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Brands Managers Nominates Zeramal for Award

Brands Managers Nominates Zeramal for Award

NEWS
KCH Consumer Healthcare Limited, an indigenous healthcare company based in Lagos has announced that its anti-malarial drug, Zeramal has been nominated as the winner of Nigeria’s Premium Anti-Malarial Brand of the Year 2018 by the Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria. A statement by the company signed by Mr. Morgan Nwanguma, Head, Corporate Communication and New Media, said that the nomination of Zeramal for the award followed the outcome of a research report by the technical committee of the Institute as stated in the letter that conveyed the development to the company. “The management of KCH is delighted to receive the news of the nomination of Zeramal as the premium brand of the year in the health product category of the award instituted by the Institute of Brand Management of Ni
Abuja Council Allays Fear Of Cholera Outbreak

Abuja Council Allays Fear Of Cholera Outbreak

NEWS
The Bwari Area Council in FCT says necessary measures are being put in place to forestall further spread of cholera in the area. The Head of Department of Health in the Council, Dr Sunday Goji, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that the council had engaged traditional heads on the need to sensitise their subjects on hygiene. NAN reports that the Federal Capital Territory Administration had confirmed the death of seven people from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the territory. The breakdown revealed that two deaths each were recorded at Kubwa village, Mpape and Ushafa, while one was recorded at Sauka. Goji said that the cases fit into the definition of cholera, but added that the council was awaiting final laboratory confirmation on some of the reported cases. ...
Doctors Unite With Pharmacists To Improve Healthcare

Doctors Unite With Pharmacists To Improve Healthcare

NEWS
To ensure quality healthcare delivery in the country, leaders of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have resolved to put an end to the conflict between both organisations and to work together. The bodies made this decision when Dr. Francis Faduyile, the President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), led his executive members on a courtesy visit to the PSN headquarters in Lagos, recently. During the meeting, Faduyile, pledged to work “harmoniously” with the PSN President, Ahmed Yakasi, foster development in the health sector. He said, “The health system in Nigeria cannot move forward if we continue to work in disharmony. It is important for the leaders of both parties to look inwards and plan for the benefit of the patients. “Over the
“Thank you for coming to Agege”, Olu of Agege tells Pharmacists

“Thank you for coming to Agege”, Olu of Agege tells Pharmacists

NEWS
Just yesterday, as part of the Lagos State Pharmaceutical of Society of Nigeria (PSN) Pharmacy Week activities, the coalition of pharmacists under the umbrella - Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) staged a road walk to sensitise the public on healthy living in Agege. The colourful health walk which took off from the Agege Main Market, the main arena for the day’s activities, culminated in a gathering at the palace of the paramount traditional ruler of the community, the Olu of Agege – HRH, Oba Kamila Oyedeji Isiba. The reason for the walk was to sensitise the masses on healthy living and specifically to warn them against the destructive dangers of ‘Drug Abuse, Misuse and Addiction’ just as was captured in the theme for the weeklong events. While Ph
Healthcare Professionals Brainstorm on Safety of Food Seasonings

Healthcare Professionals Brainstorm on Safety of Food Seasonings

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
Ajinomoto insists monosodium glutamate is essential for normal functioning of digestive system As part of efforts to educate Nigerians of the health effects and safety of food seasonings as well as enhance food taste and nutrition in Nigeria, West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), an affiliate of a global food giant, Ajinomoto, makers of Ajinomoto seasoning has began brainstorming with healthcare professionals in the country. The WASCO urged healthcare professionals to identify with the unique taste of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in food.The company, at a one day seminar organised by the company for healthcare professionals in Ibadan, Oyo State, said glutamate, based on scientific findings, is 100 per cent safe for consumption, adding that for over a century now, glutamate has be...
Reducing Diarrhoeal Diseases Through Good Sanitation, Hygiene Practice

Reducing Diarrhoeal Diseases Through Good Sanitation, Hygiene Practice

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Every year, an estimated 124,000 children under the age of five die because of diarrhoea, mainly due to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene practice. Lack of adequate water and sanitation are also major causes of other diseases, including respiratory infection and under-nutrition. The economic impact of poor sanitation and hygiene cost the Nigerian economy the equivalent of almost 1.3 per cent of gross domestic product. Even though Nigeria has made substantial progress in developing policies and strategies for water supply and sanitation service delivery, translating these policies into action through effective implementation remains a major challenge. About 70 million people, out of a population of 171 million, lacked access to safe drinking water, while over 110 million lacked acc...
62 % Of Nigerian Children Born Outside Health Facilities —UNICEF

62 % Of Nigerian Children Born Outside Health Facilities —UNICEF

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The United Nations Children Education Fund on Wednesday said that 62 per cent of Nigerian children were born outside health facilities by traditional birth attendants between 2008 and 2013. The agency noted that while 40 per cent of expectant mothers made attempts to access health facilities for childbirth during this period, only 32 per cent of births were registered since the beginning of 2018. A Child Protection Specialist with the UNICEF, Sharon Oladiji, disclosed this while delivering a lecture themed, ‘Current situation of birth registration in Nigeria’, during the opening ceremony of a two-day media dialogue for journalists on birth registration held in Kano. The event was organised by UNICEF and supported by the Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Informat
NAFDAC to Inaugurate New Compendium of all Regulated Products

