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LUTH now centre for training experts on digestive disorders

LUTH now centre for training experts on digestive disorders

By Yinka Shokunbi , Lagos   Hitherto, Nigerian gastroenterologists and hepatologists have had to seek experts training overseas because of lack of modern facilities to engage in training specialists who wish…

Rotary hosts polio torch, raises $7000 towards eradication

Rotary hosts polio torch, raises $7000 towards eradication

By Funmi Falobi, Lagos   As part of efforts towards global vaccination targeting eradication of poliomyelitis, the Rotary Club of Omole-Golden, Lagos, District 9110 has hosted the Polio Torch from India.…

Implementation of the health law crucial

Implementation of the health law crucial

By Yinka Shokunbi   “….The absence of a National Health Act to back up the National Health Policy has been a fundamental weakness which needed to be tackled frontally. This…

Socio-economic cost of doctors’ strikes

Socio-economic cost of doctors’ strikes

By Yinka Shokunbi For the umpteenth time, on March 16 2015, doctors in the employment of Lagos State Government under the aegis of the Medical Guild called an indefinite strike,…

Combining nutritional support and birth registration

Combining nutritional support and birth registration

The waiting hall is crowded at the Magami Basic Health Centre, in the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State. The clinic is filled with mothers seeking help for their…

Healthcare professionals task president-elect

Healthcare professionals task president-elect

By Yinka Shokunbi “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” ? Winston S. Churchill From the above healthy quote, there is no gainsaying that a healthy nation…

‘MTNF’s intervention boosts renal dialysis in Nigeria’

‘MTNF’s intervention boosts renal dialysis in Nigeria’

By Yinka Shokunbi Until recently, many Nigerians who suffer kidney failure couldn’t live for long because of difficulty in kidney transplant and more importantly is the inadequate government dialysis facilities…

Experts canvass collaborative approach to reach TB patients

Experts canvass collaborative approach to reach TB patients

By Yinka Shokunbi Medical experts and research fellows have called for a more collective approach to tackle the resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) among Nigerians as the world celebrates another World…

‘Lagos cardiac centre, boost to medical tourism’

‘Lagos cardiac centre, boost to medical tourism’

By Yinka Shokunbi For five years, many Nigerians who are terminally ill and down with kidney diseases as well as those with failing hearts had waited for the completion and…

A walk for endometriosis

A walk for endometriosis

By Yinka Shokunbi Not many women would like to share their pain or experiences on conditions that have to do with their reproductive health. Our mothers taught us that our…

D’Banj supports NAFDAC’s campaign against fake drugs

D’Banj supports NAFDAC’s campaign against fake drugs

The campaign by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to make drug counterfeiting a thing of the past got a boost during the week when…

Pharmacists Council repositions for reforms

Pharmacists Council repositions for reforms

By Yinka Shokunbi   As the momentum to re-engineer the practice of pharmacy in the country gathers the registrar of the council, Pharmacist Nurudeen Elijah Mohammed, has warned that it…

HIV/AIDS still prevalent in W’Africa

HIV/AIDS still prevalent in W’Africa

A new publication of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and the National…

LUTH marks glaucoma week, offers free eye screening

LUTH marks glaucoma week, offers free eye screening

The Guinness Eye Centre, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH, is offering a three-day free glaucoma screening exercise to members of the public, beginning from Tuesday March 10, to celebrate the…

Violence against women: Time to pass bill

Violence against women: Time to pass bill

By Yinka Shokunbi   On the night of April 14 and 15, 2014, about 276 female students who were quietly sleeping on their school dormitory at the Government Secondary School,…

Getting angry at a risk

Getting angry at a risk

It’s a universal truth: Anger sure doesn’t feel good. And according to new research, an angry outburst could also come with a pretty serious health effect. The study, published in…

Roadmap on Ebola vaccines unveiled

Roadmap on Ebola vaccines unveiled

By Yinka Shokunbi   As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) reaches its peak and is wearing off in parts of West African countries, a panel of international experts, concerned about…

Medical experts laud insurance firm for support

Medical experts laud insurance firm for support

By Yinka Shokunbi   For contributing to fulfilling the medical obligations of the centre, the Pan-African Urological Surgeons Association’s Initiative for Urological Training in Africa (PIUTA), University College Hospital (UCH),…

Notable facts about epilepsy

Notable facts about epilepsy

By Yinka Shokunbi   It is often characterised by a seizure, often accompanied with a loud fall and foaming from the mouth for a while, before the patient becomes calm…

When cancer death is imminent

When cancer death is imminent

By Yinka Shokunbi   It is often an agonising experience to watch a loved one pass away after a period of suffering from the devastating effects of cancer. For anyone…

Pharmacist Council, patent drug vendors reconcile on guidelines

Pharmacist Council, patent drug vendors reconcile on guidelines

As part of efforts to reposition its regulatory roles in the drug industry, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has entered into an agreement with the National Association of Patent…

Stakeholders meet on opposition to sexual, reproductive health

Stakeholders meet on opposition to sexual, reproductive health

By Yinka Shokunbi   Stakeholders from four countries, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria, would converge on Nairobi, Kenya, for a regional discourse on opposition to the review processes of international…

Why Nigeria must take advantage of local drugs, medications

Why Nigeria must take advantage of local drugs, medications

By Oyeniran Apata and Antonia Soyingbe   Nigerians must look inward, explore and exploit local solutions and alternative medications to health matters rather than be carried away by the mentality…

Rotary donates $8.1m to end polio in Nigeria

Rotary donates $8.1m to end polio in Nigeria

By Yinka Shokunbi   Nigeria is getting to the final stage of kicking Poliomyelitis, the debilitating and crippling disease that had ravaged the country for decades, out of its shores…

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…

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