Monday November 24th, 2014
Monday November 24th, 2014
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Bed space is our biggest challenge — LASUTH Board

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*Front view of BT, LASUTH under lock and key last Monday

The newly constituted Management Board of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH has identified bed space as its biggest challenge.

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Breast cancer: Consistent screening, early detection saved my life — Dame Abimbola Fashola

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First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola,

NIGERIAN women have again been admonished to go for regular breast cancer screening as a means of ensuring they are protected from the menace of the disorder which kills more women than any other type of cancer in the country.

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World Food Day

  /   in Health, Veggie Victory 12:25 am   /   Comments

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In case you missed it: World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October to comemmorate the founding date of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in 1945.

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Nigerian doctors meet in Wales

  /   in Health 12:55 am   /   Comments

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Twenty plus years ago, eight Nigerian doctors in London began a series of meetings at the Nigeria High Commission in London, thereby birthing an organization called the Nigerian Medical Forum (NMF).

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How lack of amenities sabotages healthcare delivery in Lagos

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INCREDIBLE, you would say! But it is an unquestionable fact. Kerosene, petrol,matches and nylon bags have become major requirements for expectant mothers before delivery in Lagos. Ordinarily, demand for these items, particularly kerosene is quite odd. But given the poor power supply in the country, what alternative does a health centre in a rural community have to keep delivered mothers warm before they are discharged?

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Breast cancer: Consistent screening, early detection saved my life- Abimbola Fashola

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* Linda Godwin.

Nigerian women have again been admonished to go for regular breast cancer screening as a means of ensuring they are protected from the menace of the disorder which kills more women than any other type of cancer in the country.

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1.5m died of TB in 2013 — Report

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A new report in the World Health Organisation, WHO, has revealed almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.

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HIV: Fashola calls for action on elimination of mother-to-child transmission

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Babatunde Raji Fashola

‘If anyone had told me that I will one day become a mother of three children. I wouldn’t have believed it.” These were the kind words of Alice, a 33 year old single mother.

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Bed space is our biggest challenge — LASUTH Board

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*An empty ward at the leprosanium

The newly constituted Management Board of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH has identified bed space as its biggest challenge.

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FG, Church partner to improve healthcare

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Faith based organisations and other religious groups in the country that venture into health issues aimed at improving access to qualitative healthcare services in the country, will obtain Federal government support and collaboration henceforth.

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Kizito clinic partners SNEPCO to boost dental clinic

  /   in Health 12:36 am   /   Comments

By  Dayo Adesalu As part of its strategic plan to tackle oral diseases which represent a major public health problem in the country, the management of St Kizito Clinic, Lagos has partnered Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCO, to set up a dental unit. Alda Gemmani, Medical Director, St Kizito Clinic Lagos while speaking

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: A young man, dressed in a biohazard costume, stands on the corner of 546 West 147th Street on October 25, 2014 in New York City. After returning to New York City from Guinea, where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, Dr. Craig Spencer was quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. Spencer was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing where he was officially diagnosed with the Ebola virus on October 23.   Bryan /AFP

As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nipping in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues.

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Free at last: The Nigeria Ebola story

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Nigeria is Ebola free! It’s the best news millions of Nigerians have heard in a long, long while. “Today, exactly 42 days (twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola virus disease) after the country’s last infectious contact with a confirmed or probable case occurred, the chains of transmission have been broken. The virus is gone – for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been defeated.”

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Innovative device checks newborn mortality

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Towards addressing the high rates of preventable neonatal or newborn mortality rates in Nigeria, and the rest of Africa, the prototype of an innovative power-independent clinical device that monitors the heartbeat of a foetus while a woman is in labour has been unveiled.

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Innovative device checks newborn mortality

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TOWARDS addressing the high rates of preventable neonatal or newborn mortality rates in Nigeria, and the rest of Africa, the prototype of an innovative power-independent clinical device that monitors the heartbeat of a foetus while a woman is in labour has been unveiled.

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nip in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues.

