Date archive forApril, 2017
By Temitope Obayendo On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi Extols PEFON’s Concept, Decorates Octogenarians with Lifetime Achievement Award

-As Osita Chidoka, others became Fellows In recognition of their meritorious services to their father land, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, chairman, Board of Trustees, Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines

UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

New WHO data reveals that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases, Citing Remarkable Progress Since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly a billion people each year GENEVA, Switzerland, More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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PharmAccess Foundation partners with Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards

PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria, a leading and diversified non-government organization dedicated to improving access to better healthcare in Africa is partnering with Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA 2017). More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Accolades for Bukky George as HealthPlus Pharmacy clocks 18

Encomiums have continued to pour in as HealthPlus Group, arguably Nigeria’s first and fastest growing integrative pharmaceutical outfit, celebrates its 18th anniversary. Since 2014, the retail chain has been More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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World Malaria Day 2017: Harnessing Local Medicinal Plants to Reduce Burden

World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria . Established on May 2007 by the 60th session of the  World Health Assembly, More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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World Immunisation Week: Accelerating Global Access to Vaccines in Developing Countries

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Immunisation Week, which spans from 24-30 April, with the theme: “Vaccines Work”, Pfizer has expressed her dedication to increasing access More...

By admin On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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World Meningitis Day: Eliminating Diseases Through Vaccination

Vaccines have significantly reduced the threat of diseases that were once widespread and sometimes fatal. Today, more people benefit from safe and efficacious vaccines than ever before – and the list of diseases More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Meningitis Death Toll Rises: Kills 745, affects 8,057

As the government is searching for a lasting cure to the dreaded disaster of  Cerebro Spinal Meningitis,  available reports have shown that the epidemic has  claimed 745 lives, with 8,057 cases suspected  across More...

By Adebayo Oladejo On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Pharmacy Curriculum Should Be Adapted To Current Realities – PANS-UI President

Chiamaka Gift Ogueri is the president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS), University of Ibadan (UI). Her emergence as the association’s head is a remarkable feat, being the first female More...

By Macjob Oladipupo On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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How You Write Is Who You Are

The time is always right to do what is right”. This is one of several revolutionary statements made by late Martin Luther King Jnr during his lifetime. If there was anything people knew about his personality, More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Dr Ebigwei-Ibru is our Personality For April

Pharm. (Dr) Margaret Ebigwei-Ibru is the founder, ST&T Regency International Schools, an institute that educates children from three months to 18 years. She attended the Federal School of Science, Onikan, Lagos, More...

By Lere Baale On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Women In Leadership

LEADERSHIP INSPIRATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE (LIFE) SERIES Leadership is about capacity – the capacity of leaders to listen and observe, to use their expertise as a starting point to encourage dialogue between all More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Igwilo:Celebrating A Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy

On 26 January, Professor Cecilia Ihuoma Igwilo bagged the “Distinguished Professor” award of the University of Lagos (UNILAG). Prof. Cecilia Igwilo (Centre) being conferred with the award at the occasion The More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Nationwide immunization campaign protects 5 million children against polio in war-torn Yemen

Support from the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF critical to reach every vulnerable child In an effort to keep Yemen polio-free, nearly 5 million children under the age of five have been vaccinated in a nationwide campaign More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Daily Consumption of Fresh fruits May Prevent Diabetes, Others

Like the common adage among healthcare practitioner, which says” You are what you eat”, scientists have found a new secret of healthy living, which could cut the risks of diabetes and other related complications. More...

By admin On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Guinea battling a large scale measles epidemic

Since the beginning of the year there have been 3468 confirmed cases and 14 deaths due to measles in Guinea The international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) More...

By admin On Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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Radical increase in water and sanitation investment required to meet development targets

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water – the United More...

By admin On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Re:Benzoic Acid in Fanta: Negligence Or Nonchalance?

In the May 25th 2008 edition of The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom (UK), it was reported that the soft drink giant, Coca-Cola is phasing out a controversial additive that has been linked to hyperactivity and causing More...

L-R: Chief Akinjide Olagunju, the Agba-Akin of Ikire Land who represented the Akire of Ikire presenting Pans Award of Merit to Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director of Pharmanews Limited
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Atueyi, Lolu Ojo, Kareem Bag PANS Award

In appreciation of their individual contribution to growth of pharmacy education in Nigeria, the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) has honoured the trio of Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director More...

