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Nigeria’s number 1 disease

Sam Eferaro This Week As the remains of mama Rebecca Eferaro, my mum was being lowered into the grave penultimate Saturday, some pictures and memories of her very active life

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Why men often die earlier than women

By Rsobert Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications My wife recently asked me, “Why do you assume you’ll die before me?” Her question caught me by surprise. But it’s

Lagos’ “Strange illness” is measles!

… Health commissioner confirms outbreak The strange outbreak of febrile rash illnesses that claimed the lives of many young children in Otodo Gbame community of Etiosa local government area of

More Nigerians develop diabetes mellitus foot

Caption: A Diabetes Mellitus foot Pa Emmanuel Dodoh never really paid any serious attention to his blood sugar level, least of all his feet, when he was diagnosed with diabetes

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2016 Health budget controversy: Group demands increase funding for PHC

Stakeholders have called for the inclusion of 1% consolidated federal revenue to fund primary health care (PHC) in the new version of the 2016 health budget to be submitted to

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Kidney stones on the rise

Contrary to general belief in medical circle that kidney stone occurs only in white people especially the middle-aged and obese men who eat unhealthy diets and don’t drink enough fluids

Health workers vow to ground public hospitals nationwide from Wednesday

Peeved by allegedly unmet demands from Federal Government, unions of health workers in Nigeria, under the umbrella of Joint Health Sectors Unions, JOHESU, and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, AHPA,

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World Cancer Day: Health ministry out with new policies

• To include HPV vaccination in routine immunization • New policy on Hepatitis management/control under way • Waiver of import duties for cancer medication under consideration • To increase number

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Nigeria establishes new agency for Cancer Control

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has announced plans by the ministry to establish a new agency for cancer control in Nigeria. In a speech to commemorate the 2016

Guinea worm disease: Going, Going …

The picture of an individual with dracunculiasis or guinea worm disease, seen above, will soon be a rarity or totally non-existent on earth. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),

Thoughts for Nigerian cancer patients

Sam Eferaro This Week No matter what doctors or other experts will say, the diagnosis of cancer, to me, is like a death sentence, especially in Nigeria – and I