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 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 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 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...

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 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 admin 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 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...

By admin On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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ALPs Lists, Acknowledges All Sponsors in 2016

The Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) Lagos State branch is using this medium to appreciate the corporate and individual sponsors of her programmes in 2016, for their enormous contributions to the success More...

By admin On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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SPER 2017 International Conference & Exhibition on “Nurturing Pharmaceutical Sciences”

Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research [SPER] has successfully organized its 6th Annual International Conference & Exhibition [SPER 2017] at Jaipur National University, Jaipur [Rajasthan] India More...

By admin On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Asia Pharma & Lab Expo 2017 showcases latest pharma manufacturing technologies

With 612 exhibiting companies from 29 countries and attended by more than 10,600 trade attendee. The 9th Asia Pharma Expo 2017 and Asia Lab Expo 2017 – an international exhibition on COMPLETE pharma manufacturing More...

By admin On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Africa unites to tackle threat of polio in West and Central Africa

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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World Water Day 2017: ‘Why Waste Water?’

Investing in adequate infrastructure to address efficient and sustainable wastewater management United Nations World Water Day is an international observance held every March 22 that provides an opportunity to learn More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Prof. Odidi visits Faculty of Pharmacy, UNILAG

Dr (Mrs) Rebecca Soremekun, senior lecturer, department of Clinical Pharmacy; Prof. Boladale Silva, dean of the Faculty; Cecilia Igwilo, distinguished professor of Pharmacy; Prof. Isa Odidi, chairman, Intellipharmaceutics More...

By admin On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Hip fractures in the elderly

A hip fracture, or the complete or partial break of the femur, is a common injury. However, it is more common in elderly individuals. 90% of hip fractures occur in people over the age of 65. As we age, our bones More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Baby with hydrocephalus (A tale of two Heads)

I met the baby on the ward. She was blind, deaf and unable to feed. Her head was as huge as a big watermelon and definitely too big for her neck. She could not sit, stand or walk at the age of 16 months. She was More...

By admin On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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2017 market research report on presbyopia correction device, ibuprofen and spirulina

Orbis Research presents three valuable global market reports from the pharmaceuticals industry which can be the key for growth and expansion for the customers. The reports namely, 2017-2022 Global Top Countries More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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The key to productive living

Your life is productive when you exploit your God-given potential.  Your abilities, gifts and talents can remain untapped and unused and therefore not useful to anyone, including yourself. Potential refers to dormant More...

By admin On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Super tips for personal breakthrough

By Pharm. Sesan Kareem People often ask me, what is a breakthrough? How can I achieve breakthrough in my health, happiness, relationship or finance? How can I move from where I am to where I desire to be? A breakthrough More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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About 1.7 million children die each year due to polluted environment – WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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The 20 percent duty on imported medicines

The scarcity of essential medicines and the consequent hike in their prices, started last year as a result of scarce foreign exchange. This has been recently exacerbated by the new government policy which compels More...

By admin On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Meet AIG Alex Okeke, our personality for March

Pharm. (AIG) Alex Emeka Okeke, hails from Amawbia, Awka South L.G.A. of Anambra state. He had his primary education in Awka and Kaduna between 1958 and 1964. He was at St John’s College Kaduna; Igwebuike Grammar More...

By admin On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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R&D urgently needed for drug-resistant TB alongside other antibiotic-resistant pathogens – WHO

WHO reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). “Addressing drug-resistant TB research is a top priority More...

By admin On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

WHO on the 27th of February, 2017 published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Parents Beware: Children in day care may be more stressed — Study finds

Norwegian researchers have measured the stress hormone cortisol in 112 toddlers from 85 different childcare centres in six municipalities, approximately five months after they started attending. Children with the More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Mothers with children sleep less than fathers at night, study affirms

Urges mothers to get adequate rest “Getting enough sleep is a key component of overall health and can impact the heart, mind and weight. It’s important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Buhari’s Health: Nurses call for solidarity, kick against medical tourism

Nurses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) have called for unity among Nigerians in this trying period when the father of the country is off-color. In a statement jointly More...

By admin On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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About 1.4 million children risk malnutrition as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, others – UNICEF

As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets children and families affected by Boko Haram violence on Niger trip Orlando Bloom speaks with Eta, 12, Bosso, Niger, 19 February 2017. Two years ago Boko Haram forced More...

By admin On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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National Healthcare Management Conference 2017 – Improving Patients’ safety

Health care has evolved greatly over the past 20 years. Our knowledge of diseases and technological innovations have all contributed to improving life expectancy during the 20th Century. But one of the greatest More...

By admin On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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300 Million People Suffer Depression, 800,000 Commit Suicide Yearly-WHO

More than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease, according to the World Health More...

By admin On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Making the “Save One Million Lives” initiative work

At a time when the economy of the nation is in a depressing state, with the health sector, in particular, in doldrums, it was indeed heartwarming when the federal government announced that it had disbursed the sum More...

By admin On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Development and Technology

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Development and Technology” during April 24-26, 2017 in Dubai, More...

By admin On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology and Ethnopharmacology

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the “5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology & Ethnopharmacology” slated on Mar 23-25, 2017 Orlando, More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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WHO Statement on the international spread of Poliovirus

Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International More...

By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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11th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Innovations

(Monday, Feb 27 – Tuesday Feb 28 , 2017) The Organizing Committee of Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 11th World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Key strategies for achieving optimum health in 2017

Do you want to have a healthy body, a peaceful mind and a fulfilled spirit this new year? Then these three master principles discussed here are for you. What is optimum health? Optimum health can simply be described More...

By admin On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Information is key in winning the war against cancer-Pfizer

For the prevalence of cancer incidences to be drastically reduced, information dissemination on the prevention and management of the disease has been identified as crucial element. This remark was made as Pfizer More...

By admin On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 – UNFPA

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. “It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting More...

By admin On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs – WHO

New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Moleac’s product NeuroAiD named Asia’s new product innovation of the year for neurological disorders

NeuroAiD™ stroke treatment, marketed by Bolar Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria, has been named New Product Innovation of the Yearby Frost & Sullivan. This award recognizes healthcare products that are bringing innovative More...