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Ghana Bans Importation Of Tilapia Fish

1 month 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

1 month ago /

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

Three Die In Kogi Cholera Outbreak

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 months ago /

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

House Of Reps Passes Motion On Urgent Medical Treatment For VVF Patients

2 months ago /

The House Of Representatives On Wednesday moved in favour of a motion urging the federal government to give urgent medical attention to Vesico Vaginal Fistula, VVF, Patients.

Saraki To Meet With JOHESU Over Health Workers’ Strike

2 months ago /

Senate President Bukola Saraki will meet the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) for the second time on Monday, as the Senate continues its quest to halt the lingering strike embarked by health workers under the aegis of the union.

Controversy Over Cholera Outbreak In Abuja Suburb

2 months ago /

Controversy is now trailing the reported outbreak of Cholera in one of the slums in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

D.R.C Ebola Patients Escape From Hospital

2 months ago /

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.

Society For Family Doctors To Digitise Access To Healthcare

3 months ago /

The Society for Family Physicians of Nigeria says it is putting in place digital mechanisms that will ease the stress patients pass through to access health care.

Codeine Ban: 400 Drug Stores Sealed In Adamawa

3 months ago /

It will no longer be business as usual for any pharmaceutical or drugstore operating without fulfilling the minimum requirements for registration and observing laid down rules for drug distribution in the country.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads To DR Congo City

3 months ago /

The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control.

FG Meeting With Health Workers Unions Deadlocked

3 months ago /

A meeting of the federal government and striking joint health sector unions has rejected the report of the six-member technical committee on modalities to implement a new salary structure for health workers

Ebola Outbreak: Immigration Services Imposes Airport Screenings

3 months ago /

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is taking swift action to ensure that Ebola does not enter the country following a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo Hits Ebola Outbreak With Quick Response

3 months ago /

The Congo and World Health Organisation (WHO) have hit the outbreak of Ebola with quick response to contain the deadly disease.

Cross River Sets Up Task Force To Enforce Codeine Ban

3 months ago /

Following the directive of the federal government  to ban  the importation of codeine as active ingredient for cough syrup, the Cross River State governmnent has set up Task Force to enforce the directive.

Health Workers Strike: FG, JOHESU Meeting Deadlocked

3 months ago /

A meeting between the Federal Government and the striking Joint Health Sector Unions which lasted about four hours Wednesday night ended in a deadlock.

No Case Of Lassa Fever In Zamfara, Says State Health Commissioner

3 months ago /

Zamfara State Government Says it has not recorded any case of Lassa Fever from the Fourteen Local Government Areas of the State since its outbreak across states in Nigeria.