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422 million adults have diabetes globally - WHO


As the world commemorates the World Health Day, the World Health Organization, WHO, has revealed that the growing number of adults suffering from diabetes worldwide is almost 422 million.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Lagos, WHO in its first global report on diabet [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


Stakeholders’ eyes policy direction on essential drugs

Stakeholders in the health sector have called on the Lagos state government to create policy direction for essential drugs to boost the fight against childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea.
The drugs include amoxicillin dispersible tablet, amoxicillin dt, and zinc/ low osmolarity oral rehydration sal [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Expert unite, projects end of TB by 2035 globally

In order to reduce the epidemic burden of tuberculosis, TB, globally, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, join hands with international community to fight the scourge, projects end of the disease by 2035.

Director General of NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said ending the epidemic by 2 [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


We have saved 24,000 lives, improved 36,000 children in 10yrs

A global healthcare provider, Management Sciences for Health, MSH, has said it contributed to saving about 24,000 lives and improved the wellbeing of 36,000 children in the past ten years of its existence in Nigeria.

Country Representative of MSH in Nigeria, Dr. Zipporah Kpamor, disclosed this [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Emergencies should be treated within 24 hours - Adewole

As part of efforts to boost healthcare delivery to Nigerians, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said directed that all accident and emergency cases should be treated within 24 hours at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

Addressing journalists at LUTH, the minister said [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Scientists find gene responsible for sleep deprivation

The sleep habits of fruit flies are remarkably similar to humans. They get most of their sleep at night, certain drugs and stimulants like caffeine can negatively affect their sleep, and if they get a lousy night's sleep it can even affect their memory performance.

But what can they tell us [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016


400, 000 children die from diarrhoea, pneumonia in Nigeria annually

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in commemoration of the 2016 International World Water Day, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has revealed that about 400, 000 Nigerian children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia, annually. [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016


PSN, PACFaH task Lagos gov’t on essential drugs

In order to eradicate childhood killer diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea in Lagos state, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has tasked the state government on procurement of first line drug in the management of the diseases.< [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


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