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World Antibiotic Awareness Week: St Racheal’s Pharma to conduct Resistance Surveillance

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2018 World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), one of Nigeria’s leading antibiotic manufacturers and marketers, St Racheal’s Pharma has announce

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Sanitation: UNICEF holds crucial meeting with market players in West, Central Africa

ABUJA – The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is currently meeting key market players in sanitation across West and Central Africa in Abuja. The meeting aims to promote access to

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WHO warns on dangers of diabetes complications

• Expresses concerns over global rate of antibiotic resistance ABUJA – The World Health Organization, WHO, has warned of dangers associated with diabetes. WHO said persons living with the disease

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of under 5 children death

DAKAR, Senegal, November 13, 2018/ — To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is

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Buhari signs bill to establish NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This new Act which will establish NCDC as a full-fledged parastatal,

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UI hosts Federation of African Medical Students epic conference

The Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly (FAMSAGA) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in grand style by hosting its first ever health conference at the University of

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Nigerian Physiotherapist offers free on-call service

  A South Africa-based Nigerian physiotherapist has announced plans to provide on-call services to the public for a wide range of ailment requiring physiotherapy. In as press release, Prof. Efe

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FG inaugurates Council for MDCN

ABUJA – The Federal Government has inaugurated the Governing Council for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN. The inauguration, done last Friday, followed months of protests by the

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Nigeria records 58m population growth in 12yrs – AAFP

• Says nation in ‘demographic trouble’ with its uncontrolled births   ABUJA – Nigeria has recorded 58 million increase in its population since it last conducted its population census in

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Why diabetes mgt. in Nigeria needs urgent Govt. intervention, stakeholders speak

• NHO, in collaboration with Roche, holds 2018 WDD Media Round table Round Table Faculty (L-R): Accu-Chek Strategic Account Manager, Roche Products Limited Diabetes Care, Mrs Folasade Olufemi-Ajayi, Regional Sales

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‘No reason clinical trials cannot be done in Nigeria’

Prof. Folakemi Odedina is a cancer scientist and the convener of the first ever Clinical Trial Congress to be held in Nigeria on November 14-16. She is also the foremost

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Civil societies raise alarm on increased mother/child death in Nigeria

Every 12 minutes, Nigeria looses one woman to due to complications of pregnancy and this, according to WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA, resulted in the death of 58,000 women, in 2015

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Leventis Foundation at 30: We’ve empowered 25,000 Nigerians – Executive Director

ABUJA – Leventis Foundation Nigeria has trained no less than 25,000 since it began operation in Nigeria in 1988, Executive Director of the foundation, Dr Hope Usieta, has said. Addressing

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‘Project Pink Blue’ launches N100m fund for indigent cancer patients

•Patients speak on costs, burden of cancer in Nigeria   Project Pink Blue, a non-governmental organization supporting indigent cancer patients and promoting advocacy on the disease, says it is set

Nigeria may attain polio-free status in next twelve months

If its current efforts are sustained  No case recorded in 25 months ABUJA – Executive Secretary, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, on Monday, October 29,

FG orders NHIS boss to proceed on immediate administrative leave

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, directed embattled Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Yusuf Usman, to proceed on “administrative leave” with immediate effect. The President also empanelled a

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NNPC/Chevron National Arts competition for secondary schools winners emerge

Education Minister canvases collaboration with corporate bodies The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has urged Nigerians to consistently coach children to think creatively in order to become champions while

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NHIS: Board can’t remove CEO – FG

ABUJA – The Federal government has declared that governing boards lack powers to suspend or remove chief executive officers of their agencies or institutions. Secretary to the Government of the

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World Stroke Day: Stroke Action Nigeria sensitizes public on basic issues

Advocates support for survivors In furtherance of its mission to provide services, reduce the  incidence, complications and burden of strokes, Stroke Action Nigeria, a national Stroke support organization, joined the rest of the

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Gains of legislating on social work in Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki President Muhammadu Buhari recently declined assent to the “Social Work Professionalization Bill,” following its shortcomings. The bill seeks to professionalize, standardize and regulate social work in

Nigeria must get involved in clinical trials – Prof. Odedina

Prof. Odedina As Nigeria prepares for the first ever Clinical Trial Congress in Lagos from November 13 to 16, the convener, Prof. Folakemi Odedina a USA-based cancer scientist says the

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Psychiatric unit staff emerges 2018 LUTH best staff, receives N.25m

Mrs Lateef Ibijoke (3rd from right) receiving her special recognition award As part of efforts to encourage its staff, the board of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba,

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Africa records no wild polio virus since 2017 – WHO

• Nigeria steps up efforts for certification   ABUJA – The World Health Organization has applauded Africa for being free of the deadly wild polio virus in two years, covering

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How Global Fund, PEPFAR saved 1.5m Nigerians from HIV deaths – NACA DG

(L-R): NACA DG, Dr Sani Aliyu, Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole (3rd) Global Fund Executive Director, Mr Peter Sands and other officials at the meeting ABUJA – But for

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Enter ‘DiagnosMe.Africa’ online portal

• Now you can access medical tests at home Stack Diagnostics, a premium molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine company, has unveiled an online portal known as DiagnosMe.Africa  to enhance health