Thursday December 18th, 2014
Thursday December 18th, 2014
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End crisis in health sector now, AMLSN urges FG

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The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, has expressed worry over the unending industrial actions in the health sector, urging the Federal Government to immediately resolve the crisis to ensure better healthcare services for Nigerians.

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Community Pharmacists advocate access to safe medicines

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NAFDAC DG, Paul Orhi.

Community pharmacists have stressed the need to entrench access to safe medicine as a human right in the country, saying “it is a major way of guaranteeing better access to quality medicines for all Nigerians.

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Mirabel Centre Goodwill Ambassadors emerge against gender violence

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meeting: From left, Mirabel Goodwill Ambassadores for Gender based Violence: Ice Prince, music artiste; Queen Ubah,Nigerian Centenary Queen; Mrs. Itoro Anaba, Managing Partner, Partnership For Justice; Bimbo Akintola, Noolywood actress; Kofi, Comedian, and Wana Udobang, journalist and writer during their meeting,  in Lagos.

The fight against gender-based violence received a boost recently in Lagos as Mirabel Centre, a sexual Assault Referral Centre, unveiled celebrities as Goodwill Ambassadors against gender –violence.

This is coming on the heels of rising trends of violence against women and girl child all over the world. The unveiling ceremony held during a recent workshop organised in Lagos by the United Kingdom Department For International Development, DFID, funded Justice for All , J4A, programme in collaboration with the Lagos State government, Partnership for Justice and Women Aid Collective, WACOL.

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National Health Bill: NMA, PSN, others harp on effective implementation

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Months after agitation for the assent of the Revised National Health Bill trailed it’s passage by the Senate, healthcare professionals have commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signed the much awaited Bill into law. However, they urged the Federal government to ensure quick implementation of the Act.

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Malaria: Mortein unveils automatic insect control

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In a renewed fight against malaria, Mortein from the stables of Reckitt Benckiser has introduced Mortein automatic insect control system made from natural extracts. At launch in Lagos, Marketing Director, West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, Oguzhan Silivrili represented by the Head, Trade Marketing, Mr. Emmanuel Ugwuanyi said development of the new product was informed by the need to stem the prevalence of malaria in the country and Africa in general.

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Ebola fight, service to humanity — Volunteers

  /   in Health 8:50 pm   /   Comments

When news broke that the Federal government is sending 504 health workers in response to the call by Ebola affected countries for an urgent assistance to contain the Ebola Virus Disease, (EVD) many Nigerians had mixed feelings.

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SWAAN seeks indigenous commitment to HIV/AIDS advocacy

  /   in Health 12:58 am   /   Comments

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The Society for Women and AIDS in Africa Nigeria, SWAAN, has urged indigenous companies and individuals to be committed in supporting government in the fight against HIV/AIDs in the country.

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Hope rises as researchers discover destructive compound for malaria parasite

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The infected cells changed shape and shrank in size. They also became more rigid and exhibited other alterations typical of aging red blood cells.

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LASG procures assistive aids for physically challenged

  /   in Health 12:11 am   /   Comments

ASCEND is not a political party as it is only poised to see that good governance which also sees to the welfare of the physically challenged is brought to Nigerians

To improve the lot of Lagosians with various forms of disabilities, the Lagos State Government is collaborating with private manufacturing companies to provide assistive aids at subsidised rate.

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Little big shot health drinks debuts

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A new range of health energy drink, ‘Little big shot’ specifically formulated with organic substances to boost energy at all time has been introduced into the Nigerian market.

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SWAAN seeks indigenous commitment to HIV/AIDS advocacy

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The Society for Women andAIDS in Africa Nigeria, SWAAN, has urged indigenous companies and individuals to be committed in supporting government in the fight against HIV/AIDs in the country.

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Food, hunger and the nutrition question

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The message of this well known African proverb becomes apparent whenever the problem of global hunger is discussed. In the first place, the idea of an elephant starving to death in the forest is unthinkable because the grass that the elephant subsists on is the most abundant material in the forest. But the there is hunger in the land and proverbs are infallible.

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Tackling cancer through the art of giving

  /   in Health 12:42 am   /   Comments

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The effort has contributed immensely to the reduction of cervical cancer deaths in Nigeria by 15 percent (from 26 daily in 2008 to 22 daily in 2012, according to the WHO data). There is an urgent need to scale up this effort, Eve as it is the that Cancer Centres (MCC) will facilitate the needed expansion.

