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Day: November 13, 2018

NAFDAC Directs Withdrawal of Teva Products in Nigerian Market

NAFDAC Directs Withdrawal of Teva Products in Nigerian Market

NEWS
In a move reminiscent of previous unsuccessful attempts by unscrupulous elements to promote fake Teva drug products in Nigeria, there has emerged recently what seems to be a determined effort to keep the unlawful business flourishing. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC’s) recent alert to the public on the existence of fake Teva Amlodipine, a prescription drug for the management and treatment of hypertension aptly captures this line of thinking. The Director General of the agency Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye reportedly directed the withdrawal of all Teva products in circulation in the country even as the agency was quoted to have revoked the license of the pharmaceutical company linked with the latest discovery. National Chairman of the Association of Comm
Embrace IVF Dr. Abayomi, Urges Women With Fertility Issues

Embrace IVF Dr. Abayomi, Urges Women With Fertility Issues

NEWS
MANAGING Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has advised those battling with infertility to embrace In-Vitro Fertilization, IVF.Abayomi, a guest speaker during a one-day sensitisation seminar held by the Fertility Awareness Advocacy Initiative, FAAI, in Asaba, Delta State, noted that over 2,000 babies have so far been born through IVF across the country. Warning against the patronage of quack fertility institutions to avoid compounding the challenge of infertility, he disclosed that FAAI comprised persons who have had successful fertility experiences with a view to sensitising members of the public on how to overcome infertility. He explained that the seminar with the theme: Why IVF Circles Fail, was organised to enlighten people against acts that could cause failur...
Health Minister Commends Revamp of PHCs in Edo

Health Minister Commends Revamp of PHCs in Edo

NEWS
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has commended the revamp of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Edo State, noting that such reforms will allow for proper referral system as a catalyst to develop the health system in the country. Adewole said this while delivering his keynote address at the 2018 Alagodaro Summit in Benin City, organised by Edo State Government to celebrate the second anniversary of the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. He commended the Obaseki-led administration for focusing on health care, pledging the commitment of the federal government in ensuring that the state achieves her aim of having 200 primary health centres in the state by the year 2020. Adewole, while buttressing the importance of PHCs to the society, decried that their nonfunctiona...
Stakeholders Decry Static Development in Health Sector

Stakeholders Decry Static Development in Health Sector

NEWS
Medical professionals and associations in Nigeria’s Health Sector have called for greater commitment to Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria. The experts who made the call in Lagos during a Health Insurance Conference with the theme “Progress towards universal health coverage,” organised by Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, HFN, in collaboration with PharmAccess decried the static development in the healthcare sector. The Emir of Shonga, and former chairman National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Haliru Yahaya, decried the static development in the healthcare sector and the lack of basic health facility in the country even as he recognised that finance is the health sector’s greatest impediment. The Emir noted that 64 per cent of Nigerians finance their health needs and
Food Crisis Imminent In Nigeria without Innovation — Scientists

Food Crisis Imminent In Nigeria without Innovation — Scientists

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
Scientists have warned that that food crisis may be imminent in Nigeria if the country fails to deploy innovation and technology into its food industry to boost productivity and sufficiency. The food safety experts who raised the alarm listed the country’s rising population amidst huge technology gaps, lack of enabling environment for researchers, inadequate funding for research, high processing losses and lack of sustainable policy as factors that could negatively impact on the lives of the people, if nothing is done urgently. They argued that with continuous increase in Nigeria’s population without innovation and technology in the food industry amongst others would certainly lead to food crisis. The food scientists, under the auspices of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technolog
Pneumonia: 1.7m Children Set To Die In Nigeria, India by 2030, Study Warns

Pneumonia: 1.7m Children Set To Die In Nigeria, India by 2030, Study Warns

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Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide. While in the developed world the severe lung infection mainly affects the elderly, in developing nations it is children who bear the brunt, with hundreds of thousands dying each year from the easily preventable disease. A new analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and the aid group Save the Children using forecasts based on current trends showed more than 10,800,000 under-fives would succumb to the disease by the end of the next decade. Furthermore, a handful of countries are set to carry the highest burdens, with 1.7 million children set to die in Nigeria and India, 700,000 in Pakistan and 6...