Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control Commissions website

(NewsPlus) NIGERIANS now have free access to information about the country’s health status especially with regards to infectious diseases prevention and control first hand through the web site of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which has just been launched. Speaking at the launch of the site which was facilitated by its partner, the University…

Pharmacists Criticize FG on State of Healthcare

(HealthPlus)   NIGERIAN PHARMACISTS  under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) have been lamenting the worsening situation in the healthcare sector cautioning federal government on its imminent breakdown.   Speaking at a news conference ahead of its 89th Annual National Conference themed: ‘Pharmaceutical Industry Contribution to National Development’, President of the Society, Ahmed…

Why IVF Is Not a Ruse, Experts

(LifestylePlus)     ALTHOUGH NO  accurate data exist in the country on the exact number of couples battling infertility but experts are of the opinion that for every couple that can conceive within a year of marriage, four others are making frantic efforts to achieve pregnancy. Medical Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos and Asaba, Dr…

Phillips Partners Heart Foundation, Launches online Platform

 (HealthPlus) WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) in its September edition of disease rating, attributed deaths from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) as world annual leading cause of deaths than from any other known cause. According to the WHO, there is an estimated 17.5 million people who died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31percent of all global deaths. Of these…

‘Frequent Handwashing, Panacea to Infectious Diseases’

(LifeSytlePlus) THE WORLD might have celebrated the global handwashing day but Nigerians are still being reminded of the essence of frequently washing of hands as the only solution to prevent infectious killer diseases such as diarrhoea and pneumonia among families. The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH)…

Why Handwashing is Key to Survival-UNICEF

(HEALTHPLUS) Since the world began to pay attention to handwashing as a general rule to healthy lifestyle in 2012, the annual event has continued to generate greater attention. The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF for five years on has been at the forefront of educating on this simple act which it has proven can eliminate…