Despite BHCPF, Oyo PHCs face many challenges in delivering health care

Waiting centre for patients at one of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF)-supported Primary Health Care (PHCs) in Oyo State (Inset are some drugs) PHOTO: Rotimi Agboluaje Notwithstanding efforts by the Oyo State Government to reposition primary healthcare through the renovation of some primary health centres (PHCs), challenges such as the inadequate number of […]

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Practitioner urges government to pass Traditional Medicine Bill

To integrate traditional herbal medicine into the orthodox practice, the Founder, Quincy Wellness and Naturopathic Centre, Dr Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele has urged the Federal Government to regulate and promote the proper practice of traditional medicine in the country through the passage of the Traditional Medicine Bill. Ayodele, who is also a World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

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‘Healthy lifestyle can prevent cardiovascular diseases’

A cardiologist, Dr. Okoh Basil Ewere has shed more light on cardiovascular diseases, which he referred to as “a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels…” Speaking at a forum in Lagos, Ewere, a medical practitioner at Evercare Hospital, said: “Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death worldwide. In Nigeria, reports of […]

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Nigeria records spike in monkeypox, Lassa fever cases

Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Reports 36 new incidences of monkeypox in 14 states Five episodes of Lassa fever in Ondo, Edo, Nasarawa WHO, partners establish a fund for pandemic response The latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) show […]

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Doctors’ ultimatum ends today, hold NEC meeting Saturday

The two-week ultimatum issued by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors to the Federal and state governments ends today (Monday). The association has, however, scheduled its extraordinary National Executive Council meeting for Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Jos, Plateau State, to deliberate on the ultimatum. The resident doctors had on July 30, 2022, issued a […]

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Why ovarian, uterine cancers are on rise in black women

A consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Medical Director, May Fair Specialist Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra State, Dr. Raphael Nosike Omaliko, has given reasons ovarian and uterine cancers are on the rise, especially among black women. Ovarian, uterine (endometrial) and cervical cancers are the most common gynaecologic cancers, which begin in the female reproductive organs. Less common […]

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How Nigeria can make N13.58tr yearly from traditional medicine, by experts

Herbs Ahead of African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD), today, experts have said Nigeria could make more than $19.4 billion (N13.58 trillion) yearly from ‘developing’ some aspects of traditional medicine (TM). They also made recommendations on how TM could be maximised to boost foreign exchange earnings and healthcare in the country. A professor of taxonomy and […]

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Absence of vaccine heightens fear of monkeypox

Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Nigeria confirms 24 new cases, four deaths Nigerian deported from Cambodia after recovering from virus Be ready for monkeypox outbreak in villages, FG tells health officers Africa CDC, WHO experts lament vaccine, global health inequality New virus discovered, […]

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