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Umuahia Records First Kidney Transplant

5 months ago /

The Federal Ministry of health has recorded another giant stride, as the Federal   Medical Centre, Umuahia, Abia State, has successfully conducted two kidney transplants, the first time in the south east geo-political zone of the country. Speaking with newsmen shortly after the surgeries, the chief medical director of the Hospital,...

Forum Harps On Defeating Autism In Nigeria

6 months ago /

Parents and teachers of persons living with autism and other special needs will have to stay ahead of their wards and students because of the peculiar nature, which they live with. Medical and education experts at a seminar in Abuja emphasized that autism can be defeated in Nigeria once everyone plays...

Nigeria Rated 3rd In World Premature Births

6 months ago /

Nigeria is ranked 3rd among countries with highest premature rate with an estimated 855 pre-term births in 2015 alone. As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2017 prematurity day, emphasis is on how to increase survival rate of children born prematurely. Patricia and Festus Tamunotonye are parents of a...

House Of Representatives Insists On Report On Death In FMC Asaba

6 months ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives says it remains resolute on its demand for the report on the death of one Rita Uchebuego at the federal medical Centre Asaba, Dela State, South South Nigeria. The house committee on public   petitions said this when the medical director of the centre, Victor Osiatuma, and some...

Seven Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox In FCT

6 months ago /

There are seven new suspected cases of monkey pox in the federal capital territory after laboratory tests in Senegal confirmed the first case that was reported on October 13 at the Gwarinpa general hospital. AIT however confirmed that three weeks after the outbreak of the virus in Abuja not one person...

UNAIDS Seek Better Treatment For HIV Victims In West And Central Africa

6 months ago /

The joint United Nations programme on HIV and Aids, UNAIDS, wants governments from west and central Africa to pay priority attention to issues affecting people living with HIV and aids in their countries. Spokesperson for UNAIDS, Richard Amenyah, said in Abuja on monday at a meeting with women living with HIV...

Improving Unfunded And Weak Healthcare System

6 months ago /

The Primary Healthcare Centre which is usually the first point of contact for healthcare services, especially in remote parts of the country, remains underfunded and weak. Participants at a one-day joint learning dissemination workshop in Abuja say there is an urgent need for reasonable and sustainable implementation of policies that reform the...

World Polio Day: Nigerian Doctors To Carry Out Corrective Surgeries

6 months ago /

Medical doctors in Nigeria say they are making collective efforts to carry out free corrective surgeries on children with post polio syndrome across Nigeria. President, association of general and private medical practitioners of Nigeria, Frank Odafen gave the cheering news in Abuja during a vaccination exercise to “ark the 2017 world...

FG To Spend 1% Of Revenue On Health Sector

7 months ago /

The Nigerian Government has resolved to channel one percent of the consolidated revenue fund of the federation to tackle present and emerging challenges in the nation's health sector. The move is expected to address the funding gaps in the health sector which is faced with a myriad of problems resulting in...

House Of Representatives Wants Government To Subsidise Cancer Treatment

7 months ago /

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers in the country.   The House also called for the provision of radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.   The calls emanated from a motion sponsored jointly by Mr. Zubairu Abdulmalik (APC, Zamfara) and Mr. James...

Sultan Of Sokoto Advise Nigerians To Ensure Compliance On Eradication Of Polio

7 months ago /

Sultan of Sokoto Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar  has advised Nigerians to ensure compliance and support  effective immunization in efforts to eradicate polio and monkey pox including other diseases in the country. The sultan of Sokoto said this when he led northern traditional rulers committee on primary healthcare on their third quarterly meeting on polio...

Federal Govt. Denies Reports Of Monkey Pox Infection Through Vaccination

7 months ago /

The Nigerian government has denied reports that military personnel are infecting people with the deadly monkey pox virus. Speaking against the backdrop of growing apprehension which has forced parents to withdraw their children from schools as a result of the monkey pox vaccination scare in parts of the country, minister of...

Health Minister Calls For Collaboration For Better Health Sector Management

7 months ago /

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has called for a collaborative effort among all practitioners in the health sector to enthrone the desired changes in health management. The minister made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of a ten man board of pharmacists to provide humanitarian assistance to...

Kano Government Suspends Health Workers Over Hoarding Of Drugs

7 months ago /

The Kano state commission  for health has suspended two senior health workers in Karaye local government area for hoarding free malaria drugs without the permission of the government. The commissioner, Kabiru get so stated this while supervising the conduct of immunization against polio and other child diseases in the area. It was...

Monkey Pox Patient Commits Suicide In Bayelsa

7 months ago /

A victim of suspected monkey pox disease in the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide. The state government disclosed this after the victim allegedly took his life on monday at an isolation centre in Niger delta university teaching hospital, Okolobiri, Yenagoa local government area of the state. Last week, a...

W.H.O To Collaborate With Borno State On Polio Eradication

7 months ago /

World Health Organisation, WHO says it will collaborate with Borno state government to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free, despite the security challenges being faced. Who's regional director for Africa, Rebecca Moeti said this in Maiduguri where she partook in an integrated polio/malaria prevention campaign  flag-off. Vaccination against polio, and the provision...

Medical Experts Urged To Intensify Research In Herbal Medicine

7 months ago /

Medical experts in Nigeria have been urged to intensify research in the area of herbal medicine, for the production of new drugs that will help meet the health needs of the citizens. Some medical experts who spoke on the enormous potentials of herbal plants, said research into identification, extraction, classification and...

Breast Cancer: Five Hundred Women Die Yearly In Cross River

7 months ago /

At least five hundred women in Cross River state die yearly as a result of breast and cervical cancer says commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong.  The commissioner who said this during the cancer awareness rally in Calabar explained that cancer related death as been on the increase in the state which...

Resident Doctors Tackle Management Of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

7 months ago /

The Association Of Resident Doctors in federal medical centre, FMC, Owerri chapter has passed a vote of no confidence on the management of the centre for what it described as reneging on agreements and staff welfare. Addressing journalists   in Owerri, the president of the resident doctors association  Ogoke Nwakamma expressed dismay over the...

Medical Expert Urges Federal Government To Step Up Efforts On Maternal Mortality

7 months ago /

Maternal mortality has been identified as the leading cause of deaths among women of childbearing age in Nigeria. Wife Of Niger State Governor, Amina Sani Bello said this on AIT’s Programme Clearview. She also raised an alarm on the increasing number of abandoned babies in the country. It is a sad story, when...


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