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400,000 Nigerian drug users who share needles responsible for spread of HIV  

About 400,000 Nigerian drug users who exchange needles and syringes as a group while ingesting drugs are responsible for the spread of HIV in the country. Dr Gambo Aliyu, Director-General,

MNP patent holder Kenny Acholonu urges protection for intellectual property as Nigeria fights infant malnutrition  

Quadruple patent holder Dr Kenny Acholonu has called on regulatory agencies and players in the Nigerian scientific community covering medical, pharmaceutical, and most importantly nutritional products to ensure recognition and

Ebonyi votes N100m as counterpart fund for health insurance scheme

Ebonyi State has set aside N100 million counterpart fund for health insurance scheme for civil servants. Mrs Mary-Rose Egwu, Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) made this known

NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation

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

West Africa Covid-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that

NAFDAC accuses U.S., EU of ‘persistently rejecting Made in Nigeria food’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for synergy amongst government agencies to end the rejection of made in Nigeria food products by the

Cholera: NCDC gives update

Total of  22,130 suspected cases, 526 deaths so far reported from 18 states and FCT    No fewer than 22,130 suspected cases including 526 deaths from cholera have been reported

NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

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

Nigeria to receive 41.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine soon

The Federal Government has disclosed Nigeria would receive a cumulative of 41,282,770 vaccines through the COVAX facility and the African Union Commission by September ending. It stated 3,924,000 doses of

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,

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end

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

NAFDAC, chemical manufacturers agree to explore international market

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC and manufacturers of chemical products in Nigeria have agreed to explore the international market to enhance the nation’s foreign

NNPC/CNL JV calls for stakeholders’ collaborations against  oil theft, vandalism

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has sought for more cooperation from stakeholders in Niger Delta to reduce oil theft and vandalism. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs

NCDC commissions infectious disease treatment centre in Katsina

‘The treatment centre in Katsina is the fifth to be commissioned in less than one year, with 11 others at various stages of development’ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria, other countries affected by COVID-19

The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in

Sanwo-Olu commissions 110-bed mother and child center in Epe 

Tasks pregnant women to avoid patronizing unregistered birth homes Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to eradicating the twin issue of maternal and child

UNICEF Ambassadors urge G7 leaders to donate COVID-19 vaccine

By Nkeiru  Ibe UNICEF Ambassadors have demanded that G7 (Group of Seven) leaders-an organisation of the world’s seven largest advanced countries, commit to sharing at least 20 percent of the