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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

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,

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Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder as asbestos trace is discovered in one bottle

World’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson on Friday, (October 18) recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos

World Food Day: Dietitian association advocates sensitization of food vendors

The Association of Nigerian Dietitian, and its Lagos State chapter have  called on governments at all levels to sensitise food vendors on how to handle, prepare and store foods to

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Engaging airlines and travel agents in preventing human trafficking

When she was offered a ticket to Oman to start work as a house help, 28 years old Nigerian woman Adaora already pictured a bright future abroad. But once in

Experts link high death rate of sudden death among Nigerians to thrombosis

as 2019 World Thrombosis Day is marked globally Nigeria joins the rest of the world today to mark the 2019 World Thrombosis Day amid startling revelation revelation that many cases of

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2019 World Mental Health Day Video 1

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v0EV_6UPZmA

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Global maritime security: Gulf of Guinea States set to tackle trafficking, piracy, other crisis

With a growing number of incidents of piracy, the epicentre of global piracy has gradually shifted into the Gulf of Guinea, adding further to the multi-dimensional security threats faced by

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2 Americans, British scientists win 2019 Nobel prize for medicine

Two Americans and a British scientist have been named winners of  the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen