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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

Europe, Africa partner to develop next-generation antimalarial  drug\

Trials to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger BAMAKO, Mali  – The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has granted new funding of €10m over

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Measles  cases  up 300 percent in 2019, WHO says

UNICEF expresses concern More than 112,000 cases of measles  already reporter this year  ‘Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks,’ WHO says Measles cases have continued to

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Nigeria gears up for VivaTech 2019

Sanofi connects African startups with new digital solutions to  healthcare Nigerian emerges as finalist   No fewer than 50 African startups will pitch their digital solutions for effective health care

Lagos restates resolve to partner private sector for improved health care delivery

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode The Lagos State government has restated its resolve to work together with interested members of the organized private sector as well as professional bodies in delivering affordable

Chevron companies, others, donate education, health facilities to schools and hospital

Two Chevron companies, Texaco Nigeria Outer shelf Limited (TNOS) and Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited and their partner and parties in the OML 132 and Agbami field respectively, have donated a

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Nigeria declares State of Emergency on maternal, child death

To probe causes of all maternal deaths   ABUJA – The Nigerian government on Monday April 8 declared a State of Emergency on maternal and child mortality in the country.

HCPAN tasks government to resolve NHIS crisis to achieve UHC

calls for mandatory health insurance to all Nigerians                                             

Lagos plans for World Health Day

• To hold sensitization walk, health summit, medical screening and community clean up exercise Dr. Idris The Lagos State Ministry of Health in partnership with Multipro Enterprise Limited, MPEL, makers

State House Medical Centre only for President, Vice, Villa officials – Presidency

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed that the State House Medical Centre revert to a clinic status, and henceforth be used

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Lagos collapsed building: Health Minister orders medical aid for victims

  As rescue efforts continue at the scene of three-storey building which collapsed in Lagos, Wednesday morning, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has directed all Federal Government health institutions

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Partners support Nigeria HIV response

  Nigeria’s response to HIV received a boost on Tuesday March 12, with the donation of official vehicle and an upgraded office structure from by the World Health Organization (WHO),

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Lassa fever kills 93 in Nigeria in less than two months

93 persons have been killed by Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than two months. The nation recorded 420 confirmed cases of the disease between 21st January when it recorded

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New hope with Ebola drug trial

By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo information late November, he was at death’s door.

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Health communication expert urges Nigerians to embrace regular medical check

A Health Communication Expert, Ms Kemi Olawoye, has called on Nigerians to cultivate the attitude of regular medical checkup in order to take charge of their health. Olawoye, the Chief

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Nigeria hosts Lassa Fever International Conference

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and its partners will host the first Lassa Fever International Conference between 16th and 17th of January 2019 in Abuja. This is to mark

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NAFDAC seizes N60m fake drugs

The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs worth N60millon from a warehouse in Lagos. This was contained in a press statement signed by

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HIV/AIDS: Group seek removal of ART user fee in 2019

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) has called on governments to ensure Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is completely free, accessible and without user fee in 2019. Mr

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WHO DG concludes New Year visit to Ebola-affected areas in DR Congo

Dr.Tedro interacting with response staff in one of the affected communities. The Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has ended his visit over the New Year to

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Scientists use portable sequencing device to rapidly identify Lassa fever virus strains

For the first time during an ongoing Lassa fever outbreak, scientists have used rapid, portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses without prior knowledge of the cause of disease. This

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Nigeria to expect 25,685 new babies Tuesday – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria tomorrow (Tuesday January 1), the New Year Day. According to a statement issued on

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Kenya pilots breakthrough lymphatic filariasis treatment

A lymphatic filariasis patient NAIROBI, Kenya: IDA treatment, a new triple drug therapy with the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from

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Tanzania gets ‘nuclear’ cardiology kit

Tanzania has joined Kenya in setting up nuclear cardiology services for diagnosing and treating complications related to heart conditions. Last week, the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es

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South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Musa Manzini plays the guitar during brain tumour surgery South African jazz artist Musa Manzini strummed his guitar while surgeons removed tumour from his brain, according to a video of