Posts From Sam EFERARO

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

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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

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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‘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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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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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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Agbami Parties Handover 34th Science Laboratory Complex

• Boost Interest in STEM Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, (a Chevron Company) and its parties in the Agbami field- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Famfa Oil Limited, Statoil Nigeria Limited,

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Experts advocate comprehensive NHIS cover for diabetes

as Sanofi  Summit ends Experts at the one-day Diabetes Summit organized by Sanofi Aventis, a global biopharmaceutical healthcare company focused on human health on Wednesday October 17, have advocated a

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Shocker! World Bank admits misleading Nigeria to ignore education, health sectors

The World Bank says it “has to take some responsibility’’ for advising Nigeria and other African countries to invest more in roads, railways and energy rather than in education and

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Experts storm Lagos for Sanofi Diabetes Summit

Top endocrinologists and other experts in the management of diabetes around the world are expected to converge in Lagos next week for the second edition of the Diabetes Summit organized

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P&G wins Occupational Safety and Health Standards award

The award winning plant Procter and Gamble (P&G), a leading fast moving consumer goods company in Nigeria and makers of Pampers and Ariel, has received the National Development Safety and

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UK, Nigeria sign MOU to strengthen health security

[L-R] Dr. Ene Obong, Director of Climate Change, MoH (representing the Honourable Minister of State for Health, Nigeria); CEO Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu; Chief Executive Officer,

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Ebola: WHO calls for protection of humanitarian workers, Civilians in Congo DRC

Amidst statistics showing that Ebola has claimed no fewer than 101 lives, with 151 people affected, as at September 25 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the protection

World leaders budget US$ 13 billion yearly to fight TB

From Akin Jimoh, (DEVCOM) with Agency report NEW YORK – World leaders at the first-ever UN High-level meeting on TB, have agreed to mobilize US$ 13 billion a year by

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Buhari chairs Multi-Stakeholder Panel discussion

President Buhari at the UN yesterday   President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to serve as a Co-chair of the first Multi-Stakeholder Panel discussion at the United Nations High-Level Meeting (UN

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Global Health, Business Leaders Pledge Major Commitments to End Tuberculosis

25 September 2018 ¦ New York City – Ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Tuberculosis (TB), global health and business leaders convened at the TB Innovation

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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