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Sanofi restates commitment to wellness in Nigeria

  /   in Health 12:00 am   /   Comments

To sustain the tempo of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, initiatives in Nigeria, Sanofi has renewed its avowed commitment to the wellness of the country’s citizens, in line with the company’s corporate strategy focusing on the patient access to healthcare and safety.

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

  /   in Ebola Outbreak, Health 12:11 am   /   Comments

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As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nip in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues.

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Runaway girl finds herself at LUTH

  /   in Health 9:04 pm   /   Comments

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The Management of the Lagos Univeristy teaching Hospital, LUTH, has alerted the public over an unknown patient in its custody.

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How Nigeria defeated Ebola

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

Ninety three days after the American Liberia Patrick Sawyer imported the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD into Nigeria, the nation is officially Ebola-free.

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Down Syndrome Foundation focuses on awareness

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*Children living with Down Syndrome last week during the activies to herald the maiden World Down Syndrome Day in Nigeria.

Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria,DSFN, begins its 2014 awareness week with a focus on advocacy, awareness, fund raising, and celebrating uniqueness of people with Down Syndrome in Nigeria and the world at large.

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Churches, agencies formulate response to Ebola outbreak

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A seller of bananas walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO

To respond to the Ebola Virus crisis in West Africa, which has taken more almost 4,500 lives, the World Council of Churches, WCC, brought to the table representatives of Christian aid organisations and United Nations’ agencies to learn from each other and up their efforts.

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Elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission is crucial to the MDGs — IDOKO

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The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has described the upcoming launch of National Plan for the country’s Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, eMTCT, initiative as being in line with the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.

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Breast cancer: Early screening saves lives, women told

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Cancer is bad news everywhere but not a death sentence. This is evident in the case of Mrs Agnes Ola, who in 1983 as a nursing mother noticed a lump in her left breast which later metamorphosed in 2009 to cancer of the breast.

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ACPN calls for good hygienic practices to keep diseases at bay

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AS the World Health Organisation declared Nigeria an Ebola free nation, Community Pharmacists have called for good hygiene practices with an appeal to managers of private and public schools to provide running water in order to sustain the campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD and other infectious diseases.

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Nigerians prefer to spend money on expensive phones, cars than check-up

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A medical doctor, Dr Dayo Ojo, on Saturday in Lagos urged Nigerians to always check their health status against any ailment.

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Heart health: Beware of animal fat, Nigerians warned

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Unhealthy foods, notably animal fat, alcohol, high salt intake and inactive lifestyle took centrestage on this year’s World Heart Day, organised by the Nigeria Heart Foundation NHF, in Lagos.

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We are neglected, women living with HIV cry out

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They wore long faces, their cries and lamentations loud and clear. With a common voice, they stated their case, telling stories of woe and anguish. As Persons Living With HIV/AIDS, PLWHA, they share a common destiny but with a common hope. They were united in their situation, bordering on what they termed negligence by the government, leading to inadequate welfare and poor outlook to life.

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Why your baby should not receive any supplement or water

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Promotes recovery of the sick child Breastfeeding provides a nutritious, easily digestible food when a sick child loses his or her appetite for other foods. Continued breastfeeding during diarrhea reduces dehydration, the severity and duration of diarrhoea, and the risk of malnutrition. Provides total food security: Breastmilk is a hygienic source of food with the

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‘Nigerian health sector needs public, private sectors’ collaboration’

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Managing Director, Premium Health, Ladi Okubuoyejo, at the 9th annual general meeting in Lagos said, for health sector to achieve desired results and receive more strengthening in the country, there is a need for public and private collaboration.

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Lagos tackles mother-to-child HIV transmission

  /   in Health 7:43 pm   /   Comments

*Mother and child

WORRIED by the high rate of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, MTCT, and overall high maternal death rate in the state, the Lagos state government has put together a renewed campaign to accelerate the Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, PMTCT, towards reducing maternal death in the state.

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Leave our jobs alone, AGPMPN tells teaching hospitals

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MEMBERS of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Lagos State Branch, have urged University Teaching Hospitals across the Federation to steer clear of rendering primary health care services.

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