News - Health

Imo Concessions Five Hospitals

1 day ago /

Few days to the end of Governor Rochas Okorocha's eight years in office as Imo state Governor, he has concessioned five hospital facilities out of 27 hospitals built in the 27 local government areas of the state.

Cross River Commences Construction Of Referral Hospitals

2 days ago /

Cross River state government has assured the citizens of quality health care services at both primary and secondary levels irrespective of where they reside.

Primary Health Care Agency Struggles To Vaccinate Over 2,000 Communities In North East

5 days ago /

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency is seeking the support of the Nigerian army to vaccinate children against polio in remote, unsafe communities in North-east Nigeria.

NHIS Flags Off Nationwide Free Enrollment Program

5 days ago /

Twenty-six thousand people are to benefit from a free enrollment program provided by the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Kwara Muslim Students Kick Over Renewal Of Tobacco Import Licence

5 days ago /

The Kwara state chapter of the coalition of Muslim students and youths of Nigeria have kicked against the renewal of the import license of a tobacco producing factory located in a university community in the state capital, Ilorin.

Gombe Ndlea Seizes 2.5 Tonnes Of Illicit Drugs

1 week ago /

The national drug law enforcement agency in Gombe state says it has curtailed the flow of illicit drugs in the northeastern part of the country following the seizure of over 2.5 tonnes of illicit drugs with the arrest of thirty-two individuals in the first quarter of this year. 

National Hospital Discharges Patients Attacked During Protest

1 week ago /

The management of the National Hospital in Abuja says it has discharged all nine patients brought to the facility after suspected thugs allegedly attacked them during a protest by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress at the private residence of Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige in Abuja.

Nurses, Midwives Advocate More Employment Opportunities For Health Professionals

2 weeks ago /

The national association of Nigerian nurses and midwives has called on the Nigerian government to adopt policies aimed at improving healthcare delivery especially employment of an adequate number of nurses and midwives.

Kenya Scientists Investigate Connection Between Hot Food, Beverage And Cancer

2 weeks ago /

Scientists in Kenya are investigating possible connections between food and beverage temperatures and esophageal cancer.

6 Ways Use Of Social Media Can Affect Your Health

2 weeks ago /

Social media since its advent, without a doubt, is increasingly gaining momentum, relevance among people across the globe.

Fed Govt Launches National Health, Information Technology Strategic Framework

3 weeks ago /

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a national Health, Information Communication Technology Strategic Framework to guide the implementation of E-health in Nigeria.

Nigeria Needs Three Million Latrines And Toilets Yearly To Combat Open Defecation By 2030

3 weeks ago /

Nigeria will need to build three million latrines and toilets every year if it must meet the 2030 SDGS target to cater for 47 million citizens currently engaged in open defecation.

Vaccine Ambassadors Advocate Increased Budgetary Allocation For Immunization

3 weeks ago /

Vaccine ambassadors have called on the Nigerian government to increase its budgetary allocation for routine immunization in order to protect the Nigerian child against childhood diseases.

Over Four Million Nigerian Children Unvaccinated

3 weeks ago /

Over four million children in Nigeria are yet to be immunized against various vaccine-preventable diseases.

OAUTH Carries Out 16 Open Heart Surgeries In Four Months

3 weeks ago /

One major ailment that often takes a patient outside the shores of Nigeria is ‘hole in the heart’,  a situation which requires open heart surgery.

Nigeria Joins Global Response To Malaria Scourge

3 weeks ago /

World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on the 25th of April which recognizes global efforts to control malaria.

Arewa Youth Group Wants Northern Governors To Declare State Of Emergency On Drug Abuse

1 month ago /

Some concerned youths in Katsina State have appealed to nineteen northern state governors to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on drug abuse in their respective states.

Katsina State Commissions Rehabilitation Centre For Drug Addicts

1 month ago /

The Katsina State Government says it is committed to eradicating drug abuse in the state.  

Health Experts Advocate More Govt. Investment In Health Sector

1 month ago /

Health experts say medical tourism will continue to increase if the Nigerian government refuses to invest in human capital development in the health sector.  

15-Month Baby Girl With Hole In The Heart Needs N8.5m To Survive

1 month ago /

A fifteen-month-old baby girl, Nwadiobgu Chimamanda is currently battling with a hole in her heart and needs urgent assistance from well-meaning Nigerians, the government and corporate bodies for a chance to live.

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