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Nigeria Healthcare Providers Call For More Government Intervention

6 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

6 months ago /

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

FG Inaugurates Panel On Use, Control Of Codeine

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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...

Umuahia Records First Kidney Transplant

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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...


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