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Lagos holds MNCH Week

• Promises ‘robust integrated services’ to citizens from July 3 to 7 As part of its commitments towards improving maternal health indices in the State and the reduction of child

Hope rises for malaria control In Nigeria

Hope is rising on combating the malaria scourge in Nigeria as this year’s Nigeria Prize for Science competition has recorded the highest number of entries so far since the history

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Japan donates ambulances to Nigeria

…Pledges more in 2018 ABUJA – The Federal Government on Friday received 31 ambulances from the Government of Japan. The donation, aimed at improving health care services in public health

Understanding and tracking your blood pressure

Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.

FG approves enrolment of NYSC members into NHIS

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the enrolment of members of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to guarantee them

Pharmaceutical industry needs N30bn bailout, says Okoli

The Chief Executive Officer of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, Dr Stella Okoli, on Monday said the pharmaceutical industry was in need of urgent government intervention, as it required injection of funds in

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Osinbajo appoints new CMD, MDs, for Teaching Hospitals

The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo today approved the appointment of 14 new Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Medical Centers, Teaching Hospitals and Specialty Centers. They are: 1. Prof.

1.7 Nigeria women, 380, 000 children living with HIV – FMOH

● Also highest number of HIV paediatric cases in the world CALABAR – A high number of Nigerian women and children approximately, 1.7million women and 380,00 children under age 15,

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Nigeria develops National Policy for Controlled Medicines

• Becomes first country with policy to provide access to controlled drugs for medical purposes while preventing diversion and abuse ABUJA – Nigeria is stepping out as the first country

Meningitis outbreak over, NCDC declares

• says enhanced surveillance continues ABUJA – With the decline in Meningitis cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the 2016/2017 outbreak is over as the Emergency Operations

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NPHCDA declares state of emergency on routine immunization

• Sets up National Emergency Centre • ‘We’ll hold him accountable for the initiatives,’ says CHR Board Chairman The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has declared a state

Group tasks Nigerian journalists on family planning awareness

• Says media coverage is low Amid calls on stakeholders to step up efforts towards urgent reduction of Nigeria’s escalating high/ maternal death rate, journalists have been urged to join

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Cardiologist raises alarm on increase of hypertension in Nigerian youths

… says it’s becoming rampant among youths in their 30s A cardiologist, Dr Folasade Alli, has raised the alarm over the rate at which Nigerians are dropping dead in their

Group laments states’ nonchalance towards SDGs

Afrihealth Optonent Association, a Nigerian Civil Society Organization Network focusing on system strengthening for health, community and social development has expressed worry over the failure of some states in Nigeria

UN bids farewell to Osotimehin

It was a night of glowing tributes, fond memories and outpourings as the UN family and friends gathered on Friday for a valedictory for late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin. Osotimehin, the

U.S. Government Signs $469 Million Nigeria HIV/AIDS operation plan

ABUJA – The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D. has signed the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Country Operational Plan (COP 2017). The Country Operational Plan is an annual program

Osinbajo calls for unified approach in tackling ECOWAS health crisis

Decries language, other barriers ABUJA  –  Acting President, Prof. ‘Yemi Osinbajo has appealed to West African regional group, the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), to work towards addressing

Senator  lauds FG on nutrition intervention in North-east

ABUJA  – The Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on  North East, Senator Shehu Sani has applauded the Federal Ministry of Health over its nutrition interventions in terror-ravaged Borno State saying  the

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Foundation pledges help for low income couples with infertility

Hope of becoming parents brightened for low income Nigerian couples with infertility problem on Tuesday following the launch of a Foundation with a mandate to assist them in accessing medically-assisted

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World leaders, others raise fresh US$1.2bn for polio eradication

… Fund targets US$450m children yearly Global leaders, including foremost non state actors, have raised fresh US$ 1.2 billion to rev the onslaught against poliomyelitis in the three remaining nations

Revealed! Nigeria, Ghana over-diagnose, over-treat malaria 

Renowned malariologist, Prof. Oyibo,  blames the trend on poor diagnosis Malaria has been found to be over-diagnosed and over-treated in health facilities and pharmacy shops in developing countries, especially Nigeria

NURHI takes FP message to Shomolu community in Lagos

Amid reports showing that Lagos state has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), a project of Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation,

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ICPC to train local citizens on Inclusive Budgeting

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has concluded plans to train people at the grassroots to actively engage in budget processes as a tool for socio-economic

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FUNAAB lays foundation for community police station

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State has laid the foundation for the institution’s Adjoining Communities Police Station, to forestall the lingering cases of theft and burglary within the

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LASPOTECH ASUP embarks on indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), LASPOTECH Chapter has embarked on an indefinite strike with immediate effect. In his address, the Chairman of the chapter, Comrade Akinrinlola Ibitoye said

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