Category: Health

Should Nigeria emulate Rwanda and ban bleaching products?

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, a 2002 survey by Zero Hg, Mercury Working Group which placed Nigeria second on a list of bleaching product consumption with a staggering 99 million users, underlining the effects of colorism in Nigeria and the need to be the societal standard for ‘beautiful’ resurfaced – India is first with 735 million users. Pulse […]

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Buhari inaugurates 2nd Strategic Health Development Plan

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated the Second National Strategic Health Development Plan (2018 – 2022). He also launched the Universal Healthcare coverage documents as well as the implementation of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund Programme. The president, who was represented on the occasion by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. […]

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Employing innovation, research to address Nigeria’s needs

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nigeria’s healthcare system is faced with different challenges ranging from inaccessible and unaffordable care, lack of infrastructure and information technology thereby limiting efforts to meet the health needs of its teeming population Effective health tools such as drugs, vaccines and diagnostics are fundamental to tackling the diseases that excessively affect the country. However, these tools […]

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Malnutrition: UNICEF tasks health workers on exclusive breastfeeding

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Martin Jackson, UNICEF Nutrition Officer, Bauchi Zone, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN). Jackson said that taking the lead would encourage mothers to effectively practice exclusive breastfeeding as against what is obtainable in some health facilities. The nutritionist frowned at the poor exclusive practice by some health workers […]

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Brain Drain: About 12 doctors leave Nigeria weekly – Resident doctors

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brain Drain: About 12 doctors leave Nigeria weekly — Resident doctors Resident doctors say that about 12 of their colleagues leave Nigeria every week to practise overseas. The president of the Association of Resident Doctors Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja chapter, Michael Olarewaju, stated this at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. He spoke […]

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