Wednesday November 26th, 2014
Wednesday November 26th, 2014
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Nigeria, seven other countries to get GSK fund for NCDs

  /   in Health 2:11 pm   /   Comments

As GSK launches the first call for proposals for its Africa NCD Open Lab, to support much-needed scientific research into non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, no fewer than eight countries in the region including Nigeria are expected to benefit from £4m funding.

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At last, health insurance for the masses

  /   in Health 1:29 am   /   Comments

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Over the years, the need to alwaysdip into your pocket or reach for your chequebook or passbook at the point of access to healthcare, has effectively denied access to even the most basic healthcare services especially for the masses, thus restricting any potential for economic productivity and diminishing the impact of social welfare.

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Self sufficiency in drug manufacture is national security— PMG-MAN

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In the wake of the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Diseases, EVD in the country, local manufacturers of pharmaceutical products have called for urgent critical intervention in sustaining pharmaceutical manufacturing, saying, self sufficiency in medicines is now a national security.

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Experts call for review of medical education curriculum

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Health Professionals have called for review of curriculum of medical education in Nigeria in line with trends in medical education as well as the changing conditions in the healthcare delivery system of the country.

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20 benefit from free cleft lip and palate surgery

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A medical team of plastic/reconstructive and oral maxillofacial surgeons and other health care professionals led by Consultant plastic surgeon and Head of Burns/Plastic Unit at LASUTH, Prof Idowu Fadeyibi, has left a lasting smile on the faces of 20 indigent infants and children in Lagos and environs challenged by cleft lip and palate deformities.

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90% of ailments can be reversed by right foods — Experts

  /   in Health 12:33 am   /   Comments

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With growing numbers of prominent Nigerians fallen victims of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, alternative health experts have recommended the use of natural foods to put diseases at bay even as they said that 90 per cent of the ailments that have befallen Nigerians could be reversed by proper intake of foods.

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GSK calls for research proposals on NCDs

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Worried about the alarming increase in the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases, NCDs, GlaxoSmithKline, GSK, weekend launched first calls for proposals for its Africa NCD Open Lab, to support much-needed scientific research into NCDs in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Diabetic patients face treatment challenges in Nigeria

  /   in Health 6:06 pm   /   Comments

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By Chioma Obinna Egbuna Eke, 38, has enjoyed good health since birth to the extent that visiting the hospital was never part of her growing up. The only time she used drugs then was when she had cold or fever that was treated with over-the-counter drugs, like paracetamol.However, the period of good health ended 10

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World Toilet Day: 54m women lack adequate sanitation

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*Once upon a time: Open defecation in Bauchi

Undoubtedly, bodily waste is one of the most fundamental things that we all have in common. How its disposal is managed is an issue that has modestly attracted global attention. In 2013, the UN officially named November 19 as World Toilet Day to recognise the importance of sanitation.

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Men-all-pause

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This article is for men only. But if you have a brother, uncle, friend, father or husband…..of any age, you may want to read as well.

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Wrong use of X-ray harmful to unborn child – expert

  /   in Health 3:55 pm   /   Comments

A radiographer, Mr Uchenna Dike, on Monday said wrong use of X-ray could be harmful to an unborn child.

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Again, trouble in hospitals !

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ABANDONED: ABOVE: The children ward of Agbowa Primary Health Centre, Ikorodu, Lagos, yesterday.

IN Nigeria, the word “strike” is like a broken record where the Joint Health Sector Workers’ Union of Nigeria, JOHESU, a conglomerate of healthcare associations in the health sector, is concerned. To the average Nigeria, strike means a number of things, none of which is encouraging, complimentary or healthy to say the least.

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Man, 64, suffers stroke 10 times in 10 years

  /   in Health 12:37 am   /   Comments

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Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and it is likely to worsen in developing countries such as Nigeria over the next two decades based on projections by the World Health Organisation.

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NAFDAC cautions farmers on pesticides

  /   in Health 12:11 am   /   Comments

Dr Paul Orhii, DG, NAFDAC

THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has cautioned farmers on the safe use of pesticides as it is highly dangerous to health, even as it is set to empower 2,000 of its staff on farm production while in active service.

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Nutrition expert trumps up benefit of Olympic milk

  /   in Health 8:48 pm   /   Comments

A Consultant and advocate of healthy living, fitness and lifestyle, Dr. Bisi Abiola, has said that adequate intake of milk fortifies the human body against diseases and supplies essential nutritional requirement for healthy living.

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Inadequate funding, low access threaten Nigeria’s TB control programme

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By Sola Ogundipe INSUFFICIENT funding and poor access to proper treament services are hampering Nigeria’s efforts to combat the menace of tuberculosis, a disease that killed an estimated 1.5 million people in 2013 including 360,000 people who were living with HIV. Although Nigeria has developed a new National Strategic Plan on TB, it documents a

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Inadequate funding, low access threaten Nigeria’s TB control programme

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INSUFFICIENT funding and poor access to proper treament services are hampering Nigeria’s efforts to combat the menace of tuberculosis, a disease that killed an estimated 1.5 million people in 2013 including 360,000 people who were living with HIV.

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Stakeholders chart way forward for African indigenous diets

  /   in Health 6:37 pm   /   Comments

Ms. Carol Jilombo of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) with Precious Nkabinde and another participant at the just concluded 5th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security in Kinshasa, Congo DR.

