News - Health

Six illegal drugs production laboratories discovered by the NDLEA

5 years ago /

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pushing for more research into drug trafficking and has raised the alarm  that proceeds from illicit drugs might be going into financing  of politics and terrorism.

Health care professionals to embark on three-day warning strike

5 years ago /

The joint health workers union and health care professionals will embark on a three- day warning strike from Thursday to protest the failure of the  federal government to respond to their demands.

Cyrotherapy device donated to Nigerian hospital

5 years ago /

In a bid to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and the vulnerable to lead healthier lives, the Society For Family Health through its social franchise system initiative and for the first time in Nigeria presented the Cryotherapy device used in the pretreatment of cervical cancer. 

Nigeria declared guinea worm-free by the WHO

5 years ago /

The World Health Organisation has recognized the efforts of Nigerian government in the delivery of social service by certifying her as a guinea worm free country.

Governor Fashola's wife pleads with NMA to suspend strike

5 years ago /

The planned strike by the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to begin on the 6th of January 2014 appears to have struck a cord with the Lagos state First Lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola, as she took the time to send a personal message to the Medical association.

Michael Schumacher in critical condition

5 years ago /

Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a 'critical' condition on Monday after suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel.

NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION EMBARKS ON 5 DAY WARNING STRIKE

5 years ago /

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA says it will on Wednesday embark on a nationwide industrial action to protest what it terms the Federal Ministry of Health’s unserious attitude towards their demands.

Niger: Proposed Doctors Strike

5 years ago /

The Nigerian medical association, NMA, says it will embark on a strike action on December 18 if the federal government fails to meet its demand reached at its meeting in Minna, Niger state.

 

BRITAIN: British government moves to discourage smoking

5 years ago /

The government has announced an independent review of cigarette packaging in England, amid calls for action to discourage young smokers.

 

ONDO HEALTH POLICY: STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH PROGRAMME TARGETED AT YOUTHS

5 years ago /

In a bid to protect the future of the youths, generally agreed to be the leaders of tomorrow, Governor Olusegun Mimiko-led administration has demonstrated its commitment to the promotion of exceptional and qualitative healthcare delivery to the citizenry, from conception to adulthood with the launch of a new programme.

HIV AND AIDS: Nigerian Government aims for zero new infections by 2015

5 years ago /

As the first of December, the World Aids Day, draws near, the government and development partners are gathering momentum to tackle what has become an epidemic for over 30 years. This time, the partnership aims to record zero new infections by encouraging more people to get tested.

Health Care: CIHP donates Medical equipment to general hospital, Balanga Gombe state

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The project, which was founded by Centre for Disease Control, CDC in the United States of America, is to provide medical equipment and electronic gadgets worth hundreds of thousands of Naira in the hopes of bridging the gap hindering HIV/AIDS services in the hospital. In her welcome address, the program manager Emilly Madina appreciated the hospital management and the people of Balanga urging them to opt for sustainability by keeping the equipment in good shape.

HEALTH: NIGERIAN HOSPITAL PERFORMS 3 KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS IN 24 HOURS

5 years ago /

For decades now, Nigerians have been left with no other viable alternative but to seek medical attention in foreign countries for our more serious illnesses like kidney transplants and cancer treatments. A breakthrough was, however, made in the Nigerian health sector over the weekend when three successful kidney transplants were carried out in the Garki General Hospital in Abuja.

NIGERIA IMMUNISATION: GOVT LAUNCHES NEW PLAN TO ACHIEVE 87% COVERAGE

5 years ago /

The National Immunization Routine Strategic Plan being launched today, will allow Nigeria to achieve its aim amidst numerous challenges facing the county’s immunization system.

WORLD DIABETES DAY: LEE MAEBA FOUNDATION TO FUND RESEARCH TO FIND DIABETES CURE

5 years ago /

DIABETES IS FAST BECOMING A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC with an estimated one death from the disease in every 10 seconds. Former Nigerian Senator Lee Maeba lost his father and elder brother to diabetes. Now, he is helping Nigerians especially the rural poor to manage their diabetic condition

HIV/AIDS: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ASKED TO PROVIDE MORE FUNDS

5 years ago /

Speaker at the public lecture and the Country Director of John Sower USA, Iyeme Efem who spoke on the theme “HIV/AIDS: Coping with and curbing the pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa” reeled up disturbing statistics and urged carriers to strive to combat increase of their viral load.

THE BIG STORY: THE NEW ADDICTION FOR YOUTHS; PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES

5 years ago /

TEENAGERS who experience stress, instead of seeking proper medical attention, go for another kind of stress reliever. They say it gives them the kick, it intoxicates them, and it stimulates them. But these are not your usual drugs or alcohol.

 

HEALTH: Experts advocate use of neurological modalities to curb rising cases of stroke

5 years ago /

Stroke is an important cause of death among youths especially in a developing country like Nigeria. A total of 71 patients, age between 18-40 years comprising 73% male and 23% female are affected by stoke as a result of stress. For this reason, Physicians, Neurosurgeons and Anatomists converged in Abuja to educate both Residents and Fellows in Neuro-imaging techniques and how to manage the patients properly.

NIGERIA: IMMUNIZATION AGAINST MENINGITIS ONGOING IN FCT

5 years ago /

As the immunization campaign against Meningitis  in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja enters day three on Tuesday, State Coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebong Edang is appealing to eligible Nigerians to participate in the on-going exercise

War against Diabetes – Lee Maebe campaigns at Ministry of Finance

5 years ago /

Available statistics show that an estimated 6million Nigerians are living with diabetes which is expected to account for 52% of death in the country by the year 2015.