As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in celebrating the 2016 World Pharmacists Day, which is usually marked on every September 25, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Lagos State Chapter, has called on all stakeholders in the healthcare sector to begin to work towards practice models, that will ensure and guaranty access to primary healthcare through the window of pharmacy.
Adding a popular high blood pressure drug to standard malaria treatment more than tripled the survival rate of infected mice. That is the finding of a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infection where a bite passes a parasite into the bloodstream. Eliminated from the United States in the 1950s, the disease still kills hundreds of thousands each year, mostly children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
To bridge the manpower gap in the health sector and reduce medical tourism, the Federal Government yesterday announced plans to adopt the use of telemedicine. This, according to government, would further expand the nation’s ability to provide what it described as excellent medical service through e-health support.
Experts say telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology. It also allows patients to access medical services quickly without traveling overseas.