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Herbal blood tonics for anaemic conditions

*Fluted pumpkin leaves, cowhage, fig, sorghum, others show promise, researchers find Nigerian researchers have shown the efficacy of fluted pumpkin vegetable extracts in the management of severe anemia in children. According to the study published in The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine and The study was published in Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, case reports of two severely anaemic patients, ...

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‘Osotimehin died watching television’

NMA, others mourn renowned doctor Professor Babatunde Osotimehin might have died of heart attack while watching television in his sitting room, The Guardian reliably gathered. A source told The Guardian that the late professor, former Minister of Health and pioneer Director-General of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) was hale and hearty and did not complain of any ...

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Pharmaceuticals canvass policy coherence

Invest N20b in factory upgrades in five years Pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria have canvassed policy consistency and clarity as well as a new strategy for drug import to enable them remain in business. The pharmaceutical companies, who are members of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), lamented that over 120 of its members were being ...

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Nigeria not prepared for another Ebola outbreak, says Tomori

WHO, partners request N4b to tackle disease Contrary to assertion by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the country is better prepared for another possible outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) now than in 2014, a virologist, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, said Nigeria is not prepared for another outbreak. Tomori, former President of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) ...

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Laud Executive Order On Security Of Medicines

THE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria, PMG-MAN, has lauded the recent Executive Order on support for Local Content in Public Procurement. It would be recalled that on the 18th of May 2017, an Executive Order signed by Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo mandated all MDAs of Government to grant preference to local manufacturers of goods and ...

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‘Diaspora doctors will come back when Nigeria has facilities’

A heart  specialist practicing in Westlake,Ohio, USA, Dr. Demola Abiose, has said that most Nigerian cardiologists and doctors in the Diaspora have yet to come  due to lack of facilities. According to the consultant cardiologist, many of  his colleagues are tired of living abroad and want to contribute their skills to the health care system of the country. He spoke ...

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Unilorin graduates 17 Pharmacists

The University of Ilorin recorded another milestone when it churned out its first set of Pharmacy graduates. The 17 pioneer graduates of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences were inducted at a colourful ceremony at the University Auditorium. While administering the oath on the pioneer Pharmacy graduands, the Registrar of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. Elijah Mohammed, urged the ...

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Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists Rejoinder to NMA Publication on Healthcare Workers Salaries Harmonization

RE: NMA Rejects Planned Harmonisation of Health Workers Salaries The story captioned above in the Guardian Newspaper Online refers. Ordinarily, the Association of hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) does not delight in joining issues with sister associations in the healthcare sector just for the fun of it, but we are constrained to put the records straight as a ...

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FG campaigns against self medication, diagnosis on Lassa fever

The federal government yesterday called on Nigerians to desist from self-medication especially fever related ailments to check the spread of Lassa fever. Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu stated this yesterday at a workshop on Management and control of Lassa fever and other viral hemorrhagic fevers organised by the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Irrua in ...

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Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

Evidence suggests a mysterious illness that has killed 12 people in Liberia is linked to food or drink poisoning and is not a viral infection, the UN said Friday, confirming three new cases. The World Health Organization said that as of Wednesday the number of patients had risen to 28, with the sickness still unexplained although Ebola and Lassa fever ...

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