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Over 70% of Nigerians with Hypertension unaware of it – Chairman NHF

Says HBP is major heart disease affecting 38% of adult Nigerian The Chairman of the Nigerian Heart Foundation, Prof. Basden Onwubere, has raised alarm over the low level of awareness

UNAIDS partners ABCHealth to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria  

To ensure an end to HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, and a corporate group, the African Business Coalition for Health, ABCHealth, Thursday, signed

Lagos to deploy new tool to combat malaria

  partners firm to implement rollback malaria strategies Lagos State Government has pledged to scale up innovation and deploy new tools to combat Malaria, just as it restated its commitment

Mental Health: 1 in 4 Lagosians struggles with clinically diagnosable mood disorders – Sanwo-Olu

State to create strong network of operations with private sector to curb menace The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, decried the growing scourge of poor mental health

UBTH, Heineken African Foundation partner to improve  neo-natal care

Commission N42m hi-tech equipment for Special Care Baby Unit Advanced neonatal care equipment worth N42 million have been handed over to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) by the

Lagos commences prosecution of COVID-19 guidelines defaulters

Concerned with the dramatic rise in COVID-19 positive cases seen in the evolving fourth wave, the Lagos State Government has commenced prosecution of inbound international passengers who fail to submit

54gene unveils diagnostic hub, 7RiverLabs, to boost patient health outcomes   

Health Technology Company, 54gene, has launched 7RiverLabs, a diagnostic hub fitted with state-of-the-art technology, to offer healthcare providers and patients access to advanced molecular diagnostics. Launching the hub in Lagos

LASG shuts Vedic hospital for employing unlicensed expatriates

 To introduce policy to regulate foreign-based doctors The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, has shut down Vedic Lifecare Hospital, for engaging unlicensed expatriates even as it disclosed that

Ikoyi collapsed building: Lagos to foot bill of rescued victims

9 rescued, 3 discharged  Lagos State Government has promised to take full responsibility for the treatment and medical bills of rescued victims of the Ikoyi building collapse. Deputy Governor of

Lagos launches  mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19  

Partners private sector to vaccinate 4 million Lagosians before Christmas Establishes Mass Vaccination Sites Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched a State-wide Mass Vaccination Campaign against the

Lagos to host 7th African conference on ‘One Health and Biosecurity’

As part of efforts to ensure that the Africa continent improves on its preparedness and brace up to the challenges posed by emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity threats, the Lagos

Nigeria’s  Osahon Enabulele emerges President, World Medical Association

Forner President Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele has  emerged  the President-elect of the World Medical Association, WMA.    Enabulele,   a Chief Consultant Family Physician,  is currently the President

NMA condemns murder of Akunyili, demands justice

              The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Thursday condemned the gruesome murder  of one of her members, Dr Chike  Akunyili, widower of  Late Prof Dora

States, local govts not budgeting enough for Family Planning – Expert laments  

As the world yesterday marked the World Contraception Day, WCD Family Planning, FP expert, Dr Ejike Orji says the uptake has continued to remain low because states and local governments

Lagos Employs 400 Health Workers

To engage over 1500 more                     No fewer than  400 health workers have been employed by the Lagos State Government to

FG must address challenges of medical manpower – Cardiologists cry out

The group lamented that despite the fact that cardiovascular diseases are on the rise yet there is a massive brain drain of cardiologists which is induced by poor working environment.

Nigeria needs documented policy for mental health – Owoeye

Prevalence: 1 in 4 individuals 20 million attempted suicide annually associated with mental health Managing Director, Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr Olugbenga Owoeye has said that Nigeria needs a documented mental

Stop self-stigmatisation – Psychiatrist charges people managing mental illness

Medical Director and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Pinnacle Medical Services,  Dr Maymunah Kadiri, has charged Nigerians managing mental health to stop self stigmatisation, saying it does more harm than societal stigmatisation. Speaking at

Lagos kicks off administration of Moderna vaccine

Uptake is Impressive – Health Commissioner The Lagos State Government commenced the administration of the Moderna COVID vaccine yesterday at the designated 183 vaccination sites across the State. State Commissioner

FG renews Prof. Obaseki’s appointment as CMD, UBTH

The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed the appointment of Prof. Darlington Obaseki as Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin city. A Press Release by the

NCDC confirms case of COVID-19 Delta variant

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a case with the highly transmissible COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.    The Head of Communications,

TB Joshua’s burial: LASG inspects facilities at SCOAN to prevent COVID spread

A delegation from the Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola visited

Patronage of Nigerian-made drugs will drive job creation, enables affordability – PMG-MAN

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), has challenged Nigerians to patronize made in Nigeria medicines for more job opportunities. The association noted that when locally made

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LBS, Bloom others move to achieve drug security with new research study

Launch new research study to tackle these challenges         In the light of the gaps identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the fact that

Have your eyes tested at least once a year, Women Optometrists urges Nigerians

Offers free eye care in Lagos Women Optometrists in Nigeria, WON, have charged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of examining their eyes at least, once in a year to avoid