Herbalists want board to regulate their activities

Herbalists in the country under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Medical Herbal Practitioners, NUMHP, have appealed to the Federal Ministry of Health to establish a board to oversee its operations. 

National vice president of the union, north central geo-political zone, Dr. Muhammad Be [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016

NIMR brainstorms on Zika virus, eyes policy direction for FG

Following the pronouncement of Zika virus as a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, WHO, the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, has said that the institute is targeted at producing informed policy for the government in combating any disease outbreak.

Speaking to journali [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016

Fake drugs: NAFDAC advocates life jail for offenders

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, is proposing a law that will seek life term jail for producers of counterfeit drugs in the country.

The law, if effected, will confiscate assets of culprits upon conviction and compensation for victims against the N500, 0 [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

Painful menstruation could be endometriosis - Expert

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Nordica Fertility Centre Lagos, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that painful menstruation in women could be linked to a disorder called endometriosis.

Dr. Ajayi, who is also the managing director of the fertility centre that specialises in in-vitro fer [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016

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


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