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Lagos unveils state of  art floating clinic boat

* To provide medical outreach services on waterways   As part of its efforts to increase access to prompt and efficient health care services on waterways and riverine communities, Lagos

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Addressing stunting among children

A News Analysis By Ibukun Emiola News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Most people are unmindful of the connections between nutrition and physical growth of their children, especially in Africa, heath

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Be prepared for next pandemic after COVID 19 – West African lab scientists alert countries

Considering the short period it took for the world to move from one pandemic to the other in modern times, compared to such occurrences earlier in history, the West African

COVID-19 deaths in African region to fall by nearly 94% in 2022 – WHO analysis

COVID-19 deaths in the African region are expected to decline by almost 94% in 2022, compared with 2021 which was the pandemic’s most lethal year, a new modelling by World

Monkeypox reported in 7 African countries

Facts you should know Preliminary report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that no fewer than 1400 monkeypox cases (1392 suspected, 44 confirmed) have been cumulatively  reported this

It’s World No Tobacco Day!

WHO calls on African countries to impose more tax levies Highlights danger to health, economy and environment The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on African countries to impose environmental

American healthcare provides clean water for 1,500 people in Benue

American healthcare, a non-profit, United Vessels of Love Foundation (U-VOL), has built a solar-powered borehole in Ojegbe community of Obi Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State for 1,500 people.

African health ministers seek ways to bolster polio outbreak response

African health ministers gathered today to seek ways of ramping up measures to halt the outbreak of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 in southern Africa, where the virus has been detected

World Health Assembly re-elects Tedros Ghebreyesus as WHO DG

The World Health Organisation (WHO) member states have  re-elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the organisation. Dr Tedros was first elected in

It’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23 is marked globally as the International Day to end Obstetric Fistula – a hole in the birth canal caused by protracted, obstructed labour in the absence of timely

Over 70% of Nigerians with Hypertension unaware of it – Chairman NHF

Says HBP is major heart disease affecting 38% of adult Nigerian The Chairman of the Nigerian Heart Foundation, Prof. Basden Onwubere, has raised alarm over the low level of awareness

Buhari signs National Health Insurance Bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022, thus repealing the National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria

I’ll improve Nigeria’s healthcare, Bakare pledges as he declares for president

Renown cleric, lawyer and business man, Pastor Tunde Bakare today formerly joined the race to contest for the office of Nigeria’s president with a pledge to address Nigeria’s fallen standard

UNAIDS partners ABCHealth to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria  

To ensure an end to HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, and a corporate group, the African Business Coalition for Health, ABCHealth, Thursday, signed

World Immunization: Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks on the rise in Africa – WHO

As the World Immunization Week 2022 ends today, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent is witnessing a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases over the past year. According

NHIS launches initiative to subsidize cancer drugs

develops 10-year strategic plan to achieve mandate The National Health Insurance Scheme has launched a “Roche Cost Sharing Initiative” aimed at subsidizing cancer drugs in the country. The Executive Secretary

Nigeria To receive 9 million doses of cholera Vaccine  

Over 1.7 million persons already vaccinated in four states Nigeria is expected to receive about nine million doses of Oral cholera vaccines, OCV, to tackle the spate of cholera outbreak

Lagos to deploy new tool to combat malaria

  partners firm to implement rollback malaria strategies Lagos State Government has pledged to scale up innovation and deploy new tools to combat Malaria, just as it restated its commitment

World Malaria Day: Stakeholders call for more efforts to eliminate disease

As the world marks the 2022 World Malaria Day (WMD), some stakeholders have called for conscious efforts to end malaria disease in the country. The stakeholders made the call in

West African scientists in Ghana for CelebrateLAB conference

Local vaccine manufacturing tops agenda Medical Laboratory and research scientists from across West Africa will this week converge in the Ghanaian capital Accra to deliberate on how West Africa can

NMA decries aggression against government health workers

 says personnel are overstretched because of brain drain The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has urged members of the public to stop venting their anger or inflicting injuries on  medical practitioners

PCN seals 378 pharmacies, drug stores in Taraba

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has sealed some 378 out of the 546 pharmaceutical premises it visited in Taraba State. PCN said it sealed off the facilities

Italy donates 3m COVID-19 doses donated to Nigeria

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, received over 3 million single-shot COVID-19 vaccines donated by Italy. The country had earlier received 17

Deaths from non-communicable diseases on the rise in Africa

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are increasingly becoming the main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, where the diseases were responsible for 37% of deaths in

Support waiver for intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccine production – NGO coalition tell FG  

In a bid to have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria and other African countries, the Nigeria Network of NGOs in collaboration with the Global Call to Action Against

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