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Aisha Buhari urges private doctors to make their charges affordable

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) to make their medical fees affordable to enable

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WHO DG visits NCDC

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, currently on his first official visit to Nigeria, yesterday, April 10, paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters

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Why we shun antenatal care, Kaduna women speak

Women in Keke makeri community in Kaduna State, have attributed their poor attendance of antenatal care to lack of health facilities in their community. The women also decried lack of

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May & Baker grows full year profit by 75%

Nigeria’s oldest Pharmaceutical company, May & Baker Nigeria Plc. has recorded an impressive growth in its performance for 2017. According a press statement made available to Nigeria Health Online (NHO)

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Nigeria to host WHO leaders

Nigeria will this week host leaders of the World Health Organisation, an international health agency which has been working on various health interventions in the country. According to a press

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NHIS Council delists 23 Health Management Organisations

… Says only 1 out of 57 HMOs in Nigeria fit for accreditation ABUJA – The National Health Insurance Scheme Governing Council Thursday announced that it has delisted 23 Health

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Nigeria, EU, UNODC renew commitments against terrorism

…unfold new project Abuja – The ongoing fight against terrorism in Nigeria received a boost as the European Union unfolded a three-year funding plans commencing in April 2018. This was

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NGO urges NDLEA to intensify campaign against drug abuse

Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI) an NGO, has urged National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to intensify campaign against drug abuse in the country. Its President, Mr Ameh Zion, made

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

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Chevron bags Best Company in Media Relations & Support award

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, recently added another feather to its cap as it bagged the oil and gas company award for the best company

We didn’t tell Nigeria to legalise cannabis – UNODC

• Refutes Media reports The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has denied media reports that it called for the decriminalization of Cannabis in Nigeria in its presentation

Chevron, others boost TB fight in Nigeria

Spend N2.2b on chest clinics Concerned about the menace of Tuberculosis (TB) and other communicable diseases in Nigeria, Chevron and its business parties have sustained private sector support to the

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HIV/AIDS: US adds another 150, 000 patients for treatment

● Over 1 million Nigerians currently on treatment The United States government has pledged to add additional 150,000 persons to over one million Nigerians currently receiving antiretroviral drugs for HIV.

NAFDAC returns to ports

● To intensify control of importation of narcotics,  hazardous chemical substances The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), today announced plans to return to the nation’s

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

Glaucoma accounts for 4.5m blindness worldwide

The Optometric Association of Nigeria (NOA) says that glaucoma accounts for 4.5 million blindness globally. Dr Njong Onugu, Chairperson World Glaucoma Week Committee NOA FCT Chapter, disclosed this in an

Nigeria records 756,000 Under-Five deaths annually – FG

The federal government says Nigeria records about 756,000 under five deaths annually. Osarenoma Uwaifo, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a two-day annual symposium on experience

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

WAHO, Nigeria CDC to conduct Yellow Fever simulation exercise in Lagos

Lagos – The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in its efforts to contribute to the capacity building of ECOWAS Member States in the area of preparedness and response to epidemics, is

How ‘Powerforward’ reduced vices in Abuja schools – Education Board

Secondary schools in Abuja are now recording fewer vices among its students, following a school intervention programme, Powerforward, a project funded by Exxonmobil and executed by Africare. At a stakeholders

VVF: More cases linked to surgical errors

Iatrogenic fistulas now on increase in Nigeria Caused by unsafe Caesarian Section performed by unskilled personnel   Until recently, the term “iatrogenic fistula” is not a common term, used even

FG inaugurates boards of Federal hospitals

The Federal Government has inaugurated boards for all tertiary health institutions in Nigeria. Inaugurating the board in Abuja this week, Minister of Health,  Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the appointees are 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

Over 800 pregnant women die daily worldwide,  says UNFPA

As the world marked another Women’s Day on March 8, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), disclosed that the world loses 800 pregnant women every day. Majority of the deaths occur