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Catholic priest infected with Ebola

A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the deadly Ebola disease currently spreading in Democratic Republic of Congo. He was infected in the town of Mbandaka, medical

JOHESU strike: Senate President meets union leaders, health, labour ministers

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki meeting with Minister of Health Isaac Adewole and Minister of Labour Chris Ngige on Friday The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked

World Health Assembly delegates seal new 5-year strategic plan

GENEVA – World Health Assembly delegates today, May 23, agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed

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Save women with fistula, UNFPA urges countries

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called on countries where women suffer the burden of fistula to urgently develop strategy to save them. In a statement to commemorate the

AGPMPN seeks investment, collaboration with Government

The association of general and private medical practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, May 19 to mark The Family Doctors Day 2018 with a call

PCN now enforcing codeine recall – Registrar

THE Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has commenced supervision of codeine-containing cough syrup recall from the Nigerian pharmaceutical market in compliance with Federal Government directive. The Registrar of PCN, Elijah

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

Ebola: WHO Emergency Committee says international spread risk is high

… Says outbreak not yet international Public Health Emergency The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General, on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the

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Ebola: One new case confirmed in DR Congo’s urban area

…WHO expresses concerned One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million

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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

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GE Healthcare collaborates with Kenya Cardiac Society to train cardiac health professionals

(L-R) President, Kenya Cardiac Society Dr. Bernard Gitura and the CEO, GE Healthcare East Africa, Andrew Waititu signing the agreement NAIROBI, KENYA – General Electric (GE) a leading provider of

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Stay off JOHESU strike – Labour Minister tells doctors

Dr. Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige on Tuesday asked the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to stay away from the strike by Joint Health Sector Unions. The minister

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WHO to deploy 4,000 vaccines in DR Congo Ebola response

All is now set for the use of an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows the agreement by the

NCDC issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola

Following the recent confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory to assist Nigerians in preventing the

Ebola: WHO DG visits affected areas in DR Congo

… Meets President Kabila Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with President Joseph Kabila The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday May 13, visited the town of

JOHESU Strike: NMA decries attacks on doctors, patients

Dr. Cajetan Onyedum NMA Enugu Branch Chairman The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Enugu State branch, has decried incessant attacks of its members and some patients by striking members of the

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

Codeine syrup crisis: NAFDAC reopens pharma companies

The National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday lifted the shutdown order on three pharmaceutical companies implicated in the BBC documentary on codedine abuse in the

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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

Health Minister declares end of Lassa fever emergency phase

Training of Healthcare workers in Owo Ondo State. Photo: NCDC The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, today, May 10, announced the end of the emergency phase of the 2018

NMA warns FG not to acceed to JOHESU ‘s demand on salary parity

… threatens Doctors’ strike The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has warned the Federal Government not to yield to demands by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) for a pay parity

FEC directs health minister to standby against Ebola

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday directed the Federal Ministry of Health to step up surveillance team against the deadly Ebola . The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole briefed

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Codeine syrup crisis: NAFDAC shuts Emzor, 2 other pharma companies

Prof. Adeyeye NAFDAC DG The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday May 7, announced the closure of three pharmaceutical companies over the BBC documentary on codeine

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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