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Obesity rising in Africa

Obesity is rising rapidly in Africa. Between 2000 and 2016, Africa nearly doubled the number of overweight adults. The trends are same for children. Africa is currently home to 28%

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NMA elects new officers

… as courts rules membership should be voluntary for medical doctors in Nigeria The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has elected a new team of leaders to steer the association, while

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Man who received first-ever modified pig kidney transplant dies

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the procedure has said. Richard “Rick” Slayman,

Ondo activates 5O facilities for clinical breast examination

Trains 67 health workers to create awareness The Ondo State Ministry of Health has activated 50 facilities for clinical breast examination while also training 67 health workers in the 18

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How my kidney was harvested, 16-year old boy narrates ordeal in court

A 16-Year-Old Boy, yesterday told an FCT High Court in Zuba that he was offered N1 million by one Mr Emmanuel Olorunlaye, for his kidney to be removed at Alliance

Police arrest fake medical doctor in Lagos, seal hospital

A 37-year-old fake medical doctor practicing with forged certificates has been arrested by operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos. The suspect, after his arrested in the Ikorodu

Epidemiologist advocates single-dose for HPV vaccines

… As former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole bows out of UCH  A Clinical Epidemiologist, Prof. Deborah Watson-Jones, has advocated intake of  single-dose  for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines, saying

Measles: Adamawa shuts schools

Adamawa State Government has closed down public and private schools following the outbreak of measles in the state. The closure notice was contained in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary

How new Sector Renewal Investment Initiative will improve  quality health delivery – Minister

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, has expressed confidence that the Nigeria Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative (NHSRII), which President Bola Tinubu launched recently,