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Edo partners JHPIEGO, USAID to train frontline health workers  

                                                           

World Patients Safety Day: Pharmacist counsels on need to adhere to prescribed medications

Identifies unsafe medication practice as cause of avoidable harm in health care system Health minister also warns against self medication As the World Patients Safety Day 2022 was marked globally

FG rewards outstanding states in routine Immunisations, COVID-19

The Winners Kaduna Adamawa Edo Lagos Ebonyi Benue Jigawa Gombe Cross River Ogun Abia, Nasarawa Kano Yobe. The Federal Government has rewarded 15 states of the federation for their outstanding

NAFDAC begins crackdown on unapproved sex enhancing drugs

says herbal sex enhancing drugs are laced with cannabis, dangerous chemicals  THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has begun nationwide crackdown on producers

Nigeria, China signs letter of intent to improve health sector

The People’s Republic of China and the Federal Government of Nigeria have signed a letter of intent to improve the health sector of both countries, share knowledge and expertise. The

Dermatologist warns against tattooing, body piercing

Dr.  Uche Ojinmah, a Consultant Dermatologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, has warned against tattooing of the body as some substance in the ink could lead

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

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

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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

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

You should lead research for vaccine production – Jonathan tells W/African pharmacologists  

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has charged members of the West African Society of Pharmacology (WASP) to spearhead research for the production of vaccines to contain epidemics that are endemic in

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How dearth  of accessible healthcare facilities threatens lives of internally displaced Nigerians

Special Report By ISRAEL OLATUNJI TIJANI While young Nigerian men and women are living their dreams, smashing career goals and coming up with technological innovations from the comforts of their

Edo indigenes laud telemedicine initiative

Indigenes of Edo state have expressed gratitude to the state government for the introduction of telemedicine in health institutions across the state.  The initiative was launched by the government recently

We are committed to improving women, children, adolescents’ health  – Minister

The Federal Government is committed to improving the well-being of women, children, adolescents and the elderly in Nigeria, Health Minister Osagie Ehanire has said. Ehanire made this known in Abuja  at

23 million Nigerian children receive chemo-prevention against malaria—-Buhari

Some 23 million Nigerian children have received the seasonal malaria chemo-prevention, aiding reduction in severe malaria in children in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration on Friday in

Red cross receives $350,000 to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has received $350,000 dollars from Coca-Cola Foundation to accelerate vaccination for Nigerians against COVID-19. Mr Chima Nwankwo. Coordinator, Communications

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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

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