Research Funders and International NGOs To Implement WHO Clinical Trial Reporting Standards

Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations have agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly. In a joint statement, the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Norwegian Research Council, the UK Medical More...

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By admin On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

NAPharm/PSN Symposium Press Conference

The Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has called for harmonious relations in the health sector to promote good working relation. The bodies disclosed this on Monday during a More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Rethinking The Nation’s Approach To Disease Outbreaks

The ongoing cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak in Nigeria, which, so far, has killed over 800 people, has once again exposed the nation’s lack of preparedness for public health emergencies. It is saddening to note More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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 Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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 Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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 Saturday, March 25th, 2017

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...

By admin On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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

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 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...