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2030: FHIS seeks adequate policies to achieve UHC

Dr Ahmed Danfulani, the Director, FCT Health Insurance Scheme (FHIS), on Thursday advocated adequate policies to drive and achieve the agenda of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) before the year 2030. Danfulani made the call in Abuja during a rally to acknowledge the effort of FHIS and to gather support towards achieving the goal of UHC […]

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CMD urges FG to create budget line for research in hospitals

Dr Muhammad Alkali, the Chief Medical Director, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH) has urged Federal Government to create budget line for research in health and educational institutions in the country. Alkali made the call while addressing newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday during the Maiden Annual Research Day and Conference organised by the hospital. Alkali […]

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Health promotion begins with every individual — Expert

Dr Akanji Benjamin, a Public Health expert based in Abuja says health promotion should begin with every individual, as it calls for collective action to implement existing policies, using available resources. He made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occasion of the International Day for Universal Health Coverage […]

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Scientists devise ‘lifespan clock’

An Australian research team say they have come up with a “lifespan clock” which provides accurate maximum age estimates for vertebrates, a key variable in the study of both living and extinct animals. The scientists identified specific areas — called CpG sites — in DNA which have been linked to lifespan and then checked them […]

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Medical expert says screening, routine check-up will reduce mortality

A Consultant Pathologist at the Isolo General Hospital, Lagos, Dr. Mustapha Adenuga, said on Thursday that early health screening and routine check-up would reduce adult mortality. Adenuga made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He defined screening as an examination or testing of individuals or a group […]

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Foundation deworms 1, 500 children in Bwari Area Council

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja A nongovernmental organisation, Springs Aid Foundation, has carried out free deworming exercise of 1, 500 children at Igu ward in Panunuke village of Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. The Foundation in partnership with Bwari Area Council did the deworming of children under 14 years deeming […]

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Nigerian reseacher flays promotion of bone marrow transplant for HIV/AIDS cure

A Nigerian researcher, Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, has frowned at the  analytical treatment interruption, otherwise known as bone marrow transplant, being promoted as cure for HIV/AIDS. Ezeibe, who invented Medical Synthetic Aluminum-Magnesium Silicate (MSAMS) for the cure of HIV/AIDS, spoke during his pre-inaugural lecture media briefing on Wednesday in Umudike. The reseacher, who is the Dean, […]

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Global Citizen mobilises private sector, philanthropists for better healthcare, welfare

By Chioma Obinna In line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, to end extreme poverty by 2030, Global Citizen, is working with the Nigerian private sector to harness resources to achieve the objective of ending poverty. FG’s $30bn loan: Private sector groups highlight dangers ahead(Opens in a new browser tab) Global Citizen is […]

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Aisha Buhari appoints Osinbajo, Govs’ wives TB champions

By Luminous Jannamike Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has appointed wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, and the 36 States’ First Ladies as national tuberculosis Champions to influence the fight to end the disease in Nigeria. Speaking at the investiture ceremony in Abuja yesterday, Mrs Buhari, who is Global TB Ambassador and […]

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Experts advocate mental health therapy for GBV victims

Dr. Zubairu Attah, a Consultant and Specialist on gender issues, on Tuesday in Lagos, stressed the need for mental health therapy for victims of sexual abuse and other Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Attah made the call while presenting a paper on “Power, Hierarchy and Gender-Perspectives” at a four-day training on GBV in Lagos with the theme […]

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Imo state ban payment for HIV treatment

Gove Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State By Chidi Nkwopara, Owerri Imo State Government yesterday, announced free treatment for all persons living with Human Immune Virus, HIV, in the state. Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who announced this during the official launch of Antiretroviral Therapy, ART, Surge Response in Owerri, also warned that any government employee that violates […]

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PWD: I lost my leg but I am physically fit — Faris

Says I am no different from anyone else Faris Ibrahim By Lawal Sherifat Years of war and economic turmoil has damaged the healthcare system in Sudan, Hospitals and clinics often do not have enough drugs and the ones that are available are too expensive for many Sudanese to purchase. Doctors opt to leave Sudan to […]

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Four things you should do when one swallows poison

