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Lagos shuts 24 illegal pharmacy stores

In order to restore sanity to healthcare delivery system in the state, no fewer than 24 pharmacy stores, patent medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Abule Egba, Alagbado, Kola, Meiran, Ekoro and Oko-Oba in Ifako Ijaiye and Alimosho Local Government areas of Lagos were sealed by the Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and…

A new pharma initiative to reduce the cost of medicines, healthcare

A high-level meeting of policymakers, regulators and industry experts in the field of pharmaceuticals and trade opened in Addis Ababa, Thursday to discuss a bold path towards affordable pharmaceuticals through leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area.  The Continent is home to 11% of the world’s population yet it carries 25% of the world’s burden…

Early detection is key to cancer eradication – Erelu Fayemi

…as First Lady flags off free cancer screening in Ekiti The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has urged women in the state to go for free breast and cervical cancer screening at the Adunni Olayinka Wellness Centre, at the premises of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti and other designated centres…

Senate seeks to establish Agency for Mental Health

The Senate on Wednesday considered a Bill seeking to establish the National Agency for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The Agency, when established, shall be charged with effective management of mental health and psychosocial disabilities in Nigeria. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), in his lead debate, said the bill…

Senate tasks Health Ministry, NMA on fake medical reports, quackery

The Senate on Tuesday directed the Federal Ministry of Health to set up an efficient and proper mechanism to stop the proliferation of fake medical reports emanating from public hospitals. It also urged the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to intensify efforts to check the incidences of fraud and quackery in the medical profession, especially in…

Fayemi’s wife flags off de-worming campaign in Ekiti          

…urges parents to show more concern for children’s well being  Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has urged parents to ensure that their children are properly de-wormed according to medical prescriptions, in order to prevent diseases associated with worms ingestions. Erelu Fayemi made the call Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, during the flag-off of mass de-worming…

Group seeks Ogun lawmakers’ support on adolescents’ reproductive health

A representative of youths with a Non-Governmental Advocacy Working Group, Family Health Initiative Ogun (FAHIO), and Life Planning Ambassador (LPA), Miss. Dupe Kuku has appealed to the  Ogun House of Assembly Committee on Health, to facilitate an inter- generational forum in various constituencies to equip adolescents on knowledge and information required to handle their reproductive health…

Gov Makinde inaugurates SACA board members

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde (middle); his wife and chairperson, Oyo State Agency for the control of AIDS (OYSACA), Mrs Tamunominini Makinde (right) and SACA, Project Manager, Dr Ogunkunle Olukayode during the inauguration of the board members of SACA held at Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan.

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