Meningitis High cost preventing Nigerians from accessing vaccine

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Federal Government’s efforts to check the further spread of the Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in the country may be marred by high cost of dispensing the vaccine in public and private health institutions.
Nigerians who are eager to protect themselves against the deadly disease have said that the cost of procuring the vaccine is prohibitive.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recent outbreak of the disease, especially in the northern parts of the country has claimed over 813 lives.

Ear piercing in Infants

Pierced ear of an infant (Courtesy
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Ear piercing is the process of making a hole on earlobes to enable the wearing of earrings, to differentiate girls from boys, and for cultural reasons among others. In most cases, this exercise is carried out at infancy because of the belief that it is slightly painful at such age. In this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, Dr. Gbemisola Boyede, a consultant neuro-developmental paediatrician, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), sheds light on ear piercing in babies, and precautions to take after the procedure.

How Kangaroo Mother Care saves newborns in Nigeria

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

If babies could choose where to be born, countries like Nigeria would not be high on the list.  A baby born premature in the country today  is several times more likely to die on the day of birth than a baby born full term.


A Professor of Paediatrics at the Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, CMUL/LUTH, Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka  describes neonatal death as a big health issue in Nigeria.


Experts worry over high rate of diabetes, obesity

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MEDICAL experts have aurged Nigerians to cultivate healthy lifestyle as part of measures to prevent exposure to various forms of non-communicable diseases.


The experts who spoke in Lagos at the Sunfit 2016 Fitness and Health week programme, tasked government to put in place health friendly policies.