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Day: May 8, 2019

Tips to Stay Healthy While Fasting During the Ramadan

Tips to Stay Healthy While Fasting During the Ramadan

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Every year Muslims all over the world observe Ramadan by fasting for a month to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad. Fasting during the day and eating in the evening is not the norm for the body, so it’s important that they keep their bodies in fit conditions that can help them sustain their fast while carrying out their daily functions. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy during Ramadan: • Stay Hydrated: This is extremely important. Drinking a decent amount of water in the evening during Ramadan cannot be overemphasised. Yasmin Badiani, a physiotherapist advises that you drink at least 8 glasses of water between Iftar, which is the time when the fast is broken at sundown and suhoor, the time before sunrise. She also advises that you avoid c
Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than $ 2.4 trillion international dollars from the region’s gross domestic product value annually. Non-communicable diseases, the WHO said, have overtaken infectious diseases as the largest drain on productivity, accounting for 37 per cent of the disease burden. Other culprits for lost healthy years are communicable and parasitic diseases; maternal, neonatal and nutrition-related conditions; and injuries. Around 47%, or $ 796 billion, of this lost productivity value could be avoided in 2030 if the Sustainable Development Goals related to these health conditions
International Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo Holds August in Lagos

International Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo Holds August in Lagos

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The 5th edition of the Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 (NPME 2019) has been scheduled to hold from August 28-29, 2019 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA, Ikeja - Lagos. The NPME which is the biggest International Pharma Manufacturing Exhibition in Central and West Africa holds every year with the aim of bringing stakeholders in the pharmacy sub-sector face to face with the latest market trends, technical innovations, and business opportunities and regulatory policies in a rapidly changing world. The event which is expected to attract about 200 exhibiting companies from 6 countries and nearly 10,000 pharma and related sectors trade professionals from across the region has as its theme ‘Strategic Collaboration for Medicine Security, Affordability and National Sufficiency’.
Non-Passage of Bill: Community Pharmacists Stage a 2Hour Shutdown

Non-Passage of Bill: Community Pharmacists Stage a 2Hour Shutdown

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In a mass solidarity move to protest what it termed the ‘Delay of Presidential Assent to, and Loss of Passed Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Tuesday (7th May) carried out a well thought-out and peaceful protest to drive home their displeasure at the current situation of things. Suddenly, the Nigerian pharma community woke up one morning to learn that the PCN Bill is missing in transit between the Presidency and the National Assembly, and they feel this cannot be accepted in any way. The ensuing protest which was observed nationwide was only carried out by pharmacists who operate pharmacy outlets and chiefly aimed at appealing to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari to quickly assen