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Chevron, others boost TB fight in Nigeria

Spend N2.2b on chest clinics Concerned about the menace of Tuberculosis (TB) and other communicable diseases in Nigeria, Chevron and its business parties have sustained private sector support to the

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HIV/AIDS: US adds another 150, 000 patients for treatment

● Over 1 million Nigerians currently on treatment The United States government has pledged to add additional 150,000 persons to over one million Nigerians currently receiving antiretroviral drugs for HIV.

NAFDAC returns to ports

● To intensify control of importation of narcotics,  hazardous chemical substances The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), today announced plans to return to the nation’s

Lagos health commissioner canvasses male involvement in family planning

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has called on the male folks to encourage their wives and partners to embrace family planning, saying it’s not only women

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Experts restate need for early antenatal care as gynaecologist launches 4 books

Pregnant women have been urged to embrace early antenatal care and take their doctors’ advice seriously as this could ensure that close to 95% of pregnancies would  be successful without

Glaucoma accounts for 4.5m blindness worldwide

The Optometric Association of Nigeria (NOA) says that glaucoma accounts for 4.5 million blindness globally. Dr Njong Onugu, Chairperson World Glaucoma Week Committee NOA FCT Chapter, disclosed this in an

Nigeria records 756,000 Under-Five deaths annually – FG

The federal government says Nigeria records about 756,000 under five deaths annually. Osarenoma Uwaifo, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a two-day annual symposium on experience

Lagos begins measles vaccination March 15

Targets 95% coverage    The Lagos State Government has announced  plans to commence measles vaccination in the state from March 15. Speaking at a one-day media orientation meeting for journalist

WAHO, Nigeria CDC to conduct Yellow Fever simulation exercise in Lagos

Lagos – The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in its efforts to contribute to the capacity building of ECOWAS Member States in the area of preparedness and response to epidemics, is


Why parents should teach children sexuality, reproductive health, experts, youths speak

Would you rather talk to your children about family planning or deal with the consequences of abortion and forever live with the guilt? At what age should parents begin to

How ‘Powerforward’ reduced vices in Abuja schools – Education Board

Secondary schools in Abuja are now recording fewer vices among its students, following a school intervention programme, Powerforward, a project funded by Exxonmobil and executed by Africare. At a stakeholders

VVF: More cases linked to surgical errors

Iatrogenic fistulas now on increase in Nigeria Caused by unsafe Caesarian Section performed by unskilled personnel   Until recently, the term “iatrogenic fistula” is not a common term, used even

FG inaugurates boards of Federal hospitals

The Federal Government has inaugurated boards for all tertiary health institutions in Nigeria. Inaugurating the board in Abuja this week, Minister of Health,  Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the appointees are to

Reptiles take over abandoned  Lagos riverine PHC

Communities demand urgent attention The hope of getting an efficient Primary Health Care (PHC), for Irede and Ikaare riverine communities in Amuwo Odofin was raised when a PHC was midwifed

Over 800 pregnant women die daily worldwide,  says UNFPA

As the world marked another Women’s Day on March 8, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), disclosed that the world loses 800 pregnant women every day. Majority of the deaths occur


Usman Abubakar takes over at ICPC

The baton of leadership of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has been handed over to the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar. In a

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Lagos celebrates 25 retired staff

No fewer than 25 members of staff of the Lagos State Ministry of Health who retired from active public service in 2017 after spending 35 years in service or attaining

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90 Nigerians died from Lassa fever since January – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday released an update on ravaging Lassa fever in different states in Nigeria, revealing that no fewer than 90 deaths were recorded between

Nigerians to walk for endometriosis awareness

Come March 10, Nigerians are expected to troop out on the streets of Lagos for a special walk to raise awareness about endometriosis,  a disease  condition that inflicts so much

UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by

Hope rises for childless couples

FTSF announces 2018 Free Fertility Treatment Programme At 47, Mrs Soyemi was almost giving up on her dream of ever becoming a mother. Over the years, she traversed different parts of

BVNL partners South Africa’s Biovac to strengthen vaccine initiative for Africa

Swift from the recent inauguration of the Board of Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL) last month, the BVNL has “hit the ground running”. The BVNL team paid a working visit to,

Chevron shines at NIPS, Abuja

• Carts away two Oil/Gas industry awards Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – NNPC/CNL JV – received a resounding