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Why Nigeria can’t ban tobacco – Health Minister

Set to implement Tobacco Control Laws More Nigerian women now  smoke ABUJA –  The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Wednesday, explained the reason Nigeria could not ban tobacco – the

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WHO deploys new technology for Ebola fight  

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had deployed new technology that allowed for rapid diagnosis of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO said in

LUTH remains open to patients – Management

We are working,  CMD says Flays ‘disgruntled staff and miscreants’ who invaded the hospital on May 24 The Management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, announced on Friday  that the

Maternal, child deaths: Nigeria has more unemployed nurses, midwives – SOGON

Says Nigeria’s contribution to global maternal and child deaths a shame There are more graduate unemployed nurses and midwives in Nigeria than those engaged by health facilities in the country,

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Oyo implements health insurance scheme

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday flagged off the state health insurance scheme, saying it would improve health care service delivery to the people. Speaking at the flag

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Nigerian woman delivers sextuplets in US

Delivered by a 40-man medical team One, two,  three, four, five, six … a Nigerian woman has delivered a set of sextuplets in  a US hospital  after 17 years of

Children’s Day: UNICEF appeals to Nigerian states to adopt Child Rights Act

Seeks end to violence against children The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has called on all states in Nigeria to adopt the Child Rights, as the nation joins the rest

World Thyroid Day: Enter Layi Erogbogbo Foundation

advocates consumption of iodized salt Nigerians have been advised to eat iodize salt to avoid thyroid diseases. This is because Iodize salt has been proven to be fortified with the

Alma Sana, 3 others win US$1m global Healthcare Innovation Award

  Nigerian-based project group, Alma Sana, has joined three other organisations to win one million US dollar global Healthcare Innovation Award. The award came courtesy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Save the

FCTA, NAPTIP read riot act to child abusers in Abuja

Say women are largest culprits in child abuse The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, through the Administration’s Social Development Secretariat, and the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons,

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’Exercise is one of the antidotes for any kind of sickness,’ fitness expert says

  Mr. Okechukwu Akas,  the proprietor of Genesis Fitness, Lekki, Lagos, is a certified trainer and physiotherapist by profession.  In this interview with Juliet Umeh, NHO correspondent, he sheds some light on the

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Ebola: No evidence of infection in corpse repatriated from Congo – FG, Lagos assure Nigerians

Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris today announced that there was no evidence of Ebola infection or any other contagious infections in the remains of a Nigerian repatriated

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Maternal, Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response goes digital in Lagos

Twenty-three public secondary health facilities, and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital have  commenced electronic auditing of maternal and perinatal deaths to improve survival of the usually vulnerable groups. The

WHO: New DG emerges

Ethiopia’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus makes history as first African WHO  DG Member States of  the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly yesterday elected Dr Tedros

MEDIK247  free cervical cancer screening ends

Medik247, an international network of medical professionals, has flagged off a free cervical cancer screening programme for 100 women in Abuja. The launch followed an awareness campaign launched by the

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FOMWAN/PACFaH canvass traditional leaders’ support in fight against child killer diseases

Muslim community pledges support The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) in collaboration with the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health in Nigeria (PACFaH) a coalition of seven indigenous

Nearly 50% of cervical cancer patients may die by 2035– Minister

 Says cancer, renal, cardiac problems main NCDs killing Nigerians   The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, on Sunday said if governments of low-income nations fail to improve commitments to

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Eko Health Mission storms Epe

discovers high incidence of hypertension, diabetes Residents of Epe local government of Lagos State have been charged to adopt a good personal hygiene and live in good and clean environment

Cholera Season is here – Health Advisory

  FG says “Together we can prevent deaths” Cholera is an acute enteric infection characterized by vomiting, profuse dehydration and diarrhea (rice water stools).It is caused by ingestion of gram negative

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Chibok girls: We’re happy they were released –  UNFPA Deputy Rep.

Out of over 276 Secondary School girls that were abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Chibok community, Borno State, in April 2014 no fewer than106  have regained freedom and are

Africare’s ‘Power Forward’ initiative scaling down malaria burden – Country Rep says

Africare, an international non-governmental organization based in Washington D.C., said in Abuja on Wednesday that its partnership with oil giant ExxonMobil, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) to mentor secondary

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Keep the pressure down!

Experts say Lowering blood pressure’s top number could prevent over 100,000  deaths a year More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with specific common risk factors for

RRI offers 200,000 nutrition interventions, 4,349 surgeries in 5 months – FG

ABUJA – A pro-poor health intervention, Rapid Response Initiative, RRI, launched by the Federal Government in July last year has brought relief to many people and homes in the country, the

Only 20% of Nigerian PHCs functional, health facility survey reveals

  ABUJA – The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, revealed Tuesday that only 20 percent of health facilities in the country were functional. The minister made the revelation  at

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PACFaH seeks increased govt commitment to nutrition, family planning, others

Explains why Emir Sanusi is under fire over position on planned families Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, on Monday appealed to government at all levels in

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