By David O Royal An award-winning Medical Doctor, Bobby Egemba popularly known as Aproko Doctor on Twitter has suggested a few ways one can prevent further harms on the body system when a person swallows poison. Often times, people swallow poisons or eat poisonous foods unknowingly which results in serious body harm and most times […]

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Lagos: Doctors screen civil servants for hypertension, others

By Chioma Obinna Lagos State  medical doctors, on Saturday treated free of charge over 1000 civil servants under the employ of the state government for various ailments including hypertension, diabetes, malaria and other ailments.  The participants benefited from free medical check-up, treatment, and counselling, to strengthen their health toward boosting productivity in the state. Chairman […]

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Why Nigerians should avoid use of ‘Tissue

By Prince Okafor  A medical expert  has  linked frequent use of tissue paper popularly known as toilet roll to one of the root cause of cervical cancer in women. Disclosing this during the 2019 Beauty West Africa Exhibition in Lagos, an  Indonesian traditional health specialist, at Tirta Ayu Spa, recalled that toilet tissue was a […]

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Lagos Govt. seals 24 pharmacies, patent medicine stores

Lagos State Government The Lagos State Government says it has sealed 24 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in various parts of the state for illegal operation and operating beyond scope of pharmaceutical practice. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. Abayomi said that the enforcement […]

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VISUAL IMPAIRMENT: How to achieve 80% reversal — Anthony Lions Clubs

By Sola Ogundipe Anthony Emerald Lions Clubs has said an approximate 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness with however, 80 per cent of such visual impairment avoidable. My tattoos now embarrass me – Kiitan Bukola(Opens in a new browser tab) •Rabiu Abdullahi Dr. Abiola Oyeleye, who disclosed this at the fundraising and investiture […]

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WHO decries ‘collective failure’ as measles kills 140,000

Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of the world, the World Health Organization, WHO said on Thursday. In figures described by its director-general as “an outrage”, the WHO said most of last year’s measles deaths were in children […]

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FG takes steps to promote alternative medicine

Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says it is taking steps to promote Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the country. Mrs. Zaniab Shariff, the Director, Traditional Medicine Department, FMOH, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. She said that the National Council on Health (NCH) had […]

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CCD urges Akwa Ibom govt to enact PWDs Law

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo A nonprofit organization, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, has appealed to Akwa Ibom state government to enact and implement the Disability Law.  The Executive Director CCD, Mr. David Anyaele made the appeal yesterday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state during a two-day symposium organised to commemorate the 2019 disability week to […]

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Polio: WHO official applauds Nigeria’s achievement, urges more efforts

Dr. Pascal Mkanda, Coordinator, Polio Eradication Programme, at World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Regional Office, has commended the Nigerian Government over its achievements in the area of Polio eradication. Mkanda, however, advised that more work needed to be done to stop the transmission of all types of polioviruses. He made the recommendation on Wednesday, in […]

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LSACA trains 250 deaf, blind persons on HIV response

HIV/AIDS By Sola Ogundipe AS part of activities to mark the 2019 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, IDPD, and in line with moves by the Lagos State government to strengthen the HIV response among Lagosians, no less than 250 members of the deaf and the blind communities in the State have been empowered against […]

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People on survival brink increased by 22 million ― UN Report

One in every 45 people in the world – a record 168 million – will need humanitarian assistance in 2020, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday. The number of people on the brink of survival has grown by 22 million over the past year due to violent and protracted conflicts, climate change-related […]

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Sanofi, May & Baker sign pact for local production of safe medicines

By Chioma Obinna & Chinelo Azike s. In line with the policy direction by the Federal Government to ensure national drug security through self-sufficiency in the supply of essential medicines, two pharmaceutical giants, Sanofi and May & Baker Nigeria. Plc weekend signed a contract for local production of Sanofi’s products in Nigeria by May & […]

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Experts urge FG to prioritise care of elderly

As Seagreen Pharma, OOUTH hold free health mission By Chioma Obinna University dons and other health professionals have called on the Federal Government to prioritise the care of the elderly by building more old people’s home as part of strategies for addressing their current plights. The experts including Prof. Bolanle Fatuga, dean, Faculty of Clinical […]