Avon HMO rolls out community health plan in Anambra
Health Maintenance Organisation, Avon Healthcare Ltd in partnership with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has rolled out a community-based health insurance for communities in Idemili LGA of Anambra State.
How to reduce anaemia in women, teenage girls, by nutritionists
Reputable nutritionists have urged Nigerian women and teenage girls to eat more healthy related diets to reduce iron deficiency anaemia even as they said that women of child bearing age and people with chronic diseases are at greater risk of developing the condition.
‘To be polio-free, Nigeria must sustain gains, address risks’
Dr. Mike Omotosho is the District Governor Elect, Rotary District 9125, and Nigeria. A Certified Manager of successful programmes and Chartered Manager of Risks in Project with 20 years experience in programmes management, health commodity logistics, sales, marketing, business development and strategic management. He trained as a pharmacist from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. In this interview with EMEKA ANUFORO, Omotosho, who is also the Managing Director of SHI-Logistics Ltd, speaks on why Nigeria must sustain the hard fought gains and address the risks that threaten interruption of Wild Polio Virus transmission.
Experts canvass national salt-reduction policy
As the world commemorates World Hypertension Day 2015, stakeholders have called for a national salt-reduction policy to check the growing epidemic in the country.
Neimeth, NHF partner to fight hypertension
Nigerian drug firms, Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc and Carlisle Healthcare Limited have partnered Nigeria Heart Foundation (NHF) to fight hypertension by making hypertensive drugs available and affordable for patients.
‘Why anaemia affects 50% of Nigerian women’
Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) has blamed iron deficiency for high prevalence of anaemia among Nigerian women of reproductive age. The society hinted that the country faces one of the largest burdens of micronutrient deficiencies in the world, with anaemia and its health impact the most common.
Mimiko promises Ondo Emergency Medical Services, Red Cross Alliance
In continuation of the drive to ensure zero Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) new infection, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) related deaths, discrimination and stigmatization of people living with HIV, the Ondo State government, through its Agency for the Control of AIDS (ODSACA) has flagged off mobile HIV counseling and testing to all wards, camps and settlements in Akoko South East, Ondo East and Ilaje local government areas of the state
Book probes environmental impact of crude oil-based pollutants
A team of international scientists led by a Nigerian scientist, Dr. Chimezie Anyakora, a pharmaceutical chemist at University of Lagos, have probed the environmental impact of crude oil based pollutants, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
How to live healthier, longer
THE World Health Organization (WHO) in 2011 published several health indicators for Nigeria, one of which is our life expectancy, which is 53 years while the global average is 70 years.
Local pharmacists take lead in drug distribution
NIGERIA, the largest and most populous economy in Africa; has the potential to be a world power in pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution due to a potentially huge domestic demand. Unfortunately, this potential has been largely sub-optimized due to a variety of factors.