May 20, 2017

Nestle Wants Urgent Action Against Hypertension

Nestle Nigeria PLC, a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, says there is need to tackle the urgent health challenge of hypertension as its prevalence of 30 to 40 percent in Nigeria is high. Maurico Alarcon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Nigeria, made the assertion at a […]
April 26, 2017

Rotary sentisizes traders, schools on malaria prevention

More than a hundred Rotary clubs in Lagos and Ogun States took to markets, schools, bus parks and other public places on Wednesday to sensitise Nigerians on malaria prevention and control. The enlightenment rallies were in commemoration of the 2017 World Malaria Day with the theme: “End malaria for good.” […]
March 24, 2017

#UniteToEndTB: Today is World Tuberculosis Day 2017

    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest, yet preventable, communicable diseases and remains a significant problem in the African Region.
March 21, 2017

These are some barriers to fighting malaria in pregnancy

Malaria infection during pregnancy is a serious public health problem, with huge risks for the mother, her unborn baby and the newborn.
February 24, 2017

Lassa Fever: Pregnant woman killed, medical staff isolated

Lassa fever claimed the life of a pregnant woman, and her unborn baby at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Thursday.
February 16, 2017

Boko Haram has created 54,000 widows and over 54,000 orphans

    This information was shared by the governor of the state,  Kashim Shettima, while at the Murtala Muhammed Memorial Lecture in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Monday.
February 15, 2017

9 countries promise to halve maternal & newborn deaths in health facilities

  Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – have committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years, according to reports by the World Health Organisation, WHO.
February 15, 2017

Using antibiotics when pregnant may harm your baby- Research

Pregnant mothers have been warned against using antibiotics in pregnancy, as it has been found to weaken baby’s immune system.