NAFDAC to Inaugurate New Compendium of all Regulated Products

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Adeyeye, in a statement yesterday signed by the Director (Public Affairs), Dr. Abubakar Jimoh, said the inauguration will be one of the agenda of the forthcoming stakeholder’s consultative meeting in Lagos on August 20 and 21, 2018. The publishing of the new NAFDAC compendium, which is a Directory of all registered regulated product is one of the major landmark achievements of Prof. Adeyeye since her assumption of office nine months ago. The NAFDAC compendium, which was originally known as NAFDAC Green Pages was last published about 10 years ago. The compendium was first introduced by the late DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili, as part of her concerted efforts to equip Nigerians with appropriate information that will help them distinguish between fake and unregistered drugs, processed fo
6 Steps in Keeping Your Beard Neat

6 Steps in Keeping Your Beard Neat

Men's Health, NEWS
A lot of men have adopted the new fashion style of keeping facial hair which is fondly referred to as “beard gang”. While it is fashionable, it is important that it is kept neat and tidy. Below are some expert tips on how to keep your beard gang in top health. Maintain a healthy diet: Like every other thing in your body, your hair grows when you take the essential nutrients. It is not necessary for you to eat anything special if you are not in a hurry to grow a beard. However, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet will help the hair on your face grow out. Experts recommend that a lot of fish is good for growing hair. Keep your beard clean: Keeping your beard clean cannot be overemphasised. Keeping the beard clean prevents itching and keeps it soft. This is very important especially if you
What Lifestyle Changes Men Can Make To Improve Their Health

What Lifestyle Changes Men Can Make To Improve Their Health

Men's Health, NEWS
It is important that men of all ages become proactive about their health. Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer. A healthy lifestyle is not just an absence of disease, but an opportunity to enjoy the years of life available to each person. There are a good number of people who are of the opinion that healthy eating belongs to those who want to lose weight. However, this notion is far from the truth. There are several things you can do to live a better lifestyle, from following a healthy diet to exercising regularly. The ultimate focus should be on living a life that you can be proud of, while also avoiding health problems; or reverse them if they already exist. A recent study found that four bad behaviours - smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising...
WHO Launches Reactive Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign In Katsina

WHO Launches Reactive Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign In Katsina

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a reactive vaccination campaign in Danja Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, in response to a recently-identified outbreak of Yellow Fever. The exercise was targeted at over 1, 500 persons in the affected locations with the intention of restricting the epidemic on the already affected areas. The campaign, according to WHO, brings to 10 (Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger, Nasarawa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Kwara and Zamfara) the overall number of states where the vaccination drive has been implemented. Records from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated that Yellow Fever cases had been reported in 22 LGAs across 11 states in the last one year. WHO Country Representative, Dr. Wondi Alemu, explained in a stateme...
Nuts And Your Heart: Eating Nuts For Heart Health

Nuts And Your Heart: Eating Nuts For Heart Health

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
Eating nuts helps your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts can help lower your cholesterol when eaten as part of a balanced diet.Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet may be good for your heart. Nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients. And they’re a great snack food – inexpensive, easy to store and easy to pack when you’re on the go. One drawback to nuts is that they are high in calories, so it’s important to limit portions. But choosing nuts instead of a less healthy snack may just help you stick to a heart-healthy diet. Can eating nuts help your heart? Although a great deal of research suggests that nuts can benefit heart health and reduce the risks of dying early from heart disease and other causes, the evidence is still inconclusive. But, unless you’
Women Blames High Rate Of Malnutrition On Lack of Care From Husbands

Women Blames High Rate Of Malnutrition On Lack of Care From Husbands

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Some Women in Gimba Community of Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State have blamed high rate of malnutrition in the community on lack of adequate care from their husbands. The women stated this during a town hall meeting on Wednesday at Soba on demand creation for nutritional and health services, organised by Save the Children International (SCI). The women said that their husbands abandoned them the moment they became pregnant with no support, particularly in providing adequate nutritious food needed for healthy pregnancy. One of them, Mrs Rahinatu Yakubu, said that husbands should be held responsible for the disturbing number of malnourished children in the community. She explained that it was the responsibility of husbands to care and feed their family, but that on the contrary,...
Triple Pill Treatment May Effectively Lower Blood Pressure –Study

Triple Pill Treatment May Effectively Lower Blood Pressure –Study

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A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association. A trial led by the George Institute for Global Health revealed that 70 per cent of patients reached blood pressure targets with the ‘Triple Pill,’ compared to just over half receiving normal care. “It’s estimated more than one billion people globally suffer from high blood pressure with the vast majority having poorly controlled blood pressure. “Our results could help millions of people globally reduce their blood pressure and reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke,” said Ruth Webster with the George Institute for Global Health. The Triple Pill, consisted of the blood p
NAFDAC Sanctions 142 Premises Over Counterfeits, Adulterated Products In Sokoto

NAFDAC Sanctions 142 Premises Over Counterfeits, Adulterated Products In Sokoto

NEWS
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Sokoto State Office, has sanctioned 146 business premises and production industries for various offences including sale of counterfeits and adulterated products. The State Coordinator, NAFDAC, Mr Hamis Yahaya, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto. He explained that 29 of the culprits were bakeries using banned bromide substance and others were producers of sachet water, medicine stores and shops. Yahaya said the state office partnered with other law enforcement agencies on code compliance of products, routines inspections and surveillance raids, noting that NAFDAC conducts sensitisation campaigns at public places and schools in metropolis and local governmen...