The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, has called on the Federal Government to prioritise the health sector in order to save it from total collapse. Fabamwo stated this in Lagos during the Ordinary General Meeting of the Nigerian Medical Guild, Lagos State chapter, held last Wednesday with the theme, Challenges of inadequate human resources in the health sector. He said, “I believe we have enough resources to run a healthy health sector. It is a matter of priority. If government at all levels decides to rejuvenate the health sector, I’m sure it will look for the resources. We are not a poor country. “We must review the wages in the health sector to ensure that health workers are well paid and that they are able to aff
The Ondo State Government has said that it recorded 800 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis infection in the state. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who stated this during the biennial general meeting of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, Ondo State chapter, held in Akure, capital of the state, also noted that tuberculosis had posed a serious challenge to the health sub-sector in the state. The meeting was themed, Emerging trends in communicable diseases: Drug-resistant tuberculosis as a case study. The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Sunday Abegunde, said his administration had made the health of the people one of its top priorities. He added that the state government had built a public health laboratory and an i...
The World Health Organisation advise that mothers breastfeed for at least 6 months exclusively, after which they can introduce other foods while they still continue breastfeeding up until 2 years. However, after breastfeeding, there is the issue of weaning. Many mothers wonder, when is the right time for weaning? How do I wean my baby without losing that special bond that breastfeeding creates? Weaning is the process of stopping breast milk as the source of feeding for your baby. This process continues until breastfeeding is completely replaced with other foods and drinks. The entire weaning process can take as long as mother and child want. It is important to note that women do not need to stop breastfeeding if they are not ready, and they do not need to continue if they don’t
The elimination of carboxyl groups and the discharge of alkyl radical fragments from the tight binding of carboxyl groups appear as a very exciting direction with so much hope in organic synthesis when we specifically consider the field of new drug synthesis. Researches from around the world have designed an assortment of catalysts in a bid to bring solutions to the problems posed by this situation. To this effect, some young scientists from University of Science and Technology of China have decided to confront the issue with some appreciable leap ahead - by developing a cheap and simple catalyst system. In a research published in Science recently, it shows that the free radical is highly adaptable and convenient to handle, which represents a “Great Holy” in organic synthesis, whi