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Snake bite, fibroid, hernia treated free in Langtang

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THIRTY three snake bite victims including a 60-year-old woman, Hanatu Dashe and 11-year-old Satya Ventnom were among 4,560 persons with various health challenges that accessed free comprehensive medical care during the 4th edition of the GEJ Medical Outreach in Zamko Comprehensive Health Centre in Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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The Pain Doctor: Thanksgiving and Tailbones

  /   in Health 1:00 pm   /   Comments

Thanksgiving, that special Thursday where America stands still, has come and gone.
Friends and family gather from all corners of the world to celebrate and give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

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Ebola: Commonwealth doctors task govt. on life Insurance policy

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Commonwealth Medical Association, West African Region has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that all necessary conditions that would guarantee safety and motivate as well as empower volunteers are provided.

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Snake bite, fibroid, hernia treated free in Langtang

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THIRTY three snake bite victims including a 60-year-old woman, Hanatu Dashe and 11-year-old Satya Ventnom were among 4,560 persons with various health challenges that accessed free comprehensive medical care during the 4th edition of the GEJ Medical Outreach in Zamko Comprehensive Health Centre in Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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We help people live drug-free

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Dr. Laetitia Adaudu is a Medical doctor, trained by the University Hospital College, Ibadan, and has a Master of Public Health from the University of Lagos.

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Sexual assault: Mirabel Centre seeks special court

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By Gabriel Olawale Stakeholders have called for a special court for perpetrators of all forms of sexual violence against women in Nigeria. Stating this position at an Awareness Walk on Rape organised by the Partnership for Justice with support from Justice For All (J4A) project of the Department for International Development (DFID) UK as part

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Blame succeeding govts for Nigeria’s healthcare woes — GOWON

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General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd)

One thing that is close to the heart of Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon Rtd., is the Masterplan put up by his administration decades ago to shift focus of the healthcare sector towards assuring the wellness of the average Nigerian citizen.

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Every day, 39,000 child brides emerge — Report

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Despite evidence that more governments are paying greater attention to youth through public policy initiatives, a new global report launched last week by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA has shown that young people as a whole still confront many obstacles that keep them from safely moving into adulthood and entering the workforce.

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Diabetes: Apollo Hospitals, Sanofi open sugar clinics

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Diabetes management has been taken to the next level through the partnership between Apollo Hospitals and Sanofi to establish 50 Apollo Sugar Clinics, as integrated diabetes care programme that would cater for local and international patients.

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FG establishes policy on occupational safety and health

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The Federal government has established a national policy on occupational safety and health, and a system of inspections to enforce compliance with occupational safety and health legislation.

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Demand accurate and reliable tests results as a right — MLSCN

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Alimosho Local Government Chairman, Honourable Isreal Olushola Adekunle and his Royal Highness Oba Babatunde Ogunronbi, of Shasa Kingdom during EKO Club Atlanta free health mission recently in Lagos.

Nigerians have been urged to demand accurate and reliable test results as a right from medical laboratories in the country.

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FG assures enabling environment for bioresources development

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The Federal Government through the Ministry of Science and Technology, FMST, will continue to provide a credible platform for bioresources development in the country.

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Dentist raises alarm over crowded, crooked teeth

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The Managing Dentist of Choice Dental Lagos, Dr. Sade Akiode, has raised an alarm over what she described as misaligned, crowded or crooked unsightly gaps between teeth and missing teeth said to be on the increase among Nigerians. Orthodontics is the treatment that help move teeth that are crooked or do not fit together properly.

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Experts call for comprehensive education of health workers

  /   in Health 12:57 am   /   Comments

Experts at a two-day workshop in Lagos have called for comprehensive education of health workers to understand needs of each patient beyond the pathology.

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Data website aids Nigeria’s MDGs campaign

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

An innovative interactive data system has been launched to track information about health care, water and education facilities as a tool to guide funding for local projects towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs. Known as the Nigeria MDGs Information System, it is designed to support the Conditional Grants Scheme programme which is a $1.2 billion effort that offers funding, training and guidance for the Local Government Areas related projects to reduce poverty and improve access to health, education and water services for more than 65 million people.

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Consultancy status: MDCAN faults JOHESU on FG’s circular

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The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN has described the pressure being mounted on government by the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, over the appointment of its members as consultants as uncalled for.

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Nigeria, seven other countries to get GSK fund for NCDs

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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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