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Day: April 17, 2019

Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards 2019 Calls for Nominations

Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards 2019 Calls for Nominations

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The organisers of the annual Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) 2019 has recently called for nominations for this year’s event. NHEA, which has been described as the Oscar of Nigerian healthcare is an initiative of Global Health Projects and Resources, in partnership with Anadach Group – USA. It is annually put together to recognise and celebrate outstanding personalities and organisations for their extraordinary contributions to healthcare in Nigeria.   In a press release signed by Mr. Moses Braimah, Director Marketing, Communication & Strategy is aimed at recognising and celebrating Nigeria healthcare champions. Speaking further, he stated that the annual events has “engendered various stakeholders to become more conscious of their standards, services rendered
Environment Control Advocacy group Collaborates with Pharma Industry on Climate Change

Environment Control Advocacy group Collaborates with Pharma Industry on Climate Change

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NIGERIA GOES GREEN, a Climate Change, Global Warming and Environment Control advocacy group in an attempt to further sensitise the public on the need to save our planet, has released plans to hold an Interactive Media Discourse on Climate Change and the role of the Pharma Industry. The main aim or the whole idea to stage the event according to the organisers is in pursuance of the need to “deal positively with the problems of Climate Change by creating the needed conscious awareness for Tree Planting as an antidote to Climate Change Mitigation.” The organisers of the forthcoming one-day event reason that, with climate change high on the global agenda, the pharma industry is perceived to be well positioned to play a strategic part in emissions reduction plans. They note however, that wit
Family Planning: Plateau First Lady commissions 6 clinics

Family Planning: Plateau First Lady commissions 6 clinics

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The wife of the governor of Plateau state, Mrs Regina Simon Lalong has commission six primary health cares in Jos South and Jos North local government areas of the state to enable women access and use of family planning services. The primary health cares commissioned were located at Bukuru Jos Express way, Bukuru Central and Vwang in Jos South LG. Others were at Township, Dogon Agogo and Tudun-Wada communities of Jos North local government area. During the commission at the primary health care at Jos-Bukuru Express-Way in Jos on Monday, the First lady represented by the wife of Deputy Governor of Plateau state, Mrs Abigail Sonny Tyoden said the clinics were commissioned to enable women have satisfied sexual and reproductive health services. She said, “Family Planning/child spacing re
OAU Pharmacy Student Emerges Best Pharmacy Brain in Nigeria

OAU Pharmacy Student Emerges Best Pharmacy Brain in Nigeria

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Shalina Healthcare, is set to promote pharmacy as a profession in Nigeria by engaging tertiary health institutions in the country in the professional development  of young pharmacists. The Managing Director, Mr. Somnath Malakar, who spoke in Lagos during the grand finale of the  2019 Shalina Young Talent Award, SYTA, said the Award would be a sustainable project. “This is one of the ways our company is reaching out to its community. “I agree that most companies start and back out of projects but that will depend on their perspectives too.  We have seen a lot of the benefits that it would make more sense to keep this project in place for the future,” Malakar said. Folashade Salako, a final year student of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, clinched  the award to e
Nigeria May be Certified Polio-free in December

Nigeria May be Certified Polio-free in December

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Nigeria may be certified polio-free this December when it would have accomplished interruption of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) transmission for over three years. By July and August, the country would have gone through 36 months without reporting any case of WPV. The last cases were recorded in Borno State between July and August 2016. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), after three years of no incident of the virus on the African continent, official ‘certification’ of polio eradication would be conducted at the regional level. The global organisation, for the first time on September 25, 2015, delisted Nigeria from the polio-endemic list after interrupting transmission for 12 months beginning from July 24, 2014. Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care De