Health

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Newly inaugurated Lagos private medical facility forays into nuclear medicine

“Nuclear medicine helps in the treatment of thyroid disease, cancer, and arthritis, among others….and it is innovative, cost-effective, and free of side effects”...

Counterfeit alcoholic beverages: NAFDAC seals 100 shops, suspects apprehended in Enugu

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down about 100 shops in the Ogbete area of Main Market...

Illicit drugs fuel crimes, criminalities in Nigeria – Marwa

Retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said that the misuse of illicit drugs is...

PCN descends on unlicensed medicine outlets, shuts 531 in Abuja

The Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) has closed down 531 medicine outlets in Abuja, the nation’s capital city, for various infractions. According to...

Cholera outbreak: FG in talks with GAVI to secure emergency vaccine doses

Amid a global vaccine shortage, the Federal Government says it has sought urgent assistance from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)...

Housing, transport, economic reforms critical to containing cholera outbreak – FG

The Federal Government has declared that simultaneously addressing the interconnected issues of inadequate housing, transportation, and economic struggles, which are fueling the spread...

FEC approves $1.4bln to strengthen NDLEA’s fight against drug trafficking

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N1.99 billion for the purchase of 33 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles and $1.4 billion for...

International Drug Day 2024: North, South-West, South-South Red Zones for Drug Abuse – NDLEA

By Shine Alagba Mrs. Ibinabo Archie-Abia, the Assistant Commander General of Narcotics at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said that...

Unregistered locally brewed tiger nuts drink linked to cholera outbreak in Lagos – LASG

Dr. Kemi Ogunyemi, the Special Adviser on Health to the Lagos State Governor, has identified unregistered tiger nut drinks as a significant contributor...

Mental Health Care Awareness in Nigeria

by Shine Alagba Nigerians face mental stress due to economic challenges like unemployment and inflation, political instability and violence, and limited access to...

FG partners pharmaceutical companies to pare drug prices

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), has assured that the Federal Government is...

Nigeria, 15 other countries receive $36.5m funding to combat Trachoma

With Africa ranked as the most affected continent by trachoma, Nigeria and 15 other countries are to benefit from $36.5 million in funding...

Stress Management (Pt 2)

By Ella Samuel Continuing on our previous topic on stress management, here are a few more tips on how to reduce the impact...

NAFDAC bans ‘Dex luxury bar soap’, recalls toxic cough syrup, benylin

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control has banned the sale of Dex Luxury bar soap due to the presence of...

Gavi pledges $250m grant for Nigeria’s vaccine initiatives

In a bid to strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare system, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has pledged a $250 million grant to support vaccine initiatives in...

Fake, unwholesome products: NAFDAC seals 10 bakeries, 8 table water factories in Rivers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Control (NAFDAC) has shut down ten bakeries and eight table water factories for producing fake and...