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WHO organises public-private mix summit on TB Control

• Collaborates with Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, Chevron and others   A National Summit on Public-Private Partnership for Tuberculosis (TB) Control

Corrupt society, bad influence on adolescence and youths – Experts

The high level of crime and other social vices in the country has been blamed on the corrupt environment. This observation was made by Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, Executive Director, Youth Empowerment

DG urges parents to watch their children Advises beach revelers to be mindful of turbulence ocean surge Urges motorists to cooperate with safety agencies The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,

Africa requires prudent management to improve healthcare – Expert

Healthcare practitioners have been charged to exhibit managerial skills to be able to face daunting challenges confronting healthcare system in sub-Saharan Africa. Making this call during the opening ceremony of

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Expert restates how family planning curbs maternal mortality

 Participabts at the roundtable in a group photograph An Obstetrics Gynaecologist, Dr Olufunke Olamigoke has called for increased family planning uptake in order to decrease the rate of maternal mortality

More women go for Family Planning in Lagos, new statistics reveal

  The future is obviously looking bright for family planning uptake among women of reproductive age in Lagos State. Going by statistics made available to Nigeria Health Online, during a

Ikorodu residents cry for help over neglected PHC

• Centre offers only skeletal services • Lacks basic equipment and staff   The 36-year-old Olorunda PHC For the fifteen communities of Ikorodu North, Lagos State, access to quality health

Otedola Bridge fire: Lagos releases DNA result

• Health Commissioner says all victims’ samples were successfully matched with relatives’ The Lagos State government yesterday released the result of the DNA Forensic investigation on the victims of June

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Group suggests way to achieve Universal Health Coverage in Lagos

Barr. Adebusoye To achieve Universal Health Coverage for all Lagos State citizens, especially the very poor and vulnerable and make residents’ health a priority, two non-profit organizations, the Lagos State

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Ambode Advocates strategy to tackle maternal child mortality

• as Lagos Commences MNCH Week Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has lend her voice and support to the new Integrated, Maternal, Newborn and Child

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Be safety-conscious this rainy season, NEMA urges Nigerians

• Gives tips on emergency response  The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA) has warned Nigerians to be safety conscious and guard against the dangerous effects of the

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NPoPC decries early sex among Nigerian teenagers

Advocates formal education to ensure informed decision The Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission (NPopC) Barrister Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin recently expressed regrets about the high rate of premarital sex among Nigerian adolescents

Over 44,000 benefit from Lagos Free Medical Mission

• Hypertension, diabetes on increase Some beneficiaries at the programme No fewer than 44,000 residents of Ajeromi, Ifelodun, Ojo, Iba, Oto-Awori, Apapa, Iganmu, Lagos Mainland, Yaba, Ibeju-Lekki, Lekki, Oshodi, Isolo,

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

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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

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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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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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

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Obstetric Fistula: Why expectant mothers must register with skilled birth attendant

With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, which could lead to death

6000 benefit from Lagos free medicare project

L-R: Chairman House Committee on Health, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade; Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris and the Special Adviser on Primary Health Care, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga

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NGO seeks awareness for Lupus disease

Mrs Chisa Nosamiefam, Co-founder, Labalaba Foundation, an NGO, on Friday called for aggressive awareness and advocacy to make a difference for the people affected by Lupus in Nigeria. Lupus is

HIV Vaccine Day: Nigerian stakeholders decry government apathy towards research

As the world today, Friday May 18, marks HIV Vaccine Day 2018, Nigerians, especially people living with HIV/AIDS believe the country has nothing to show the world in terms of

Lagos Commences Another Round of Free ‘Health Mission Programme’

File Photo of the 2017 edition of ‘The Eko Helath Mission Programme’ The Lagos State Government has announced plans to commence another round of its free medical expedition programme. Tagged

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Why Nigeria must invest in local vaccine production – Lagos Health Commissioner

Dr. Jide Idris The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris said Nigeria must pay attention to local vaccine production to be able to respond to its own vaccine-preventable

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Groups call for timely release of Lagos Family Planning budget

Barrister Ayo Adebusoye (standing) making his presentation The Development Communications Network, (DEVCOMS) in collaboration with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives (NURHI) has called on the Lagos state government to urgently