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Time to prioritise sexual, reproduction acts

Time to prioritise sexual, reproduction acts

By Yinka Shokunbi   The message was very clear in the short but instructive dance drama showcased by the Lagos State Cultural Troupe at the recent launch of the State…

Maintaining healthy hair in dry weather

Maintaining healthy hair in dry weather

It can be tiring maintaining natural hair in a dry and cold weather like harmmathan. You notice that no matter how you oil your hair, when you comb, it breaks…

2014: Accolades, criticisms for health sector

2014: Accolades, criticisms for health sector

By: Yinka Shokunbi   Nigerians should by now be celebrating some of the notable achievements in healthcare delivery in the out-gone year, 2014, with pride judging by amount of accolade…

4,500 sick people get free healthcare in Plateau South

4,500 sick people get free healthcare in Plateau South

As part of her commitment to reaching out to the rural people of the Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Reng Ochekpe, recently…

Losses, challenges of strikes on healthcare delivery

Losses, challenges of strikes on healthcare delivery

It’s another Yuletide, which many Nigerians are celebrating with mixed feelings. For those who are healthy, it is a season of joy and fun and for the sick, a period…

In case of another Ebola outbreak

In case of another Ebola outbreak

By Yinka Shokunbi About a week ago, 250 Nigerian medical workers including survivors of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) joined their counterparts from Kenya, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and…

NAFDAC’s lab gets international accreditation

NAFDAC’s lab gets international accreditation

The National Board of American Society for Quality has given recognition to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with the latest international accreditation of the…

Experts link violence, crime waves to drug use

Experts link violence, crime waves to drug use

By Yinka Shokunbi   The apprehensions of Nigerians over growing crime rates and insurgency around the country are heightening by the day. Albeit no one is actually immune, there seem…

Why we must put Ebola behind us –Idris

Why we must put Ebola behind us –Idris

By Yinka Shokunbi   Certainly, none of the people waiting patiently in the conference room of the Lagos State Ministry of Health for the arrival of the commissioners for health,…

Beyond cleft lip is a smile

Beyond cleft lip is a smile

By Yinka Shokunbi   For 35-year-old Chioma Okoro, mother of seven-month-old Osinachi, the birth of her son in April was with high hopes. She said: “I was actually hoping for…

Laparoscopy surgery has come to stay in Nigeria – Experts

Laparoscopy surgery has come to stay in Nigeria – Experts

By Yinka Shokunbi   It is no longer news that knifeless surgery has become the preferred choice of reputable surgeons across the world. However, only few Nigerian public hospitals have…

Can Nigeria build effective primary health care?

Can Nigeria build effective primary health care?

By: Yinka Shokunbi   For the first time, medical officers, who are primarily custodians of healthcare of the citizens at the grassroots’ Primary Healthcare Centres across the country, came together…

Pneumonia as child killer

What is ‘pneumonia’? Pneumonia is a lung inflammation, making breathing painful and limiting oxygen intake. It is mostly caused by infectious agents and can be spread in different ways such…

Ebola: Why Lagos’ success is world case study –Idris

Ebola: Why Lagos’ success is world case study –Idris

Many renowned world’s virologist have described the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria as a test of the country’s weak health system but the applause given by…

Closer kidney donors affect transplant outcome – Urologist

Closer kidney donors affect transplant outcome – Urologist

Stories by Yinka Shokunbi   On July 26, 2011 the Lagos University Teaching Hospital recorded its first successful kidney transplant on a 38-year-old female. The five hours surgery was performed…

Healthcare providers kick against inimical health insurance policy

Healthcare providers kick against inimical health insurance policy

Nine years after the take-off of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and one year of rebranding by the present Executive Secretary, Dr Femi Thomas, Private Healthcare Providers (HCPAN) in…

Can Nigeria possibly end polio?

Can Nigeria possibly end polio?

By Yinka Shokunbi   Friday, October 24, was another World Polio Eradication Day, a day set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to call world attention to the urgency…

Community pharmacists set to revolutionise practice

By Chinyere Abiaziem  / Reporter, Lagos   Worried by the level of decay that has permeated the drugs and medicines profession as a result of charlatans, members of the Association of…

Researchers worry over Ebola vaccine trials

Researchers worry over Ebola vaccine trials

By Yinka Shokunbi   As Nigeria eagerly awaits the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-free status declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, a group of world researchers have raised…

Living with Schizophrenia can be Tough –Olugbile

Living with Schizophrenia can be Tough –Olugbile

By Yinka Shokunbi Not many people understand that certain issues of mental health pose health challenges that affect every facet of the society. A lot of times, experts say sicknesses…

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