Emergency Managers Task On Creative Response Models

  (Newsplus)   STAKEHOLDERS IN charge of emergency preparedness in the country have been advised to exhibit more creativity in planning ahead for periods of disasters before they occur. The advice was given by Director-General (DG) National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Sidi at the opening of a 3-day training programme on Emergency Preparedness and…

US Partners Nigeria, Others on Research Into Tropical Diseases

L-R: Deputy Director, US Military HIV Research Program, Lt Cmdr. Julie Ake; Deputy Chief of Mission, Maria Brewer; Commander, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Maj Gen. Abimbola Amusu,  and Director General of the Nigerian Ministry of Defense Health Implementation Programme,  Brig. Gen. Hussein Ayoola, ; during the commissioning of the Joint West Africa Research Group and the…

Replace Striking Doctors,FG Directs CMDs

  News Plus Second day into the indefinite strike action called by Resident Doctors in federal health institutions,  government has directed medical directors to  immediately replace anyone who fails to show up for work. In a letter from the office of the Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr.…

Lagos Vows To Reduce Maternal, Infant Deaths

  (News Plus)    A weeklong of activities to mark the first round of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) week commenced today in Lagos with a promise by government to continue implementing measures to reduce deaths and morbidity in the state. Special Adviser (SA) to government on Primary Healthcare, Dr. Femi Onanuga expressed concern…

Congress of Cardiology Call for global action on CVDs

       (Healthy Living)   DELEGATES AT the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health (WCC 2016) which has just ended in Mexico city, have called on individuals, heart societies and policy makers around the world to accelerate the fight for cardiovascular health. The call was a follow-up to quite a number of…

Summit to Press for Rights of Women Raped In Conflicts

(LIFESTYLEPLUS) TUESDAY JUNE 14, over 5,000 women’s rights advocates are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. for The United State of Women White House Summit, celebrating President Obama’s legacy on advancing gender equality. President Obama has championed pay equity and girls’ education and spoken out against discrimination and gender-based violence. However, after eight years –…

Ban on Smoking Shrinks Tobacco Industry-Study

(HEALTHY LIFESTYLE)    THE OUTCOME of a new research has revealed that tobacco firms’ local markets are shrinking around the world while ability to do more investments overseas are being limited due to increasing ‘No smoking’ orders. According to the study conducted by Nigel Driffield, of Warwick Business School, Jo Crotty, of Aberystwyth University, and Chris…