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Release health budget,  get $300,000 – FG promises state govts

Any state of the Federation that announces its health budget and releases the funds for implementation in 2017 will be rewarded with a special grant of N135.5 million ($300,000) by

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Stroke Action Nigeria partners WSO on stroke management

Stroke Action Nigeria has partnered the World Stroke Organisation to take action, drive awareness and push for better access to stroke treatment in Nigeria as part of activities to mark

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Lagos DNA centre ready in first quarter of 2017 – AG

The Lagos State Government said yesterday that the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any State Government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017,

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Why we launched  ‘Save One Million Lives Program For Results’ – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole  says the government’s ‘Save One Million Lives Program For Results’ (SOML-P for R)  is designed to restructure the nation’s health care delivery system

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It’s World Diabetes Day

415 million have diabetes worldwide Could rise to 642 million by 2040 More Nigerians down with foot complication Expert advocates structured self monitoring of blood glucose for patients   The

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Cross River gets $18 million USAID grant on SMGL

The ‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life’ (SMGL) Initiative concluded a productive week-long, global team-building meeting in Calabar with a five-year, $18 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Invest in science and technology to end recession – Ex-Minister

… speaks at Agbami STEM symposium Former minister of communication technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, has advised the federal government to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, to end economic

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High cost of drugs preventing diabetes control

Patients cry out at NHO Media Roundtable Seek government’s urgent intervention Nigerians living with diabetes today at the NHO media roundtable on diabetes cried out about the escalating cost of anti-diabetes

Revealed! Doctors still treat malaria without test

USAID raises alarm Chloroquine still being produced and prescribed in the country Nation remains too endemic despite huge spending on control. We have a long way to go, says USAID

Vanguard hosts medical team for blood sugar screening

… large turnout by staff It was the turn of Vanguard,  a leading national daily, to host the medical team coordinated by Nigeria Health Online yesterday for the ongoing free

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Merck empowers African women cancer survivors

… Launches Merck-More-than-a-Patient Initiative NAIROBI, Kenya, November 2, 2016: Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the kick off of “Merck More than a Patient,”  a new initiative

Blood glucose screening for journalists begins

* NHO partners Rainbow Specialist Hospital, Roche Diabetes Care, Eli Lilly, Pathcare as Nigeria gears up for WDD As part of activities marking the 2016 World Diabetes Day (WDD) Africa’s premier

Chevron, Agbami partners boost North East reconstruction

… donate ambulances Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, a Chevron Company and its Co-venturers in the Agbami field – Famfa Oil Limited, last week stepped into government’s reconstruction efforts of the

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Promote good governance, UNODC workshop participants urge media

  Participants at a three-day workshop on Anti-Corruption in Nigeria organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  recently  in Calabar have called on the mass media

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USAID re-launches $10,000 reward for whistle-blowers on fake malaria drugs

  The office of Inspector-General (OIG), of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has re-launched its reward for persons who would help it with information on stolen and

Progress on male contraceptive

Scientists discover way to stop sperm swimming Could be taken by just before sex The fast-acting effect of the pill could wear off for men within days British scientists have

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EU partners UNODC, NAPTIP to mark decade of anti-trafficking campaigns

       The European Union (EU), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are collaborating on

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Chevron begins mass dewarming of Lagos school children

The co-venture of NNPC/Chevron has begun its campaign of deworming at least 60, 000 pupils from various primary schools in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State this year with

Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw joins battle against malaria

Entertainment icon Kate Henshaw has enlisted in the battle to raise awareness about the deadly consequences of malaria and pledged to join advocacy efforts. Henshaw made the commitment Thursday, October

Malaria not “common” but deadly – expert

A professor of paediatrics, Olugbenga Mokuolu wants Nigerians to adopt a change of attitude towards malaria and see it as a fatal disease that it is instead of  under-estimating it

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Americas eliminate measles

… fifth vaccine-preventable disease to be eliminated from the region The Region of the Americas has become the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can

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Japanese researcher wins 2016 Nobel prize for medicine

Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has been declared winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine. According to the announcement by the Nobel Assembly at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute, the biologist was awarded

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Novo Nordisk launches diabetes awareness campaign

… Minister Urges Regular Check With statistic showing that 40,800 persons died of diabetes related-cases in Nigeria last year, the Minister of Health, Isaac F. Adewole, has urged adult Nigerians

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Doctor, is this cancer?

DR NIYI’S CLINIC Dear doctor, I’m a single 23 years old lady.  Two months ago, I noticed a soft swelling on my private part. Although it is not painful, it becomes

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Bank commemorates World Cerebral Palsy Day

FBN Holdings Plc is demonstrating its commitment to support people living with disabilities in its through by organising an advocacy campaign for the World Cerebral Palsy Day.