News - Health

Osinbajo Launches Patients Bill Of Rights

3 months ago /

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to be vigilant and take advantage of the patients bill of rights by ensuring that healthcare providers no longer violate their rights.

40 Million Nigerians Infected With Hepatitis

3 months ago /

About 40 million Nigerians are said to be affected by the prevalence of Hepatitis, due to little or no attention to the scourage.

Medical Relief For Katsina Flood Victims

3 months ago /

Victims of the recent flood disaster in Katsina state have benefitted from a medical outreach carried out by the Nigerian Air Force. The medical intervention programme, held in Jibia Local Government Area of the state, is part efforts at assisting victims of the flood that ravaged some parts of Katsina State...

Adamawa Ranked Second In Efforts To Check Maternal And Child Mortality

3 months ago /

The Adamawa State government has been ranked second in the federal ministry of Health’s programme tagged "save one million lives", introduced in 2015" to check high impact of maternal and child mortality program nationwide.

FG Plans Upward Review Of Health Sector Budgetary Allocation

3 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government is considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector in order to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country.

LG Chairmen Hail Okowa’s Healthcare Strides

4 months ago /

The Delta State Government in South South Nigeria has been hailed for the provision of affordable primary healthcare to the people in rural communities across the state.

W.H.O Says Malaria Responsible For 50% Of Deaths In Borno

4 months ago /

The World Health Organisation, W.H.O says, Malaria is responsible for more than 50% of recorded deaths in Borno State.

West African Health Organization Decries Rising Rate Of Child Mortality

4 months ago /

The Director General of West African Health Organization (WAHO) Professor Stanley Okolo says women will continue to die in Nigeria if issues and challenges affecting Marternal Health are not properly addressed.   

WHO: Nigeria Will Be Polio Free By August 2018

4 months ago /

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria will be polio free by August 2018.

Presidential Committee On Northeast Initiative Sets Up Screening Centres On Viral Hepatitis

4 months ago /

The Presidential Committee On Northeast Initiative has continued it's campaign against viral hepatitis in the NorthEast with the setup of five  (5) screening and vaccination centres in Taraba State.  

Nigeria Adopts National Policy On Maternal Mortality

4 months ago /

Nigeria now has her First National Policy on mortality to help reduce the avoidable number maternal of women who lose their lives during pregnancies and childbirths.

Nurses Seek Harmony In Health Sector

4 months ago /

The National Association of Nigeria nurses and midwives has called for harmony between the Joint Health Sector Workers and the Nigeria Medical Association.

Buhari Accents To Medical Residency Training Act

4 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has accented to the medical residency training act 2018.

Ghana Bans Importation Of Tilapia Fish

4 months ago /

Ghana will ban the importation of all tilapia fish to prevent the outbreak of a virus which posed a huge risk to the global tilapia industry.

Lead Poisoning Kills 500 Children In Zamfara, Niger

4 months ago /

The Ministry of mines and steel development, doctors without borders are seeking preventive measures against lead poisoning. 

Three Die In Kogi Cholera Outbreak

5 months ago /

Kogi State Government says three persons died  in Kabawa Community of Lokoja Local Government following a cholera outbreak on wednesday.

WHO Introduces Five New Ebola Drugs In DRC

5 months ago /

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced five new investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following an Ebola outbreak in the country.

WHO: Death Toll From Adamawa Cholera Outbreak Rises To 15, 913 Reported Cases

5 months ago /

Death toll from the cholera outbreak in Mubi Adamawa State has risen to 15, this according to the  latest figures posted by World Health Organisation technical staff providing coordination and support for containing the spread to other locations of the state.

Resident Doctors Threaten Strike

5 months ago /

Barely Twenty-four hours after The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, suspended its six weeks old strike, the National Association Of Resident Doctors, NARD is threatening to cripple the sector with another industrial action.

Health Workers Suspend Strike

5 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has suspended its six weeks old strike.