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Cholera outbreak declines

• NCDC attributes major cause to poor water and hygiene facilities in many States   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there has been a general decline in

WHO congratulates Congo DRC as Ebola outbreak ends

• calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country   The World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and all the

Chinese company sells faulty vaccines

  The Chinese pharmaceuticals industry suffered another blow on Monday (July 23) following reports that hundreds of thousands of children may have been inoculated with faulty vaccines from major drug

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Group suggests way to achieve Universal Health Coverage in Lagos

Barr. Adebusoye To achieve Universal Health Coverage for all Lagos State citizens, especially the very poor and vulnerable and make residents’ health a priority, two non-profit organizations, the Lagos State

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Ambode Advocates strategy to tackle maternal child mortality

• as Lagos Commences MNCH Week Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has lend her voice and support to the new Integrated, Maternal, Newborn and Child

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Be safety-conscious this rainy season, NEMA urges Nigerians

• Gives tips on emergency response  The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA) has warned Nigerians to be safety conscious and guard against the dangerous effects of the

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NPoPC decries early sex among Nigerian teenagers

Advocates formal education to ensure informed decision The Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission (NPopC) Barrister Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin recently expressed regrets about the high rate of premarital sex among Nigerian adolescents

World Population Day: Nigeria introduces new contraceptive

• Also launches two major FP documents L-R: Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President/CEO Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and

Over 44,000 benefit from Lagos Free Medical Mission

• Hypertension, diabetes on increase Some beneficiaries at the programme No fewer than 44,000 residents of Ajeromi, Ifelodun, Ojo, Iba, Oto-Awori, Apapa, Iganmu, Lagos Mainland, Yaba, Ibeju-Lekki, Lekki, Oshodi, Isolo,

Nigeria declares family planning as human right

In continuation of its efforts to ensure that every family in Nigeria is well-planned, the Federal Government has declared family planning as human rights. The declaration was made on Monday

Kenya bans HIV drug

James Macharia Kenya’s Health Minister The Kenyan Health ministry has directed officials across the country to stop prescribing a HIV drug linked to birth defects in HIV-positive women. The directive

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Adamawa records 1,564 cases of cholera – Director

Dr. Amos Ujulu, Director of Disease Control Department (DCD), Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA), says the state has recorded 1,564 cases of cholera this year. Ujulu disclosed

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Participatory partnerships can stop oil theft, pipeline vandalism

Chevron GM, Esimaje Brikinn tells how in panel discussion Brikinn The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, (PGPA), Mr. Esimaje Brikinn has emphasized the value of participatory partnerships in

NAFDAC intensifies awareness campaign on BMS marketing Code

• Partners Alive and Thrive FHI-360   • Organises workshop for health editors   In a bid to radically improve the knowledge, practice and attitude of Nigerians towards exclusive breast

Lagos commences immunization of children against Polio

Targets over 4.8 million eligible children The second round of 2018 National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs), polio vaccination campaign for children aged zero to 59 months will hold in Lagos

Buhari signs medical residency training bill into law

President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the medical residency training bill 2018 into law. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang. According

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Desist from drug abuse, Community Pharmacists urges students

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State branch, Tuesday advised youths to desist from engaging in illegal drugs activities or taking drugs without professional guidance. The pharmacists

WHO to distribute Paediatric chewable worm medicine to endemic countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) will begin distributing a paediatric (chewable) formulation of mebendazole to countries with a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms). Mebendazole is one of the

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WHO study shows drug could save thousands of women’s lives

A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women’s lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries, according to a study led by the

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HealthPlus wins 4th NHEA award

HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy chain in West Africa, has again emerged winner of the Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) for the pharmaceutical retail outlet of

Nigeria loses 23 women daily to cervical cancer – SOGON

Launches preventive guidelines to eradicate scourge ABUJA – The Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON, has revealed that no fewer than 23 Nigerian women die daily as a

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Making Nigeria defecation-free to curb NTDs

According to statiscts from UNICEF, No fewer than 46 million Nigerians practice open defecation, ranking the country as third globally among countries with such practices. Also, it is reported that

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St. Racheal’s Pharma, HealthPlus sign agreement to promote life expectancy in Nigeria

To provide drugs at half price St. Racheal’s Pharma, an emerging manufacturer of antibiotics for the African pharmaceutical market and HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy

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Genetics professor says Sickle Cell is death sentence

Prof. Otoikhian on the programme Courtesy: TVC • “It’s a curse,” he tells TV viewers on World Sickle Cell Day In a frank but brutal manner, a professor of genetics,

Nigeria obtains 60% of blood need through commercial donors – Health Minister

Requires 1.8 million units annually  To honour 55-time-donor Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day on June 14 amidst revelation by the Minister