Posts From Juliet Umeh

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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

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200 benefits as Lagos conducts free eye surgery

No fewer than 200 people have benefitted from the latest phase of the Lagos State Government sponsored Free Eye Surgery Outreach programme; a programme aimed at improving the quality of

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Lagos begins polio campaign

Dr. Onanuga vaccinating a baby The Lagos State Government will on Friday, 27th April 2018 commence the implementation of 4-day campaign against Poliomyelitis (National Immunization Plus Days) in all Primary

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Be tested first before receiving malaria treatment, experts task Nigerians

As the world mark the World Malaria Day today, April 25, Nigerians have been charged to demand for a test result before accepting to take an anti-malaria drug prescribed for

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WACDI commences second medical outreach

War against Chronic Disease Initiative 2.0 (WACDI) a new non-governmental organization based in Lagos will, on Saturday, April 28, begin its second medical outreach at Ifako LGA with the theme:

Why Nigerians don’t live long – Abia Health Commissioner

• St. Racheal’s Pharma unveiled • Launches antibiotic brands Poverty, deaths from preventable causes, illiteracy, high corruption have been listed among the top reasons why Nigeria has continuously maintained a

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

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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

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

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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