Posts From Sam EFERARO

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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

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Meet our dentist

Oral Health Portal kicks off Monday May 20 Dr. Awosusi Bayodele Ayodeji, a practising dentist, will start writing for Nigeria Health Online and its sister publication, the Africa Health Times

Vigilante group against Boko Haram releases 894 children

MAIDUGURI – A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its

ACPN orders closure of Pharmacy shops on Tuesday

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has ordered the closure of all pharmacy shops in the country on Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 pm to protest the

World Malaria Day: World leaders renew commitments

As the World Malaria Day is marked globally today, world leaders from across the globe meeting in Paris have renewed commitments and announce new initiatives to accelerate the global movement

NAFDAC raises alert over fake anti-hypertension drug

ABUJA –  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has alerted the public on the circulation of a fake anti-hypertensive drug. NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a

Malawi  launches  world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health organisation has commended Malawi for launching the world’s first  vaccination against malaria yesterday, April 23, in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three

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Europe, Africa partner to develop next-generation antimalarial  drug\

Trials to be conducted in Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger BAMAKO, Mali  – The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has granted new funding of €10m over

Measles  cases  up 300 percent in 2019, WHO says

UNICEF expresses concern More than 112,000 cases of measles  already reporter this year  ‘Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks,’ WHO says Measles cases have continued to

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Nigeria gears up for VivaTech 2019

Sanofi connects African startups with new digital solutions to  healthcare Nigerian emerges as finalist   No fewer than 50 African startups will pitch their digital solutions for effective health care

Chevron companies, others, donate education, health facilities to schools and hospital

Two Chevron companies, Texaco Nigeria Outer shelf Limited (TNOS) and Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited and their partner and parties in the OML 132 and Agbami field respectively, have donated a