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Day: April 26, 2019

ACPN AMEN Zone and Ojokoro LCDA Collaborate on World Malaria Day

ACPN AMEN Zone and Ojokoro LCDA Collaborate on World Malaria Day

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The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) AMEN zone in collaboration with the Ojokoro Local Council Development Area organised a one-day seminar for members of its community to mark the World Malaria Day. The Seminar was geared towards enlightening the populace of Ojokoro LCDA and its environs on the prevalence and prevention of this health challenge. The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day was “Zero Malaria Starts with me.” Pharm. Taiwo Adewole the Chairman of the zone stated that the event was not just geared towards celebrating the malaria programme; it was also geared towards eliminating the prevalence of malaria in the world. He went further to state that this was not the first time that they had collaborated with the LCDA to host this event as they also did
ACPN Ikotun Zone Sensitises the Public on World Malaria Day

ACPN Ikotun Zone Sensitises the Public on World Malaria Day

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The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Ikotun Zone, on Thursday took to the streets of Ejigbo in an Awareness Road Walk to sensitise the public on the issue of malaria. This was done in commemoration of the World Malaria Day which had the theme “Zero Malaria Starts with Me”.  The pharmacists accompanied by the sound of music were seen on the streets talking to people and sharing pamphlets that enlightened the public on the menace of malaria and how to prevent it. The association also encouraged the residents of the Ejigbo not to just take drugs to treat malaria anyhow, rather, they should visit a registered pharmacy where a test can be conducted to ascertain that they are really infected with the malaria parasite. Speaking to journalists at the event, the zonal
Nigeria Lacks Facilities to Train Medical Doctors, Says Ngige

Nigeria Lacks Facilities to Train Medical Doctors, Says Ngige

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Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes. Ngige, who was reacting to media reports that Nigeria has enough medical doctors and those who are willing to leave the country should do so, argued that although Nigeria has not met the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ratio of one doctor to 600, the truth had to be told. Speaking through his Special Assistant Media, Nwachukwu Obidiwe, he stated that as a patriotic Nigerian, medical doctor, and one who neither shies away from speaking on the reality of the Nigerian situation, nor given to pretenses, he fully appreciates the sensitivity of the issue and the negative impact o
Malaria Kills 81,640, Infects 53.7m Yearly in Nigeria

Malaria Kills 81,640, Infects 53.7m Yearly in Nigeria

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Efforts by government at all levels and the international community notwithstanding, malaria still kills no fewer than 81,640 Nigerians and infects 53.7 million yearly. Besides, the country loses N450 billion annually to interventions and treatments. Moreover, $1.12 billion (N403.2 trillion) was the needed financial outlay for procurement of intervention commodities to tackle the menace between 2018 and 2020. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian ahead of yesterday’s commemoration of the World Malaria Day (WMD), the National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr. Audu Bala Mohammed, said: “Currently, it is estimated that about 53.7 million cases of malaria occur in Nigeria. It has 25 per cent of global burden and 53 per cent of cases in West Africa ann
Stop Using Automatic Transport Ventilators, NAFDAC Warns

Stop Using Automatic Transport Ventilators, NAFDAC Warns

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned healthcare providers to stop using some automatic ventilators because of the danger they pose to human health. Prof. Moji Adeyeye, the agency’s Director-General, who gave the warning in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, noted that such ventilators had been recalled by the manufacturers. “NAFDAC has been informed of the voluntary recall of Two e700, e600 and e500 Automatic Transport Ventilators by O-Two Medical Technologies Inc. “These ventilators are being recalled because of the dangers they pose. “An improperly inserted screw in the ventilator screen may wear through the electrical insulation and create a short circuit that could lead the device to catch fire and injure the patient. “Fires in oxyge
Ekiti NMA Urges FG on Emergency Ambulance Service, Others

Ekiti NMA Urges FG on Emergency Ambulance Service, Others

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The Nigerian Medical Association in Ekiti State, on Wednesday held the third year memorial service for six doctors who died in an accident that occurred on Kaduna – Sokoto Road in 2016, saying the circumstance of their death necessitated urgent intervention in the prevention of unnecessary deaths on roads. The Chairman of the association, Dr Tunji Omotayo, lamented that three years after, the road where the incident occurred still remained a menace to many innocent road users. The doctors who died in the accident were Dr Tunde Aladesanmi; Dr Olufemi Taiwo; Dr Babatunde Ogunseye; Dr Alex Akinleye; Dr Olajide Olayiwola; and Dr Atolani Adeniyi. The Ekiti NMA driver, Mr Ajibola Olowookere, also lost his life in the accident. Omotayo said, “I would like to seize this opportunity to rei
World Malaria Day: Total Offers Free Medicare, Mosquito Nets

World Malaria Day: Total Offers Free Medicare, Mosquito Nets

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As the world marks Malaria Day, Total has offered free medical treatment to children and distributed free mosquito treated nets to residents of Kutunku in Gwagwalada  Area Council. Speaking at the event, yesterday, the Executive General Manager of Total, Bunmi Popola Mordi, said the company and partners decided to offer free medicare to children to commemorate World Malaria Day. She said they learnt that malaria was prevalent in Kutunku community,  which  prompted the company  to collaborate with the National Malaria Elimination Programme under the Ministry of Health to carry out the outreach. She urged the people to ensure they kept their environments clean, saying untidy environment contributes to cases of malaria infection. According to her, the gesture was part of the compa