Consignment to be destroyed by Customs The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

Final trial results confirm effectiveness of Ebola vaccine

Ebola virus may no longer constitute a threat to the world as witnessed in the past three years, as experimental vaccine has been adjudged to be “highly protective” against the

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No plastic rice in Nigeria – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has dismissed claims about the presence of plastic rice in  Nigeria. In two tweets, yesterday, through his twitter handle; @IsaacFAdewole, the Health minister said preliminary

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UNICEF appeals for aid to fight yellow fever in Angola

… Russia sends vacine The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is implementing large-scale sanitary and epidemiological programmes to fight an unprecedented yellow fever outbreak in Angola and has appealed for

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Health Minister confirms case of Lassa fever in Ogun

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has confirmed the death of a health practitioner as a result of Lassa fever in Ogun State. A statement made available to newsmen

Asthma strikes again!

Nigerians mourn as prominent Media/PR practitioner Osita Ike dies from attack  Most asthmatics still not able to control their condition There’s low level of awareness, even among medical practitioners, in

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NASS to compel FG to implement National Health Act in 2017 – Tejuoso

The National Assembly has pledged to ensure that the  Federal Government implements the National Health Act which was signed into law in 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman, Senate

WHO report reveals impact of devastated health services in North-East

One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released recently by the World Health Organisation (WHO}.  Of

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UNICEF partners Malawi to test first humanitarian drone in Africa

In cooperation with the Government of Malawi, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will establish an air corridor and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), known as drones, for humanitarian purposes,

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Revealed! How excessive alcohol damages your organs

Causes memory loss, you may even forget your name You may become disoriented, delirious or suffer hallucinations, says Family Health Book According to medical experts, very moderate consumption of alcohol may

MamaYe launches campaign in Lagos, gives award

The Lagos State Ministry of Health in collaboration with MamaYe Evidence for Action (E4A), a programme which aims to improve maternal and newborn survival in six sub-Saharan countries, have launched the

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Health week: ARD takes HIV campaign to Abuja community

  By Adeola Tukuru, Abuja Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) FCT today took the campaign on HIV awareness to

Make Health services accessible to all –  ‘Save The Children’ tells Nigeria

Nigeria joined the rest of the world yesterday to mark the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with a call by the Save the Children International, a global charity organization, on governments

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Novartis launches SMS for Life 2.0 to help improve access to essential medicines

Novartis announced today the launch of an innovative technology-based healthcare program called SMS for Life 2.0 in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines

Ipas collaborates with Australian govt on sign language interpreters in Abuja govt hospitals

  By Adeola Tukuru, Abuja  Ipas Nigeria, a non- governmental organization in collaboration with the Australian Government in Nigeria to established sign-language interpreters in selected government hospitals in FCT where

2016 World AIDS Day: Facts you should know

GLOBAL HIV STATISTICS 2 million [16.1 million–19.0 million] people were accessing antiretroviral therapy (June 2016) 7 million [34.0 million–39.8 million] people globally were living with HIV (end 2015) 1 million

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‘We are winning against the AIDS epidemic but…’

World AIDS Day Message by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations * Michel Sidibé Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million

WORLD AIDS DAY: WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing

UNAIDS says new HIV infections is not declining Trial of new vaccine commences in Africa The 2016 World AIDS Day is marked globally today with news from the Joint United

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Doctor, this waist pain is killing me!

Dear doctor, I have three health problems that have become a serious source of worrying since the third quarter of this year. First, I have this nagging waist and back

UN human rights experts urge countries to support breastfeeding

… and end inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes The United Nations human rights experts have urged countries to do more to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a human right,

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Over 9,000 people test HIV positive in Lagos

  Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Dr Oluseyi Temowo said today that a total of  9, 579 people tested positive to HIV out of the 616,

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UNODC organizes conference on regional drug enforcement cooperation

The Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) begins a  2-day  “Conference on supporting the implementation of the ECOWAS Drug Action Plan through Effective Regional

Release health budget,  get $300,000 – FG promises state govts

Any state of the Federation that announces its health budget and releases the funds for implementation in 2017 will be rewarded with a special grant of N135.5 million ($300,000) by

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Stroke Action Nigeria partners WSO on stroke management

Stroke Action Nigeria has partnered the World Stroke Organisation to take action, drive awareness and push for better access to stroke treatment in Nigeria as part of activities to mark

Lagos DNA centre ready in first quarter of 2017 – AG

The Lagos State Government said yesterday that the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any State Government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017,