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Roche launches Accu-Chek Instant, new blood glucose monitoring device

No set-up required, just insert a strip, apply a small blood sample and have instant clarity with the intuitive target range indicator Easy-edge test strips with a wide dosing area

NCDC isuues another Public Advisory on face masks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued another Public Advisory of the use iof face masks for the prevention of COVID-19. The Advisory said the use of face

Lagos expands COVID-19 response capacity

Approves private health facilities for testing and management of sases Lagos State government has expanded its COVID19 response capacity with the accreditation of seven private laboratories to boost its testing

35 million people suffer drug use disorders globally – UNODC report reveals on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

As the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked worldwide today, the World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has

How my family and I survived COVID 19 – Bukky George, CEO, Healthplus Pharmacy

Pharm. (Mrs) Bukky George, CEO of Healthplus, biggest Pharmacy chain stores in Nigeria and CasaBella International, has narrated her ordeal in the hands of the dreaded novel Coronavirus. The Healthplus

Nigeria Health Watch partners MEEDAN to counter misinformation on COVID-19

Concerned by the rapid spread of misinformation around COVID-19, Nigeria Health Watch, a leading health blog, and Meedan,  a technology that builds software and designs human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs

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The unsung heroes of Polio eradication

                                                     Dr. Fasail Shuaib   

NNPC/SNEPCo donates medical equipment, ambulance to support Lagos of COVID-19 fight

Lauds State Government’s Effort to Contain Pandemic   Lagos State Government on Friday (June 19)  received multi million naira state-of-the-art medical and ancillary equipment and consumables from Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

Rape: NAWOJ urges FG to expedite action

Comrade Adeola Ekine Chairperson, NAWOJ Lagos   The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has called on the federal government to expedite action on rape to end the menace.  

POLIO: Buhari congratulates Nigerians on WHO certification

Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated fellow citizens on the joyous and historic occasion as Nigeria becomes Wild Polio Virus Free. Buhari

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria today commenced an indefinite  nationwide strike. NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, disclosed this in Abuja, during a press briefing on decisions taken

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AFICTF seeks technology intervention in healthcare

 To tackle the impact of COVID-19, a foundation, African ICT Foundation, AfICTF, has called for more information technology interventions by private donors in the health sector especially as countries are

Nigeria yet to meet up to 10% of blood need, says Haematologist on World Blood donor Day

Transfusion service to convert commercial blood donors to voluntary Lagos requires 260,000 units  annually A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Uche Nwokwu says Nigeria is yet

COVID-19: Nigerians must guard against poor nutrition status – NSN

Laments neglect of nutrition as part of measures to fight pandemic Mrs Eluaka The Nutrition Society of Nigeria, NSN, has urged Nigerians to guard against what they eat irrespective of their

We are suffering – Resident Doctors

Following its nationwide strike notice, The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors says there’s no going back unless both federal and state governments accede to its demand.  Speaking on a radio