Posts From Sam EFERARO

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,

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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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

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

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Resident doctors threaten fresh strike

There seems to be no respite yet for Nigeria’s health sector as Resident Doctors are gearing for another strike just as other health workers under the aegis of the Joint

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Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough, new WHO report reveals on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and

Unlicenced Ebola drugs could soon be used in DR Congo – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO), said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak

Atiku, Saudi German Hospital to establish 100-bed hospital in Abuja

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday a announced plans to establish a referral centre and a 100-bed hospital in Abuja in partnership with the management of Saudi

FG’s reads riot act to striking health workers: ‘Get back to work or else…’

Prof. Adewole Minister of Health The ministry of health has directed striking health workers to resume work immediately or be declared to have absconded from duty. Health minister Isaac Adewole

Catholic priest infected with Ebola

A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the deadly Ebola disease currently spreading in Democratic Republic of Congo. He was infected in the town of Mbandaka, medical

JOHESU strike: Senate President meets union leaders, health, labour ministers

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki meeting with Minister of Health Isaac Adewole and Minister of Labour Chris Ngige on Friday The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked

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World Health Assembly delegates seal new 5-year strategic plan

GENEVA – World Health Assembly delegates today, May 23, agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed

AGPMPN seeks investment, collaboration with Government

The association of general and private medical practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, May 19 to mark The Family Doctors Day 2018 with a call

PCN now enforcing codeine recall – Registrar

THE Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has commenced supervision of codeine-containing cough syrup recall from the Nigerian pharmaceutical market in compliance with Federal Government directive. The Registrar of PCN, Elijah

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Ebola: WHO Emergency Committee says international spread risk is high

… Says outbreak not yet international Public Health Emergency The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General, on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the

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Ebola: One new case confirmed in DR Congo’s urban area

…WHO expresses concerned One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million

GE Healthcare collaborates with Kenya Cardiac Society to train cardiac health professionals

(L-R) President, Kenya Cardiac Society Dr. Bernard Gitura and the CEO, GE Healthcare East Africa, Andrew Waititu signing the agreement NAIROBI, KENYA – General Electric (GE) a leading provider of

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Stay off JOHESU strike – Labour Minister tells doctors

Dr. Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige on Tuesday asked the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to stay away from the strike by Joint Health Sector Unions. The minister

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WHO to deploy 4,000 vaccines in DR Congo Ebola response

All is now set for the use of an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows the agreement by the

NCDC issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola

Following the recent confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory to assist Nigerians in preventing the

Ebola: WHO DG visits affected areas in DR Congo

… Meets President Kabila Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with President Joseph Kabila The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday May 13, visited the town of

JOHESU Strike: NMA decries attacks on doctors, patients

Dr. Cajetan Onyedum NMA Enugu Branch Chairman The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Enugu State branch, has decried incessant attacks of its members and some patients by striking members of the

Codeine syrup crisis: NAFDAC reopens pharma companies

The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday lifted the shutdown order on three pharmaceutical companies implicated in the BBC documentary on codedine abuse in the