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How effective use of PrEP ring reduces HIV in women by 50% – NHVMAS

says women aged 15–49 twice likely to be living with HIV than men Lately, it appears that there’s less mention of HIV on the lips and programs of government authorities

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Ascent to Mental Health Bill now – WMA President urges FG at Vanguard Mental Health Summit

The President of the World Medical Association, WMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has called on the federal government to ascent to the Mental Health Bill to address the challenges of mental

‘We have successfully remodeled Edo State’s health care system’

Exactly one year ago, the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki appointed Prof. Obehi Akoria, a consultant physician and head of the Geriatric team of the University of Benin

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Why do I have weak erection?

Dear Doctor Okon, I’m 57 years old and I’ve been living with diabetes for about 12 years now. I don’t have any symptoms now because I take my drugs regularly.

Monkeypox: Signs and Symptoms

           Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola.  It is now being

I didn’t allow sickle cell thwart my dream – Singer, Adekunle Gold shares experience

‘Sickle cell disease took away my freedom, my childhood … My mind and body were challenged (but) I’m stronger, more determined and ready to take on the world. I’m ready

Addressing stunting among children

A News Analysis By Ibukun Emiola News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Most people are unmindful of the connections between nutrition and physical growth of their children, especially in Africa, heath

It’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23 is marked globally as the International Day to end Obstetric Fistula – a hole in the birth canal caused by protracted, obstructed labour in the absence of timely

Performance enhancing drugs may cause organ damage, sudden death, NAFDAC warns

Dangerous to healthy living The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to desist from using performance enhancing substances known as aphrodisiac in order

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Lagos vows to strictly enforce international COVID-19 travel protocols 

“The Federal Government has put very strict guidelines in place for people coming from India, Brazil and Turkey. These passengers coming in are to be mandatorily isolated at any of the accredited State isolation facilities at their own expense.”

Don blames lack of potable water on inability to implement laws, policies

 Prof. Josiah Babatola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has blamed inability of government to execute its policies and decision as a major cause of inadequate potable water.

COVAX COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.   The vaccines arrived at the

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More Nigerians still at risk of COVID-19 infection

…As NCDC, NIMR release Household Seroprevalence Surveys in 4 States The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)  among other partners on Monday released

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Nigeria, UN to hold Summit on  food security

The Governments of Nigeria and the United Nations system have renewed  commitment to ensure substantial and positive changes in Nigeria’s food systems. Speaking to journalists during a virtual event recently,

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HEAL offers free medical care to Makoko community

No fewer than 150 residents of Makoko, a slum located in the Yaba area of Lagos, recently received free medical care and relevant drugs, thanks to as a non-governmental organization,

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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

Nigeria needs sustainable plan to fight COVID-19 – Psychiatrist

A Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri has call on the federal government to be proactive and put implementable polices in order to check outbreak of pandemics. She says sustainable plan

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

                                                           

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35 million people suffer drug use disorders globally – UNODC report reveals on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

As the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked worldwide today, the World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has

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The unsung heroes of Polio eradication

                                                     Dr. Fasail Shuaib   

We are suffering – Resident Doctors

Following its nationwide strike notice, The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors says there’s no going back unless both federal and state governments accede to its demand.  Speaking on a radio

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Asthma still poorly diagnosed and inadequately treated – Prof. Erhabor

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Asthma Day on Tuesday May 5, renowned Professor of Medicine and leading Consultant Chest Physicians Professor Gregory

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Malnutrition: Worse than COVID-19 in North West

As the nation turns its attention to the COVID 19 pandemic, bandits have continued their attack on villagers in Sokoto and Zamfara states, resulting in increased displacement of women and

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Nigeria records first COVID-19 death

 Cases rise to 36 The first death from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has been recorded, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as confirmed  cases rise 

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Dangote’s new oil refinery and the environment: My fear

By Adebayo Solanke Few months ago, I was contemplating about sharing my article on this platform regarding a pipeline explosion that occurred at Abule Egba, Lagos on January 19, 2020.