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Why more women go for caesarean deliveries – Gynaecologist

AN Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Olawale Oba, says low acceptance of instrumental delivery techniques often leads to the increase of caesarean section. Oba, a Senior Registrar at the Department of

USAID announces more funds to boost Nigeria’s healthcare, Good Governance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced additional $26m development assistance to support good governance and heath in Nigeria. The US Embassy said this in a statement

Amputee recounts ordeal as podiatry workshop begins

  Emotions ran high on Monday, August 20, at the opening of the 5th Annual Podiatry and Diabetes Foot Care workshop in Lagos when an amputee narrated his ordeal, bringing

DG urges parents to watch their children Advises beach revelers to be mindful of turbulence ocean surge Urges motorists to cooperate with safety agencies The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,

Nigeria records 102,000 new cases of cancer annually – NGO

The Executive Director, Project Pink Blue, an NGO, Mr Runcie Chidebe, says Nigeria records about 102,000 new cases of cancer every year and a significant low surviving rate. Chidebe made

Rotary budgets $96.5m to end polio

Rotary on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of

Africa requires prudent management to improve healthcare – Expert

Healthcare practitioners have been charged to exhibit managerial skills to be able to face daunting challenges confronting healthcare system in sub-Saharan Africa. Making this call during the opening ceremony of

Rainbow Medical Centre holds 5th Annual Diabetic Foot and Podiatric workshop

● holds on August 20 – 24 ● also introduces diabetes and hypertension series for PHC practitoners Rainbow Specialist  Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of

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Expert restates how family planning curbs maternal mortality

 Participabts at the roundtable in a group photograph An Obstetrics Gynaecologist, Dr Olufunke Olamigoke has called for increased family planning uptake in order to decrease the rate of maternal mortality

Exclusive breastfeeding still not catching on

• Only 23 countries achieve above 60 per cent rate • Nigeria among lowest countries with 17% rate WHAT A WONDERFUL WOLRD: Some mothers still deny their babies this The

More women go for Family Planning in Lagos, new statistics reveal

  The future is obviously looking bright for family planning uptake among women of reproductive age in Lagos State. Going by statistics made available to Nigeria Health Online, during a

Ikorodu residents cry for help over neglected PHC

• Centre offers only skeletal services • Lacks basic equipment and staff   The 36-year-old Olorunda PHC For the fifteen communities of Ikorodu North, Lagos State, access to quality health

Otedola Bridge fire: Lagos releases DNA result

• Health Commissioner says all victims’ samples were successfully matched with relatives’ The Lagos State government yesterday released the result of the DNA Forensic investigation on the victims of June

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NURHI commissions 19th FP facility in Lagos clinic

● More hospitals to benefit In a bid to reduce maternal mortality in Lagos State, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), on Monday July 23, commissioned another post-pregnancy Family

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Pfizer to build $465m cutting-edge sterile injectable plant in U.S.

● Project expected to create about 450 jobs over the years Multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced plans to increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment

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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

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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

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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