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Lagos doctors seek increased hospital funding to reduce health care cost

Doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild are advocating for increased funding for public hospitals so as to pave the way for the facilities to reduce the cost of health care services.
The Chairman of the Medical Guild, Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote said reducing the cost of care services would bridge the wide gap in the health care delivery system whereby a lot of people who are ill cannot afford the cost of hospital treatment.

FG introduces oral health policy, as Unilever pledges support

As the federal government launched the new oral health policy with the introduction of new standards in medical check up for Nigerians, multinational service provider, Unilever has pledged to develop new technologies to promote and protect oral hygiene of Nigerians.

Sudden death: KALVAC embarks on diabetes, hypertension screening

When Dr. Ada Ekwueme-Onuora led nongovernmental organisation, (NGO), Human Development Initiative (KALVAC) had its launching/fundraising of N40 million in support of a nationwide free screening for hypertension and diabetes recently in Lagos State, Onuora vowed to take the project to all corners of Nigeria.
Since then, there had been no stopping the NGO, which has its roots in Canada. The NGO has visited states, organisations, families and individuals.

Scientific evaluation of herbal medicines, key to efficacy, safety

Stakeholders in the Medical and Laboratory industry have called for thorough scientific evaluation of herbal medications as a strategy to ensure their efficacy and safety.
They made the call during the 7th Biomedical Week of the of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Chapter.

AGPMPN seeks increased budgetary allocation to health

In order to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Goals 5 and 6, the Association of General PrIvate Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) has called on the Federal Government to increase budgetary allocations to the Health. Making the call in Lagos on Tuesday, the Chairman, AGPMPN, Lagos State Branch, Dr. Adeyeye Jimmy Arigbabuwo bemoned the current six per cent allocation to Health in the 2013 Budget, saying, "This has not met the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended standard.

Free heart screening, panacea to heart health - Chike Okoli

In order to reduce  heart related diseases including stroke, experts are canvassing  free heart screening in all health facilities across the country. The experts who are advocating regular medical screening as a strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) related deaths also blamed the rising incidence of heart diseases on unhealthy lifestyle part of which is sedentary lifestyles and consumption of high fatty unbalanced diets.