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Can Nigeria possibly end polio?

Can Nigeria possibly end polio?

By Yinka Shokunbi   Friday, October 24, was another World Polio Eradication Day, a day set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to call world attention to the urgency…

Community pharmacists set to revolutionise practice

By Chinyere Abiaziem  / Reporter, Lagos   Worried by the level of decay that has permeated the drugs and medicines profession as a result of charlatans, members of the Association of…

Researchers worry over Ebola vaccine trials

Researchers worry over Ebola vaccine trials

By Yinka Shokunbi   As Nigeria eagerly awaits the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-free status declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, a group of world researchers have raised…

Living with Schizophrenia can be Tough –Olugbile

Living with Schizophrenia can be Tough –Olugbile

By Yinka Shokunbi Not many people understand that certain issues of mental health pose health challenges that affect every facet of the society. A lot of times, experts say sicknesses…

Third Assembly on Stroke holds Oct 29

A stroke is said to occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain…

LASG teams up with UN to control mother-to-child HIV

By Yinka Shokunbi As the challenge to meet the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 hots up, the Lagos State government is set to begin a new campaign to…

Experts task pharmacists on ethics

By Chinyere Abiaziem  -  Reporter, Lagos   Nigerian Pharmacists have been advised to shun illegal deals and upgrade the ethical standards of the profession to gain more respect among the…

Nigeria lacks political commitment to healthcare – Lambo

Nigeria lacks political commitment to healthcare – Lambo

Professor Eyitayo Lambo between July 2003 and May 2007, became the first non-medical practitioner to serve as Minister at the Federal Ministry of Health under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. As…

Need to legalise safe medical abortion

Need to legalise safe medical abortion

By Yinka Shokunbi It was an elated former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, who wrote on her twitter handle @obyezeks, on Thursday night:  “After the emotional upheaval of yesterday’s dashed…

Ebola: LASG prepares teachers ahead of resumption

By Yinka Shokunbi As Lagos schools prepare to resume on October 8, officials of the Ministries of Health and Education have been sensitising and assuring teachers of both public and…

Ebola has exposed hazards of the medical practitioners –Babajide

Ebola has exposed hazards of  the medical practitioners –Babajide

Dr Olabosun Babajide is a general medical pratitioner and chairman of Ajeromi local health authority. He oversees City Hospital, Ajegunle, suburb of Lagos State, and has been in Community Medical…

UNICEF trains 5,000 teachers on Ebola Virus Disease

By Yinka Shokunbi It is no longer news that the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country has put both parents and school teachers on the…

Nigeria should explore survivors’ serum for Ebola cure –Tomori

Nigeria should explore survivors’ serum for Ebola cure –Tomori

By Yinka Shokunbi A lot is being said today about getting a universally acceptable cure for the treatment of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). At the last count, says…

Male birth control, without condoms by 2017

Male birth control, without condoms by 2017

Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? According to…

Ebola: Chevron donates ambulance to Lagos

As a way to support the fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) on behalf of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has donated two standard ambulances…

How we managed Ebola outbreak –Fashola

How we managed Ebola outbreak –Fashola

By Yinka Shokunbi It has been a whole week and Lagos has not recorded any new suspected case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). As at Friday, the total…

Keeping ‘Fit to take part’

Yinka Shokunbi Providing therapy in certain situations of life is inevitable such as in circumstances where movement and functions are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Physiotherapists are…

Why men are going bald younger

When a man begins to go bald, two things go down the drain—his hair and his confidence. Some 62 per cent of balding guys in a Spanish study said losing…

Bridge gap between traditional, conventional medicines –Ositelu

By Yinka Shokunbi Practitioners of traditional and conventional medicine have been urged to do away with the garb of inferiority and adore collaborative means to promote new and improved medicine…

Road accidents and implication for UN Decade of Action

Road accidents and implication for UN Decade of Action

By Yinka Shokunbi It is now two years that the Lagos state goverment put in place a restriction law on motorcycle operation within the metropolis. The law prohibits motorcyclists from…

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