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International Day of the Girl Child: Girls, civil rights groups speak out

There is national confusion about reproductive health, rights of females in Nigeria, and we bear the brunt, they say There is so much gender-based violence, stigmatization, and stereotyping against girls,

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder as asbestos trace is discovered in one bottle

World’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson on Friday, (October 18) recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos

World Food Day: Dietitian association advocates sensitization of food vendors

The Association of Nigerian Dietitian, and its Lagos State chapter have  called on governments at all levels to sensitise food vendors on how to handle, prepare and store foods to

Monkeypox: Lagos alerts residents

 Calls for precautionary measures Lagos State Government has again urged citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent

Experts link high death rate of sudden death among Nigerians to thrombosis

as 2019 World Thrombosis Day is marked globally Nigeria joins the rest of the world today to mark the 2019 World Thrombosis Day amid startling revelation revelation that many cases of

2 Americans, British scientists win 2019 Nobel prize for medicine

Two Americans and a British scientist have been named winners of  the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen

To achieve SDGs, Nigeria must give adolescent girls access to health, SFH says

Nigeria will move closer to achieving major targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by assuring adolescent girls access to health and critical social services, the Society for Family Health

Yellow Fever report for September

34 Deaths 28 cases confirmed 243 Susupected cases Situation report on Yellow fever as at September 2019 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  shows that 34 deaths have

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US pharmacy chains to stop sale of Zantac

Pharmacy chains in the US have moved to stop selling Zantac –  a drug for  heartburn –  and its generic versions following the announcement by the (US) Food and Drug

Happy story of mothers who survived Ebola while pregnant

and also cuddle their babies afterwards “I put my feet on the ground and wiggled my toes. It felt strange to touch the ground for the first time in weeks.

FG donates 149-bed specialist hospital for mothers, children to Lagos state

To be unveiled by First Lady on Thursday The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Thursday unveil

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World Contraceptive Day: Stakeholders tasks Lagos Government on timely release of FP funds

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark 2019 Word Contraception Day (WCD), yesterday, September 26, Civil Society Groups and other stakeholders in Lagos have called on the

Lagos First Lady urges stakeholders to fight cancer ignorance

as Sebeccly, others conduct free screening and treatment of 7, 000 women To eliminate cervical cancer in Lagos and Nigeria in general, the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Mrs.

Save The Children unveils INSPIRING project to fight pneumonia in Lagos, Jigawa

In a bid to save children from the scourge of pneumonia now rated as the second biggest killer of under-5 children worldwide, Save The Children International yesterday unveiled the  report

Lagos shuts 20 health facilitate for non-compliance  with regulatory standards

assures  public of efficient service delivery via E-HEFAMAA No fewer than 20 health facilities were shut down by the Lagos State Government through the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency

It’s World Pharmacists Day

Pharmacists around the world  today  marked the World Pharmacists Day, a day set aside by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)  to showcase the role of the pharmacist in improving health

Bauchi initiates Yellow Fever campaign targeting 500,000 people

In response to an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, Governor Bala Mohammed on 12 September 2019 initiated a vaccination campaign against the disease in Alkaleri Local Government Area

Malnutrition: My saddest moment by Emir of Kano

Calls for establishment of Commission for Malnutrition in Nigeria ABUJA – The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday revealed an incident that has remained his saddest moment since

Health writers laud appointment of medical professionals as health ministers

Recommend priorities The Health Writers Association of Nigeria, (HEWAN), on Friday September 6, commended Presiden t Muhammadu Buhari for appointing two notable medical practitioners as health Ministers. A release signed

Eti-Osa to get General  Hospital , Gov. Sanwo-Olu pledges

Unveils 110-Bed Mother Child Hospital  Lagos State Governor, Mr.Babajide Sanwo-Olu  has promised to construct a general hospital at Eti-Osa, one of the local government area in the state,  to serve

Kidnappers release Irrua Specialist Hospital CMD

Nine days after he was kidnapped, the Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist hospital, Edo State, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, was released yesterday,. Okogbenin was abducted at Ramat Park in Ikpoba-Okha

Mamora wants varsities to introduce degree programme in herbal medicine

The  Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, has called on universities in the country to introduce Bachelor of Science degree programme in herbal medicine for better healthcare delivery.

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DICOMAG congratulates new health minister

Urges him to priorities diabetes control  A non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Group (DICOMAG) has urged the new Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire to make the control

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Enter Ehanire, Mamora as new health ministers

Immediate past Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire and former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Senator Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora were sworn in today by President Muhammadu

Africa heads into last mile to be free of wild polio

Africa today passes a milestone threshold – three years with no case of wild poliovirus detected. This begins the short step to declaring the continent free of wild polio. This