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Nigeria, 11 other African countries still prone to vaccine-derived poliovirus

NPHCDA says eradication bid on track Last polio case recorded in Borno State on August 22, 2016 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed Nigeria among twelve countries that are

Stop rejecting gunshot victims – Lagos warns healthcare providers

To review and Promote the State Emergency policies and procedures The Lagos State Government has strongly appealed to all health care providers including public and private health facilities operating in

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NNPC, Chevron sign EGTL settlement agreement

 Highlight Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria The recent Escravos Gas-To-Liquid (EGTL) Project Settlement Agreements entered into by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Operator of the

Borno governor orders free dialysis for kidney patients

State Governor, Babagana Zulum ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to offer free dialysis and research on causes of kidney failures among patients in the state. He also ordered the

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Nigeria, UNODC present 2nd survey report on corruption at UN Convention

The Second Survey on Corruption in Nigeria has been presented by the Federal Government in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to an international audience

Lagos Health Commissioner advocates regular dental checkups to prevent complications

Commissioner for health in Lagos State, Dr. Akin Abayomi, Thursday, tasked Nigerians on regular dental check-up to prevent late complications of oral hygiene. He said oral health is one of the areas

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

Lagos shuts 24 pharmacies, patent medicine stores

No fewer than 24 pharmacies, patent medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Abule Egba, Alagbado, Kola, Meiran, Ekoro, and Oko-Oba in Ifako Ijaiye and Alimosho local government areas of Lagos

Physio Centers for Africa organises first ever comprehensive training for caregivers

Nigeria’s leading private physiotherapy provider, Physio Centers of Africa  (PCA) has announced plans for its first ever comprehensive caregiver training to be held in Lagos for medical personnel and non-medical personnel

FG engages stakeholders towards UHC attainment through NHIS

As part of efforts towards Nigeria’s attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the federal government has engaged stakeholders for renewed commitment towards the goal, through the National Health

Physio Centres of Africa named ‘Private Physiotherapy Provider of the Year’

Physio Centers of Africa (PCA), a Lagos headquartered physiotherapy, rehab and home care business, has been rated as the “Private Physiotherapy Provider of the Year” by the Lagos Physiotherapists (LP). The award which was announced at the

Millions of Nigerians at risk of heatwave

A new report on climate change and its effects on humans says millions of Nigerians are at risk of heatwave. Nigeria has in recent times been experiencing extreme heat, with

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Lagos begins campaign against schistosomiasis today

Lagos State Government will soon embark on medical intervention campaign against Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease in the state. The disease is said to be endemic in seven local government

Sanofi signs pact with May & Baker for local drug production

 NAFDAC, PSN, NIROPHARM, PMG-MAN, others applaud The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control (NAFDAC) has expressed strong support for the efforts by Sanofi, a multinational healthcare company,

Edo governor commissions private hi-tech medical facility in Benin

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki recently declared open  the Benin Medical Care (BMC), a private ultra-modern Medical facility in the state capital, describing the  60-bed hospital as  “a visionary

Handle antibiotics with care, Microbiologist cautions amid widespread abuse

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019  (WAAW) this week, renowned Clinical  Microbiologist, Prof. Oyinkan  Oduyebo of the College of Medicine,

UNODC launches new Nigeria Handbook on counter-terrorism investigations

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), working in conjunction with the European Union and the Nigeria Police Force  on Friday, November 15, launched a new Handbook on

World Diabetes Day: DICOMAG lists risk factors to avoid

urges families to embrace healthy lifestyle As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2019 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control

Gastroenteritis: Lagos confirms 11 deaths

400 cases reported, 370 treated and discharged Health Commissioner says situation under control The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of 11 people from the recent outbreak of Gastroenteritis in

UNODC, ECOWAS. EU release report on illicit drug trafficking, drug abuse

ABUJA – The WENDU Report, the first-ever regional report on illicit drug trafficking and drug abuse in West Africa, covering the period of 2014 to 2017, has been published. The Report

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Sanofi steps up campaign against thrombosis

In an unprecedented move to combat the growing incidence of death due to venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Nigeria, multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, on Wednesday October 23, organized a scientific conference aimed at

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Delta, Sanofi, partner on diabetes, hypertension management

To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, the Delta State Government and multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis yesterday (October 22) signed an agreement to ensure

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Alleged fake medical doctor docked by ICPC

The ongoing trial of Mr. Martins Ugwu, for an alleged impersonation of a medical doctor has been stalled by his absence in court. Mr. Ugwu, who is being prosecuted by

Delta, Sanofi, partner on diabetes, hypertension management

To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, the Delta State Government and multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis yesterday (October 22) signed an agreement to ensure

International Day of the Girl Child: Girls, civil rights groups speak out

There is national confusion about reproductive health, rights of females in Nigeria, and we bear the brunt, they say There is so much gender-based violence, stigmatization, and stereotyping against girls,