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Lagos commences immunization of children against Polio

Targets over 4.8 million eligible children The second round of 2018 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), polio vaccination campaign for children aged zero to 59 months will hold in Lagos

Buhari signs medical residency training bill into law

President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the medical residency training bill 2018 into law. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang. According

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Desist from drug abuse, Community Pharmacists urges students

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State branch, Tuesday advised youths to desist from engaging in illegal drugs activities or taking drugs without professional guidance. The pharmacists

WHO to distribute Paediatric chewable worm medicine to endemic countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) will begin distributing a paediatric (chewable) formulation of mebendazole to countries with a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms). Mebendazole is one of the

WHO study shows drug could save thousands of women’s lives

A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women’s lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries, according to a study led by the

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HealthPlus wins 4th NHEA award

HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy chain in West Africa, has again emerged winner of the Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) for the pharmaceutical retail outlet of

Nigeria loses 23 women daily to cervical cancer – SOGON

Launches preventive guidelines to eradicate scourge ABUJA – The Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON, has revealed that no fewer than 23 Nigerian women die daily as a

Making Nigeria defecation-free to curb NTDs

According to statiscts from UNICEF, No fewer than 46 million Nigerians practice open defecation, ranking the country as third globally among countries with such practices. Also, it is reported that

St. Racheal’s Pharma, HealthPlus sign agreement to promote life expectancy in Nigeria

To provide drugs at half price St. Racheal’s Pharma, an emerging manufacturer of antibiotics for the African pharmaceutical market and HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy

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

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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

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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

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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