The federal government has launched the first report on National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
With the launch, the survey would provide baseline information needed for the design and implementation of effective prevention, treatment and care services that are evidence based towards redu [...]
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said over 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation, FGM, in 2018.
Country Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall, made the disclosure to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance [...]
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has reiterated that leprosy is curable and treatment-free in all the designated treatment centers across the country.
He made this known while briefing the press to commemorate the 2019 World Leprosy Day with a theme: "Ending disc [...]
The Centre for the Right to Health has called for investment in new HIV prevention and treatment, Pre- exposure Prophylaxis, PReP, as it helps in reducing infection.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos during a two-day media training on biomedical HIV prevention in Nigeria, the program director of [...]
In charting new ways to cope with Lassa fever in West Africa and defining the future of the disease globally, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in collaboration with partners organized a two-day international conference on Lassa fever.
The conference tagged “Lassa Fever [...]
To avoid unplanned pregnancies within the first 12 months following delivery or miscarriage inclusive of any pregnancy that does not result in a live birth, expert has urged women to take up Post Pregnancy Family Planning, PPFP.
At a media round table in Lagos organised by Development Communica [...]
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or whitening chemicals because they could result to cancer and kidney malfunction.
Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the warning recently in Abuj [...]
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today.
Foods such as fried chicken and fried fish/shellfish were associated with a higher risk of heart-related death, particular [...]
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