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We’ve no infrastructure for local drug manufacture, says Obi

In the wake of a proposed ban on importation of specified classes of drugs into Nigeria, National President of the Association of Pharmaceutical Importers of Nigeria (APIN), Chief Nnamdi Obi insists that activities of a few criminals who engage in the importation of fake drugs should not override the fact that majority of genuine and affordable drugs in Nigeria come from either China or India.

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Malaria remains a moving target

MALARIA is still the biggest killer of Nigerian children under five years of age as hopes of its eradication remain as elusive as ever, even as year 2010 has been marked as the pivotal year in the campaign to attain the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target in Nigeria and other endemic countries.

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Iceland volcanic explosion: WHO allays on fears of adverse health effects

FEARS of immediate health reprisals from the volcanic explosion in Iceland may be unfounded. The World Health Organisation (WHO) admits that while volcanic ash contains fine particles similar to those emitted from other sources of particulate matter, but maintains that as long as the ash remains in the upper atmosphere there will not likely be an increased risk of health effects.

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Child Life-line alerts on street kids danger

By  Chioma Obinna Stakeholders in the services of rescuing orphaned and vulnerable children has raised alarm over increasing number of street children in Nigeria, saying  if this alarmist  trend is not reduced, the country may be heading for what it described as “socio- economic disaster”. A  voluntary non-profit association dedicated to the care of street
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Edo State, Neimeth collaborate on sickle cell disorder

By  Olayinka Latona Edo State Government  has embarked on a comprehensive care, control, rehabilitation and education/awareness strategy for Sickle Cell Disorder in the State with supports from Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc. The Chairman of the Sickle Cell Board of the State, Dr. Esitetemhe Oshotse Ohenhen who disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting with officials of
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Govt tasked on preventive health

…as ACPN educates members on cancer mgt By Chioma Obinna Government at all levels must pay more attention to preventive health and empower all health practitioners with a view to reducing life threatening diseases like cancer in the country. In a chat with Good Health Weekly shortly after the opening ceremony of a cancer seminar
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