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Nigeria: UK, Nigeria Launch £10m Partnership to Tackle Threat of Drug Resistance

The UK Government has formally launches a £10.7million partnership with Nigeria aimed at tackling drug resistance through improving public health surveillance systems, upgrading laboratory...

Africa: No Evidence That 40% of Medicines Sold in Africa Are Fake

A reader recently contacted Africa Check to verify if a claim that as many as 40% of medicines sold in Africa were fake. This was...

Africa: Seychelles Joins Treaty to Help African Nations Procure Affordable, Quality Medicine

Seychelles has signed the Africa Medicine Agency Treaty which helps African nations ensure safe and affordable access to quality medical products, the Department of...

House Kicks Against Use of Paracetamol, Others on Meat, Cassava Processing

The House of Representatives has ordered investigation into the alleged use of paracetamol (pain reliever caplet) and bleach to tenderise meat and process cassava...

Do Drugs Go Off? What Happens to Medicines After Their Use-by Dates

It is estimated that there is a staggering £300m worth of medicine unused in the UK every year. But is it safe to take...

How effective is the pill?

About one-third of women using contraception use the pill. But how effective is it? There are two types of contraceptive pill – the combined pill,...

A secret reason Rx drugs cost so much: A global web of patent laws protects Big Pharma

The high price of insulin, which has reached as much as US$450 per month, has raised outrage across the country. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)...

6 Effects of Technology on Acquisition of Medicines

Technology significantly impacts various aspects of life today. The significance of technology is evident in various sectors including automotive, communication, education, entertainment, and medicine. Embracing...

Important Vaccines That You Need as an Adult

Most people think that once you’ve reached adulthood, you’re done getting vaccines. We’ve all got memories of getting vaccinated as children. Kids are more...

The Negative Effects of Aspartame on the Brain

Everyone loves to know their favorite sweet treat is sugar free. But what if that sugary dessert was worse than consuming the same sugary...

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Kenya: AG, Health CS to Face Senate Team Over Cancelled Sh4.9 Billion Contract

Attorney-General Paul Kihara and Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki are today expected to face the Senate ad hoc committee to explain the circumstances that...

Young People Dropping Private Health Hurts Insurers Most, Not Public Hospitals

Young Australians are abandoning private health insurance in droves. And the overall decline in the percentage of the population with private coverage is continuing. New...

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Ebola Outbreak Still an International Public Health Concern

The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded...

Nigeria: Lagos Dismisses Report of Coronavirus in Gowon Estate

Lagos State government has dismissed the rumoured suspicion of cases of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Gowon Estate. The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi,...

Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Start in and Spread From the Edges of Cities

Emerging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live. The ongoing coronavirus is an example of the close relationships between...

Nigeria: Coronavirus – Lagos Places Hotels, Resorts Under Surveillance

The Lagos State Government has placed hotels and other resort centres in parts of the state on active surveillance to closely monitor visitors, travellers...

3 Steps to Maintain Your Nails “In the Pink”

Having healthy and well-maintained nails is not only essential for your own self, in fact, it adds supreme charm to your overall outlook and...

The Importance Of Morse Code In Medicine

A 79-year-old English woman was injured in a fall and suffered severe brain damage. She was unable to move or speak but she could...
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