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International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM: World may miss eradication target – UNFPA, UNICEF say

Amid report that no fewer than 4.3 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) this year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UNICEF have raised the

Nigerian laboratory receives WHO full accreditation for fight against measles and rubella

A Nigerian laboratory, the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL), Lagos, recently attained a World Health Organization (WHO) full laboratory accreditation status in respect of its contribution to the fight against

World Leprosy Day: Nigeria, 23 other countries contribute 95% of global burden

NMA urges pragmatic collaboration towards elimination Nigeria joined the rest of the world on Sunday to mark the 2023 World Leprosy Day amidst reports that the country is one of

USAID commends Edo’s response to lassa fever upsurge

Pledges more support As more partner agencies respond to the current upsurge of Lassa Fever in Edo State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commended the state health ministry

We’re Unaware Of Alleged Deadly China Flu — Health Ministry

Diphtheria, lassa fever receiving adequate attention, NCDC says The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said Monday,  his ministry was unaware of the alleged deadly flu reported to have claimed

Lassa Fever: WHO officials visit Edo Health Commissioner

Edo State Commissioner for Health Prof Obehi Akoria has assured that the government would leave no stone unturned as it collaborates with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner

Upgrade of Stella Obasanjo Hospital: Edo Govt. signs contract agreement to procure non-medical equipment

In continuation of the ongoing expansion of the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City, the Edo State Government has signed a contract agreement with three companies for the purchase, supply and

Brain Drain: FG moves to hire Nigerian doctors abroad

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that to address the brain drain in the sector, the federal government is setting up a mechanism to engage Nigerian doctors and

1 child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report

Separate UN report reveals another 1.9 million babies were tragically stillborn during same period An estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and

WHO backs mask-wearing on long flights

Omicron variant spreads in U.S. World Health Oranisation (WHO) on Tuesday advised that countries should consider recommending passengers wear masks on long haul flights.  WHO said this was to counter

Lassa fever: Edo health officials, WHO, partner agencies, storm affected communities to sensitize members

Edo State Health Commissioner, Prof. Obehi Akoria yesterday, led senior officials of the health ministry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner agencies to some local governments most hit

Mental Health Bill: Network commends FG

The Founder, Nigerian Mental Health Network, Mr. Chime Asonye, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the National Mental Health Bill 2021, into law. He, however, urged incoming administrations to

Edo begins free medical outreach to local governments

as health Commissioner leads volunteers to provide services at Esan West LGA No fewer than 800 residents from various communities in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo state received

Edo splashes awards on best performing LGAs in Vaccination

The Edo State government honoured three local governments, penultimate  Wednesday, for their outstanding performance in the state’s immunisation programme in 2022. The Local governments – Akoko Edo LGA, Uhumwonde LGA

HEWAN initiates talk on re-emerging infectious diseases

Worried by the increasing rate of infectious diseases in Nigeria and the world at large, the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) has assembled a team of experts to discuss

Rotavirus immunisation begins in Lagos Friday

The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB) with the support of development partners will be conducting a statewide immunisation campaign against Rotavirus from Friday, 25th November to Wednesday, 30th

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Learn about diabetes – DICOMAI urges Nigerians

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Initiative (DICOMAI) has urged

Psychotic disorders increase risk of dementia – research shows

According to a review of the existing evidence conducted by University College London researchers, people with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic

Pneumonia kills 700,000 children annually – paediatrician

A paediatrician at the Federal Medical center, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa state Dr. Ummah Idris says it is estimated by the World Health Organization WHO that at least one child

FG disburses N101bn from BHPF to 7600 primary health care centres

The Federal Government has disbursed N101billion to 7,600 primary health care facilities from the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHPF). Secretary of the Ministerial Oversight committee, for BHCPF, in the Ministry

WMA President advocates empowerment of Junior doctors

Addresses 1st International Junior Doctors Network Conference The President of the World Medical Association (WMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele, has called for support and empowerment of junior doctors in the medical

LASUTH partners Cardiostat Int’l on cardiovascular operations for Indigent patients

The Cardiology Unit in the Department of Medicine of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), in collaboration with Cardiostart International, recently carried out a two-tier cardiovascular mission for less

COVID-19: Over half of eligible Nigerians are partially vaccinated, says NPHCDA boss

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said that over half of the country’s eligible population have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Director of

‘We have successfully remodeled Edo State’s health care system’

Exactly one year ago, the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki appointed Prof. Obehi Akoria, a consultant physician and head of the Geriatric team of the University of Benin

EDSG Inaugurates Health Research Ethics Committee

Commences domestication and implementation of National Health Act 2014 Edo State government formally kicked off the domestication and implementation of the National Health Act 2014 recently as the State Commissioner