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    Fake Anti-malaria Drugs Reduced To 4% In Nigeria – NAFDAC

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    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been scored high in its fight against counterfeit drugs as a nationwide survey of the quality of anti-malaria medicines in Nigeria revealed a drastic reduction of counterfeit anti-malaria drugs from 19.6% in 2012 to 3.6% in 2015. The national survey on the quality…

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WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan

    Unsafe Injections Cause 2m Hepatitis Cases Annually – WHO

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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that about two million people a year contract hepatitis from unsafe injections. It added that there is an urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. The WHO director general,…

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  • ‘182,000 Nigerians Die Annually From Untreated Pain’

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    With about 180,000 Nigerians dying from untreated pains annually, the country ranks fourth behind China, India and Japan in countries with the highest rate of pain-related deaths globally. This was disclosed yesterday by the national coordinator of the Pain-Free Hospital Initiative, a one year hospital quality improvement intervention to integrate effective pain treatment to healthcare…

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    Patients Can Seek Redress Against Abuses, Negligence

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    Many patients in Nigeria are not seeking redress against abuses or negligence by healthcare providers over flimsy excuses. This, however, should not be. WINIFRED OGBEBO and VICTOR OKEKE write on the knotty issue and how patients can get around it Collins Daniels Adah lost his wife as a result of complications that arose from childbirth….

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    Are Majority Of Nigerian Roads Now Motorable?

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    Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan recently made several claims about his government’s achievements, including improvements to road networks in the country. “When I assumed office in 2010, out of the 35,000km of federal roads nationwide, only about 5,000km were motorable, Jonathan said on 11 November. “Today, that number has increased to about 25,000km.” While there have…

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  • ‘170 People Die Of Stroke In Nigeria Everyday’

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    A professor of stroke medicine at the King’s College, London, Anthony Rudd, has said that there is already an epidemic of cardiovascular disease in Nigeria with 170 people dying of stroke everyday in the country. Prof Rudd stated this in Abuja yesterday at a lecture organised by the Stephen James’ Stroke Centre of Excellence in…

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    MDGs: Nigeria Yet To Meet Health Target – NPHCDA

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    The executive director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Ado Muhammed, has stated that the country needed to put in more efforts for the attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) by 2015. He stated this yesterday in a meeting with state and zonal coordinators on integrating elimination of mother to child transmission  …

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