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Open defecation: Borehole makes a difference in Kano community

In far away Yammawah Kafawa, a fulani community in Dambata Local Government Area (LGA), of Kano State, at Northern Nigeria, there is no electricity for the children to watch Disney

Ita-faji building collapse: Victims get clinical follow-up, rehabilitation

  As part of efforts to ensure full recovery from trauma and ill health, the Lagos Government through the Ministry of Health has commenced general clinical follow-up and rehabilitation sessions

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DSS parades fake doctor

The Department of State Services (DSS) has paraded a man described as a fake doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, having operated illegally under the Adamawa State government since 2015. DSS State Director

Make blood donation a habit- Haematologist urges Nigerians

A Consultant Haematologist, Prof. Suleiman Akanmu, has called on Nigerians to make blood donation a regular thing in order to be free from diseases related to excess amount of iron

UNODC partners FG to prevent crime, drug use through education

ABUJA – The United Nations office on drugs and crime Nigeria (UNODC) and the Federal Ministry of Education today launched a new programme, Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative in Nigeria,

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

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

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