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Sanofi, Lagos Catholic diocese sign pact on diabetes, hypertension management

• Inaugurate Diabetes and Hypertension Clinic Multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis and the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, today (September 17) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide specialised care

US Ambassador visits NCDC

• says centre is a model for Africa The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, today, September 10, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for being

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1,086 youths test positive to HIV/Aids in Nasarawa

About 1,086 out of 75, 435 young Nigerians between the ages of 14 and 19, who were counselled and tested for HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State, have been confirmed to be

It’s national shame we are 7th nation with highest TB burden – Minister declares as PPM Summit ends

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole at the close of the Public Private Mix (PPM) Summit for TB Control in Nigeria in Lagos yesterday, September 4, declared Nigeria’s heavy

Zambia dismisses reports of Ebola outbreak in capital

Health authorities in Zambia on Tuesday September 4, dismissed reports that the country has recorded its first Ebola case. Reports in some local media reported that the country recorded its

TB: We’ll continue to support Nigeria, WHO assures

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday, September 3,  asured Nigeria of its continued support in the quest to effectively control the scourge of tuberculosis which reportedly  claims  no fewer

Shocker: TB kills 420 Nigerians daily!

• “TB is in the air,” NTBLC Coordinator says • Commends Agbami for outstanding support   The 2-day Public Private Mix (PPM) Summit for Tuberculosis Control in Nigeria organised by

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WHO organises public-private mix summit on TB Control

• Collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, Chevron and others   A National Summit on Public-Private Partnership for Tuberculosis (TB) Control

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Nigerian Content Development – Chevron’s Success story

Before the enactment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act in 2010, only a few International Oil Companies (IOCs) had deliberately put in place policies to

Corrupt society, bad influence on adolescence and youths – Experts

The high level of crime and other social vices in the country has been blamed on the corrupt environment. This observation was made by Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, Executive Director, Youth Empowerment

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U.S. appeals court dismisses case over alleged suicide link with GSK’s antidepressant

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday tossed a $3 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline over the suicide of an attorney who took a generic version of the company’s antidepressant Paxil (named

Why more women go for caesarean deliveries – Gynaecologist

AN Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Olawale Oba, says low acceptance of instrumental delivery techniques often leads to the increase of caesarean section. Oba, a Senior Registrar at the Department of

USAID announces more funds to boost Nigeria’s healthcare, Good Governance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced additional $26m development assistance to support good governance and heath in Nigeria. The US Embassy said this in a statement

Amputee recounts ordeal as podiatry workshop begins

  Emotions ran high on Monday, August 20, at the opening of the 5th Annual Podiatry and Diabetes Foot Care workshop in Lagos when an amputee narrated his ordeal, bringing

DG urges parents to watch their children Advises beach revelers to be mindful of turbulence ocean surge Urges motorists to cooperate with safety agencies The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,

Nigeria records 102,000 new cases of cancer annually – NGO

The Executive Director, Project Pink Blue, an NGO, Mr Runcie Chidebe, says Nigeria records about 102,000 new cases of cancer every year and a significant low surviving rate. Chidebe made

Rotary budgets $96.5m to end polio

Rotary on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of

Africa requires prudent management to improve healthcare – Expert

Healthcare practitioners have been charged to exhibit managerial skills to be able to face daunting challenges confronting healthcare system in sub-Saharan Africa. Making this call during the opening ceremony of

Rainbow Medical Centre holds 5th Annual Diabetic Foot and Podiatric workshop

● holds on August 20 – 24 ● also introduces diabetes and hypertension series for PHC practitoners Rainbow Specialist  Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of

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Expert restates how family planning curbs maternal mortality

 Participabts at the roundtable in a group photograph An Obstetrics Gynaecologist, Dr Olufunke Olamigoke has called for increased family planning uptake in order to decrease the rate of maternal mortality

Exclusive breastfeeding still not catching on

• Only 23 countries achieve above 60 per cent rate • Nigeria among lowest countries with 17% rate WHAT A WONDERFUL WOLRD: Some mothers still deny their babies this The

More women go for Family Planning in Lagos, new statistics reveal

  The future is obviously looking bright for family planning uptake among women of reproductive age in Lagos State. Going by statistics made available to Nigeria Health Online, during a

Ikorodu residents cry for help over neglected PHC

• Centre offers only skeletal services • Lacks basic equipment and staff   The 36-year-old Olorunda PHC For the fifteen communities of Ikorodu North, Lagos State, access to quality health

Otedola Bridge fire: Lagos releases DNA result

• Health Commissioner says all victims’ samples were successfully matched with relatives’ The Lagos State government yesterday released the result of the DNA Forensic investigation on the victims of June

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New HIV data from sub-Saharan Africa highlight challenges, reasons for hope

• Over 5 million children and adolescents in the region could become newly infected with HIV by 2050 if trends continue   • Data from multiple countries show impact of