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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

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

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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

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

NAFDAC procures 73 utility vehicles to check fake drugs, unwholesome food products

  In its renewed efforts to rid the nation of falsified and counterfeit medicines, unwholesome food and cosmetic products, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC

Africa Records 1.1 Million New Cancer Cases, 700,000 Deaths Annually – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Africa records about 1.1 million new cases of cancer every year resulting in 700,000 deaths. This was disclosed in a message to commemorate this

UNICEF warns FGM on the rise among young Nigerian girls

Says rates have risen from 16.9%  in 2013 to 19.2%  in 2018 Launches community-led initiative to end harmful practice on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM UNICEF today warned

NCDC Declares National Emergency Response against Lassa Fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated its national multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary Lassa fever Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in response to the outbreak of the disease in some

NAFDAC bans registration of sachet alcoholic drinks

The National Agency for food and Administration Control (NAFDAC) has banned the registration of alcohol in sachets and glass bottles below 200ml. This is contained in a statement signed by the

NLNG begins hospital support programme

signs MoU with six teaching hospitals   Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with six Nigerian teaching hospitals nationwide, flagging off the implementation of its multi-billion-naira

COVID-19 cases drop significantly in Africa – WHO

Weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa have dropped significantly and deaths dipped for the first time since the peak of the fourth pandemic wave propelled by the Omicron variant. The decline nudges

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available

Bauchi refutes resurgence of wild polio virus

Bauchi State has dismissed as misleading reports insinuating that the state recorded 38 fresh Wild Polio Virus (WPV) cases. The Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency

Performance enhancing drugs may cause organ damage, sudden death, NAFDAC warns

Dangerous to healthy living The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has warned Nigerians to desist from using performance enhancing substances known as aphrodisiac in order

NMA urges vaccinated Nigerians not to stop COVID-19 preventive measures

The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, has warned the public, especially those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, not to stop observing preventive measures, thereby carelessly exposing themselves

Anti-vaccine Christian broadcaster Marcus Lamb dies at 64 after contracting Covid  

Marcus Lamb, a co-founder and the CEO of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who vocally opposed Covid-19 vaccines, has died at 64, weeks after he contracted Covid-19, the network

World Bank advocates special tax on alcohol, cigarettes to improve Primary Healthcare

The World Bank Group has called on the Federal Government to impose special taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and sugar-sweetened beverages to improve primary healthcare. “If we want to improve healthcare

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Nigeria has highest number of air pollution-related child pneumonia deaths in the world – UNICEF

Air pollution, especially in the home, biggest driver of child deaths from pneumonia in Nigeria As the world commemorates World Pneumonia Day today, UNICEF revealed that Nigeria has the highest

Chevron appoints Anyaegbudike as Communications Manager

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture has announced the appointment of a new Communications Manager in its Policy, Government and Public Affairs Department (PGPA). He is

UBTH fetes Edo Health Commissioner, World Medical Association President-elect

  The management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin city weekend honoured two of its staff who have distinguished themselves in local and international health care. Prof. Obehi