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Alcohol Responsible For One In 20 Deaths Worldwide: WHO
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Alcohol Responsible For One In 20 Deaths Worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in […]

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread
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Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Vehicles wading through flood at Apongbon Area of Lagos Island …yesterday. PHOTO: NAN • Experts list ways to avert crisis • Buhari orders support for victims Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent […]

Awele Elumelu joins global health leaders for vaccine coverage
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Awele Elumelu joins global health leaders for vaccine coverage

GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical, Awele Elumelu (right); CEO, GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance, Seth Berkley and Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a conference to champion increased vaccine coverage, targeting under-immunised nations, in Geneva. GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical Practice, Dr. […]

SDP ‘ll check challenges in health sector, says Omisore
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SDP ‘ll check challenges in health sector, says Omisore

Senator Iyiola Omisore Standard-bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has pledged to revive the health sector, if elected. He gave the promise in a chat with journalists in Osogbo, shortly after a debate organised by the national body of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), led by […]

Stakeholders fault 2018 budget health allocation
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Stakeholders fault 2018 budget health allocation

Urge Govt To Open Comprehensive Cancer Centres Stakeholders have faulted the 2018 budgetary allocation to the health sector, and charged government to increase funding to the sector make healthcare accessible to all Nigerians, irrespective of location and financial status. They also urged the Federal Government to open comprehensive cancer centres […]

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Foundation trains students, others on prevention of heart -related deaths

As part of measures to reduce the cases of heart related deaths in Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, Joe Nwiloh Heart Foundation, has organised a medical outreach programme to educate the public on how to perform cardiovascular resuscitation on victims of cardiac arrest. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), heart […]

Food processors, crop breeders and efforts to end malnutrition
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Food processors, crop breeders and efforts to end malnutrition

HarvestPlus Nigeria displaying vitamin A cassava flour products in Ibadan, Oyo State, recently. PHOTO: Femi Ibirogba One out of three children in Nigeria is malnourished and around 45% of infant mortality is linked to malnutrition worldwide. FEMI IBIROGBA writes about the dual approaches of crop and food fortification to tackle […]

Nigerian students and menace of illicit drugs
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Nigerian students and menace of illicit drugs

Students in a sensitisation march against drug abuse According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use are major global risk factors for disability and premature loss of life. Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, reports that their burden in schoolchildren is accompanied by significant academic, medical, […]

Pathways for enhancing performance of healthcare system in Nigeria
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Pathways for enhancing performance of healthcare system in Nigeria

Fatusi Being text of a paper delivered by Prof. Adesegun Olayiwola Fatusi, professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, during the 15th Sir Samuel Manuwa lecture at the 42nd West African College of Physicians (WACP) Annual General & Scientific Meeting in Kaduna, recently. […]

Government cautions IOCs against flouting local content act
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Government cautions IOCs against flouting local content act

Simbi Kesiye Wabote. PHOTO:SweetCrudeRepors International oil companies have been urged to stop flouting the Nigeria local content law and thwarting maximum utilisation of Nigerian services and assets. The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, gave the assurance that his board and the National Petroleum Investment […]