Senate Urges Ministry Of Health To Create Awareness On Benefits Of Health And Life Insurance

The Senate on Thursday passed a motion to increase budgetary allocation for the management of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Nigeria. The resolution of the Senate was based on a motion sponsored by Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC Lagos Central) on the need to increase funding of PHC for the benefits of Nigerians.

NAFDAC To Sanction Traders Using Carbide To Ripen Fruits

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned fruit sellers against using calcium carbide to ripen fruits for commercial reasons.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General NAFDAC made this known on Tuesday in a statement in Abuja, saying carbide to ripen fruits is extremely hazardous to human health.

UNESCO Celebrates 47th World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day is observed on 19 June every year to spread awareness about sickle cell disease, its preventive measures and their families go through. The day is celebrated with the help of Government, non-government organisations and various Health agencies. The theme for the 47th Annual National Convention is "Sickle Cell Community Embracing Change Together".

Increased Rate Of Infant Malnutrition In Kwara State

There has been an alarm over the high rate of malnutrition among children in Kwara state. According to the National Nutrition Health Survey (NNHS), Kwara state has under 5 mortality rate of 45 deaths per 1000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 40 per 1,000 live births.

NAFDAC To Ban Paraquat And Atrazine Products In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has disclosed that it would proscribe the used of Paraquat and Atrazine products by farmers.Dr. Husman Bukar, Director, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Products Directorate, NAFDAC made this known during the launch of Lifeline herbicide at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan.

Ebola Death Expected to Exceed Amidst Continued Spread -WHO

The World Health Organization on Friday said it feared continued “intense transmission” of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and expected to exceed 1,000 within hours.

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