Stories, facts and bants on this journey to ensuring access to medication for Africa
A diabetes medication, Ozempic, has recently received a surge in online attention, fueled by reports of high-profile individuals like tech mogul Elon Musk and television personality Andy Cohen using it for weight loss.
While the year is still young, the first quarter has brought significant challenges, especially for the Nigerian pharmaceutical market. The most notable is the fluctuating exchange rate, which has risen from N1,100 to N1,500 per dollar.
Cancer has emerged as a significant global health concern affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It is a complex disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the body. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer is the second leading cause of death globally responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths in 2018 alone (WHO 2019).
Did you know that leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a curable condition? Despite its long-standing association with social stigma and misinformation leprosy can now be effectively treated allowing individuals to live normal lives. In this article we will discuss leprosy, explore its history, debunk common misconceptions and shed light on the advancements in medical understanding and treatment.
In recent times, there has been a noticeable shift towards vegetarianism in Nigeria, as more people are getting interested in the idea of a plant-based lifestyle.
In Nigeria, cervical cancer ranks as the third most prevalent cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women aged 15 to 44. In 2020 alone, Nigeria witnessed 12,000 new cases and 8,000 fatalities attributed to cervical cancer.
The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing worldwide, making it extremely important for everyone to have an understanding of this chronic condition. 11.2 million Nigerians that is, 1 out of every 17 Nigerian adults are living with Diabetes
I recently attended the Africa Health Tech Summit, also known as #AHTS23, which took place from 17th of October 2023 to 19th October 2023. The summit was all about acknowledging and celebrating digital health innovations, exploring new and exciting ways to use technology to improve healthcare in Africa.
Breast cancer is a type of cancer that affects the breast tissue, and it's more common than you might think. Many people have heard of it, but not everyone knows what it really means. So, let's start by understanding what breast cancer is and why it's important for every female to be aware of it.
Prostate problems are more common than you might think. Many men, especially as they get older, face issues related to their prostate. One of the most concerning problems is prostate cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in men.
Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Just like we take care of our bodies, we also need to take care of our minds.
Pharmacies are the first point of contact for many Nigerians. They're places where you can get medicine and advice when you're not feeling well. In Nigeria, where not everyone can easily go to big hospitals, pharmacies become even more important. They are often the first place people turn to when they're sick or need some kind of medicine.
Today, I am thrilled to share that we've just secured a significant $50,000 grant under the prestigious Investing in Innovation (i3) program, and it's more than just a milestone; it's a testament to the incredible journey we're on at Pharmarun.
Ectopic pregnancy happens when a baby starts growing in the wrong place. Normally, a baby grows in a special part of a woman's belly called the uterus. But in ectopic pregnancy, the baby grows in a place it shouldn't, like in one of the tubes that connect the uterus to the ovaries. This can be very dangerous.
Bryan Randall, the longtime companion of Sandra Bullock, has passed away at the age of 57 due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a condition commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease....
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can cause a lot of stress and difficulty. It affects millions of people worldwide, and can be very difficult to manage. We have discussed how to manage the condition in this article.
Ulcers are a common health concern that can affect different parts of the body. They are not pleasant to deal with. We have discussed all you need to know about ulcers in this Article.
Our eyes play a vital role in our daily lives, allowing us to perceive the world around us and experience the beauty it offers. We should prioritize our eye health to maintain a clear vision and prevent potential eye conditions.
Dementia is a broad term used to describe a range of symptoms associated with a decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory, thinking, reasoning, and communication skills. Read more...
Sickle cell anemia is a type of inherited blood disorder that falls under the broader category of sickle cell disease. In Nigeria alone, there are an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 newborns living with sickle cell disease annually, accounting for 33% of the global burden of the disease. Therefore, it is necessary for everyone to be informed about this disease.
Brain tumors are extremely serious health conditions that everyone should be conscious of. These tumors can either be cancerous or non-cancerous, posing significant risks to individuals. It's particularly important for patients with other chronic illnesses to undergo frequent tests in order to prevent the spread of tumors to their brains. We have thoroughly analysed the various types of brain tumors, detailing their symptoms and available treatment options.
World No Tobacco Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the devastating consequences of tobacco use. It serves as a powerful platform to unite individuals, organizations, and governments in their collective efforts to combat the tobacco epidemic.
The severity of menstrual cramps can vary among women, with some experiencing significant pain during their periods while others may not feel any discomfort at all. We have outlined various treatment options that individuals can consider, along with their respective effects.
Hepatitis B is actually the most common type of Hepatitis in Nigeria. We advise that you to have all the necessary information about this disease so that you can effectively protect yourself from contracting it. We've dedicated a significant amount of time to discussing this disease in detail, providing you with comprehensive insights and knowledge.
We have simplified the parts of pharmacy that are complicated, cumbersome, and time-consuming. We believe in a pharmacy that is accessible to everyone and works for everyone.