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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

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

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

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…

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…

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