Africa unites to tackle threat of polio in West and Central Africa

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children

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 of polio on the continent. The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part More...

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By Temitope Obayendo On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

GSK appoints Bhushan Akshikar as new managing director in Nigeria

GlaxoSmithKline, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has announced the appointment of Bhushan Akshikar as its managing director in Nigeria. The appointment of Akshikar became imperative after the former managing More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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 Adebayo Oladejo On Monday, March 20th, 2017

Leke Pitan lists health sector challenges, proffer solutions

A former commissioner for health in Lagos State, Dr Leke Pitan, added his voice to the growing call for the federal government to increase the budgetary allocation to healthcare in the country, while equally calling More...

By admin On Saturday, March 18th, 2017

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 Solomon Ojigbo On Friday, March 17th, 2017

QuintilesIMS will provide reliable data infrastructure for the healthcare industry – Remi Adeseun

Pharm Remi Adeseun is the new country manager (West-Africa) of QuintilesIMS, a multinational healthcare information management and clinical research organisation. In this exclusive interview with Pharmanews, Pharm More...

By Yusuff Moshood On Monday, March 13th, 2017

New provisions in Pharmacy Bill will strengthen PCN, transform pharmacy practice – Mohammed

There are new provisions in the Pharmacy Bill awaiting passage at the National Assembly which will strengthen the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and help transform pharmacy practice in the nation, Pharm. N.A.E. 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 Solomon Ojigbo On Monday, March 6th, 2017

Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

– A paragon of professionalism and patriotism. From a distant forest, evil breaks With death and dread upon its wake Young and old shuddered in vivid fear As savants pondered the villain’s flare  A nation’s More...