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In case of another Ebola outbreak

In case of another Ebola outbreak

By Yinka Shokunbi About a week ago, 250 Nigerian medical workers including survivors of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) joined their counterparts from Kenya, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and…

NAFDAC’s lab gets international accreditation

NAFDAC’s lab gets international accreditation

The National Board of American Society for Quality has given recognition to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with the latest international accreditation of the…

Experts link violence, crime waves to drug use

Experts link violence, crime waves to drug use

By Yinka Shokunbi   The apprehensions of Nigerians over growing crime rates and insurgency around the country are heightening by the day. Albeit no one is actually immune, there seem…

Why we must put Ebola behind us –Idris

Why we must put Ebola behind us –Idris

By Yinka Shokunbi   Certainly, none of the people waiting patiently in the conference room of the Lagos State Ministry of Health for the arrival of the commissioners for health,…

Beyond cleft lip is a smile

Beyond cleft lip is a smile

By Yinka Shokunbi   For 35-year-old Chioma Okoro, mother of seven-month-old Osinachi, the birth of her son in April was with high hopes. She said: “I was actually hoping for…

Laparoscopy surgery has come to stay in Nigeria – Experts

Laparoscopy surgery has come to stay in Nigeria – Experts

By Yinka Shokunbi   It is no longer news that knifeless surgery has become the preferred choice of reputable surgeons across the world. However, only few Nigerian public hospitals have…

Can Nigeria build effective primary health care?

Can Nigeria build effective primary health care?

By: Yinka Shokunbi   For the first time, medical officers, who are primarily custodians of healthcare of the citizens at the grassroots’ Primary Healthcare Centres across the country, came together…

Pneumonia as child killer

What is ‘pneumonia’? Pneumonia is a lung inflammation, making breathing painful and limiting oxygen intake. It is mostly caused by infectious agents and can be spread in different ways such…

Ebola: Why Lagos’ success is world case study –Idris

Ebola: Why Lagos’ success is world case study –Idris

Many renowned world’s virologist have described the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria as a test of the country’s weak health system but the applause given by…

Closer kidney donors affect transplant outcome – Urologist

Closer kidney donors affect transplant outcome – Urologist

Stories by Yinka Shokunbi   On July 26, 2011 the Lagos University Teaching Hospital recorded its first successful kidney transplant on a 38-year-old female. The five hours surgery was performed…

Healthcare providers kick against inimical health insurance policy

Healthcare providers kick against inimical health insurance policy

Nine years after the take-off of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and one year of rebranding by the present Executive Secretary, Dr Femi Thomas, Private Healthcare Providers (HCPAN) in…

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…

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