Category: Health

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Diseases: Lawmaker Advises Constituency to Guard against Environmental Pollution

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• A member representing Idemili North/South federal constituency in the national assembly, Hon. Obinna Chidoka has charged members of the...

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NTDs: Nigeria Ranks 17 in Mass Treatment Coverage Index

A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in...

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Tropical Diseases: African Heads of State Endorse New Measurement of Progress

The 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on Sunday added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard...

Stephanie-Agbasi

Miss Universe Nigeria, Ghana to Partner with Smile Train Africa for Cleft Week in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE• Smile Train Ambassadors, Miss Universe Nigeria Stephanie Agbasi and Miss Universe Ghana Ruth Quashie are billed to play vital role in creating awareness...

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Investment in Healthcare our Priority, Says Bayelsa

BY OKEMIRI CHINENYE• Meeting the healthcare needs of all Bayelsans is central to the policy thrust of the state government in the health sector, Bayelsa State...

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Tertiary Health Institutions Get New CMDs, MDs

BY ADAKU ADINDU in Abuja• President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the appointment of two Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and two Medical Directors (MDs) of the Federal...

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Group Blames Corrupt NAFDAC Officials for Substandard Drugs

Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has said that the nation is yet to achieve result in the war against fake and substandard drugs as a result of the...

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L-R: Past President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olumide Akintayo; National President PSN, Mr. Ahmed Yakasai; A Member  of PSN, Mr. Victor Okwuosa; Minister of State For Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire; and Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, during PSN visit to ministry of Health in Abuja… on Tuesday Photo: Olatunji Obasa

PSN Increases Drive to Curtail Drug Abuse, Misuse

Inaugurates its advisory board• As part of its mandate to eradicate drug abuse and misuse across the country, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Ahmed...

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State

Cholera Ravages Anambra, 11 Persons Hospitalised

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• No fewer than eleven persons were hospitalised as at Thursday evening in Anambra State, south-east, following the outbreak of cholera in...

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Minister of Health Inaugurates Group of National Advocates for Health

Promotes systems approach to healthcare delivery in Nigeria• Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has inaugurated a group of eminent Nigerians...

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The Ugly State of Our Healthcare! (OPINION)

BY EMEKA OPARA• I’m not one to say Nigeria is finished. The patriotic part of my spirit, my being, won’t let me. However, things are really, really bad, especially...

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US Invests $490m to Fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria 

BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• The United States government has allocated $400 million to scale up treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, the...

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Bauchi: Group Advocates for Early Release of Funds for Health Sector

BY YAKUBU ADAMS in Bauchi• The Bauchi State has been called for timely release of funds appropriated for the health sector and an increase in its funding in the 2018....

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Reproductive Health: Ogun, Kano, Delta, Others Sign Letter of Commitment with TCI

By Roland Ogbonnaya in Abeokuta•  The Challenge Initiative (TCI), implemented globally by the Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...

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WHO, AFRO, Kuwait Fund Catalyse Global Support to End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Nearly 60 leaders from Middle East and global governments, the UN, African ministries of health, pharmaceutical companies, non-governmental organisations and the...

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Dancing for Breast Cancer

Wajo Lagos presents Beast Cancer Awareness Dance Edition themed ‘Dance For Breast Cancer’, which is scheduled for 26th of October 2017 at Freedom Park, Broad Street,...

Polio

NIGERIA: ‘Rumour of “Killer-vaccine” Spreads, Stalls Immunisation

BY AWHOTU ORHARHA in Asaba• The Director, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA), Dr. Winful Orieke, has said that the rumour of the...

Monkeypox

MonkeyPox: Bayelsa Mourns as Recovering Patient Commits Suicide 

BY CHIDUBEN UKAMAKA in Yenagoa• One of the patients receiving medical care for ‘Monkey Pox’ at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed...

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Rotary Gives $49.5m to Help Eradicate Polio, to End Disease

PRESS RELEASE• With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed...

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VACCINATION: Schools in Anambra Continue to Record Low Turnout

BY EMEKA ONYEDIKA in Awka• For consecutive two days, schools in Anambra State have continued to witness poor attendance resulting from last Wednesday’s monkey pox...