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NAFDAC, CSOs launch Public Service Announcements to support trans fat elimination in Nigeria

ABUJA – The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), along with members of the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign, have launched a series of Public Service Announcement (PSAs) on the health harms of trans fat, a food component that has been linked to more than half a million deaths per year. “We urge Nigerians to watch and share these […]

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Covid19 Press Release

COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown And Guidance Note To Companies That Donate Or Market Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) For Infants

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), pursuant to provisions of the NAFDAC Act, CAP N1 LFN 2004 and the MARKETING (BREAST-MILK SUBSTITUTES) ACT CAP M.5 LFN 2004 and the BMS regulations, in keeping with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) wishes to provide the following clarifications […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 17th January 2020

Nigeria Announces Three New Laboratories For Yellow Fever, Measles and Rubella. ‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade. NGO Alerts Bauchi over Out of Stock RUTF for Treatment of Malnutrition. NAFDAC to move against manufacturers of milk, sugar, salt not fortified with vitamin A. Many Nigerians link […]

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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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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Urgent Public Service Announcement: Product withdrawal to save the sight of our children

Early in September 2015, in Yobe State in Nigeria, a three-week old baby was brought to a doctor with corneal ulceration leading to immediate blindness. The doctor took a detailed history, and the only possible cause that he could find was the use of what the mother described as “eye drops”, given to her as part […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Déjà vu – Claims of HIV Cures and re-treading old Ground

By Ike Anya A few days ago while in Abuja, I was surprised to hear the news presenter announce that a Federal High Court had “lifted the ban” on Dr Abalaka’s “vaccine” against HIV. The presenter went on to say that, although the vaccine had been approved by influential international bodies more than a decade […]

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Thought Leadership Series

A Tribute to Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili

A tribute by the Nigeria Health Watch team to Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili, a rare symbol of courage and public service. “Segun, my conscience can no longer allow me to keep quiet on this issue of the president’s absence from the country.” Prof DORA AKUNYILI 1954-2014 There are many stories about Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili, […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Health events worth attending: 2nd Clinical Trial Summit in Nigeria

The Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria (AGCPN) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Association Control (NAFDAC) invite you to the 2nd Clinical Trial Summit holding 26-29 May 2014 in Lagos.  If you want to learn how to start clinical trials, how your facility can become a clinical trial site, how to write […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Notes from Nigeria: Akunyili @ 53, Luxury suites subsidising care for the poor in Garki Hospital and BUPA partners with Nigerian Hospital

From Chikwe in Nigeria: Being in Nigeria at the moment, I picked up the papers to catch up on what is going on (online versions of Nigerian newspapers provide a small selection of featured articles everyday). Most of the papers over the weekend were filled with congratulatory messages to Prof Akunyili at 53!. I join […]