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How Nigeria loses 800,000 U5 children annually

… Malnutrition is underlying cause in 50% of cases In Nigeria, about 12.3million children suffer from chronic malnutrition, out of which 300,000 are at risk of dying. For those that

Patients recounts ordeal

… as doctors’ warning strike enters day 3 The 5-day warning strike declared by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NAD) entered its third day today as patients continue to

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Resident doctors begin 5-day strike tomorrow

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, today directed its members in all public hospitals in the country to suspend services, effective from 8am tomorrow (Wednesday). The hospitals are to

GFATM suspends disbursement for HIV/AIDS, Malaria in Nigeria

The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has suspended its HIV and Malaria disbursement in Nigeria over failure to meet target especially in areas such as antiretroviral

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Lagos Signs Agreement For Establishment Of DNA Forensic Centre

The Lagos State Government has signed an agreement for the establishment of a DNA Forensic Centre in the State. Speaking at the official signing of the agreement between the State

Resident doctors postpone planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, has shifted its planned nationwide strike by two weeks, News Agency of Nigeria reports. The strike that was to commence on

NHO Diabetes Portal opens!

So you have diabetes? You are not alone! Have you been told by your doctor that you have diabetes? This could be devastating news for most people. But you know

US-based hospital to build diabetes facilities across Nigeria

…To train Nigerian doctors on diabetes treatment Hope may soon come the way of diabetes patients in Nigeria as a US-based hospital, PreHab Diabetes Services, has pledged to build hospitals

6 doctors die in fatal auto crash

The Nigerian medical community was thrown into mourning yesterday following reports that six senior doctors from Ekiti state had died in a fatal accident involving the 13-passenger bus in which

Japan earmarks N1.4bn for UNICEF to address life-saving emergency in North-East

The government of Japan has extended a grant of US$4.5 million, (1.4 billion naira) to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, for the provision of life-saving emergency aid to people

Gombe increases nutrition budget

Gombe State Government has increased its budget on nutrition from N50 to N120 million yearly, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Chairman, Maternal and Neonatal Child Health Coalition (MNCH)

Bird Flu: Plateau Closes 62 Farms

… disposes of 190,000 Birds The Plateau Government has closed down 62 poultry farms and destroyed more than 190,000 birds affected by bird flu across the state, an official has

China FDA slams 3 drug firms

… orders recall of products. China FDA has ordered 3 drug makers to recall certain products off the shelf in the latest effort to enforce good manufacturing practices (GMP) on

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Worried about irregular menses after abortion

I’m a 23-year old girl. Early last year, I got pregnant and a doctor confirmed it was about five months old. In order to save myself from embarrassment and shame,

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Brain-dead Polish woman gives birth to baby boy

A brain-dead Polish woman has delivered a baby boy after she was kept alive for 55 days so that she could give birth. A hospital official said on Tuesday that

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Kenya tightens measures to keep out yellow fever

Anyone travelling to Kenya from Uganda or Angola will have to adhere to the yellow fever immunisation protocol. The Ministry of Health also says any Kenyan coming into the country

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Reps investigates DDT efficacy for malaria eradication

ABUJA: The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on HIV/AIDS, Mal aria and Tuberculosis, to investigate the efficacy of Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT) towards the eradication of malaria in Nigeria. DDT

Under-5 Mortality Rate: Kano leads in Nigeria

No fewer than 101,000 Under-5 children die every year in Kano State out of the 575,000 live births recorded annually in the state, the highest under-5 mortality rate by any

Worldwide switch to bivalent oral polio vaccine begins on Sunday

The trivalent oral polio vaccine has been instrumental in the near-eradication of the disease worldwide, but the vaccine still has some challenges that can be addressed by switching to a

Fast food exposes consumers to harmful chemicals – study shows

Fast food eaters beware! A new study has found that people who ate more fast food had higher levels of phthalates, than non-consumers. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used

Better way to wash your hands

You do it several times a day: You grab some soap, rub your hands together for 20 seconds or so, then rinse. Yet if you’re aiming to get rid of

NAFDAC shuts 16 herbal medicine facilities

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut 16 herbal medicine facilities and seized products over illegal operations in Onitsha, Anambra. The seizure was effected

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Diabetes patients must be involved in their own management – Olufemi-Ajayi

People living with diabetes must be involved in the management of their condition to be able to achieve good control of their blood sugar and prevent the numerous complications associated

Diabetes epidemic looms in Nigeria – Health Minister

… NMA says over 2m people are diabetic in the country ABUJA: Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday decried the growing rate of diabetes in the country, saying the

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Diabetes: Enlighten Nigerians now, endocrinologist tells govt

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the World Heath Day yesterday, a consultant endocrinologist, a specialist physician who diagnoses and treats diseases related to the glands,