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Governments urged to act fast on SOM increase

KADUNA –  Governments at all levels and relevant agencies in Nigeria  have been urged  to act urgently to stem the growing incidence of smuggling of migrants in the country. In a

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NLNG awards $100,000 to 2017 Science Prize winners

  The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science and Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on Thursday November 2, announced three research works as joint winners for the 2017 edition

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How UNICEF, EU helped 143 Niger-Delta communities stop open-defecation

By providing region with potable water Recent developments in Nigeria’s Niger-Delta region show that there is no social problem that cannot be addressed with right partnerships, determination and sincerity of

Monkey pox: FG confirms additional six cases

Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa Enugu now have virus Suspected cases rise to 94 in 11 states The Federal Government on Friday confirmed additional six cases of Monkey pox in Nigeria.

Nigeria will soon reap benefits of huge population – NPC Chairman

Nigeria will soon begin to reap benefits of its huge population, Chairman, National Population Commission, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, has said. The agency boss stated this in Abuja on Tuesday October

Private medical practitioners renew war against polio

Vow to join government, partners to defeat scourge The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMN) has renewed its battle against killer disease, poliomyelitis. Speaking with select

Polio:  Some areas remain inaccessible to vaccinators in Nigeria – WHO

Says surveillance among nations declining Defeating polio in Nigeria will require more tasks from the country, as some communities in the nation remain inaccessible to health workers, the World Health

WHO rescinds Mugabe’s appointment as NCDs goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General,  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar against

Why female condom use remains low in Nigeria – Pathfinder International

Though female condom plays a key role in family planning, its use in Nigeria has remained very low due to culture, religion and other related barriers, Country Director, Pathfinder International,

My achievements as AMLSN President – Alh. Toyosi Raheem

After steering the affairs of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, as president for nearly three years, Alhaji Toyosi Raheem, says he is convinced he has delivered on

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Nigerians more at risk of communicable diseases, antimicrobial resistance during flooding – FCT AMLSN

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, (AMLSN) Abuja branch, has said that Nigerians are more at the risk of communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance during flooding. At a

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Teach children to wash hands correctly, Save The Children urges parents

  Marks Global hand Washing Day The Global Hand Washing Day was marked in Nigeria recently amid call by Save The Children, an international Non-Governmental Organisation on humanitarian and development-

Governments resolve to reduce suffering, deaths from noncommunicable diseases

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay –  Heads of State , Government and ministers from around the world have committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs),

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Adesina, AfDB President calls for immediate action over deepening global malnutrition crisis

African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors,

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Rejection of immunization exposes children, community to disease outbreaks, NPHCDA says

Abuja – The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has urged parents to disregard rumours of harmful vaccination spreading across parts of the country. The agency, through its Executive

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FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide

Sanofi holds diabetes summit The Federal Government said today it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country

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Monkey pox: AMLSN mocks FG for sending blood samples to Senegal

…Opposes FEC’s adoption of Yayale-Ahmed committee’s report Abuja – The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), has said it was a failure of Nigerian health system that compelled

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FG sensitises Nigerians on foreign hospitals trafficking in human organs

Abuja – The Federal Government on Monday appealed to Nigerians to be conscious of foreign hospitals indulging in illegal trading in human organs. The Director of Hospital Services in the

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1 in 5 Nigerian workers have mental health challenge – Psychiatrist

One out of every five workers in Nigeria has one form of mental health challenge or the other, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the  Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),  Dr Erinfolami

Monkeypox: FG confirms 3 cases

Four cases from Lagos confirmed negative ABUJA – The Federal Ministry of Health announced today that three samples from the 17 suspected cases of monkeypox disease reported at the Niger

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Why Nathalia Kanem was appointed UNFPA Executive Director – Gates Foundation Chief

The Director, Global Development Programme for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr Chris Elias, has revealed why the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appointed Dr Nathalia Kanem as the

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Declare Monkeypox a medical emergency, Envision tells FG  

it’s not  in Abuja – Official FG yet to confirm real nature of disease A humanitarian organization, Envision Global Care Foundation, has urged the Federal Government to declare rapidly-spreading deadly

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Sanofi Diabetes Summit debuts on October 18

All is now set for the first Sanofi Diabetes Forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, October 18, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana, Folake Odediran announced earlier

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International Day of Girl Child: CHR, others demand accountability for immunization

  As the world commemorates this year International Day of the Girl Child, Community Health and Research Initiative, CHR, joins Pan African Campaign to demand accountability for immunization from government.

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Nigeria gets first internationally accredited public medical laboratory

Nigeria gets first internationally accredited public medical laboratory The Research Laboratory of Center for Human and Genomics (CHVG) in the Microbiology Department of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)