These are precarious times for the Ngwa nation of Abia State! Perhaps, no period may have been so critical in the political history of the people than the current time. It is a time of a very decision that will shape or mar the destiny of the entity for many decades to come. No time will the Ngwa be as careful, cautious and as altruistic as this time. The reason is simple: There are many weapons fashioned by adversaries.

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POLIOMYELITIS: Nigeria set to quit PAIN nations!

  /   in Health 9:00 pm   /   Comments

*Funsho ...we can eradicate polio with advocacy

First it was guinea-worm, and then Ebola Virus Disease. Now Nigeria is set to eradicate another debilitating disease – poliomyelitis – in the near future. Make no mistake, the country is still polio endemic and has never completely interrupted the transmission of the wild polio virus, but, in recent times, its polio eradication efforts are yielding consistently low numbers.

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NHIS takes health insurance to grassroots

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In thirty days, hundreds of thousands of Nigerians across the six geo-political zones of the country had a feel of the essence of a health insurance plan.

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Arise Women provide free health checks for 5,000

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Saturday 25th of October will forever remain evergreen in the lives of over 5,000 women in Lagos as they benefitted from free health services offered by the Arise Women of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Lagos during its 6th Annual Arise Women’s conference.

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World Vegan Day

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory 12:47 am   /   Comments

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October and November are the veg special months. October 1st kicks off the annual Vegetarian month. In between comes the World Food Day on October 16th – which was the topic of last week’s column.

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IFC, HealthPlus seek reliable pharma services

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In its bid to support in the drive for the delivery of quality pharmaceutical and personal care product, International Finance Company, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a deal of agreement with HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International Limited to provide a $5million loan facility to expand pharmaceutical and personal care services in Nigeria.

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Ward off cancer with exercise — EXPERTS

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...Mr Uwaegbulam on his sick bed

As the prevalence of cancers, particularly breast cancers continued to rise, experts have stressed the need for Nigerians to engage more in exercise saying that regular exercise helps to ward off diseases including cancer.

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Nigerian doctors meet in Wales (2)

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By Dr. Femi Ogunyemi • Continued from last Tuesday No mention was made of a fully comprehensive document “Nigeria MDGs Report 2013 ” available on the NPHCDA website. It includes the Government’s Millennium Acceleration Framework (MAF) for MDG 5. Dr. Obembe gave a very eloquent explanation of the NMAs primary objective of delivering Universal Health

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WHO issues new guidelines on treatment of MDR-TB

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A new TB drug with a novel mechanism of action – delamanid – is now available for treatment of adults with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a form of tuberculosis resistant to isoniazid and rifampicin, the main first-line TB drugs.

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IFC, HealthPlus seek reliable pharma services

  /   in Health 12:43 am   /   Comments

IN its bid to support in the drive for the delivery of quality pharmaceutical and personal care product, International Finance Company, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a deal of agreement with HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International Limited to provide a $5million loan facility to expand pharmaceutical and personal care services in Nigeria.
Speaking on the project, Chief Executive, Officer, Olubukola George said it will support Nigeria’s drive for delivery of quality pharmaceutical and personal care products, create more jobs, and contribute towards the improvement of health and wellbeing in the Country.
Under the agreement, the IFC will assist HealthPlus and CasaBella establish a central distribution centre in Lagos and expand their combined retail business network from 38 to 120 stores across Nigeria within the next three to four years.
“At HealthPlus and CasaBella, our strongest drive is to help people achieve optimum health and vitality by providing quality pharmaceutical and personal care products. Partnering with IFC will help us expand our reach and will give us access to global industry best practices.
“With support from IFC and our other stakeholders, we will be able to achieve our vision of bringing quality health and wellbeing to more Nigerians, she added.”
A World Bank health report notes that African health expenditure will keep growing rapidly, with the private sector playing a key role. The private sector will be the key player in the delivery of quality health and personal care services to the urban poor and rural dwellers, she said.
Meanwhile, German Vegarra, IFC Regional Industry Head said “As a partner to HealthPlus, IFC hopes to increase access to affordable quality health and personal care products, and foster industry best practices that will boost investor confidence in Nigeria’s pharmaceutical and personal care sector.

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Ebola carriers can be infectious without symptoms — STUDY

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A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. Guinea announced on August 9, 2014 it was closing its land borders with Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola fears.    AFP PHOTO

Nearly everything that the government has been saying about how and when Ebola is transmissible is turning out to be false, as evidenced by yet another peg in the Ebola matrix of lies coming undone.

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Experts worry over gaps in diabetes care

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Worried by the gaps in training of specialists to effectively tackle the high prevalence of diabetes and its complications among Nigerians, a group of medical experts under the aegis of the Podiatry Initiative Nigeria, PIN, have initiated a pilot training workshop in Lagos in the area of Podiatric medicine.

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Arise Women provide free health checks for 5,000

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Saturday 25th of October will forever remain evergreen in the lives of over 5,000 women in Lagos as they benefitted from free health services offered by the Arise Women of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Lagos during its 6th Annual Arise Women’s conference.

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Wash your hands, Reckitt Benckiser urges Nigerians

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Nigerians from all walks of life have been urged to improve hygiene practices particularly the culture of regular hand-washing with soap and water, even as the nation has been declared free of the Ebola Virus Disease.

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UN seeks greater collaboration with FBOs

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The United Nations is presently exploring ways to increase better collaboration with the inter faith organisation as a means to reducing challenges in the area of security and health.

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