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PSN/PACFaH lauds FG’s essential drugs approval

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, under the Partnership For Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has applauded the federal government’s approval of essential drugs for pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos at a media dialogue, senior programme officer of PSN/PACFa [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


LUTH CMD calls for collaboration, achieves first open heart surgery

The Chief Medical Director, CMD, of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, has called on all stakeholders in Nigeria to collaborate with the hospital as it carried out its first open heart surgery.
Briefing journalists in Lagos, the CMD said "this successful achievement [...]

Fri, 10 June 2016


Cyber security next threat to humanity - Group

In preparation of the international Information Security Conference, Ngsecure 2016, a group known as DIFENSORE says cyber security is the next threat to humanity after terrorism
In a statement signed by the conference director, Kayode Eyinade and made available to our correspondent in Lagos, he [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Nigeria ranks second in maternal mortality globally - NGO

Worried by the maternal mortality rate in Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation, Pathfinder, has said globally, Nigeria ranks second after India. 
The program manager for Pathfinder International, Dr. Habeeb Salami, made this revelation at a media advocacy seminar in Lagos [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Malaria accounts for high date rate in Nigeria - NIMR

As Nigeria joins other countries to commemorate World Malaria Day, the Director General of Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Dr. Innocent Ujah, has lamented the high percentage of death caused by malaria.
In a joint collaboration between NIMR and Malaria Society of Nigeria, MSN, to co [...]

Sun, 01 May 2016


PACFaH talks tough on vaccine budget slash, seeks review

Following the World Health Organisation, WHO, declaration that Nigeria has successfully interrupted polio virus transmission as no case was detected since 2014 and commemorating 2016 Africa Vaccination Week, Partnership For Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PAcFaH, has called the Federal government [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


Lab test key to fast track malaria elimination in Nigeria

Professor Wellington Oyibo is the Head of Research and Principal Investigator and Director, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Malaria Diagnosis, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. In this interview with journalists in Lagos, the university don explains the efficacy of malaria Artemisinin based comb [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


NGO raises alarm over obesity rise in Africa

With the increasing rate of obesity in the continent, going by the projection of World Health Organisation, WHO, that more than one- third of African women and a quarter of African men are overweight, a non-governmental organisation, InVcap, has raised worry over the development.

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Fri, 15 April 2016


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