Posts From Sam EFERARO

Health workers abandon patients on World Patients Safety Day

Patients in Nigeria clearly did not know that yesterday, September 17, was the 2020 World Patients Safety Day, marked globally to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement

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Neglecting TB while fighting COVID-19 portends danger – Experts warn

Experts yesterday,  Monday September 7, decried the decline in tuberculosis (TB) control activities as the country concentrates all efforts towards  curtailing  the COVID-19 pandemic,  warning that  neglecting  TB could worsen

COVID-19: NLNG donates medical equipment to Edo, Adamawa

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated medical equipment to Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative Initiative, spearheaded by

Drug development the Nigerian way

Policy grants approval based only on safety profile:  Use whether it works or not, as long as it’s safe for human consumption. Manufacturer to conduct clinical trial after drug hits

SFH, Oyo State partner to meet adolescents’ reproductive health needs during COVID-19 pandemic

                                                           

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The unsung heroes of Polio eradication

                                                     Dr. Fasail Shuaib   

Madagascar COVID-19 drug: Save our nation this shame, PSN begs FG

Wants government to try local herbal drugs first                                            

UNODC supports Nigeria’s correctional service to raise awareness on COVID-19

Following the spread of COVID-19 in prisons around the world, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated information materials providing basic facts about the virus to

UNODC launches DrugHelpNet to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users, others

UNODC  has launched DrugHelpNet, a network of Nigerian Doctors, Psychologists, Nurses and Counsellors to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users or families who need such services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isolation or quarantine? NCDC confused over word to describe DG’s condition

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) momentarily lost its path finding role in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis yesterday as it failed to work out the appropriate term to describe

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For adolescents, a shoulder to lean on

as SFH ‘A 360’ project provides them with skills, health information and facts of life Sixteen year old Shade (not real name) got the beating of her life the day

WHO declares Coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak  a public health emergency of international concern,  saying the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it

CORONAVIRUS: WHO Emergency Committee urges countries to prepare for containment as death toll rises

NCDC issues Public Alert   The World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Committee today Jan 23, urged countries to prepare for the containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case

Health minister lauds NCDC over leading role in prevention, control of communicable diseases

The minister at the lab The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, today, January 9, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its lead role in the prevention,

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US pharmacy chains to stop sale of Zantac

Pharmacy chains in the US have moved to stop selling Zantac –  a drug for  heartburn –  and its generic versions following the announcement by the (US) Food and Drug

Save The Children unveils INSPIRING project to fight pneumonia in Lagos, Jigawa

In a bid to save children from the scourge of pneumonia now rated as the second biggest killer of under-5 children worldwide, Save The Children International yesterday unveiled the  report

Rainbow hospital holds 6th diabetes, podiatry workshop

Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a Lagos-based private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and metabolism conditions, has announced plans to host its 6th edition of

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DSS parades fake doctor

The Department of State Services (DSS) has paraded a man described as a fake doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, having operated illegally under the Adamawa State government since 2015. DSS State Director

UNODC partners FG to prevent crime, drug use through education

ABUJA – The United Nations office on drugs and crime Nigeria (UNODC) and the Federal Ministry of Education today launched a new programme, Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative in Nigeria,

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WED 2019: Chevron Nigeria’s commitment to environmental stewardship 

  “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.” These words of Henry David Thoreau underscore the emerging conversations as we mark

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Care of the teeth

  Good teeth and gum care is an important part of maintaining overall health. Poor oral health is significantly associated with major chronic disease which can cause disability and contribute

Gold rush: Over 850,000 at risk of mercury poisoning  

ABUJA – No fewer than 850,000 people are at risk of mercury poisoning in 12 states of Nigeria where people are involved in small-scale gold mining, experts at a one-day

Adewole appears before Senate

• Blames deteriorating health conditions on neglect of Primary health care Prof. Adewole The minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has appeared before the Senate to explain the deteriorating conditions

Introducing the Oral Health page

By  Dr.  Bayodele Awosusi Our In-house dentist Oral health touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. The mouth is a window into the health of

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Nigeria, UNODC rally multi-national efforts to thwart piracy in Gulf of Guinea

• West Africa loses $2.3 billion to maritime crime in 3 years ABUJA – The total economic cost of piracy in West Africa has been estimated as $777.1 million annually