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Guild Of Medical Directors Sue Abuja Council Over Multiple Taxation

3 months ago /

An Abuja Federal High Court has adjourned to march 8, 2018 an action challenging multiple taxation payable by members of the guild of medical directors.

Cross River Upscale Awareness On Lassa Fever In Border Communities

3 months ago /

Following the outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever disease in the neighboring Ebonyi state, cross river state government has set up an awareness and surveillance taskforce along the state border communities.

House Of Reps Seek More Funding For Lassa Fever Research

3 months ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives has asked the executive arm of government to channel more funds to research and development in the health sector.  

Ilicit Drug Trafficking On The Increase In Adamawa

3 months ago /

The NDLEA, Adamawa chapter has raised alarm over the increasing number of persons indulging in trafficking of illicit drugs across the country.

FG To Increase Allocation For Contraceptives

3 months ago /

Nigeria’s government says it will increase its annual allocation for contraception to four million dollars in 2018, in addition to releasing two million dollar from the 3 million dollars allocation for 2017. 

Bill Gates Foundation Seek Military Support To End Polio In North East

3 months ago /

The Bill and Melinda gates foundation has appealed to the Nigerian army to assist in its campaign to end polio in north east Nigeria.

Abia Government Collaborates With FG To Improve Health Services

3 months ago /

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu says his administration’s intervention will support the federal government in the health sector geared towards ameliorating the sufferings of the people.

Lassa Fever Kills Three Persons In Imo

3 months ago /

At least three persons have been confirmed dead out of seven persons confirmed to have contracted the Lassa fever disease in Orlu Local Government Area and some other parts of Imo State. This was confirmed to journalists at the Government House in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,...

Challenges Of Brain And Spine Disease Highlighted

3 months ago /

The challenges of inadequate medical equipment and the huge financial implication facing brain and spine related ailment in Nigeria have been brought to the fore by a non-governmental organization.

Nigeria Healthcare Providers Call For More Government Intervention

3 months ago /

Health care providers in Nigeria have called for increased and continuous government intervention for more effective healthcare delivery in the country.

Abuja Records Suspected Case Of Lassa Fever

3 months ago /

A case of Lassa Fever has been reported in Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja.

FG Inaugurates Panel On Use, Control Of Codeine

3 months ago /

A committee set up to check and control the use of codeine drug in  Nigeria has been  inaugurated. Inaugurating the committee, the minister of Health, Isaac Adewole  said excessive use of drugs by some Nigerians is worrisome and needs to be quickly addressed.

Cross River Appeals To FG For Release Of Intervention Fund To Curb Water Born Diseases

3 months ago /

Cross River State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to release basic health fund in the 2017 budget to states to help in reducing water born diseases in their states. Director general of the Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Betta Edu made the call during the official...

Lassa-Fever Outbreak In Ebonyi Claims Three Lives

4 months ago /

The outbreak of Lassa Fever in Ebonyi state has claimed three lives. These deaths has put the nation’s health authorities on red alert. Director and head of department, prevention, care and treatment of the institute of human virology, Nigeria Ernest Ekong says prevention however remains the best option. The frequent recurrence of...

Presidency Says Yusuf Buhari’s Health Has Improved Remarkably

4 months ago /

The presidency says the health of Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was admitted into Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, on December 26, 2017 following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, has improved remarkably and he is ready to be discharged.  This piece of Information is contained in a report dated January...

Nigeria’s Scary Maternal Mortality Rate

4 months ago /

Nigeria is said to be the country with the highest percentage of annual maternal mortality in Africa, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Medical experts however believe that the scary data can change for the better if more pregnant women get enrolled for antenatal care and there are increased resources...

Government; Key To Curbing Rising Drug Abuse

5 months ago /

The need to curb the rising cases of drug abuse in the country and create an enabling environment for youths to thrive dominated discussions at a youth empowerment workshop held in Abuja Convener of the workshop said the potentials of the younger generation can only be tapped if they are in...

Umuahia Kidney Transplant Patients Discharged

5 months ago /

The two patients who had free kidney ‎transplant at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia Abia State, have been discharged, with a promise of free medication and monitoring by the hospital for the next one year. Briefing newsmen at the hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Abali Chuku who said the patients are doing...

Diabetes Management: Early Detection Key To Preventing Amputation

5 months ago /

Early detection and care of the foot has been identified as the best form to prevent amputation in persons with diabetes. A Cuban vascular Surgeon Aristides Garcia disclosed This at a workshop in Abuja. Diabetic foot ulcer, a deep wound localized below the ankle in a diabetic patient is one of the...

United Health Coverage Seeks More Funds For Malaria Control

5 months ago /

The United Health Coverage wants the Nigerian Senate to consider increasing funds for the control of malaria in the 2018 budget. Some malaria prevention organisations made the appeal during a meeting with the chairman senate committee on health. They said there was need for partnership with the legislature. According to various reports, Nigeria...


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