Posts From Juliet Umeh

Lagos health commissioner canvasses male involvement in family planning

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has called on the male folks to encourage their wives and partners to embrace family planning, saying it’s not only women

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Experts restate need for early antenatal care as gynaecologist launches 4 books

Pregnant women have been urged to embrace early antenatal care and take their doctors’ advice seriously as this could ensure that close to 95% of pregnancies would  be successful without

Lagos begins measles vaccination March 15

Targets 95% coverage    The Lagos State Government has announced  plans to commence measles vaccination in the state from March 15. Speaking at a one-day media orientation meeting for journalist


Why parents should teach children sexuality, reproductive health, experts, youths speak

Would you rather talk to your children about family planning or deal with the consequences of abortion and forever live with the guilt? At what age should parents begin to

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Reptiles take over abandoned  Lagos riverine PHC

Communities demand urgent attention The hope of getting an efficient Primary Health Care (PHC), for Irede and Ikaare riverine communities in Amuwo Odofin was raised when a PHC was midwifed

BVNL partners South Africa’s Biovac to strengthen vaccine initiative for Africa

Swift from the recent inauguration of the Board of Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL) last month, the BVNL has “hit the ground running”. The BVNL team paid a working visit to,

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China donates over 135,000 bags of Rice to North East

Nigeria Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday took delivery of 135,580 bags of 50kg rice donated by the People’s Republic of China for direct distribution to the victims of Boko Haram

Lassa Fever: Lagos advocates personal, environmental hygiene as control measures

The Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the public to ensure and maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of

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“Get It Together” radio programs return

To air weekly from February 12 in Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo States The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2) kick-starts a brand new season of the “Get It

Lagos moves to check food, water, beverage contamination in eateries, restaurants, hotels, others

Sensitizes stakeholders  on HACCP The Lagos State Government has moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state, charging stakeholders to embrace the Hazard

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FG/May&Baker set for local vaccines production

Minister inaugurates Board of production company  The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, formally kicked off local vaccines production in Nigeria, following  the inauguration of the Board of Directors of

Lagos invests N2.5 billion on health equipment in 2017,  Commissioner says

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, has said that the state spent not less than N2.5 billion on procurement of equipment alone this year. Dr. Idris disclosed  this

Lagos Restates Commitment to Reduction of Non Communicable Diseases

The Lagos State Government has once again restated its commitment towards the reduction of the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension, diabetes and cancers of the breast, cervix and

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Practitioners advocate public-private collaboration on health funding

Dr Ohen Geoffrey, Vice Chairman, Eko Hospital Board, Lagos, on Thursday called on governments at all levels to collaborate with the private sector on funding to help improve the healthcare

NMA decries migration of doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) has expressed worry over the mass exodus of healthcare professionals in Nigeria. The association raised this concern on Thursday, at the 2017 National Executive Council

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Foundation sensitizes young people on sexual health

To avoid  young people getting exposed to sex education through a wrong medium with its damning consequences, a new non-governmental organization known as Lisa Demi Project is set to stem

North East needs $1bn to address humanitarian needs in 2018 – UNOCHA

Humanitarian interventions in reconstructing the devastations in North East Nigeria will require at least $1bn in 2018 to address.  The fund is needed to meet some of the needs of

May & Baker goes natural

Launches herbal products May & Baker Nig. Plc., Nigeria’s first pharmaceutical company, opened a new chapter in its operation in the country last week, with the launch of a new

Help improve healthcare standard, Lagos Health Commissioner urges doctors

The Lagos State  Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has urged the Association of Medical Doctors in the employment of Lagos State to play a role towards improving the standard

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In Sogunro community, teenage pregnancy rules

Procreation commonly known as child bearing is a divine engagement and one that usually brings joy and excitement to humankind, when it is done at the right time and for

Agboyi Ketu: Where TBAs hold all aces as midwives

For the people of Agboyi Ketu, a Lagos suburb, lack of basic amenities and depth of traditional beliefs, strengthen the people’s confidence in Traditional Birth Attendants.  NHO correspondent, JULIET UMEH  visited the

Nigeria has highest number of preterm babies in the world – AMCH Founder

Also has highest number of newborn deaths Foundation marks World Prematurity Day Nigeria has the highest number of preterm babies and the highest number of newborn death in the world, the 

Hypertension remains major cause of sudden deaths in Nigeria – NIMR

Age 40 and above most affected Latest report from the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has revealed that high blood ressure remains number one killer disease in Nigeria, accounting

Lagos State Government Validates HRH, TSTS Policy

To ensure adequate delivery of quality healthcare services in the state, Lagos State government on Monday validated the Human Resource for Health (HRH) Strategic Plan and Task Shifting Task Sharing


World Diabetes Day: New IDF report reveals continued increase

Estimate shows 1 in 11 adults now live with diabetes – 10 million more cases than in 2015 Sanofi leads campaign in Nigeria with special walk, capacity building workshop for