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A new Chief Executive Officer, CEO, has been appointed for the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, in the person of Dr Monsurat Adeleke.

Monsurat Adeleke takes over at Lagos AIDS agency

A new Chief Executive Officer, CEO, has been appointed for the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, in the person of Dr Monsurat Adeleke.
President Buhari at the event

Federal government to establish six regional geriatric centres in tertiary hospitals

The Federal Ministry of Health, says it will establish six regional geriatric centres in tertiary hospitals with a view to improving the health status of an older person in Nigeria.

Flood: Borno SEMA halts disease outbreak in IDPs camps

Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has commenced mobilization and sensitization of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to forestall outbreak of water diseases following flooding at some IDPs camps in the state.
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WHO advocates more research on health impact of microplastics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impact on human health.
Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe, a public health practitioner, has been appointed the new head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).

LASEPA gets first female general manager

Dolapo Ayokunle Fasawe, a public health practitioner, has been appointed the new head of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).

313 pilgrims quit smoking after performing 2019 Hajj

No fewer than 313 pilgrims from parts of the world have quit smoking since the start of the Hajj season, after visiting clinics of the Kafa (Enough) Society, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) in Makkah.
Professor Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC boss

NAFDAC: Beware of the ‘Ponmo’ you buy

The Management of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially consumers of animal hides, popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ in local parlance on the activities of some unscrupulous business men and traders who are selling industrial animal hides as food article.

Pollution, encroachment on wildlife reasons of emerging diseases – don

Prof. Olanike Adeyemo of the University of Ibadan has called for a holistic approach to end environmental pollution and ensure best possible health outcome for humans and animals.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Governor Wike abolishes user-fees for treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has abolished the payments of user-fees for persons living with HIV/AIDS who want to access treatment at State-owned Health facilities.

Federal government gives free medical service to Bwari residents

Some residents of Bwari Area Council of the FCT who participated in a Federal Government’s free medical intervention programme, have commended the effort, while calling for a consistent medical intervention.
Dr Aniekeme Uwah (right) receiving the Medal of Honour award from Dr Joshua Obasanja

AU honours Nigerian doctor for role in combating Ebola

The African Union (AU) has conferred a medal of honour on a Nigerian doctor, Aniekeme Uwah, for his role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.
Vendors and visitors at the 21st Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 22, 2018. KCNA-via REUTERS

Foreign companies defy sanctions, attend North Korea trade fair

Hundreds of international companies defied U.S. sanctions pressure and attended an international trade fair in North Korea this week making it the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday.
Faisal Shuaib

NPHCDA: Community health programme to be replicated across Nigeria by December

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has said the Community Health Influencers Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme would be replicated across Nigeria by December.

Medical expert decries parents’ delay in seeking children medicare

A medical consultant, Dr. Aigbokhaode Adesuwa, has expressed worry over delay by parents in taking their children to healthcare providers at the appropriate time.

Bayelsa government gives automatic employment to 107 PhD, 200 MSc holders

The Bayelsa State government has offered automatic employment to 107 PhD holders as well as 200 MSc degree holders who have concluded their doctoral and masters degree programmes in various universities across the world.
The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

NTCA tasks National Assembly on Tobacco Act

The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.
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Kaduna records 4,023 new tuberculosis cases

A total of 4,023 new cases of tuberculosis were recorded across Kaduna State in 2018, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Paul Dogo, has said.

Official: Adamawa records 23 cases of drug resistance TB in three months

No fewer than 23 cases of drug resistance Tuberculosis (TB) has been recorded in Adamawa from January till date.

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South Africa: Nigeria overreacted to recent xenophobic attacks – official

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.
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Khafi Kareem evicted from BBNaija House

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Expert calls for improved health infrastructure

A Medical Practitioner, Dr Tony Momoh, has advised government to fix dilapidated health infrastructure and provide equipment to make the health sector more functional.

Tribunal upholds elections of two Oyo PDP lawmakers

The House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan on Sunday upheld the elections of two People’s Democratic Party (PDP) assembly members in Oyo State.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Xenophobia: Only Julius Malema can save South Africa now – Femi Fani-Kayode

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed the man that can save South Africa at this moment.