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‘Nigeria sits on environmental health time bomb’

Just when Nigerians are counting on the possibility that Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, will be counted among the best cities of the world, facts about how well-planned cities are rated have begun to emerge, and the indices suggest that some Abuja high-brow districts are far from measuring up to international standards. It has been disclosed that, environmentally speaking, Asokoro, ...

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GSK, Save the Children’s $1 million award seeks to reduce child deaths

GSK and Save the Children have announced the launch of their second annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health meeting in South Africa. The award was established to identify and reward innovations in healthcare that have proven successful in reducing child deaths in developing countries. From the 27 June to 25 August, ...

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Sickle cell prevalence worries Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Eleven government-owned hospitals in different parts of the country have benefitted from medical equipment donated for treatment of sickle cell disorder by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation. President of the Foundation and former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, made the donation during the 2nd World Sickle Cell Day held recently in Lagos. Obasanjo said Nigeria, with a high prevalence rate ...

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Anti-tobacco group seeks speedy action on control bill

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has urged the National Assembly to fast-track work on the repackaged National Tobacco Control Bill. The NTCA Alliance Manager, Gbenga Adejuwon, made the submission in Lagos on Tuesday at a session to mark the 2014 World Tobacco Day (WTD). The WTD 2014 has “Raise Tobacco Taxes” as its theme. Adejuwon commended the Federal Executive ...

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Church takes free healthcare to Lagos residents

It was a banquet of free healthcare services as the Women Arise Initiative, an arm of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God’s City of David Parish, berthed at Apapa in Lagos. The Women Arise Medical Team patrolled the streets of Apapa in an ambulance announcing to residents to come out and access basic healthcare services at no cost. Among the ...

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Obstetrics fistula: Experts clamour maternal health care improvement

Experts and development partners have called for prompt actions to end Obstetrics Fistula through provision of quality maternal health care and accountability mechanisms. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about two million young women live with untreated Obstetric Fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Obstetric Fistula is a medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops either between the ...

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How to boost, rebrand health insurance

Increased advocacy and social marketing are key components in increasing health insurance coverage among Nigerians. Similarly, dearth of credible information has created a wrong perception about health insurance because of the sharp practices experienced by health insurance users. Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) Dr. Jimmy Arigbabuwo, who ...

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How govt’s effort to curb malnutrition is hampered

Malnutrition

Activities of smugglers who bring in staple foods into the country have continued to hampers government’s effort at reducing malnutrition among Nigerians. Head of Nutrition, Federal Ministries of Health, Dr Chris Isokponwu, stated this recently during a media workshop organised by Nestlé on Creating Shared Value held in Lagos. Dr Isokponwu submitted that, among efforts towards ensuring basic food produced ...

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Concern over health, safety hazards at work place

The average Nigerian worker spends about seven to eight hours at his or her workplace every work day. One question safety experts have always asked is: How safe is the Nigerian worker and his environment? In celebration of the International Workers’ Day marked on May 1st, the Safety Advocacy and Empowerment Foundation (SAEF), a non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with the ...

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Banning smoking in public in Lagos

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State last week signed a bill banning smoking in public places in the state into law. By implication, nobody can smoke in public places anymore as offenders would be made to pay fine or go to jail. The House of Assembly had recently passed a bill banning smoking in public places and placed fine of ...

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