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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,

Brain Drain: Only 58,000 doctors renewed licence in 2023 – MDCN Registrar

The Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr Fatima Kyari, has disclosed that only 58,000 doctors have renewed their annual practising licence in 2023 due to brain drain

World Malaria Day: More countries roll out vaccine

In a significant step forward for malaria prevention in Africa, three countries—Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Thursday, April 25, launched a large-scale rollout of the life-saving malaria vaccine targeting

WHO, PSHAN sign pact to strengthen Nigeria’s Primary Health Care

As part of the innovative drive towards transforming primary healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Private Sector Health

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

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).

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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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.

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

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,

UNICEF empowers 285,000 Borno orphans with basic literacy

About 285,000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency and children of the vulnerable have been taught basic literacy and numeracy under UNICEF’s Teaching at the Right Level initiative in

Nigerians spent $1.58bn on health tourism, foreign education in six months, Central Bank data reveals

The data from the apex bank’s Balance of Payment compilation spanning the first six months of 2023 showed that Nigerians spent $245.68m on overseas health-related issues, $896.09m on foreign education,

Cameroon kicks off malaria vaccine rollout

Cameroon yesterday, January 22,  launched the RTS,S malaria vaccine into its routine national immunization services, becoming the first country to do so outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme that was