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World Bank earmarks $4m for Kwara health sector

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The World Bank has earmarked the sum of $4m to strengthen health care service delivery in Kwara State. The Head of World Bank’s Health in Africa Initiative, Prof. Khama Rogo, disclosed this during the inauguration of the Kwara Health Insurance scheme in Ilorin, capital of the state on Wednesday. Rogo, who is […] …

Carbide-ripened fruits can kill, NAFDAC warns

Carbide-ripened fruits can kill, NAFDAC warns

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned Nigerians to avoid consuming fruits ripened with carbide. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, in a statement, said the consumption of such foods could lead to several diseases, including cancer, and death. The agency noted that fruits ripened with […] …

Private sector collaboration critical for viable public healthcare —ARC Nigeria

Private sector collaboration critical for viable public healthcare —ARC Nigeria

Experts have expressed concerns about what they described as Nigeria’s huge supply chain and logistics challenges, offering opportunities for massive impact. To change the paradigm, Africa Resource Centre for Supply Chain, ARC Nigeria, a collaboration of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, advocates private sector collaboration in the country […] …

Male factor infertility challenge (2)

Male factor infertility challenge (2)

 Dr. abayomi ajayi 01-4667360, 07026277855 info@nordicalagos.org Last week, we examined the common signs and symptoms as well as the possible causes of male factor infertility. This week, we shall examine the diagnosis and treatment as well as prevention methods. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines male factor infertility as the presence of one or more […] …

WHO announces cure for excessive bleeding after childbirth

WHO announces cure for excessive bleeding after childbirth

Dayo Ojerinde The World Health Organisation in collaboration with Ferring and MSD for Mothers, has announced that  heat-stable carbetocin is as effective as oxytocin in preventing excessive bleeding following vaginal birth. Researched and developed by Ferring, heat-stable carbetocin remains effective at high temperatures, an answer to the limitation of oxytocin which must be stored and […] …

Effects of lead on reproductive functions

Effects of lead on reproductive functions

Oladapo Ashiru Professor of Anatomy/Consultant Reproductive Endocrinologist dapo.ashiru@medicalartcenter.com 0700 MARTCENTER Recently, Sheryl Vanderpool of the World Health Organisation circulated a paper to the 15th-member FIGO working committee on Reproductive Toxins with a special request that we spread the information contained therein widely. I, therefore, wish to use this article to highlight the points raised in […] …

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