Posts From Sam EFERARO

NAFDAC alerts on fake Ampicillin/Cloxacillin

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public against falsified antibiotic combination of Ampicillin/cloxacillin in circulation in the country. The agency, in the

Reps seek free medicare for pregnant women

Video: IDRC/CRDI The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to mandate public healthcare institutions to provide free medical treatment for pregnant women during

Obesity rising in Africa

Obesity is rising rapidly in Africa. Between 2000 and 2016, Africa nearly doubled the number of overweight adults. The trends are same for children. Africa is currently home to 28%

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NMA elects new officers

… as courts rules membership should be voluntary for medical doctors in Nigeria The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has elected a new team of leaders to steer the association, while

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Man who received first-ever modified pig kidney transplant dies

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the procedure has said. Richard “Rick” Slayman,

Tinubu appoints new DG for NACA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Temitope Ilori as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). A press statement by Presidential  spokesperson

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Over 500 Patients Recover From Meningitis In Yobe

No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe State have recovered, an official has said. Mr Haruna Umar, the Disease Surveillance and

FG bans leave of absence for health workers

Amidst revelation that no fewer than 15,000 to 16,000 doctors have left the country for greener pastures in the last five years, the Federal Government has announced a new policy

Nigeria Receives new meningitis vaccine

Nigeria has become the first country to receive the new MenFive meningitis vaccine from the Vaccine Alliance-funded global stockpile. In a press statement by GAVI on Thursday March 7, the

Nurses demand separate salary structure

as lawmakers halt NMCN’s new certificate verification guidelines The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for  a separate salary package, the Enhanced Nurses Salary Structure (ENSS),

Tinubu re-appoints NAFDAC DG, names Dr. Jide Idris as new NCDC boss

President Bola Tinubu has reappointed  Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the  Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He also appointed Dr. Mansur

Enter Ali Pate, new health minister

as Dr. Tunji Alausa, new Minister of State, also assumes office Renowned  global health expert, Prof Ali Muhammad Pate, yesterday assumed office as the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social

How I lost my grandson to medical negligence – Senate President

Emotions ran high during the screening, by the Senate, of Dr. Tunji Alausa, a US-based nephrologist, whose nomination as a minister was confirmed on Monday along with 42 others.. Following 

Remove tariffs on essential drugs imports now – DICOMAI urges FG

Worried by the current high cost of drugs in the country, a media-based non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Initiative (DICOMAI) has called on the Federal government to remove import

Diphtheria: NCDC confirms 798 cases, 80 deaths

House of Reps urges urgent action The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday released an official statement on current situation of diphtheria in the country saying no fewer than

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UniAbuja Begins Master’s Degree In Diabetes Education

As part of efforts to address the growing burden of diabetes in Nigeria, the  University of Abuja has announced the commencement of a new Master’s degree programme  in Diabetes Education.

Kidney disease or anger of the gods?

– Ufuoma’s ordeal with condition that swells her body In the small Isoko community in Delta state where she hails from, it is a taboo to conduct the bedroom affair

Pharma company recommends Free Malaria Management programme as part of fuel subsidy palliative

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the World Malaria Day today, a leading pharmaceutical company, St. Racheal’s Pharma, has called on the in-coming administration led by

HEWAN congratulates Pate, New GAVI CEO

The Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) has congratulated Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate on his appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gavi. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on February

SFH holds International Leadership Retreat to commence new work Strategy

Marks 40th Anniversary    The Society for Family Health (SFH) yesterday commenced activities to round off its strategic plan operation, Facilitating People-Centred Healthcare (FPCH) and also to herald the development

Why there’s resurgence of diphtheria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has attributed the current resurgence of diphtheria in some states to the low vaccination coverage across the country. According to its

China COVID-19 surge: We are closely monitoring situation – NCDC assures Nigerians

urges more emphasis on  vaccination, non-pharmaceutical intervention  As COVID–19 infections surge in China and countries around the world are announcing measures aimed at restricting the dreaded infection from spreading to them, the Nigeria

Cross River  confirms outbreak of cholera in  community 

30 persons  including pregnant women feared dead – villagers  No fever than 30 persons have reportedly died in Ekureku community in Abi Local government area of Cross River State following

Edo State to roll out new standard of practice for health sector

Validates new policy  In continuation of its health sector reform, Edo State government has concluded the validation of fresh health care delivery policies that will define the standard  of practice

NMA raids illegal clinics, quack doctors in Aba

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday, swept into action as it raided clinics in Aba, and fished out some alleged quack doctors. According to Vanguard newspaper, a number of