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Abuja: Saving A City Growing On Drugs


Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, is believed to be the fastest growing city in Africa, growing from a population of 776,298, in 2006 to an estimated six million residents by 2016. Now, it may also have become the city with the fastest growing drug use prevalence in the country. According to the

How a Company In Lagos Is Empowering Mums Using Tech


It is a huge achievement for a Nigerian startup to be listed as one of Time Magazine’s 50 Genius Companies of 2018, appearing alongside global giants like Amazon, Apple, Merck and AirBnB? The company’s founders did this by studying a traditional cultural motherhood practice found in most parts of Nigeria…

WHO: Measles cases rose by 300% globally

United Nations, UN, yesterday said measles cases across the world rose by 300 per cent through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, as concerns grow over declining vaccination. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World

Award-winning start-up targets affordable medicine for every African

affordable medicine

A Ghana-based start-up has received $1.5 million from Ebay billionaire Jeff Skoll to support its work in changing Africa’s pharmaceutical industry to make medicines more affordable. MPharma is one of five social businesses to receive awards from the Skoll Foundation at this week’s Skoll World Forum, Britain’s leading event for social

Health: Only 4% of Nigerians covered by health insurance

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has lamented the poor state of Nigeria’s healthcare system, saying only four per cent of Nigerians are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Minister, who stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja, however, disclosed that the federal government had put