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FG bans production, importation of codeine syrups

In the wake of the BBC undercover report, the Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ban with immediate effect

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Cockroaches for medical treatment?

Chinese scientists are taking a close look at cockroaches to explore their potential in medical treatment. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the research is led by Li Sheng, director

90 Nigerians died from Lassa fever since January – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday released an update on ravaging Lassa fever in different states in Nigeria, revealing that no fewer than 90 deaths were recorded between

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Nigerians to walk for endometriosis awareness

Come March 10, Nigerians are expected to troop out on the streets of Lagos for a special walk to raise awareness about endometriosis,  a disease  condition that inflicts so much

UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by

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Hope rises for childless couples

FTSF announces 2018 Free Fertility Treatment Programme At 47, Mrs Soyemi was almost giving up on her dream of ever becoming a mother. Over the years, she traversed different parts of

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NHIS boss, Yusuf resumes as staff supporters, non-supporters continue protest

The reinstated Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, on Monday in Abuja resumed duties amidst peaceful protests by supporters and non-supporters. A pocket of non-supporters

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Exclusive: Report that nailed NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

                                                              

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NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in mass treatment coverage index

66.6 million people received treatment in 2016 A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected

Lassa fever hits Ebonyi State

… 2 doctors, 1 patient dead The Nigeria  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. The centre also confirmed  the death of two

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Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

Henrietta Fore has assumed office on January 1 as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director.  Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience. “I am

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WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

The World Health Organization (WHO) has  prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines,

NCDC issues advisory on Cerebrospinal Meningitis

As  the Meningitis season approaches, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued an advisory urging  Nigerians to be vigilant, “ACT FAST and report any suspected case to the nearest

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Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre takes off

ABUJA – Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, led other government functionaries to commission Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre in Abuja on Friday December 1. The centre, equipped

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New NAFDAC DG unfolds agenda

Says “I come with an open mind and commitment to lead the agency” Abuja- Newly-appointed Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola

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More men likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses, UNAIDS warns

UNAIDS releases new report OTTAWA/GENEVA, 1 December 2017—On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely

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How woman bled to death after delivery in maternity home run by NSCDC nurse

“95 percent of women in the village put to bed in this house,” nurse tells NHO ABUJA – A nurse with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps’ (NSCDC) Training College

UNFPA lauds Mrs Saraki’s commitment to mothers, children’s health in Nigeria

ABUJA – The United Nations Population, UNFPA, has commended the  Wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, for supporting women and children in the country with various health interventions through

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Over 1m Nigerian PLWAs on treatment, NACA DG

The number of persons receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS has risen to one 1,150,000 from about 750,000 over a year ago, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NASCA), Dr. Sani Aliyu has

We’ll stop Noma disease – FG

To establish National Noma Control Programme ABUJA – The Federal Government has said it would do all within its power to ensure Noma disease does not have a foothold in

2018 budget: Health workers urge NASS to increase health allocation

 Decry ‘poor’ funding for sector Say only 30% of PHCs nationwide functional Health workers under the aegis of National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, NACHPN, on Monday called

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Nigeria’s malnutrition situation worsens

New report shows drop in infant, U-5 mortality Latest Fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in Nigeria has revealed a drop in infant and children under-five, but more children, especially

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NMA, AMLSN pledge to end inter-professional rivalries

“No delay, end disputes for the good of your patients now,” Kaduna deputy governor urges There seems to be end in sight to disharmony between the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)

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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

Chevron disburses $2.5m to support Global Fund in Nigeria

Health minister  expresses appreciation, urges other private organisations to emulate CNL Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), today announced the disbursement of $2.5 million donated by Chevron Corporation, United States  to the Global