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Bird Flu Resurfaces In Kano

1 month 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...

NASS To Ensure Budget Implementation For Health Sector

1 month ago /

The National Assembly Health and Appropriation committees have resolved to push the executive to ensure that budgets passed for all sectors are implemented for the benefit of Nigerians. This is part of the outcome of a three-day retreat by the committees, on ways to improve Nigeria’s health sector. Also present at the...

NAFDAC Warns Fake Products Importers

2 months ago /

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned importers of fake drugs and unregistered food products to steer clear of the new Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Mr John Okwori, Head of NAFDAC office in Enugu State, gave the warning in an interview with the News...

Cholera Kills Six In Lagos, 39 Under Observation

3 months ago /

Six people have died of cholera in  Isolo  Local Government Area  of Lagos State after eating contaminated Abacha, a local delicacy of the people of the South-East geopolitical zone. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who briefed reporters about the development at the state’s secretariat on Thursday,  stated that 39 other...

Nigeria Inaugurates E-Health Committee

4 months ago /

Nigeria has inaugurated an e-Health Steering Committee to bring up strategies to address the challenges facing the health sector. The national e-Health structure is to coordinate, guide and monitor e-Health implementations, including setting rules, policies, guidelines and standards to guide stakeholders. Health minister Isaac Adewole inaugurated the committee expected to address some...

Scientists Warn Nigeria Of Zika Virus

4 months ago /

Nigerians have been warned of an imminent Zika virus attack following a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in Africa. A research by scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that no fewer than 2.6 billion people living in parts of Africa and Asia could be...

Kogi State Bags $1.5m From World Bank

6 months ago /

The Kogi State Government has been awarded $1, 500, 000 by the World Bank to meet set health targets. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, represented Kogi State at the ceremonial launch event for the first disbursement of funds to states on the “Saving One Million Lives Program...

JOHESU Orders Members Across Nigeria To Embark On A Warning Strike

7 months ago /

Less than 24hours after the speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the delegation from the federal government pleaded with the National Association of Resident Doctors, to return to the negotiation table over their demands, the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU have ordered all their members in federal,...

Resident Doctors Agree To Suspend Strike

7 months ago /

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has agreed to suspend its strike at a meeting with other health sector stakeholders on Tuesday. The Association’s leadership also appealed to members to suspend the strike until the next meeting scheduled for July 14. The decision emanated from the meeting between resident doctors...

 

HIV Infection Cases Nearly Double In Russia's Far East Region

8 months ago /

Russia's Health Ministry on Tuesday said the number of HIV infection cases in Russia's Far East Sakhalin region has almost doubled in 2015. “Compared to 2014, the HIV infection rate in 2015 increased from 26.9 up to 46.3 per 100,000 people. “The official number of HIV/AIDS carriers in the Sakhalin region has...

Kenyan Parents Fearing Ban On FGM Get Girls Cut At Night

8 months ago /

Kenyan families wanting their daughters to undergo ritual genital cutting are increasingly arranging for it to be done secretly at night to avoid arrest, campaigners said at a major women's rights conference. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is illegal in Kenya, which is widely seen as leading the way in efforts to...

16,000 Persons Living With HIV And AIDS In Edo – Dr Marietu Binkola

8 months ago /

Dr Marietu Binkola, Project Manager, Edo State Agency for the Control of HIV and AIDs (EDO-SACA), on Sunday said 16,000 people in the state were living with HIV virus. Binkola made this known at a forum to mark the 2016 International Aids Candle Light Memorial held in Auchi, Etsako West Local...

Tambuwal Orders Closure Of Dilapidated Govt Hospital

8 months ago /

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has ordered the closure of the state owned Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital located at Unguwan Rogo area of Sokoto town. This followed an unscheduled visit by the Governor to assess the state of facilities which many in the state described as appalling. Health professional have voiced concern over...

Chinese Scientists Confirm Zika Microcephaly Link

8 months ago /

Chinese scientists on Thursday announced the first direct evidence linking the Zika virus to microcephaly in mice experiments. Microcephaly is a medical condition in which abnormal brain development of a fetus or infant results in a head that is smaller than normal. A dramatic rise in microcephaly cases among newborns was discovered...

FG Appeals to Resident Doctors to Shelve Strike

8 months ago /

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) that began a 5-day warning strike yesterday to resume duty in the interest of the nation. A statement yesterday by the Deputy Director (Press) in the ministry, Samuel Olowooker, said the...

Lagos To Commence Construction Of World Class Medical Park

8 months ago /

The Lagos State Government is to begin construction of world class Medical Park under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. This administration of Governor Ambode has said it is committed to improving healthcare experience and promoting medical tourism and excellent healthcare services of international standard in the State. The project has already...

Dogara Presents Clothes, Malaria Prevention Items to Abuja IDPs

8 months ago /

"It is the failure of governance that drove you out of your communities to this place and everybody knows that even by our charter which is the Constitution, the primary responsibility of government is to secure the lives and properties of its citizens."

NYSC To Deploy Doctors, Pharmacists, Others To IDPs Camps – DG

8 months ago /

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to deploy medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps nationwide. The Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Sule Kazaure, made this known Thursday while flagging-off the NYSC intervention programme at Damare IDPs camp in Yola. Kazaure said that the...

Tambuwal Approves Upgrading Of Six Sokoto Hospitals

8 months ago /

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the upgrading of one hospital in each of the three senatorial zones of Sokoto state to premier health institutions. Similarly, he said two General Hospitals are to be completely renovated while the state Amanawa Leprosarium is to be converted to an infectious diseases hospital. A statement...

Sokoto Government, UNICEF Sign N2B Agreement

8 months ago /

Sokoto government and the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have signed a N2billion agreement for the implementation of the 2016 work plan in areas covering health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene. The work plan is aimed accelerating the realisation of the rights of all "children and women to survival,...


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