A new study has suggested that mothers who smoke during pregnancy could be harming their daughters’ fertility in years to come. The findings of a study by scientists at the University of Cambridge said aside other health implications pregnant women who smoke face, their chances of having grandchildren is also at risk. The study published in the FASEB science journal, is the first to suggest that girls born to women who smoked during pregnancy may struggle to have children of her own. Experiments on rats during pregnancy found that oxygen deprivation – also known as hypoxia – effectively recreating what smokers do to their lungs, resulted in female mouse pups born with fewer ovarian follicles. The researchers say that rats are a useful model for studying human pregnancy because their r
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine, circulating in Bangladesh. According to a statement by Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French language. Adeyeye said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had quarantined some quantities of the falsified vaccine. “We are raising this alert to health care providers and the society at large about the existence of falsified Dukoral Oral Cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh. “The WHO Country Office and Health Authorities in Bangladesh have quarantined the 8,000 falsified packs of Dukoral Oral Cholera vac
United State Trade and Development Agency have commended Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA and Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH for putting in place comprehensive cancer treatment centre in Lagos. Speaking during a courtesy visit, Acting Director of the Agency, Thomas Hardy said that the quality of equipment and infrastructure at the centre gladding his heart. “Looking around the centre, am very pleased with the structure and equipment in particular. They are of a quality standard that meets up with a globally acceptable standard. I’m very confident that the centre will impact positively on the quality of care provide to Nigerians. "There was a time in this country that the whole functioning radiotherapy machine was not up to three. But to see LUTH alone having three h
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has urged Nigerians to adopt health information technology system in driving health care delivery in Nigeria. Disclosing this at the March Breakfast meeting of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), tagged ” Improving Quality Outcomes through Health Information Technology”, the National President, NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile said the introduction of the usefulness of health information technology system in Nigeria’s health systems in medical curricula at all levels is important. “There is need for collaboration between relevant agencies and professional associations such as information technology, health and NMA, PSN, NANNM and other stakeholders to ensure the full deployment of information technology in the health sector in Nigeria. W
The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has accused some National Assembly members of demanding bribe during their oversight of her agency. She said they also asked the agency for N35 million for Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign; a programme clearly outside their job description, and only meant to save the lives of Nigerian children against drug abuse. The DG, who stated this during the 25th Anniversary Celebration of NAFDAC held in Lagos last weekend, said her agency’s budget defence has been suspended because she didn’t allow for extortion, adding that it was a shame that some members of the National Assembly were still extorting money from ministries, departments and agencies of government.
The World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Office for Africa has launched a new and improved version of its online portal, providing better access to more detailed country-specific data relating to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) across Africa. Through the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of NTDs (ESPEN), the WHO Regional Office for Africa has made several improvements to its online portal. This user-friendly platform allows Ministries of Health and other users to access data on NTDs on a sub-national level, to identify specific areas where interventions are needed most. The in-depth, sub-national data provides an accurate picture of NTD prevalence across each country, enabling national NTD programs to make better-informed decisions and distribute resources most ef