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Dismissal Of NAFDAC From Cargo Clearance Will Encourage Smuggling Of Fake Drugs And Foods – House Of Representatives

1 week ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health services says dismissal of NAFDAC from cargo clearance at the Nigerian ports will encourage smuggling of fake drugs and foods into Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, john Okafor said this in Abuja when the committee visited the agency in Abuja. He said the implication of...

UNAIDS – Children Are Special And Should Not Be Allowed To Be Born With Any Ailment

1 week ago /

Children are special species who should not be allowed to be born with any ailment and even when that happens every effort should be made to get rid of such ailments. This is the view of the speakers at the UNAIDS and Nigeria health summit in Abuja with the theme, early...

Enugu Government Urges Residents To Donate Blood

1 week ago /

The Enugu State Government, on Wednesday, appealed to residents of the state to donate blood in order to ensure the success of its free maternal and child health programme. Dr Okechukwu Ossai, the state Director, Public Health, said in an interview, in Enugu, that availability of blood was critical to maternal...

 

Healthcare Delivery: University Of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Organizes Free Medical Surgery

1 week ago /

People with abnormally formed lips and roof of the mouths palate in Nigeria may no longer have to keep sleepless nights over their condition as the university of port Harcourt teaching hospital is providing some assistance. Authorities of the teaching hospital say they are organizing free medical surgery for such patients. The...

Polio: Global Leaders Pledge $1.2bn To Protect 450m Children – UNICEF

1 week ago /

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the...

UN: Nigeria’s Humanitarian Response Plan 28% Funded

3 weeks ago /

The 1.5 billion dollars humanitarian response plan for Nigeria for 2017 is 28 per cent funded, five months into the year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has said. Kallon, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the update available to the UN, according to Mr...

Forty-Three Ebola Cases In DR Congo

1 month ago /

The World Health Organisation has announced that there are 43 cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have died in the current outbreak. The organisation announced the outbreak of the virus in the north-east province of Bas-Uele province two weeks ago. The region lies 1,300km north-east of the capital, Kinshasa,...

NHIS Act Amendment: Senate Seeks To Extend Health Insurance Coverage To All Nigerians

1 month ago /

The move came as the Senate held a public hearing on the repeal of the law establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to be replaced with the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC).  Speaking during the public hearing yesterday, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olarenwanju Tejuosho said the...

Acting President Osinbajo Orders Intensive Screening At Borders To Keep Out Ebola

1 month ago /

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed that surveillance be stepped up at the borders in order to forestall ‘import’ of Ebola from Congo. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting. The minister said: “As I stated last week, in matters of...

Disastrous Tomato Pest Returns, Destroys Tomatoes In Gombe

1 month ago /

The Gombe State Agricultural Development Project (ADP) says that the tomato pest, Tuta Absoluta, has seriously affected tomato harvests in three of the state’s 11 local government areas. Mr Abba Dreba, the Pest Control Officer of the ADP, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Wednesday that the affected...

Death Toll Of Meningitis Rises As Delta Records Another Case

2 months ago /

There are indications that the death toll from the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic has risen above 500 and beyond 4,000 cases from a total of 3,959 cases with 438 deaths reported over the weekend.​Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole​​, was quoted yesterday as saying that 490 people have...

Corps Member Dies Of Heart Failure In Sokoto

2 months ago /

Anthony Ochai, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from Benue state, has died of heart failure in Sokoto.

Minister Dismisses Yari’s Theory On Meningitis

2 months ago /

Minister of state for health says the outbreak of Meningitis in some parts of the country has nothing to do with moral or spiritual lifestyles of Nigerians as postulated by Governor  Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state. Dr Osagie Ehanire, trashed the governor’s statement in an interview with State House correspondents on...

Centre For Disease Control Says Nigeria Has No Vaccines For Type C Meningitis

2 months ago /

The Centre For Disease Control has said there is a limited amount of doses of drugs Meningitis ‘C’ globally.  The Chief Executive Officer/National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known to the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases in Abuja on Monday The NCDC boss...

Senate President Saraki Pledges Speedy Approval For Meningitis Victims

2 months ago /

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis (CSM) which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017. In a series of tweets on his handle @BukolaSaraki, the Senate’s President pledged that the upper...

China Vows Fresh Smog Crackdown As Toxic Air Shrouds Beijing

2 months ago /

China’s smoggiest cities have pledged to ramp up the battle on pollution after air quality deteriorated in the first few months of this year, the China Daily reported on Monday, as smog blanketed the capital, Beijing, and the surrounding region. Top officials from seven districts in Beijing, Tianjin and cities in Hebei and...

Meningitis Outbreak Kills Over 100 Nigerians

3 months ago /

At least 140 people have been killed in a meningitis outbreak in six states in Nigeria, including the federal capital, Abuja.  More than 80 of the deaths occurred in north-western Zamfara state. Confirming the news, a director at Nigeria's centre for disease control, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzol, said the death toll...

FG Disburses $500m Maternal, Child Fund

3 months ago /

The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to supervise the $500 million grant disbursement to the 36 states of the federation and FCT to address maternal and child health challenges in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, inaugurated the committee during a retreat organised by the federal programme...

Africa CDC - A New Body To Deal With Africa's Health Emergencies

4 months ago /

The African Union has established a body to detect, manage and to better respond to public health emergencies like the Ebola virus.  The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) will monitor health threats and manage responses.  The body will collaborate with international health institutions to share information and improve surveillance...

Bird Flu Resurfaces In Kano

6 months ago /

The Kano State Government on Wednesday announced the resurfacing of bird flu in the state. Shehu Bawa, the Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano. Mr. Bawa said the outbreak was recorded in one of the poultry farms in...


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