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Kidney Disease: House Of Reps Want National Renal Centre Established

7 months ago /

Nigeria's house of representatives is seeking to compel the executive arm of government to establish a national renal centre, responsible for research on cure, prevention and management of kidney diseases in Nigeria. The lawmaker says government's prompt intervention is required for the fact that Nigeria is facing an epidemic of kidney...

Aliya Bibi: Maternal Health Care Gaps Denies Women Their Rights To Reproductive Health Services

7 months ago /

The federal ministry of health is working with plan international to review the national training manual for health workers in the country This move is to close capacity gaps in health care service delivery in the areas of maternal mortality and newborn issues. Twenty thousand, two hundred and eighty four doctors are...

One Student Confirmed Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Plateau School

7 months ago /

Plateau health commissioner, Kuden Deyin, has confirmed the death of one student, while two others have been hospitalised, following an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang. “Yes, there was an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang; it has claimed one life while two...

HIV/AIDS: 1 Million Nigerians May Die By 2022 – NACA Chief

7 months ago /

Dr. Sani Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, has said Nigeria must take full sponsorship of its HIV/AIDS programme or risk losing one million of its citizens currently living with the disease before 2022. Aliyu stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in...

FG Embarks On The Construction Of More Rehabilitation Centres

7 months ago /

The federal government says it is embarking on the construction of more rehabilitation centres in the country to cope with the rising cases of drug addiction control    Health minister Isaac Adewole dropped the hint at an event to wrap up the 2017 international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking...

FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

7 months ago /

The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cero Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has claimed thousands of lives since the outbreak in 2016. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Oyewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council weekly meeting in Abuja. He...

Dismissal Of NAFDAC From Cargo Clearance Will Encourage Smuggling Of Fake Drugs And Foods – House Of Representatives

8 months ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health services says dismissal of NAFDAC from cargo clearance at the Nigerian ports will encourage smuggling of fake drugs and foods into Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, john Okafor said this in Abuja when the committee visited the agency in Abuja. He said the implication of...

UNAIDS – Children Are Special And Should Not Be Allowed To Be Born With Any Ailment

8 months ago /

Children are special species who should not be allowed to be born with any ailment and even when that happens every effort should be made to get rid of such ailments. This is the view of the speakers at the UNAIDS and Nigeria health summit in Abuja with the theme, early...

Enugu Government Urges Residents To Donate Blood

8 months ago /

The Enugu State Government, on Wednesday, appealed to residents of the state to donate blood in order to ensure the success of its free maternal and child health programme. Dr Okechukwu Ossai, the state Director, Public Health, said in an interview, in Enugu, that availability of blood was critical to maternal...

 

Healthcare Delivery: University Of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Organizes Free Medical Surgery

8 months ago /

People with abnormally formed lips and roof of the mouths palate in Nigeria may no longer have to keep sleepless nights over their condition as the university of port Harcourt teaching hospital is providing some assistance. Authorities of the teaching hospital say they are organizing free medical surgery for such patients. The...

Polio: Global Leaders Pledge $1.2bn To Protect 450m Children – UNICEF

8 months ago /

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the...

UN: Nigeria’s Humanitarian Response Plan 28% Funded

8 months ago /

The 1.5 billion dollars humanitarian response plan for Nigeria for 2017 is 28 per cent funded, five months into the year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has said. Kallon, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the update available to the UN, according to Mr...

Forty-Three Ebola Cases In DR Congo

9 months ago /

The World Health Organisation has announced that there are 43 cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have died in the current outbreak. The organisation announced the outbreak of the virus in the north-east province of Bas-Uele province two weeks ago. The region lies 1,300km north-east of the capital, Kinshasa,...

NHIS Act Amendment: Senate Seeks To Extend Health Insurance Coverage To All Nigerians

9 months ago /

The move came as the Senate held a public hearing on the repeal of the law establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to be replaced with the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC).  Speaking during the public hearing yesterday, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olarenwanju Tejuosho said the...

Acting President Osinbajo Orders Intensive Screening At Borders To Keep Out Ebola

9 months ago /

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed that surveillance be stepped up at the borders in order to forestall ‘import’ of Ebola from Congo. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting. The minister said: “As I stated last week, in matters of...

Disastrous Tomato Pest Returns, Destroys Tomatoes In Gombe

9 months ago /

The Gombe State Agricultural Development Project (ADP) says that the tomato pest, Tuta Absoluta, has seriously affected tomato harvests in three of the state’s 11 local government areas. Mr Abba Dreba, the Pest Control Officer of the ADP, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Wednesday that the affected...

Death Toll Of Meningitis Rises As Delta Records Another Case

10 months ago /

There are indications that the death toll from the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic has risen above 500 and beyond 4,000 cases from a total of 3,959 cases with 438 deaths reported over the weekend.​Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole​​, was quoted yesterday as saying that 490 people have...

Corps Member Dies Of Heart Failure In Sokoto

10 months ago /

Anthony Ochai, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from Benue state, has died of heart failure in Sokoto.

Minister Dismisses Yari’s Theory On Meningitis

10 months ago /

Minister of state for health says the outbreak of Meningitis in some parts of the country has nothing to do with moral or spiritual lifestyles of Nigerians as postulated by Governor  Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state. Dr Osagie Ehanire, trashed the governor’s statement in an interview with State House correspondents on...

Centre For Disease Control Says Nigeria Has No Vaccines For Type C Meningitis

10 months ago /

The Centre For Disease Control has said there is a limited amount of doses of drugs Meningitis ‘C’ globally.  The Chief Executive Officer/National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known to the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases in Abuja on Monday The NCDC boss...


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