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NMA Decries Harassment by Laboratory Council of Nigeria

On 16/Nov/2018

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State has decried the clampdown and closure of facilities belonging to its members by the Laboratory Council of Nigeria (LCN).   Dr Bulus Umaru, the state Chai[...]

Govt Must Prioritise Primary Health Care – Idris

On 16/Nov/2018

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, has urged government at all levels to prioritise primary health care in the country.   Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Annual Conference of t[...]

NDLEA Seizes 340m Tramadol Tablets in Containers

On 16/Nov/2018

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it intercepted a total of 340 million tramadol tablets found in 12 containers in Apapa Sea Ports, Lagos.   Tramadol, a psychotropic drug and opiate der[...]

Why Quackery Thrives in Radiography, by Experts

On 16/Nov/2018

Experts have given reasons why there are quacks in the radiography profession. This, they said, is traceable to the inability of regulatory agency to function properly as well as shortage of personnel in the medical ex[...]

Pharmacists Eulogize Past PSN President Yakasai; Confer Him With Leadership Award

On 16/Nov/2018

Members of the National Executive Committee of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) led by the National Chairman, Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Amibor recently paid a courtesy call on the[...]

I Have a Competent Health Minister, Buhari Boasts

On 16/Nov/2018

…AS HE BAGS POLIO CHAMPION AWARD   Following his contributions to the health sector, the minister of health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Thursday received commendations from President Muhammadu Buhar[...]

Heath Care: USAID Presents 2019 Work Plan to FCT

On 15/Nov/2018

A United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project, Health Policy Plus (HP+), has presented a work-plan to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Board (PHCDA) in a bid to help[...]

‘Despite 9M Pregnant Nigerian Women, Only 2.4M Gets HIV Testing’

On 15/Nov/2018

…3.6 million access antenatal, 64,000 HIV positive   With over nine million Nigerian women said to be pregnant every year, only about 3.6 million have access to antenatal care and about 2.4 million of t[...]

Nigeria Needs Additional 155,000 Medical Doctors to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

On 15/Nov/2018

No fewer than 155,000 additional doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1,000 people would be needed in Nigeria to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).   The Provost, College of Medicine and Health Scie[...]

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