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NAFDAC Formulates 5-Year Plan On Safe Medicine

She explained that the agency has gone into partnership with Global Standards 1 (GS1) and other partners worldwide in a bid to boost efficiency, safety and visibility of the medicine supply and distribution chains in Nigeria.

Patient Safety: WHO Backs FG On Policy Implementation

“Available evidence suggests that 134 million adverse events occur annually in hospitals similar to our setting here in the African Region. “In low and middle income countries, one out of every ten patients in health facilities acquire health care-associated infection.

‘Why Nigeria must urgently ban asbestos like other countries’

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Mr Julius Akpong is a seasoned safety professional and HSE Manager at Cummins Energy Solutions Nigeria Ltd. In this short interview with Safety Record’s John Ogunsemore, he explains why the Nigerian government must emulate many other countries in urgently banning the use of asbestos. Excerpt. What’s asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous material. Because of its high ability to withstand heat, it...

“There’s fear and anxiety in this state” – Edo doctors charge govt on safety of lives, property

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“It has become obvious that there is fear and anxiety in this state and nation as at today. “It is a common knowledge that we have been battling with attacks from Boko Haram insurgents, herdsmen, violent crimes, robbery attacks and kidnappings. “Over the past few months, we have

Lagos Shuts 52 Pharmacies, Drug Stores Over Infractions

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“Although, some of the pharmacies visited were registered, it is disheartening to note that quite a number of them have no qualified pharmacists on duty and displayed expired drugs for sale to the public,” she said.

Putting a Stop to Suicide among Workers, Youths in Nigeria

Psychiatrist, Dr Moyosore
The increasing occurrence of suicide among workers and youths in the country is a revelation of despair and agony that had probably gone on in the minds of victims for days or months before the incident. No one anticipates that the precious gift of life should be taken away in such a manner. While many of these incidents have...

Experts urge FG to sign Mental Health Bill, decry low number of psychiatrists

Mental Health Bill
Against the backdrop of incessant suicide incidents in the country, psychiatrists in the country are pushing for quick long-lasting action as they called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to sign the Mental Health Bill into law. Nigeria has been struggling to formulate a modern mental health law since 2003 to replace the old Lunacy Act of 1958. According to experts,...

Biosafety Agency Cautions Importers Against Genetically Modified Grains

“I wish to assure Nigerians that they need not be afraid, National Biosafety Management Agency has been established to ensure that they are protected from potentially harmful impact of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs)

Bauchi: 2 water packaging factories face NAFDAC sanction over infractions

Prof Mojisola Adeyeye of NAFDAC
Two water packaging factories in Bauchi state have been subjected to disciplinary action by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over various infractions. The agency disclosed this in a Saturday, July 20 statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Abubakar Jimoh. NAFDAC said it shut Ummi Salama Table Water, a package water factory in Azare,...

Hospital environment must be safe, secured for smooth operations – UCH boss

UCH Ibadan
The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, says that smooth running of a hospital would be impossible without assuring the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors. Otegbayo stated this at the end of a two-day training workshop for the institution's security personnel on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to him, the training was a necessary step...
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