October 20, 2019
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WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

by on July 25, 2019 0

  GENEVA, 26 July 2019: Ahead of World Hepatitis Day (28 July), the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published today in Lancet Global Health, has found that investing...

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NAFDAC Finally Bans Open Sale Of Sniper

by on July 11, 2019 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Sniper and Dichlorvos products in open shops and supermarkets. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. Many Nigerians had called for the ban of the product following its rampant use in cases of suicide...

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GSK, Pfizer JV get S. Africa’s conditional approval for merger

by on July 2, 2019 0

Johannesburg, July 2, 2019: The South Africa’s Competition Commission on Tuesday granted conditional approval to GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Pfizer Inc.’s planned joint venture. South African regulator said although the deal was not likely to reduce competition, it would impact local manufacturers of pharmaceuticals for Pfizer. To address those concerns, the regulator suggested the merging...

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UN Women express concern over infants, girls’ rape in Nigeria

by on June 21, 2019 0

Lagos, June 21, 2019: Mrs Patience Ekeoba, the National Programme Officer of United Nations Women in Nigeria on Friday expressed concern over the increasing incidences of rape of infants, girls and old women in Nigeria. Ekeoba made the disclosure in Lagos on the sidelines of the EU-UN “Spotlight Initiative” to end all forms of...

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Govt to introduce health insurance for all: PM

by on June 19, 2019 0

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today informed the parliament that her government has a plan to bring all citizens under national health insurance coverage for ensuring health service. As a part of the plan, the government is already implementing a pilot project at Madhupur, Ghatail and Kalihati upazilas of Tangail district by bringing poor citizens...

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Open Defecation: A Tale of Two Communities in Kano State

by on June 5, 2019 0

Yammawar Kafawa, is a small Fulani Community, in Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State. Walking around the community, you can’t help but notice small fenced spaces built with mud blocks and dried palm fronds, in each household. Inside these fenced spaces are pit toilets. Few steps away from the toilets are tippy taps,...

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