Unilag Faculty of Pharmacy
By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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UNILAG Faculty of Pharmacy Marks 4th White Coat Ceremony

About 134 pharmacy students trooped out for the 4th edition of the annual White Coat Ceremony on February 27, 2017 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Idi-Araba, Lagos. In attendance were Prof. More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Lolu Ojo Laments Nigeria’s Absence On Global Pharmaceutical Map

In what may appear shocking to many, an expert has declared that the name Nigeria does not exist on the world pharmaceutical map. Speaking at the maiden edition of the annual pharmacoposium, an intellectual summit More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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YPG-NG S/W Launches Best Graduating Student & Outstanding Leadership Award

Poised to promote academic and leadership excellence, the Young Pharmacists Group-Nigeria, (YPG-NG) South West has newly introduced the Best Graduating Student Award on Thursday, 6 April 2017 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Meet UNILAG Pharmacy’s 2016 Best Graduating Student

Pharm. Adeoluwa Ayodeji Adeluola has been announced as 2016 best graduating student of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was one of the 233 graduates whose induction and oath-taking ceremony More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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2016 Bowl of Hygeia Winner Contemplates Veering Into Agriculture

Winner of the 2016 prestigious bowl of Hygeia award, Pharm. Yewande Patricia Ambeke has hinted that he could consider taking up Agriculture as her future career. The newly decorated pharmacist is one of 17 graduands More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Banana, Spinach and Sweet Potatoes Combo, As Natural Remedy for Hypertension

Experts on endocrinology and physiology have recently found that consuming bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach each day could help to reverse the deadly condition of high blood pressure, popularly known as hypertension. The More...

By admin On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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WHO supports new initiative for easy access to health services in South Sudan’s rural communities

Currently, only 40% of people in South Sudan are within reach of health facilities and have consistent access to primary health care services. The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Republic of More...

By admin On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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WHO Calls On African Governments To Ensure Strong Vaccine Safety Systems

To date, WHO considers that less than half of its Member States including most African countries have adequate capacity for vaccine safety  A working dinner to discuss the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) More...

By admin On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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World Health Day: Experts Link Rise In Suicide To Depression

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Health Day, psychiatrists have attributed recent upsurge in suicide cases to depression, with additional factors of hopelessness; post-traumatic stress More...

By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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ALPs Holds 2017 Annual School Health Moral Programme

Thursday, 23 March, 2017 will remain unforgettable for pupils of the Apostolic Nursery & Primary and Grammar School, Orishigun, Ketu, as members of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos State Branch, More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Saving Nigerians From Glaucoma Blindness

The recent disclosure by the Glaucoma Patients Care Initiative (GPCI) that about 1.8 million Nigerians are suffering from glaucoma – a group of eye diseases characterised by silent and gradual loss of vision More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye – The Surgeon With A Difference

A surgeon who has made exceptional contributions to the art and science of surgery, Prof. Oluyinka Olutoye has, without a doubt, distinguished himself in the medical field. Described by NBC News Dateline programme More...

By Sesan Kareem On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Turn Your Scars To Stars

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem Friend, you have what it takes to turn your scars to stars, discomforts to comforts, failures to successes, and disadvantages to advantages. Yes, you have the courage to rise above pessimism More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Managing Cough In Children

By Pharm. (Mrs) Timeyin Ogungbe Children who cough are frequently seen in community practice. Determining what is “normal” cough from that which is abnormal can be challenging for both parents and primary care More...

By Chiazor Okeke On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Amazing Home Mixture For Ear Infection

Ever heard of swimmer’s ear? That’s the infection of the outer ear canal, in the tube that connects the ear to the eardrum. The medical term for it is otitis external. The main cause for this infection is when More...

By Chiazor Okeke On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Top Natural Remedies For Folliculitis

One of the most uncomfortable, embarrassing and stressful aesthetic problems you may ever come across is folliculitis. Medical specialists define folliculitis as the inflammation or infection of the hair follicles More...

By admin On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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WHO Launches Global Effort To Reduce Medication-Related Errors In 5 Years

WHO on 29th March, 2017, launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years. The Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety More...

By admin On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Depression Tops List Of Causes Of Ill Health – WHO

30 March 2017 | GENEVA – Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an More...