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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

Lagos unveils guidelines to regulate ART practice

Makes registration of Assisted Fertility and Reproductive Health  providers compulsory Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris has unveiled new regulations and guidelines to guide assisted fertility practice

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

Provide PrEP to all vulnerable groups if you want to eradicate HIV, advocacy group  tells FG 

Says daily intake reduces the risk of HIV from sex by 90%   In order achieve  “zero level”  HIV/AIDS infections or keep it to the barest minimal in Nigeria, the

Poisonous ‘Ponmo’: Lagos arrest 3

Warns  against purchase of foods from doubtful sources  Lagos State government said it has arrested three persons connected with the sale of toxic cow-skin popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in Ojo

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NAIP urges FG to build pharmaceutical production plants  

Commences Annual Conference tomorrow Towards its effort to ensure a strategic re-positioning of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry to attract more innovations and churns out competitive products for the international market

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

Buhari Unveils Refurbished 170-bed ‘Ayinke House’

President, Muhammadu Buhari today unveiled the rehabilitated and upgraded Institute of Maternal and Child Health popularly known as ‘Ayinke House’ at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) towards reduction

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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

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

Lagos restates resolve to partner private sector for improved health care delivery

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode The Lagos State government has restated its resolve to work together with interested members of the organized private sector as well as professional bodies in delivering affordable

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

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Nigeria declares State of Emergency on maternal, child death

To probe causes of all maternal deaths   ABUJA – The Nigerian government on Monday April 8 declared a State of Emergency on maternal and child mortality in the country.

HCPAN tasks government to resolve NHIS crisis to achieve UHC

calls for mandatory health insurance to all Nigerians                                             

Lagos plans for World Health Day

• To hold sensitization walk, health summit, medical screening and community clean up exercise Dr. Idris The Lagos State Ministry of Health in partnership with Multipro Enterprise Limited, MPEL, makers

State House Medical Centre only for President, Vice, Villa officials – Presidency

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed that the State House Medical Centre revert to a clinic status, and henceforth be used

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Lagos collapsed building: Health Minister orders medical aid for victims

  As rescue efforts continue at the scene of three-storey building which collapsed in Lagos, Wednesday morning, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has directed all Federal Government health institutions

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Partners support Nigeria HIV response

  Nigeria’s response to HIV received a boost on Tuesday March 12, with the donation of official vehicle and an upgraded office structure from by the World Health Organization (WHO),

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Lassa fever kills 93 in Nigeria in less than two months

93 persons have been killed by Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than two months. The nation recorded 420 confirmed cases of the disease between 21st January when it recorded

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New hope with Ebola drug trial

By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo information late November, he was at death’s door.

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Health communication expert urges Nigerians to embrace regular medical check

A Health Communication Expert, Ms Kemi Olawoye, has called on Nigerians to cultivate the attitude of regular medical checkup in order to take charge of their health. Olawoye, the Chief

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Nigeria hosts Lassa Fever International Conference

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and its partners will host the first Lassa Fever International Conference between 16th and 17th of January 2019 in Abuja. This is to mark