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More Nigerians develop diabetes mellitus foot

Caption: A Diabetes Mellitus foot Pa Emmanuel Dodoh never really paid any serious attention to his blood sugar level, least of all his feet, when he was diagnosed with diabetes

2016 Health budget controversy: Group demands increase funding for PHC

Stakeholders have called for the inclusion of 1% consolidated federal revenue to fund primary health care (PHC) in the new version of the 2016 health budget to be submitted to

Kidney stones on the rise

Contrary to general belief in medical circle that kidney stone occurs only in white people especially the middle-aged and obese men who eat unhealthy diets and don’t drink enough fluids

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Health workers vow to ground public hospitals nationwide from Wednesday

Peeved by allegedly unmet demands from Federal Government, unions of health workers in Nigeria, under the umbrella of Joint Health Sectors Unions, JOHESU, and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, AHPA,

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World Cancer Day: Health ministry out with new policies

• To include HPV vaccination in routine immunization • New policy on Hepatitis management/control under way • Waiver of import duties for cancer medication under consideration • To increase number

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Nigeria establishes new agency for Cancer Control

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has announced plans by the ministry to establish a new agency for cancer control in Nigeria. In a speech to commemorate the 2016

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Guinea worm disease: Going, Going …

The picture of an individual with dracunculiasis or guinea worm disease, seen above, will soon be a rarity or totally non-existent on earth. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),

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Thoughts for Nigerian cancer patients

Sam Eferaro This Week No matter what doctors or other experts will say, the diagnosis of cancer, to me, is like a death sentence, especially in Nigeria – and I

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Zika virus infection: Nigeria “advises” travel restriction for pregnant women

The Federal Ministry of Health today issued travel restriction to Latin America for pregnant women, as part of measures to prevent the deadly Zika virus infection now raging in the

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Lagos begins measles immunisation

Amidst news of sporadic outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, the Lagos State Government has commenced immunization against the disease for children aged nine to 59 months.

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Lassa Fever: Lagos records another death

Lagos State has recorded another death from Lassa fever outbreak currently raging in many parts of the country. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris informed newsmen, Wednesday, of

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UNICEF launches $2.8 billion appeal for children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday announced the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide, with for the first time ever

Drug scarcity hits Sudan

Khartoum — The plight of medicine supply in Sudan has worsened as competent authorities fail to provide vital drugs and prices have increased, sometimes by up to 100 percent, over

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Facts you should know about Zika virus infection, Zika fever

What is Zika virus infection? Zika virus infection is caused by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, usually causing mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis, and muscle pain. The virus was

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Zika virus set to spread across Americas

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada

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WHO raises alert on highly contagious meningitis outbreaks in African countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alert on Meningitis outbreaks in some African countries saying the outbreaks have become “an enormous public health threat.” Describing the outbreak in

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Fidson Pharma rewards Astymin users

… Rolls out cash promo Users of Astymin brand of multivitamin, will now gain financial and nutritional reward through constant use of the multivitamin. Makers of the brand, Fidson Pharmaceuticals

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Lassa fever: Lagos gives update

… records 14 suspected cases LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATE ON LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK JANUARY, 22ND, 2016 I. Preamble Lagos State has recorded 14 suspected cases of Lassa Fever

Measles outbreak In Oyo

… kills 1 The Acting Director, Public Health, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Taiwo Ladapo yesterday announced the outbreak of measles in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

FG inaugurates Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever eradication

… death figure rises to 76 The Federal Government has inaugurated a Multi-Sectoral Committee on Lassa Fever Eradication to coordinate the nation’s efforts to wipe out the disease now reported

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Health minister convenes emergency National Council meeting

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has convened an Emergency National Council on health meeting to discuss the on-going Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. The meeting ,

Lassa Fever: Lagos records first case

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the occurrence of the first case of Lassa fever in the State. The patient; a 25 year old, male, undergraduate of Ahmadu Bello University,

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FG designates 6 labs for lassa fever detection

We will concentrate on prevention because currently, there is no vaccine as of today. I have been notified of a candidate vaccine which we will put through clinical trial to

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Health Minister visits Niger

… commiserates with Fuka village elders The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has visited Fuka village in Muyan Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded the highest

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Rivers doctors begin strike

… protest incessant kidnap of colleagues Medical doctors in Rivers today commenced a three-day strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state. Addressing a press conference