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CACPP seeks collaboration with relevant stakeholders to tackle menace of Counterfeit drugs

The Coalition Against Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products (CACPP)  in conjunction with Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) and Pfizer is leading the charge in seeking collaborations between relevant stakeholders in

Health minister lauds NCDC over leading role in prevention, control of communicable diseases

The minister at the lab The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, today, January 9, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its lead role in the prevention,

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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

Food insecurity: How malnutrition leads to brain damage in children- Expert

Lagos Ministry of Health & Social Welfare trains caregivers  Nigeria’s economic situation is creating a critical issue for familie – affording a balanced diet. This lack of proper nutrition puts

Daimed Facility, new diagnostic centre, set to open in Lagos

aims to Reduce Medical Tourism in Nigeria with Evidence-Based Care To reduce medical tourism in Nigeria, a  new multi-specialty facility, Diamed Diagnostic Center, is set to open its doors  in

Health Insurance: LASHMA partners LASRRA to simplify enrolment, expand Ilera Eko coverage

As Ilera Eko enrollees increases to over 1m The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has partnered with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) to expand the coverage of

Tinubu signs Executive Order to revitalise health care

President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has signed an Executive Order (EO) to transform Nigeria’s healthcare sector by increasing local production of healthcare products, reducing costs of healthcare equipment and consumables, and

NAFDAC alerts on fake Ampicillin/Cloxacillin

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public against falsified antibiotic combination of Ampicillin/cloxacillin in circulation in the country. The agency, in the

Reps seek free medicare for pregnant women

Video: IDRC/CRDI The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to mandate public healthcare institutions to provide free medical treatment for pregnant women during

Obesity rising in Africa

Obesity is rising rapidly in Africa. Between 2000 and 2016, Africa nearly doubled the number of overweight adults. The trends are same for children. Africa is currently home to 28%

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NMA elects new officers

… as courts rules membership should be voluntary for medical doctors in Nigeria The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has elected a new team of leaders to steer the association, while

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Man who received first-ever modified pig kidney transplant dies

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the procedure has said. Richard “Rick” Slayman,

Ondo activates 5O facilities for clinical breast examination

Trains 67 health workers to create awareness The Ondo State Ministry of Health has activated 50 facilities for clinical breast examination while also training 67 health workers in the 18

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How my kidney was harvested, 16-year old boy narrates ordeal in court

A 16-Year-Old Boy, yesterday told an FCT High Court in Zuba that he was offered N1 million by one Mr Emmanuel Olorunlaye, for his kidney to be removed at Alliance

Police arrest fake medical doctor in Lagos, seal hospital

A 37-year-old fake medical doctor practicing with forged certificates has been arrested by operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos. The suspect, after his arrested in the Ikorodu

Epidemiologist advocates single-dose for HPV vaccines

… As former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole bows out of UCH  A Clinical Epidemiologist, Prof. Deborah Watson-Jones, has advocated intake of  single-dose  for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines, saying

Measles: Adamawa shuts schools

Adamawa State Government has closed down public and private schools following the outbreak of measles in the state. The closure notice was contained in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary

How new Sector Renewal Investment Initiative will improve  quality health delivery – Minister

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, has expressed confidence that the Nigeria Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative (NHSRII), which President Bola Tinubu launched recently,

Brain Drain: Only 58,000 doctors renewed licence in 2023 – MDCN Registrar

The Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr Fatima Kyari, has disclosed that only 58,000 doctors have renewed their annual practising licence in 2023 due to brain drain

World Malaria Day: More countries roll out vaccine

In a significant step forward for malaria prevention in Africa, three countries—Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Thursday, April 25, launched a large-scale rollout of the life-saving malaria vaccine targeting

WHO, PSHAN sign pact to strengthen Nigeria’s Primary Health Care

As part of the innovative drive towards transforming primary healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Private Sector Health

First patient of pig kidney transplant discharged from hospital

Rick Slayman, the world’s first living recipient of a genetically edited pig kidney transplant, has been discharged from the hospital. CNN reports that Slayman was discharged on Wednesday, two weeks

Tuberculosis: 300 die in Ogun as Kaduna records 32,297 in 2023

The Senior Programme Officer of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, IHVN, Ms Florinda Olawusi, has disclosed that no fewer than 300 patients died of tuberculosis, out of over 6,000

NiMet advises respiratory disease patients over expected 3-day haziness from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted sunshine and haziness from today (Monday) to Wednesday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted sunny skies in

Lassa Fever Spreads To 16 States

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed 109 new cases of lassa fever and 20 deaths across 16 states in one week (26 February to 3 March).

Tinubu appoints new DG for NACA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Temitope Ilori as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). A press statement by Presidential  spokesperson

Nigerian Hospitals depleted, healthcare in danger — APHPN President raises alarm

Worried by current economic hardship, the national President Of Association Of Public Health Physicians Of Nigeria (APHPN) Prof. Alphonsus Isara, has raised the alarm over rising cost of medicine, depletion

Senate advocates NHIS coverage for kidney diseases

The Senate, on Thursday, called on the Federal Government to expand its coverage the National Health Insurance Scheme to cover patients with chronic kidney disease. It also urged the FG