NAFDAC DG reiterates need to safeguard Nigerian home grown products
Director General (DG), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has said the agency is committed to safeguarding the Nigerian home grown products in order to meet international standard.
Health benefits of phytonutrients - flavonoids
Flavonoids, otherwise known as bioflavonoids, are a group of secondary metabolites in plants. To explain further, secondary metabolites are organic compounds produced by plants for their defence
Pharmacists advocate innovation to achieve access to drugs, vaccines
To address issues plaguing the pharmaceutical sector and to boost national development, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has recommended that innovation is required if the country is to achieve sustainable access to medicines...
Stigmatisation of people living with HIV fuelling spread of virus
As the world marks the 2019 World Aids Day today, stigmatisation and discrimination against Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) remain the twin factors frustrating a successful fight against the dreaded scourge.
‘Adverse childhood experiences raise risk of mental disorders, heart disease’
With the rising rate of abuses on children in Nigeria and the world at large, experts have raised concern on the severe long-term health problems of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on development into adulthood.
Women seek more awareness, laws, government policies to curb abuses on girl child
The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World, (OWSD), Lagos Chapter have expressed grievances towards the spate of abuses on the girl child across Nigeria, while calling for an end to the menace.
COPE advocates for comprehensive cancer centre in Nigeria
A comprehensive cancer care centre is where experts carry out research, clinical trials, study the patterns, causes, and control of cancer in groups of people and provide services directly to cancer patients and also give cancer information to health care professionals and the public.
Private sector pledges to support FG in HIV/AIDS treatment
Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NiBUCAA) has promised to support the Federal Government in providing Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to boost treatment and care for people living with the Human...
Stakeholders decry increasing cases of malnutrition among children, women
*Urges govt to integrate multivitamin in school feeding programme Some stakeholders in public health have decried the high level of malnutrition in Nigeria, stressing that women and children being the most affected due to poor access to basic micronutrients.They identified poverty, lack of functional primary health care centres across the country, illiteracy and poor access…