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Fake drug: Nigeria laws too lenient, says former NAFDAC DG

The former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, has said that Nigeria’s laws are too lenient to punish drug counterfeiters.
Orhii, who stated this in a chat with journalists in his home in Makurdi, lamented that drug coun [...]

Sat, 29 October 2016


Mothers nutrition key in malnutrition fight – Nestlé

As the rate of malnutrition continues to affect the growth and development of the Nigerian child, Nestlé Nigeria has called on pregnant as well as nursing mothers to feed on adequate nutrient that are beneficial.

Speaking to journalists at the Nestlé media workshop on 'Good Nu [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


“Maternal health cannot be addressed without family planning”

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the issue of maternal health could not be addressed without tackling the issue of family planning.

The minister stated this in Abuja when he received a report on maternal health in Nigeria, which was presented by Chima Izugbara, a Senio [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


Adewole commends donor agency on drug distribution

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has commended the Global Fund and United State Agency for International Development, USAID, in building a magnificent premier medical warehouse to manage drugs distribution system in Nigeria.

The minister, who made the commendation shortly after inspecti [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


6 out of 10 children in Nigeria experience violation - NPC

A survey by National Population Commission, NPC, has lamented the high prevalence of violence against children, showing that six out of 10 children in Nigeria experience some form of violation.

Addressing journalists at a two-day media dialogue organised by the United Nations Children's Fun [...]

Fri, 28 October 2016


Stakeholders brainstorm to implement HIV strategy for AYP

With the aim to build capacity for the implementation of HIV strategy for Adolescent and Young People, AYP, stakeholders in the health sector brainstorm on its content and programmes.

Speaking to journalists at a capacity building meeting held in Lagos the Senior Special Assistance to the gover [...]

Thu, 20 October 2016


National Health Act: CSOs calls for consolidated fund

Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, under the aegis of Health Sector Reform Coalition, HSRC, has called for the return of the one percent consolidated fund captured in the National Health Act to the 2017 health budget.

In a statement jointly signed by the country representative, Champions for Ch [...]

Wed, 19 October 2016


FG inaugurates national health structure to address health challenges

In a bid to tackle the daunting challenges facing the Nigeria’s health sector, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has inaugurated health steering committee in Abuja. 

According to the minister, this is to address some of the challenges ranging from data collections, and man [...]

Sun, 16 October 2016


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