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Russian health ministry creates new powder vaccine against Ebola

The Russian health care ministry, has got a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova said on Thursday. “We have created a new

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WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Although

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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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

NURHI commissions 19th FP facility in Lagos clinic

● More hospitals to benefit In a bid to reduce maternal mortality in Lagos State, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), on Monday July 23, commissioned another post-pregnancy Family

Pfizer to build $465m cutting-edge sterile injectable plant in U.S.

● Project expected to create about 450 jobs over the years Multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced plans to increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment

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Cholera outbreak declines

• NCDC attributes major cause to poor water and hygiene facilities in many States   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there has been a general decline in

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WHO congratulates Congo DRC as Ebola outbreak ends

• calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country   The World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and all the

Chinese company sells faulty vaccines

  The Chinese pharmaceuticals industry suffered another blow on Monday (July 23) following reports that hundreds of thousands of children may have been inoculated with faulty vaccines from major drug

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Kenya bans HIV drug

James Macharia Kenya’s Health Minister The Kenyan Health ministry has directed officials across the country to stop prescribing a HIV drug linked to birth defects in HIV-positive women. The directive