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NAFDAC, PCN Seal 1, 321 patent medicine outlets in Kano

Dealers march to Government House The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in collaboration with Pharmacist Council of Nigeria(PCN) has clampdown on 1,321 patent medicine outlets

WHO Africa, UNICEF, others poised to advance implementation of Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

The workshop, held from 12 to 15 February 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on enhancing countries’ capabilities to effectively implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) as an integral component of maternal and newborn health quality care strategies.

Tinubu re-appoints NAFDAC DG, names Dr. Jide Idris as new NCDC boss

President Bola Tinubu has reappointed  Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the  Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He also appointed Dr. Mansur

Africa’s malaria vaccine rollout expands

Nearly 10,000 children vaccinated Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout

Nurses protest new verification guideline

Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) yesterday took to the streets of Abuja to protest against the new verification guidelines by the

AFCON: Consider your health first, Lagos counsels Nigerians

… Offers tips essential tips for citizens   As Nigeria prepares to watch the final AFCON match on Sunday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health has advised that citizens must

FG hands over 14 new maternal, child health care centres  to Teaching Hospitals, FMC

The Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, has handed over 14 newly constructed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) health centres to Federal Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres (FMC)

NTDs DAY 2024: Ondo state treats 2million cases in 700 communities

No fewer than 2 million cases of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have been treated so far by the Ondo State Government in about 700 communities across the state.   The

NAFDAC warns against illegal importation of syringes 

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against importation of syringes from foreign countries, saying the act may kill local pharmaceutical industries. NAFDAC Director-General,

‘We’ll reduce medical tourism,’ Iwosan Lagoon Hospital pledges as Sanwo-Olu, others unveil facilities

Towards the effort in reversing the trend of medical tourism in Nigeria, the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, joined other top medical professionals to unveil the

UNICEF empowers 285,000 Borno orphans with basic literacy

About 285,000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency and children of the vulnerable have been taught basic literacy and numeracy under UNICEF’s Teaching at the Right Level initiative in

Nigerians spent $1.58bn on health tourism, foreign education in six months, Central Bank data reveals

The data from the apex bank’s Balance of Payment compilation spanning the first six months of 2023 showed that Nigerians spent $245.68m on overseas health-related issues, $896.09m on foreign education,

Cameroon kicks off malaria vaccine rollout

Cameroon yesterday, January 22,  launched the RTS,S malaria vaccine into its routine national immunization services, becoming the first country to do so outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme that was

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Facts you should know about cervical cancer

Overview Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with 604 000 new cases in 2020. About 90% of the 342 000 deaths caused by cervical cancer occurred in

FG, stakeholders move to end drug abuse in Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has declared its readiness to work with Re-Orientation Advocacy of Nigeria (RAN) and other stakeholders to strengthen drug abuse and treatment prevention

Abia records cases of measles, moves against spread

Abia State says it has recorded three suspected cases of Measles in Arochukwu and Umunneochi Local Government Areas. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo, who disclosed this while briefing

Rotary International donates $14 million to sustain polio eradication in Nigeria

Committed to ensuring that every child is safe from the paralysis caused by poliovirus, Rotary International has donated a $ 14 million grant to the government of Nigeria to support

Climate Change may cause widespread illnesses, millions of deaths by 2050, WEF warns

A report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that climate change could result in millions of deaths, widespread illnesses, and substantial healthcare expenses in the coming decades. The

World Bank lifts Kwara healthcare delivery service with N887.8m

In a substantial upgrade to its healthcare delivery system, Nigeria’s Kwara State has been granted N887.8 million from the World Bank. This fund injection forms a part of the World

Stakeholders advocate increased neurological healthcare support in Nigeria

A consortium of stakeholders, comprising medical professionals, patients advocacy groups, and non-profit organisations, has appealed to influential philanthropists and the government to prioritise neurological healthcare in Nigeria. Speaking at a

WHO certifies Cabo Verde as malaria-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Cabo Verde as a malaria-free country, marking a significant achievement in global health. With this announcement, Cabo Verde joins the ranks of 43

NAFDAC alerts on five contaminated cough syrups

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against five contaminated cough syrups detected in the Maldives and Pakistan. In a public alert, Mojisola

10,697 medical laboratory scientists left Nigeria – Registrar

Dr Tosan Erhabor, Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), said that  so far a total of 10,697 medical laboratory scientists had left the country. Erhabor told the News

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Enugu gets model health centre for the poor

By Paul Ejime On the 28th of November 2023, all roads will lead to the Umuchimgbo, Iji Nike, Abapka Community in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State,

DICOMAI raises alarm on plight of Nigerians living with diabetes

Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Initiative (DICOMAI), a media-based Non-Governmental Organization formed by a group of Nigerian journalists to assist in the control of diabetes, has raised the alarm on a looming epidemic