News - Health

NMA Set To Eliminate Trans-Fatly Acids In Food

1 week ago /

The Nigerian medical association, NMA has set up a technical working group to eliminate trans-fatly acids in food supply chain in the country.  

FG Laments Huge Gap In Malaria Intervention

1 week ago /

The National Malaria Elimination Programme says despite efforts by the Nigerian government to tackle malaria in the country there is still an existing huge gap in combating the disease.

Abuja University Teaching Hospital Separates Conjoined Twins

1 week ago /

A team of surgeons at the University of Abuja teaching hospital Gwagwalada have successfully separated a set of conjoined twins.

 

Bayelsa Medical University To Take Off In 2019

1 week ago /

Governor Seriake Dickson says the new Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa, has the potential to be one of the best in Africa and the world if properly managed with academic work billed to commence in the first quarter of 2019.

Kwara Marks World Aids Day With Awareness Match

2 weeks ago /

The need for Nigerians to know their HIV/AIDS status was the central message by a team of health practitioners in Ilorin, Kwara State’s capital, as they took to the streets and market places to sensitive residents to get tested and know their status.

Borno Vaccinates 500,000 Against Cholera

2 weeks ago /

About 500, 000 people aged one year and above, are expected to get oral vaccination against cholera, in Borno State.

University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital Denies Theft Of Babies

2 weeks ago /

Following reports of an alleged theft of three babies at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, the management of the institution says the problem of insecurity in the hospital is under control.

Cross River Government Steps Up Awareness Campaign For Diabetes

3 weeks ago /

The Cross River State Government has commenced sensitisation and advocacy campaign for citizens on the need to live healthy, do routine check ups, and engage in regular exercises to reduce the rate of diabetes in the state.

Medical Experts Advise On Healthy Lifestyles

1 month ago /

Medical experts have advised Nigerians to adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep them away from suffering preventable ailments such as diabetes.

Gov. Ayade Declares Emergency In Primary Health Services

1 month ago /

The Cross River State Government has declared an emergency in  all the primary health centres across the state to be properly equipped and furnished with functional health workers.

Ebola Outbreak Kills Scores Of Children In D.R.C

1 month ago /

Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers.

House Of Reps Considers Bill On Minimum Healthcare Services

1 month ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives is considering a law that will prescribe minimum standards for healthcare facilities and efficient healthcare service delivery in Nigeria.

Kwara To Register 2.5m For Health Insurance Scheme

1 month ago /

Kwara state governor Abdulfatah Ahmed says the state targets registration of two point five million residents for its health insurance scheme by 2023.

West African Health Organization Seeks Stronger Response To Epidemic

2 months ago /

African governments have been challenged to strengthen their health care systems and be more committed to disease surveillance and response to epidemic.

Global Vaccine Initiative Seeks Better Utilisation Of Budgeted Resources

2 months ago /

The global alliance vaccine initiative wants government at all levels in Nigeria to spend monies budgeted for routine immunization wisely.

Cross River Government Commences Renovation Of Fifteen General Hospitals

3 months ago /

Fifteen general hospitals in cross river state are to wear new look with modern equipments and trained personnel as part of the universal health coverage of the Ayade led government.

Cholera: Anambra Residents Task Govt On Provision Of Portable Water

3 months ago /

Residents of Anambra state, Southeast Nigeria are calling on the state government to provide more sources of portable water to prevent the outbreak of cholera.

Cholera Outbreak: Cross River Govt. Says Influx Of Cameroonian Refugees A Big Challenge

3 months ago /

The Cross River state government says despite its efforts to prevent and curb cholera outbreak in the state, the continued influx of Cameroonian asylum seekers has been a challenge to the state.

Poor Water Supply And Sanitation Cause Cholera Outbreak In Bauchi.

3 months ago /

For the people of Janda community in Danbam local government area of Bauchi state, the search for potable drinking water has become a fruitless venture as people struggle with animals for water from the only source of water in the village.

4.8m People Die From Medical Errors Globally

3 months ago /

Statistics from the patient safety movement says more than two hundred thousand people die in U.S hospitals and four point eight million worldwide due to medical errors.


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