The Professional

PRESS RELEASE: JOINT HEALTH SECTOR UNION AND ASSEMBLY OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CRY FOUL.

JOHESU/AHPA has had a lot to say about the Nigerian Doctor in the past. Both bodies stand out to represent every thing that Doctors would rather avoid in the health system. Some times I see their actions as being capable of keeping doctors on their toes, so as to avoid embarrassment. But at other times, […]

Conditions

GOVERNORS FORUM THRILLED OVER NIGERIA’S DELISTING FROM LIST OF POLIO NATIONS

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Monday, hailed the de-listing of Nigeria from polio endemic countries by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The NGF specifically described the decision of the WHO as a historic feat. The Acting Director-General of the Forum, Alhaji Abdulateef Shittu, ‎pointed out, in Abuja, that the NGF Chairman, Governor Abdul’aziz Abubakar […]

Editor's Focus

PARENTS WHO SMOKE ARE MOST LIKELY TO RAISE TEENS WHO SMOKE.

Incidence of parents who smoke substances of different names, types, may just have to deal with a higher chance of their offspring being smokers as well. A study proves this new trend as seen in this excerpts from Medical Daily: According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health, the children […]

Conditions

SEPTEMBER IS #SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH, WHAT ROLE DID YOU PLAY.

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing ones death. The cause is mostly attributable to mental disorders of depression, bipolar disorder, or even despair. How do you know that more men are likely to die from suicidal attempts. September happens to be #Suicide prevention month. A obvious marker of a tendency for one to commit […]

The Professional

WORLD PHARMACIST DAY: MADONNA UNIVERSITY PHARMACY GRADUATES MARK EVENT IN GRAND STYLE…

World Pharmacists Day was the brainchild of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), with the council of this organization voting to establish the event in the late 2000s during a conference they staged in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the day is to bring attention to pharmacies and the positive benefits they offer when it comes […]

Editor's Focus

LAGOS STATE GOV URGES PROPER USE OF LIFE JACKET IN WATER WAYS.

” Distributes 2,400 Free To Students, Boat Operators. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Wednesday, began his campaign of Water Transport Safety Awareness Programme with distribution of 2,400 life jackets donated by Total Nigeria Plc to students of primary and secondary school and boat operators in Sabokoji community, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, appealing to parents […]

Conditions

CHEERY NEWS: FEDERAL HEALTH MINISTRY TO BEGIN CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING TEST.

IN its determined efforts to reduce the prevalence and deaths associated with Cervical Cancer in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) is poised to scale-up Cervical Cancer Screening with the ultimate aim of providing opportunity for the average Nigerian woman aged 35 years and above to access cervical cancer screening at least once in […]

Policy

VISION 90-90-90 IS THE NEW WAY TO GO FOR HIV/AIDS POLICY

The Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) organised a candle light memorial to remember HIV/AIDS past heroes. This is what the Coordinator of NEPWHAN have to say; “We have to do this to remember our past heroes, people who in spite of stigma and discrimination in the early days of AIDS still […]

The Professional

PAEDIATRICS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, PAN, SET TO HOLD HER 47TH AGM & SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) is a non-governmental, apolitical, not-for-profit professional association of medical doctors who are specialists in the care of children. The association also includes nurses who specialise in the nursing care of children as associate members and resident doctors training to be Paediatricians as trainee members. It was founded in 1968. […]

Career

LIST OF BENEFICIARIES FOR LAGOS STATE SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY BURSARY

Congratulations to you all, for making it to this list as beneficiaries of the Lagos State bursary scheme. All of you concerned are encouraged to contact the college Authority for further information. See list below; S/N NAME COURSE 1 Ajayi Barakat Oluwamayowa -Health Technology 2 Ajayi Sofiat Motunrayo -Health Information Mgt. 3 Apena Adele Waliat […]

Conditions

LAGOS RECORDS NEWS CASES OF BIRD FLU, OVER 60,000 BIRDS AFFECTED.

The commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, is on the news for, recording new incidence of bird/Avian flu. Avian flu, H5N1 strain, deadly as it is, has affected a handful of birds. Mr Olugbenga Ogunsetan, the Executive Secretary of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Lagos State chapter, confirmed this to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos. He said […]

Editor's Focus

PHOTO INNOVATION: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, EVEN FOR BREAST FEEDING

Human breast milk is composed of a variety of proteins, fats, vitamins, and carbohydrates, which give babies all the nutrients they need to grow a strong immune system. But some people are not inclined to offer their babies breast milk, for various reasons. This is not healthy for the growing infant. So a new ad […]

Meds

Romidepsin Can Reverse HIV Latency In Patients On Long-Term ART Without Compromising T-cell Function

A cure for HIV requires the eradication of latent (i.e., dormant and therefore hidden) virus from reservoirs in immune cells throughout the body. HIV latency depends on the activity of proteins from the human host called histone deacetylases (HDAC), and previous work has shown that HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) can disrupt HIV latency. A study published […]