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First patient of pig kidney transplant discharged from hospital

Rick Slayman, the world’s first living recipient of a genetically edited pig kidney transplant, has been discharged from the hospital. CNN reports that Slayman was discharged on Wednesday, two weeks

Tuberculosis: 300 die in Ogun as Kaduna records 32,297 in 2023

The Senior Programme Officer of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, IHVN, Ms Florinda Olawusi, has disclosed that no fewer than 300 patients died of tuberculosis, out of over 6,000

NiMet advises respiratory disease patients over expected 3-day haziness from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted sunshine and haziness from today (Monday) to Wednesday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted sunny skies in

Lassa Fever Spreads To 16 States

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed 109 new cases of lassa fever and 20 deaths across 16 states in one week (26 February to 3 March).

Tinubu appoints new DG for NACA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Temitope Ilori as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). A press statement by Presidential  spokesperson

Nigerian Hospitals depleted, healthcare in danger — APHPN President raises alarm

Worried by current economic hardship, the national President Of Association Of Public Health Physicians Of Nigeria (APHPN) Prof. Alphonsus Isara, has raised the alarm over rising cost of medicine, depletion

Senate advocates NHIS coverage for kidney diseases

The Senate, on Thursday, called on the Federal Government to expand its coverage the National Health Insurance Scheme to cover patients with chronic kidney disease. It also urged the FG

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Over 500 Patients Recover From Meningitis In Yobe

No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe State have recovered, an official has said. Mr Haruna Umar, the Disease Surveillance and

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FGM is gruesome, criminal violation of women’s rights- Senator Ireti

The Chairman Senate committee on Women Affairs, Senator Ireti Kingibe has described female genital mutilation, FGM as a gruesome act and a criminal violation of women’s rights and that of

12.7% of African adolescents lonely, face mental challenges – Babcock VC

The Vice Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Ademola Tayo, has said despite the booming population of African countries, about 12.7 percent of the population are suffering from

FG bans leave of absence for health workers

Amidst revelation that no fewer than 15,000 to 16,000 doctors have left the country for greener pastures in the last five years, the Federal Government has announced a new policy

Nigeria Receives new meningitis vaccine

Nigeria has become the first country to receive the new MenFive meningitis vaccine from the Vaccine Alliance-funded global stockpile. In a press statement by GAVI on Thursday March 7, the

Lassa fever: Benue records 46 cases, 9 deaths

as FG announces plans for national de-ratisation campaign Benue State has reportedly recorded 46 Lassa Fever cases and nine deaths in seven Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state. Some of

Group advocates increase on sugar-sweetened beverage tax to reduce NCD

Says tax increase to see significant drop in consumption The Federal Government, FG has been tasked to increase sugar-sweetened beverage, SSB tax to a minimum of N130 per litre in

Nurses demand separate salary structure

as lawmakers halt NMCN’s new certificate verification guidelines The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for  a separate salary package, the Enhanced Nurses Salary Structure (ENSS),

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Ogun state declares free surgeries for residents

Ogun State government on Monday began the process of offering free surgical services to indigents in the state. The Executive Secretary of Ogun State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Afolabi Dosunmu,

NAFDAC, PCN Seal 1, 321 patent medicine outlets in Kano

Dealers march to Government House The National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in collaboration with Pharmacist Council of Nigeria(PCN) has clampdown on 1,321 patent medicine outlets

WHO Africa, UNICEF, others poised to advance implementation of Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

The workshop, held from 12 to 15 February 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on enhancing countries’ capabilities to effectively implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) as an integral component of maternal and newborn health quality care strategies.

Tinubu re-appoints NAFDAC DG, names Dr. Jide Idris as new NCDC boss

President Bola Tinubu has reappointed  Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the  Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He also appointed Dr. Mansur

Africa’s malaria vaccine rollout expands

Nearly 10,000 children vaccinated Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout

Nurses protest new verification guideline

Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) yesterday took to the streets of Abuja to protest against the new verification guidelines by the

AFCON: Consider your health first, Lagos counsels Nigerians

… Offers tips essential tips for citizens   As Nigeria prepares to watch the final AFCON match on Sunday, the Lagos State Ministry of Health has advised that citizens must

FG hands over 14 new maternal, child health care centres  to Teaching Hospitals, FMC

The Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, has handed over 14 newly constructed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) health centres to Federal Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres (FMC)

NTDs DAY 2024: Ondo state treats 2million cases in 700 communities

No fewer than 2 million cases of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have been treated so far by the Ondo State Government in about 700 communities across the state.   The

NAFDAC warns against illegal importation of syringes 

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned against importation of syringes from foreign countries, saying the act may kill local pharmaceutical industries. NAFDAC Director-General,

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