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Minister says no going back on eliminating trans fats in nation’s food chain

Eliminating trans fats in Nigeria

Minister of State for Health, Sen (Dr.) Olorunimbe Mamora, has said that there’s no going on the ministry’s commitment to eliminating trans fatty acids in Nigeria’s food supply. Sen (Dr.) Olorunimbe Mamora (right) being decorated as policy champion for the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign The minister, who was decorated as policy champion for the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign by the coalition campaigning for elimination ...

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MDA collaboration, key to enforcing tobacco graphic health warning policy

Tobacco smoking

The December 8, 2021, sensitisation and enforcement exercise on the new graphic health warning policy on tobacco products marked a new day in Nigeria’s tobacco control journey. Tobacco smoking The exercise, carried out by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) in Abuja, happened at a time that most Nigerians had lost hope that the policy would take off ...

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Govt intensifies efforts at curtailing Lassa fever outbreak

Lassa fever

The Federal Ministry of Environment has strengthened activities on environmental health and sanitation response to Lassa fever outbreak in the country. Environmental Health Officers sanitation involved in response activities against Lassa fever Minister of State for the Environment, Chief Sharon IKeazor, made this known at the weekend, saying that her ministry has already embarked on environmental health and sanitation response ...

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U.S. offers to provide North Korea 60m doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine

Washington on Friday, January 21, 2022, offered to provide North Korea  60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine through the United Nations’ tools. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Kim Kyung-hyup, the South Korean lawmaker and Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the ...

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Lagos to build world class health system, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says building a world class health system is a priority of his administration.  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Sanwo-Olu said this on Friday, January 21, 2022 in Lagos during the Y2021 Health Forum with the theme, “The Art of Building a World Class Health System.” The programme was organised by the Lagos State ...

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Water considered essential in fight against antimicrobial resistance


Responsible manufacturing of pharmaceuticals along with the provision of water and sanitation services are key to reducing the spread and impact of antimicrobial resistance. Responsible Antibiotic Manufacturing Platform (RAMP) Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s greatest health threats, according to a recent study published in the Lancet. The analysis, which covered more than 200 countries and territories, found ...

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COVID-19: WHO expresses hope worst of Omicron wave is over

Omicron variant

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed optimism that worst of latest wave of COVID-19 is over, in spite of spread of Omicron variant across the world. Omicron variant Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries, which gives the UN health agency hope that the worst of this latest wave of COVID-19 ...

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I am now free of COVID-19 – FCT Minister

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has disclosed that he had been tested negative to COVID-19 after taking the prescribed medication. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Bello made the disclosure on his verified Facebook account, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in Abuja. Bello tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on December 31, 2021. Bello said: ”I am pleased to ...

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Poland enters fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic – Health Ministry

Waldemar Kraska

Deputy Minister of Health, Waldemar Kraska, said on Monday, January 17, 2022 said Poland has entered fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, detecting 10,445 new cases over the past days. Deputy Minister of Health of Poland, Waldemar Kraska Kraska said on air of Polsat broadcaster that “it seems that the fifth wave is already knocking on our doors. “Today’s data ...

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COVID-19: Vaccination now a must for 60 year-olds in Greece

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

Fines went into effect in Greece on Monday, January 17, 2022, for people aged 60 and above who are not vaccinated against the Coronavirus. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine The new regulations required anyone above the cut-off age to pay a monthly fee of €100 euros ($114.50) if they have opted not to get vaccinated. The incoming rule was announced in November. ...

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