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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…

Third Assembly on Stroke holds Oct 29

A stroke is said to occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain…

LASG teams up with UN to control mother-to-child HIV

By Yinka Shokunbi As the challenge to meet the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 hots up, the Lagos State government is set to begin a new campaign to…

Experts task pharmacists on ethics

By Chinyere Abiaziem  -  Reporter, Lagos   Nigerian Pharmacists have been advised to shun illegal deals and upgrade the ethical standards of the profession to gain more respect among the…

Nigeria lacks political commitment to healthcare – Lambo

Nigeria lacks political commitment to healthcare – Lambo

Professor Eyitayo Lambo between July 2003 and May 2007, became the first non-medical practitioner to serve as Minister at the Federal Ministry of Health under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. As…

Need to legalise safe medical abortion

Need to legalise safe medical abortion

By Yinka Shokunbi It was an elated former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who wrote on her twitter handle @obyezeks, on Thursday night:  “After the emotional upheaval of yesterday’s dashed…

Ebola: LASG prepares teachers ahead of resumption

By Yinka Shokunbi As Lagos schools prepare to resume on October 8, officials of the Ministries of Health and Education have been sensitising and assuring teachers of both public and…

Ebola has exposed hazards of the medical practitioners –Babajide

Ebola has exposed hazards of  the medical practitioners –Babajide

Dr Olabosun Babajide is a general medical pratitioner and chairman of Ajeromi local health authority. He oversees City Hospital, Ajegunle, suburb of Lagos State, and has been in Community Medical…

UNICEF trains 5,000 teachers on Ebola Virus Disease

By Yinka Shokunbi It is no longer news that the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country has put both parents and school teachers on the…

Nigeria should explore survivors’ serum for Ebola cure –Tomori

Nigeria should explore survivors’ serum for Ebola cure –Tomori

By Yinka Shokunbi A lot is being said today about getting a universally acceptable cure for the treatment of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). At the last count, says…

Male birth control, without condoms by 2017

Male birth control, without condoms by 2017

Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? According to…

Ebola: Chevron donates ambulance to Lagos

As a way to support the fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) on behalf of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has donated two standard ambulances…

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