Mozambique Health Ministry set to reduce chronic malnutrition.
In a bid to reduce the prevalence of chronic malnutrition among Mozambican children to 20 percent by 2020; the Mozambique Ministry of Health has launched the communication strategy for social and behavioral change to prevent malnutrition. This is in line with the existing Multi-Sector Action Plan to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition in Mozambique (PAMRDC) which targets women of reproductive age, including pregnant and lactating mothers and children up to two years old.
Sudanese Vice President calls for uniting efforts to provide free medical treatment.
The Vice President of the Republic of Sudan, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul-Rahman has directed the Ministry of Health, the National Insurance Funds and the Zakat Chamber to integrate their efforts in providing free of charge medical treatment to the citizen and ways to promote medicines at all health units in Sudan.
Governor’s wife hosts three other first ladies from south-west on how to eliminate FGM.
The Wife of the Ekiti state Governor, Mrs. Feyistan Fayose, in Ado- Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State, South-west Nigeria recently hosted critical stakeholders meeting involving three first ladies from the south-west, to strategize on how to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the region.
Professor advises Nigerians on importance of Genotype.
At an inaugural lecture with the theme ‘’ Human unique blood cells and consequences’’ in Lagos, Prof. Michael Kehinde, of the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), advised Nigerians to know their genotype in order to reduce the prevalence of sickle cell diseases in the country.
LUTH holds Oral Health Education for children.
Speaking at the event on brushing techniques, the Department of Child Dental Health, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) promised to organize an oral health education session for children to commemorate the children’s Day event, and to educate the children on the importance of their teeth.
Doctor cautions on self medication on erectile dysfunction.
While addressing Pharmacists at a Pharmacy Academy Programme, organized by Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals Limited for Retail Pharmacist, a consultant Urologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Dr. Funmilade Omisanjo, advised men against self medication in treating erectile dysfunction (ED), amidst rising cases of the ailment, rather they should seek professional advice.
NAFDAC boss charges medicine dealers against fake, adulterated drugs.
At a sensitization workshop organized in collaboration with Christabel Consultant, members of the Association of Patent and Proprietary Dealers Union (OPPMDU), Onitsha, Anambra state, South-east Nigeria, the Acting Director, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Mrs. Yetunde Oni, called on stakeholders in the drugs distribution channel in the country to complement its effort to ensure that only wholesome products were consumed in the country.
Natundo foods applauds FG plan to provide meal for school children.
During the children Day Programme held at Funtastical Land, the Managing Director, Natundo Foods, Mr. Francis Toromade, applauded the Federal Government’s plan to provide an Egg a day for every Nigerian child.
He also said that the initiative is crucial particularly as the Population Reference Bureau reports show that there are over 11million malnourished children in the country.
Expert shows concern over potency of immunization vaccine in Nigeria.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, Prof. Sunday Omilabu, a Virologist, Department of Medical Microbiologist and Parasitological, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, said poor storage system caused by erratic power supply was affecting the potency of immunization vaccines in Nigeria
Nigeria accounts for 25% of Africa’s NTD burden—WHO.
At the launch of the Expanded Special Project for Eliminating of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), held during the ongoing World Health Organization Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO’s Regional officer for Africa (WROA) said that available report shows that Nigeria accounts for 25 percent of Africa’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) burden.