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Day: September 17, 2019

500 Women Screened for Breast Cancer in Ilorin

500 Women Screened for Breast Cancer in Ilorin

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Five hundred women have benefited from a free-breast-cancer screening in Ilorin, in order to curb its prevalence. The Medical Director of Lifefount Hospital, Ilorin, Dr. Yemisi Adeyeye, told reporters that there was the need for women to be aware of the existence of the disease at its early stage. She said this is because women are usually the most affected victims and their early awareness of its existence in their breasts will lead to a cancer-free society. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three-day medical outreach was organised by the hospital in collaboration with the African Research Group for Oncology. Adeyeye advised women to always embark on self-breast examinations through frequent checks of their breasts for lumps and other strange features around their breas...
Cuba to Produce Anti Diabetic Drugs in Nigeria, Awaits Licence

Cuba to Produce Anti Diabetic Drugs in Nigeria, Awaits Licence

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The Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Travor, has said that his country was awaiting a formal license for the production of a drug that will prevent amputation of limb of people suffering from diabetics. Travor also said that the Cuban government has supplied equipments for early detect of diseases like cancer and other ailments in Nigeria, adding that Cuban specialists will arrive in the country this week to train Nigerians on the use of the equipment currently installed at Alimosho in Lagos State. Speaking at a news conference to announce the sixth African Conference on solidarity with Cuba, the envoy said the drug which was produced in Nigeria by Cuban specialists has been undergoing clinical test in the country for the past one year. He said that once the approval is given, ...
WHO Calls for Action to Reduce Patient Harm in Healthcare

WHO Calls for Action to Reduce Patient Harm in Healthcare

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for urgent action to combat patients harm, which causes millions of preventable deaths annually. WHO also called on countries to increase their investments and efforts toward reducing patient harm. Information gathered from WHO’s official website reveals that millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide. As part of the campaign, the organisation said it would host the first-ever World Patient Safety Day Sept. 17. The UN agency said the situation results in 2.6 million, mostly avoidable deaths, annually in low-and middle-income countries alone. According to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, no one should be harmed while receiving health care. “Globally, at least five patients die every min
NAFDAC Invents Technology to Track Fake Drugs

NAFDAC Invents Technology to Track Fake Drugs

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The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control said it had developed a more reliable platform to trace and track unregistered and substandard products in Nigeria. The agency stated that the technology would trace and monitor the movement of medicines from the manufacturer to the patients with bar coding to check the growing trend of substandard and falsified drugs and consumables in Nigeria. The Director-General NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known during a press briefing in Abuja, ahead of the forthcoming 2nd African Healthcare Conference scheduled to hold in Lagos today (Tuesday). According to her, NAFDAC, through its collaboration with a firm, Global Standard 1, was working towards expanding its food and drugs authentication system in order to en...