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PharmAccess Foundation partners with Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards

PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria, a leading and diversified non-government organization dedicated to improving access to better healthcare in Africa is partnering with Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA 2017). In this new arrangement, one of the award category has been named after them – PharmAccess Innovative Healthcare Service Provider of the Year. Speaking on the partnership, Dr. […]

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Gov. Elrufai applauds UK Govt, inspects DFID renovated solar powered PHC in Badarawa

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Elrufai has commended the Department for International Development for making a difference in the livelihoods of the people in Kaduna state especially mothers and children through their health investments. The Governor made the remarks on Wednesday during an inspection visit to the Badarawa Primary Health Center in Kaduna, renovated with […]

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NCDC hosts Annual Surveillance Review Meeting in Enugu

Between the 14th and 17th of March 2017, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control hosted its 2nd Annual Surveillance Review Meeting at the prestigious Nike Lake Resort Hotel in Enugu State in the South Eastern part of the country. This 2017 edition of the Annual Surveillance Review Meeting provided the opportunity for colleagues at the […]

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Tuberculosis and HIV: The need for a stronger and sustained collaboration against a deadly duo

Nigeria ranks fourth among the 22 high-burden Tuberculosis (TB) countries in the world. The WHO 2015 Global report gave the estimated TB incidence rate at 322 per 100,000 population and the prevalence rate at 330 per 100,000 population. TB is synergistically affected by HIV. While HIV fuels the TB burden, TB is the commonest infection […]

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US Ambassador visits APIN-supported Centre at JUTH

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington this week visited the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), to tour the JUTH Laboratory & Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems. The JUTH program is supported by APIN Public Health Initiatives. APIN Public Health Initiatives has made enormous and crucial contributions in the development of laboratory […]

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Zero Discrimination Day

Abuja 1st March 2017– The world has struggled against the HIV and AIDS epidemic for the past three decades with substantial progress made in the last decade; the global HIV infection rate is beginning to decline, a growing number of people living with HIV are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and fewer babies are being born […]

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Federal Ministry of Health and Gates Institute of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health launch bold initiative to address reproductive health needs in urban poor areas of Nigeria

The Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Ministry of Health announce the launch of the Nigeria Hub of the Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global program that aims to have a dramatic impact on reproductive health for underserved poor communities. The Initiative will be formally launched on February […]

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Re: Nigerian scientist conquers HIV/AIDS

Our attention has been drawn to a recent media statement by Maduike Ezeibe, a Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Virology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, claiming to have discovered a new drug for the cure of HIV/AIDS. An editorial in the newspaper “Leadership” (http://leadership.ng/opinions/569782/nigerian-scientist-conquers-hivaids), quoted the professor as saying that the drug, […]

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Communique: The 3rd National Council on AIDS Meeting

THE 3RD NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AIDS MEETING HELD AT TRANSCORP HILTON HOTEL ABUJA, FCT, ON 30 TH -31 ST JANUARY 2017 COMMUNIQUE The 3rd National Council on AIDS with the theme “Taking charge of our destiny held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, on January 30 th – 31 st , 2017. Participants at the two-day […]

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Lassa Fever: NCDC advices on preparedness by hospitals and healthcare workers

  The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) calls the attention of Nigerians to an increasing number of Lassa fever cases, and advices increased focus on prevention and preparedness. In the last quarter of 2016, the NCDC commenced the implementation of its Lassa Fever preparedness plan ahead of the current dry season to strengthen nationwide […]

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the flag off of the Primary Health Care Revitalisation Programme and commissioning of the Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja, 10th January 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the flag off of the Primary Health Care Revitalisation Programme and commissioning of the Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre as a model primary health care centre, in Abuja, 10th January 2017. I am delighted to be here at this occasion to personally flag off one of the cardinal programmes of […]

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Pharma Students set to host the first ever certificate course in Global Health Pharmacy in West Africa

PRESS RELEASE Pharmacy Students in Nigeria under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS) in collaboration with AB Global Health Initiative, an NGO based in Nigeria are set to host the first ever Certificate Course in Global Health Pharmacy in West Africa. According to the head of Global Health Pharmacy Projects in […]

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Joint Press Briefing on Quality of Suspected Fake Rice Consignment

JOINT PRESS BRIEFING BY THE AG.DIRECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL (NAFDAC) MRS. YETUNDE ONI AND THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL, NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE, COL. HAMEED ALI (RTD) ON THE QUALITY OF THE SUSPECTED FAKE RICE CONSIGNMENT SEIZED BY NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE AT NAFDAC CORPORATE HEADQUATERS ABUJA ON 29TH DECEMBER, 2016 PROTOCOL […]

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Press Release on activities of the NCDC towards mitigating Lassa fever in Nigeria

Lassa Fever: we are better prepared but there is no magic bullet On 20th December 2016, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed a case of Lassa fever in a healthcare worker who had died at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta. The female nurse died before the laboratory result revealed she was positive for […]