Minister of State Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire[/caption]Herbal and alternative medicine practitioners in the country have been encouraged to work towards finding a cure for cancer through medicinal plants.
Reducing diarrhoeal diseases through good sanitation, hygiene practice
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.
NAFDAC to inaugurate new compendium of all regulated products
The Director General (DG) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, is set to inaugurate new set of compendium of registered and regulated drugs, processed food, cosmetics, packaged water, medical devices and chemical.
Do you want healthy feet? Stop wearing tight shoes!
Your footwear can undoubtedly reveal many things about you. Maybe you are the flashy type who has a penchant for wearing only super expensive designer shoes. Or perhaps you are extremely laid back and a basic pair of sandals are your go-to footwear of choice for all occasions.
Healthcare professionals brainstorm on safety of food seasonings
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....
Stakeholders seek adequate budgetary allocation, improved capacity for sector
Stakeholders in the health sector have stressed the need for the federal and state government to increase budgetary allocation for the health sector in order to address the challenges affecting the sector.
Ways to protect yourself and family from GMOs
Nowadays, food-manufacturing companies have basically stripped away our freedom to opt out of eating GMO foods. All you have to do is walk into a supermarket and you are hit with a wide selection of attractive looking GMO foods including chips, baked goods, cereals, meats, poultry...
Fibroids and herbal remedies
The most frequent tumour that affects the womenfolk is fibroid. It has been found out that about 30 per cent of women thirty years and above, have fibroids. It is a tumour of the female reproductive system affecting mainly the uterus.
Traditional bonesetters gaining ‘costly’ patronage
A Visit to Baba Yusuf’s residence, one would think there is an important function, issue of controversy or registration of the Permanent Voter’s Card ongoing, as seen in low cost residential areas, which draws huge crowd.Every morning, as early as 7am, more that 20 people...
Minister advocates review of pharmacy curriculum
To reduce drug import, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for a review of the curriculum on pharmacy, to ensure that pharmacists are trained to manufacture drugs. Speaking at the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists in Academia (NAPA) conference yesterday in Abuja, the minister, who urged the association to take advantage of…
IYD 2018: HACEY Health Initiative advocates safe spaces to address sexual, reproductive, violence issues
The public and private sector, Civil Society Organisations, as well as Community Based organisations, have been urged to promote safe spaces that will address Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Sexual Violence as it affects young people in Nigeria. This call was made yesterday Monday, August 13th, 2018 by the Director of Gender & Development…
African youth speak against FGM on UN Youth Day
Young Africans speaking out in their thousands on International Youth Day, pledging to share a global message that calls for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM). Thousands of individuals, groups and organisations have shared pledges to end FGM on social media, in hopes of shattering the silence that surrounds the practice. International Youth Day…