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Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 1)

Women can’t just stop visiting them Despite the availability of robust healthcare services in Lagos, preference for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) remains high. TBA Homes continue to thrive despite the


Report faults FG’s zero allocation for family planning as 3rd quarter ends

  Latest report on this year budget for the nation’s health sector by Federal Government’s has revealed and faulted zero allocation for family planning by the government as third quarter

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Relief in Niger Delta as EU, UNICEF support region with WASH projects

Relief came the way of some communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region with the commissioning of water and sanitation projects by the European Union (EU) and the  United Nations Children Fund

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Experts advocate Podiatry residency training for Nigeria

With the prevalence of diabetes mellitus on the increase world-wide, especially in developing nations like Nigeria, consequently resulting in increased diabetes complications, health experts today in Lagos called for the


NEITI releases 2015 compliance ranking for oil and gas industry

Board appoints auditors ABUJA – The on-going Independent Audit of the Oil and Gas Industry covering 2015 by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has recorded 94% compliance by

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Checking the menace of TB in Nigeria: The Agbami example

Tuberculosis, popularly known by its abbreviation, TB, has existed for millennia and remains a major global health problem. It causes ill-health in millions of people each year and in 2015

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NAFDAC gets ISO for Kaduna lab

• Agency reiterates commitment to mandate ABUJA – The Acting Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Yetunde Oni, on Thursday reiterated the commitment of the

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Task Shifting, Task Sharing: New route towards MDGs achievement?

● All eyes on Lagos on plans to domesticate policy Nigeria is reputed  to have one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa. Unfortunately, the

Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday.


World Population Day shifts attention to Family Planning

● Health Minister restates commitment to quality FP service delivery at all levels of health care ● NURHI calls for more funding of services Issues of family planning and improved

Watch that fat belly

• It’s a more dangerous fat By Ifeoma Okoye If you’re carrying a few extra pounds, you’re not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn’t a

Understanding and tracking your blood pressure

Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.

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Family Planning: How satisfied users become advocates

“Maybe I would have given birth to eight or nine children by now if I’d not heard of family planning, ” user-turned mobilizer says. Chika Ohaeri is a 36-year-old woman


WED 2017: How Chevron connects people to nature

The World Environment Day (WED), held annually on June 5, is the biggest event to celebrate and promote environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe. Established by the United Nations

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’Exercise is one of the antidotes for any kind of sickness,’ fitness expert says

  Mr. Okechukwu Akas,  the proprietor of Genesis Fitness, Lekki, Lagos, is a certified trainer and physiotherapist by profession.  In this interview with Juliet Umeh, NHO correspondent, he sheds some light on the

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Chibok girls: We’re happy they were released –  UNFPA Deputy Rep.

Out of over 276 Secondary School girls that were abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Chibok community, Borno State, in April 2014 no fewer than106  have regained freedom and are


Keep the pressure down!

Experts say Lowering blood pressure’s top number could prevent over 100,000  deaths a year More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with specific common risk factors for

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Midwives decry poor infrastructures in Nigerian hospitals

Say hospitals need more skilled birth attendants Now, Nigeria has more male midwives The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Friday, denounced the poor state of infrastructures in

There’s significant reduction in malaria menace in Nigeria –  MSN President

The malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN) took the campaign against the disease to a rural  riverine community of Badagry, Lagos State, as part of its activities to commemorate the 2017

We’ll stop malaria from the earth – Gates Foundation Country Rep

  …says Foundation spends N250m on health, other interventions in Nigeria yearly Can you imagine the earth without the malaria scourge? Dr Mairo Mandara, Country representative, Bill and Melinda Gates


Depression comes to town, still the old story

Twenty-two years ago (how time flies), a multinational company introduced a new drug for the management of depression. It was the first of its kind and quite different from the

Tales from dental clinic

My first encounter with a dentist was quite memorable. I had this excruciating toothache that just wouldn’t respond to simple analgesics and for two days or so I couldn’t chew

10 Ways to improve quality of care in health facilities, by WHO

There is increasing global awareness that good quality care is key to keeping mothers and babies alive and well. Today, each year there are 303 000 deaths of women during

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Laugh your way to good health in 2017!

It’s still the best medicine Experts say you need it to protect your heart. It lowers blood pressure, enhances blood flow to essential organs and boosts your immunity “The most

World Cancer Day: For Nigeria, Ignorance remains obstacle to control

Few people aware that early detection could save life Doctors need retraining about cancer No sustainable cancer prevention programme Nigeria joined the rest of the world Saturday to mark the