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APGA guber candidate takes free medical outreach to Abia North

  …Says no responsible government should toy with health sector The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia State, Prof Greg Ibe, has expressed worry over

Abia loses 2 medical doctors every month to brain drain – NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has disclosed that no fewer than two medical doctors leave Abia State in search of greener pastures abroad every month. Chairman of NMA, Abia State,

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Do mosquito bites cause typhoid fever?

Enter “Ask The Doctor” Public Health Physician, Dr. Imo Okon today begins NHO’s help column, Ask The Doctor, our new column  designed to assist readers with free counselling on their health

Global experts name new Monkeypox virus variants

A group of global experts convened by WHO weekend named new monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align the names of the monkeypox disease, virus and variants

Lagos screens over 50, 000 women for breast, cervical cancers  

No fewer than 53,762 women have been screened so far for cervical and breast cancers by the Lagos State government in a free programme it commenced last year.   The

Healthcare: UNICEF rates Gombe highest in Nigeria

Mr Eframe Tafle, the Immunisation Manager, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has ranked  Gombe State highest in Nigeria in terms of quality healthcare delivery. Tafle stated this in Gombe on

My dad suffered stroke, can physiotherapy help?

Dear reader, Welcome to my world As we begin to age and become relatively less active, we experience different ailments that require different physiotherapy interventions. The joints of our knees,

Health Minister tasks military on mental health awareness

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has urged the military to increase awareness on mental health among its personnel toward addressing impact of post-trauma and stress disorder among troops.

Now, you can “Ask The Doctor”

As NHO introduces new column for readers to access medical advice Got a health question? Allow NHO to help. From Monday, August 15, our new column “Ask The Doctor” will

Edo intensifies response to contain monkeypox

Patients recount experience After four days of complaining of fever, headache, fatigue and cough, 40 year-old Mr V Ehosa (not real name), a land seller residing in Benin, Edo State,

World Breastfeeding Week: Firm launches first MilkBank in Nigeria

The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply, on Friday introduced the first MilkBank in Nigeria in commemoration of the 2022 World Breastfeeding

Prof. Efe Useh writes for NHO

To enlighten readers on conditions requiring physiotherapy Renowned Nigerian physiotherapist and Director for Lifestyle Diseases at the Faculty of Health Sciences, North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa, Professor Ushotanefe Useh

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Monkeypox: Signs and Symptoms

           Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola.  It is now being

Word Breastfeeding Week: Policymakers urged to consider 6mths maternity leave for mothers

Breastfeeding Week: Policymakers urged to consider 6mths maternity leave for mothers A Senior Registrar in the Paediatric Department of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, Dr. Rita Ikwuni has asked

WHO publishes new guidelines on HIV, hepatitis and STIs for key populations

The World health Organisation (WHO has published new “Consolidated guidelines on HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations.” The guidelines are officially launched at

2022 World breastfeeding Week: Borno launches awareness campaign

Lagos restates commitment towards provision and sustenance of breastfeeding-friendly environment In a bid to create awareness, promote and sustain exclusive breastfeeding, especially for infant’s health and survival, Borno state government

LASUTH records Monkeypox case  

Shuts unit, places health workers under observation A 40-year-old patient on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, has tested positive for the Monkeypox virus even as the

Group decries high rate of FGM practice in Oyo

Advocates stringent measures against perpetrators   A  Civil Society Organization, Hacey Health Initiative, has condemned the high rate of female genital mutilation (FGM) practice in Oyo state and called for stringent.