Health

Would it be wrong to eradicate mosquitoes?

The mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world, carrying diseases that kill one million people a year. Now the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, has been linked with thousands of babies born with brain defects in South America. Should the insects be wiped out?

There are 3,500 [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016


Nutritionists count gains of exclusive breastfeeding

National President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria, NSN, Prof. Ngozi Nnam, has said that exclusive breastfeeding of babies for the first six months will drastically reduce infant mortality in the country.

Nnam stated this while delivering her speech at a one-day breastfeeding symposium organise [...]

Sat, 30 January 2016


Measles: Lagos to immunize 4 million children

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has said that the state has a target of immunizing about 4 million children against measles.

The commissioner urged parents and guardians to ensure that their wards between nine months to five years of age are taken to the health centre or de [...]

Sat, 30 January 2016


Reckitt Benckiser, NGO propose N7bn partnership on diarrhoea

As part of efforts to ensure a diarrhoea-free Nigeria, a world leading consumer health and hygiene company, Reckitt Benckiser, RB, and Save The Children, have proposed a N7.2 billion partnership with the Federal Government to eradicate diarrhoea.

The disease annually claims nearly 100,000 lives [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


The media in a polluted society By Alex Enemanna

The media is the unofficial forth arm of government besides the executive, legislature and judiciary. This has propelled the popular saying that the media is the forth realm of the estate, therefore is shouldered with enormous responsibilities apart from information dissemination, education of the mas [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016


Yakasai outlines priorities, urges rational drug use

National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, has said that his priority is to strengthen the pharmaceutical society with collaborative, participatory, transparent leadership aimed at promoting rational use of drugs.

Yakasai, who urged cooperation from [...]

Sat, 16 January 2016


Fear as Abuja records first Lassa fever death

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory are in fear following confirmation by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, that one person has died of Lassa fever at the National Hospital, Abuja. 

Some residents told our correspondent that the death of the unidentified male in Kubwa [...]

Sat, 16 January 2016


Minister of Health Prof, Isaac Adewole during a press briefing on the outbreak of Lassa Fever in some states in Nigeria.

L-R: Chief Executive Officer, National Centre for Disease Control, Prof. Abdulahi Nasidi, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Minister of Health Prof, Isaac Adewole during a press briefing on the outbreak of Lassa Fever in some states in Nigeria...Friday in  Abuja. Photo: [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


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