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Why expectant mothers must avoid hard drugs – NGO

Why expectant mothers must avoid hard drugs – NGO

Health June 11, 2019 at 4:15 pm 0 comments

Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA), an NGO, says intake of hard drugs and alcohol by expectant mothers increases the risk of birth defect.
President of the organisation, Dr Hope Abraham, said that such drugs could affect the physiological development of the foetus,

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Milestone: JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine

Milestone: JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine

Health May 26, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), at the weekend undertook its first surgery to remove brain tumor using a machine that drills the skull bone to gain access to the tumor.
“It is the first Trans-labyrinthine approach to a posterior fossa tumor. We used the C-Arm machine to drill the

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NAFDAC raises alert over fake anti-hypertension drug

NAFDAC raises alert over fake anti-hypertension drug

Health April 23, 2019 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

The National Agency for Food , Drug Administration and Control has alerted the public to the circulation of a fake anti- hypertensive drug.
NAFDAC ’s Director General , Prof . Moji Adeyeye , in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said the drug, Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg ( containing Glibenclamide )

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NAFDAC to Set N198bn Worth of Tramadol Ablaze

NAFDAC to Set N198bn Worth of Tramadol Ablaze

Health December 1, 2018 at 11:27 am 0 comments

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says it has destroyed substandard and falsified medicines , unsafe drugs and unwholesome food and chemicals worth N3 bn in the last one year.
The agency also revealed that it had seized tramadol with a street value of N 198

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NGO treats 2,500 sick people in Lokoja medical outreach

NGO treats 2,500 sick people in Lokoja medical outreach

Health November 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

A non governmental organisation (NGO) Waves of Success Foundation has successfully completed a two-day medical outreach which catered for over 2500 sick people at Lokoja and Ayingba in Kogi State.
The outreach, which took place at the Adankolo community of Lokoja on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th 2018, at Ayingba,

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Toyin Saraki tasks global health community on mothers, newborns’ complications

Toyin Saraki tasks global health community on mothers, newborns’ complications

Health, News July 14, 2018 at 11:25 pm 0 comments

Global health and development communities have been tasked not to allow mothers and newborns die from preventable complications due to the lack of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Speaking during the 2018 United Nations Forum on Sustainable Development in Scandinavia, New York, Mrs. Toyin Ojora-Saraki, President of the Wellbeing Foundation

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