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Lagos records three new polio cases

• Commences house to house immunisation   The Lagos State government today confirmed three new cases of polio in the state even as it admonished parents and guardian to present

Lagos trains 825 health workers on attitudinal change

• Perm Sec urges workers to embrace professional core values A cross section of health workers at one of the training sessions In its bid to foster qualitative health care

WED 2019: Chevron Nigeria’s commitment to environmental stewardship 

  “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.” These words of Henry David Thoreau underscore the emerging conversations as we mark

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Hygeia HMO Debuts ‘Street Talk’ in partnership with Rhythm 93.7 FM Lagos

Hygeia and Rhythm 93.7 fm officials during the launch of the programme To improve awareness on crucial health issues across the country by featuring rapid-fire questions and answers focused on

Lagos re-energises TB control intervention

To address human resource and data gathering challenges Lagos State Government has rejigged its tuberculosis (TB) control interventions to reduce the prevalence of the disease in the State. Permanent Secretary

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‘Shun medical tourism, have confidence in Nigerian hospitals, Health Minister begs Nigerians

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire,  yesterday urged Nigerians to shun overseas medical tourism and have confidence in the country’s health facilities, particularly the Centres with improved

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Care of the teeth

  Good teeth and gum care is an important part of maintaining overall health. Poor oral health is significantly associated with major chronic disease which can cause disability and contribute

47 million Nigerians practise open defecation – UNICEF

80 million  in dire need of improved toilet The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that no fewer  than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the

Gold rush: Over 850,000 at risk of mercury poisoning  

ABUJA – No fewer than 850,000 people are at risk of mercury poisoning in 12 states of Nigeria where people are involved in small-scale gold mining, experts at a one-day

LUTH doctors begin two-day warning strike

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital Medical doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, this morning, began a two-day warning strike over shortage of doctors, unpaid salaries and victimisation of

Adewole appears before Senate

• Blames deteriorating health conditions on neglect of Primary health care Prof. Adewole The minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has appeared before the Senate to explain the deteriorating conditions

Introducing the Oral Health page

By  Dr.  Bayodele Awosusi Our In-house dentist Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. The mouth is a window into the health of

Inaugural lecture: Gynaecologist calls for new-born genotype screening

Prof. Afolabi Amid statistics showing that one out of four Nigerians has the sickle cell traits, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Abosede Afolabi, has called on the government to

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Nigeria, UNODC rally multi-national efforts to thwart piracy in Gulf of Guinea

• West Africa loses $2.3 billion to maritime crime in 3 years ABUJA – The total economic cost of piracy in West Africa has been estimated as $777.1 million annually

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Meet our dentist

Oral Health Portal kicks off Monday May 20 Dr. Awosusi Bayodele Ayodeji, a practising dentist, will start writing for Nigeria Health Online and its sister publication, the Africa Health Times

Vigilante group against Boko Haram releases 894 children

MAIDUGURI – A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its

Lagos unveils guidelines to regulate ART practice

Makes registration of Assisted Fertility and Reproductive Health  providers compulsory Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris has unveiled new regulations and guidelines to guide assisted fertility practice

ACPN orders closure of Pharmacy shops on Tuesday

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has ordered the closure of all pharmacy shops in the country on Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 pm to protest the

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Provide PrEP to all vulnerable groups if you want to eradicate HIV, advocacy group  tells FG 

Says daily intake reduces the risk of HIV from sex by 90%   In order achieve  “zero level”  HIV/AIDS infections or keep it to the barest minimal in Nigeria, the

Poisonous ‘Ponmo’: Lagos arrest 3

Warns  against purchase of foods from doubtful sources  Lagos State government said it has arrested three persons connected with the sale of toxic cow-skin popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in Ojo

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NAIP urges FG to build pharmaceutical production plants  

Commences Annual Conference tomorrow Towards its effort to ensure a strategic re-positioning of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry to attract more innovations and churns out competitive products for the international market

World Malaria Day: World leaders renew commitments

As the World Malaria Day is marked globally today, world leaders from across the globe meeting in Paris have renewed commitments and announce new initiatives to accelerate the global movement

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Buhari Unveils Refurbished 170-bed ‘Ayinke House’

President, Muhammadu Buhari today unveiled the rehabilitated and upgraded Institute of Maternal and Child Health popularly known as ‘Ayinke House’ at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) towards reduction

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NAFDAC raises alert over fake anti-hypertension drug

ABUJA –  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has alerted the public on the circulation of a fake anti-hypertensive drug. NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a

Malawi  launches  world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health organisation has commended Malawi for launching the world’s first  vaccination against malaria yesterday, April 23, in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three

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