Health

PSN, PACFaH task Lagos gov’t on essential drugs

In order to eradicate childhood killer diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea in Lagos state, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN and Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, has tasked the state government on procurement of first line drug in the management of the diseases.< [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Unilever, NDA walk to promote oral hygiene

Aimed at promoting awareness on oral hygiene, the Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, and Unilever Nigerian Plc, has embarked on a road-walk to commemorate this year’s World Oral Health Day, WOHD.

The 10 kilometre walk, which started from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi -A [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Nordica, Diamond Bank walk for endometriosis

As part of its annual Endo Walk aimed at breaking the silence on endometriosis, Nordica Fertility Centre and Diamond Bank have partnered to raise awareness by walking five kilometres to keep women on the alert. 

The five kilometer walk organised by Endometriosis Support Group of Nigeria, E [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Lagos gov’t, Mirabel partner to celebrate rape survivors

To mark International Women's Day 2016, Mirabel Centre in collaboration with the Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Response Team, DVSRT, and the Motherhood magazine teamed up to celebrate survivors of rape. 

Speaking to journalists, Executive Director, Mirabel Centre, Itoro Eze- [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Unilever to reach 10mn children on tooth maintenance by 2020

As parts of efforts to reduce the prevalence of oral health problems in the country, Unilever Nigeria plc has said that it will reach about 10 million Nigerian children on tooth maintenance by 2020.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos to mark the World Oral Health Day, WOHD, the Brand build [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


U.S., Nigeria, Launch $20mn women’s health initiative

In a move aimed at reducing maternal mortality, the United States and the Federal Government along with General Electric, GE, have launched a new mother-and-child health initiative that would expand access to pre-natal screenings to more than 2 million expectant mothers across Nigeria by 2020. 

Mon, 07 March 2016


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


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