Experts plan summit on reproductive health in Abuja

Worried by the fact that one out of every 29 women in Nigeria faces a life time risk of death during childbirth due to lack of accountability by service providers, experts have planned a 3-day summit in Abuja on reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health, RMNCAH, in Abuja later this [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

Health workers issue strike notice over professional disparity

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU and the Assembly of Healthcare Professionals, AHPA, have issued a 15-day ultimatum to the federal government to pay attention to their demands or face industrial action.

JOHESU is coalition of five registered unions; Medical and Health Workers’ Union [...]

Sun, 14 February 2016

LASUTH, MED-EL partner to curb hearing impairment

In order to curb the high rate of hearing defects in Nigeria, an Austrian-based medical expert, Mohamed El Disouky, has said his company, Medical Electronics, MED-EL, is partnering the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, to train medical personnel on cochlear implant. 

Briefi [...]

Sat, 06 February 2016

Dogara charges pharmacists on new innovations

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, to work towards putting the country on the map with greater innovations, and to take advantage of the ongoing constitution review process to propose amendments to laws governing the professi [...]

Sat, 06 February 2016

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


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