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Genetics professor says Sickle Cell is death sentence

Prof. Otoikhian on the programme Courtesy: TVC • “It’s a curse,” he tells TV viewers on World Sickle Cell Day In a frank but brutal manner, a professor of genetics,

Nigeria obtains 60% of blood need through commercial donors – Health Minister

Requires 1.8 million units annually  To honour 55-time-donor Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day on June 14 amidst revelation by the Minister

WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me

Health workers should provide FP services with evidence-based information – Dr. Sigbeku

Dr. Sigbeku The role of Health service providers has been identified as crucial when it comes to family planning uptake and women’s health in general. In this interview with JULIET

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MLSCN calls for ‘urgent’ accreditation of medical lab institutions

Sir Erhabor …says accreditation key to efficient, quality health care Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria MLSCN, has called on Nigerian government to ensure that all tertiary laboratory institutions in

Expert identifies diarrhoea as cause of 25% stunting in Nigerian children

• Says 45,000 children die annually from lack of hygiene globally The Water and Sanitation (WASH) Specialist for the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), Maina Banga, yesterday June 11,  identified

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HFN Seeks Collaboration with Public Health Sector

(L-R): Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EchoScan Services Limited, Dr Ayodele Benson, President, Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, Clare Omotseye; Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris and Country Director,

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Immunization: Nigeria gets $2.7b from GAVI’s transition

ABUJA – The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, today announced that the Global Alliance for Vaccine Immunisation (GAVI) has approved the sum of $2.7 billion for Nigeria’s immunization programme.

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How we empowered Nigerians with N30b in three decades – Leventis Foundation

The Leventis Foundation of Nigeria said that it had spent over N30 billion on about 25,000 Nigerian youths, farmers in promoting agro-business and empowering farmers across the country. Chairman of

‘Stop TB’ Partnership takes campaign to tertiary institutions

Stop  TB Partnership, the leading organization helping Nigerian government to fight tuberculosis, otherwise known as TB, has taken its awareness campaign on the condition to tertiary institutions across the nation.

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Woman jailed over fake medical report

86For being in possession of fake medical reports from a Maitama, Abuja district hospital, a woman, Miss Inaku Victoria Oko, has been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by

WED 2018: Reviewing Chevron’s commitment to environmental protection

… remains active agent of sustainable development and strong advocate of partnerships in support of the environment What are the people of the world doing to Planet Earth and the

Enforce ban on Shisha, minister urges police, others

ABUJA –  The Minister of Health,  Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on the police and other relevant  government agencies to immediately implement  the ban on flavoured tobacco products including Shisha.

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Dano marks World Milk Day

… breaks Guiness World Records for longest drink pouring relay with milk In solidarity with nutrition stakeholders all over the world, premium dairy brand, Dano milk has deepened conversations on

cigarettes, alcohol to cost more from today

From today, the new amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco comes into effect. The president is expected to sign the new amendment today, setting the

We need media support to prevent, curb epidemics – NCDC boss

… holds workshop to sensitize health editors Dr. Ihekweazu (Centre in black) in a group photograph with the health editors The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Centre for Disease

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Resident doctors threaten fresh strike

There seems to be no respite yet for Nigeria’s health sector as Resident Doctors are gearing for another strike just as other health workers under the aegis of the Joint

Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough, new WHO report reveals on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and

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UNICEF advocates new survey on out-of-school children – UNICEF

…as Sokoto govt invests N500m on school enrollment Some of Nigeria’s out-of-school children The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), has called on the Federal Government to review the 10.5

FG raises alarm over increase of cholera outbreaks

… as NCDC issues Public Health Advisory ABUJA – The Federal Government has raised the alarm over increasing reported vases of cholera in some states in the country. A Public

Tobacco kills 7 million yearly

… says WHO on World No Tobacco Day The World Health Organization (WHO), Wednesday said no fewer than seven million people die, worldwide every year from tobacco-related diseases. WHO Regional

At last, JOHESU suspends 44-day-old strike

…effective Friday as NIC takes over negotiation ABUJA – The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) Wednesday said it has decided to suspend its 44-day-old strike, on Friday June 1, 2018.

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Unlicenced Ebola drugs could soon be used in DR Congo – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO), said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak

Atiku, Saudi German Hospital to establish 100-bed hospital in Abuja

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday a announced plans to establish a referral centre and a 100-bed hospital in Abuja in partnership with the management of Saudi

FG’s reads riot act to striking health workers: ‘Get back to work or else…’

Prof. Adewole Minister of Health The ministry of health has directed striking health workers to resume work immediately or be declared to have absconded from duty. Health minister Isaac Adewole