News - Health

Arik Halts Flights To Liberia and Sierra Leone Over Ebola Virus

5 years ago /

Flights spokesman for Arik Air, Mr. Banji Ola, has announced that Arik Air will be suspending its operations to Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone) effectively from July 28, 2014 until further notice.

Second American Infected With Ebola

5 years ago /

A US aid worker has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating victims of the disease at a hospital in West Africa.

Liberian Man With Ebola Virus Dies In Lagos

5 years ago /

Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, who had been quarantined since falling ill after arriving in Lagos State for a conference last Sunday, has died.

Ebola Death Toll Hits 660 In West Africa - WHO

5 years ago /

The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

A Case Of Ebola Virus Discovered In Lagos

5 years ago /

The Lagos state government has confirmed that there is a possibility of Ebola virus outbreak, which has claimed an estimated 632 lives across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. 

Doctors Strike: Casualties Increase As Patients Desert Hospitals

5 years ago /

A number of deaths have been recorded in public hospitals across the Federal Capital Territory with patients now deserting the hospitals as the strike by medical doctors enters its fourth week crippling health services.        

House Of Representatives, NMA Meeting Ends In Deadlock

5 years ago /

Hopes of an end to the three-week-old doctors strike vanished on Monday as meeting between the doctors union, the minister of labour and members of the House of Representatives ended in deadlock.

Labour Unions Accuse NMA Of Not Being Sensitive To Plight Of People

5 years ago /

As the ongoing nationwide doctors strike enters its fourth week, residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital and other health workers Labour Unions have accused the Nigeria medical association of not being sensitive to the plight of the people.

5,000 To Benefit From NDDC Free Healthcare Programme In Ondo

5 years ago /

No fewer than five thousand people in the riverine area of Ondo State are to benefit from the coming Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) free health programme.

10 Million People To Die From Tobacco Consumption By 2015 – CISLAC

5 years ago /

The director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Mr Akinbode Oluwafemi has said that about 10 million people may die from tobacco if the rising consumption trend is not controlled. Mr Oluwafemi who made this call in Abuja lamented the high rate of smoking in Nigeria due to weak control measures. According to him, tobacco is the only legally available product which kills more than half of its users and as speculated by Scientists, it is a major threat to public health.

Doctors' Strike: Patients In Port Harcourt Cry Out

5 years ago /

As the nationwide strike embarked upon by Nigerian doctors enters its seventh day, some patients and their relatives at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital have condemned the action saying it is uncalled for at this time.      

Doctors' Strike May End Very Soon As NMA, FG Sign MoU

5 years ago /

There are indications making the round that the on-going nationwide strike embarked by members of the Nigerian Medical Association could come to an end emerged on Sunday as government and the association signed a Memorandum Of Understanding.  

Patients In Jos Want FG And Doctors To End Strike

5 years ago /

As the strike by doctors enters the second day, its effect is already causing concern for patients in hospitals in Jos, the Plateau state capital, North Central, Nigeria. 

UN Seek To Calm West African Nations As Ebola Virus Spreads

5 years ago /

The World Health Organization has confirmed 759 suspected cases of the haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 467 people dead.

NMA Strike: Doctors Shun Patients At National Hospital, Abuja

5 years ago /

Health services have been grounded in hospitals across Nigeria following an indefinite strike action embarked upon by medical doctors.  

Nigerian Doctors Begins Nationwide Indefinite Strike Action

5 years ago /

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, begin a nationwide industrial strike, following alleged failure of the Federal Government to meet it 24-point demands, which include salary and other welfare packages.

NAFDAC Seals Up Over 400 Shops For Fake And Substandard Drugs

5 years ago /

The National Agency For Food, Drugs Administration And Control, NAFDAC says it has sealed no fewer than four hundred shops in Lagos and Kano for distributing and sale of substandard, falsely labeled and counterfeit medical products.  

Doctors Strike: Patients Bemoan Plight

5 years ago /

As the three day warning strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors entered its final day, only special emergency cases are being attended to by the medical doctors in all the public hospitals in Kano.  

DG Of NACA Says The End To HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Nigeria Is Close

5 years ago /

The director general National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Professor John Alechenu Idoko says achieving an end to HIV and AIDS epidemic in Nigeria has become imperative as HIV treatment and other high-impact strategies are being rapidly pursued to check the rate of deaths caused by the AIDS scourge.  

Eradicating Malaria in Nigeria

5 years ago /

Sub-Saharan Africa seems to be loosing the very gains it has made in the fight against malaria.