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Doctors threaten service withdrawal from Teaching Hospitals over NUC’s PhD directive

The Medical and Dental Consultant’s Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), says its members will pull out from all Teaching Hospitals in the country if the National University Commission (NUC), fails to

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Students develop App to trap human traffickers

ABUJA – It was a tale of two marathons in one city – Lagos. One in the physical space, the other in the cyber  space. While athletes of different ages

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Share love, not STDs, DG, NACA urges on Condom, Valentines Days

The Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu has stressed the need for people to share love not HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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Chevron bags double awards at 2020 NIPS Oil/Gas Industry Awards

  Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture,was recognized for its outstanding performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry as the company was presented with two

Sex and heart disease: Can your heart take it?

Is it safe to engage in sex after a heart attack, heart surgery or a cardiac catheterization?  While sex can be important to quality of life, it’s not usually too big

NCDC issues second health advisory on Coronavirus

ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued another public health advisory in the wake of declaration by WHO that the dreaded virus is now a Public

FG gives update on Lassa fever, says death toll now 41

The Federal Government yesterday January 28, gave an update on the Lassa fever epidemic currently spreading in many parts of the country. Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Osagie Ehanire,

Lassa fever: Death toll now 29, 195 confirmed cases

No fewer than  195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported from the current Lassa Fever epidemic  in the 11 states of Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Delta, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi,

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Global fund to give Nigeria $417m grant to tackle malaria

THE National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr Audu Mohammed, today, January 28,  said Nigeria would get three-year grant of $417 million from the Global Fund to tackle malaria.

UNICEF, Airtel Nigeria expand partnership to support U-Report

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Airtel Nigeria to further expand telecommunication services to boost U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform that empowers young people and communities with information to

Lassa fever death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the number of deaths associated with Lassa fever in January 2020 had risen to 24, with 163 cases reported confirmed, The PUNCH reports.

Regular sex may delay menopause, scientists say

If woman is not having sex, body ‘chooses’ to stop putting energy into ovulation Women who have sex every week may have a lower chance of an early menopause, according

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NLNG plans malaria elimination in Bonny

L-R: Dr. Okuns Ohiosimuan, Chief Medical Officer (NLNG); Mark Maire (CDC); Dr. Ibrahim Dalhatu (CDC); Dr. Anastasia Isodje, Technical Lead, Bonny Malaria Elimination Project (NLNG); Mr. Tony Attah, MD, NLNG;

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FG adds 3 new labs for yellow fever, measles rubella

The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network. The

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First person dies from mysterious virus in China

A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission. The emergence of the virus

National Hospital, Abuja separates conjoined twins

ABUJA – There was palpable excitement in Abuja, on Tuesday January 7, as the National Hospital announced the discharge of its first successfully separated conjoined twins after 16 months in

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Nigeria to reduce malaria burden by 13% in 2023

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) says it is working toward reducing malaria burden in the country by 13 per cent in 2023. Coordinator of

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Gunmen abduct doctor in Yola

 Demand N10 million ransom   Gunmen stormed the house of a medical doctor in Yola in the early hours of Sunday and abducted a medical doctor. Sources said the gunmen

Nigeria, 11 other African countries still prone to vaccine-derived poliovirus

NPHCDA says eradication bid on track Last polio case recorded in Borno State on August 22, 2016 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed Nigeria among twelve countries that are

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NNPC, Chevron sign EGTL settlement agreement

 Highlight Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria The recent Escravos Gas-To-Liquid (EGTL) Project Settlement Agreements entered into by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Operator of the

Borno governor orders free dialysis for kidney patients

State Governor, Babagana Zulum ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to offer free dialysis and research on causes of kidney failures among patients in the state. He also ordered the

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Nigeria, UNODC present 2nd survey report on corruption at UN Convention

The Second Survey on Corruption in Nigeria has been presented by the Federal Government in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to an international audience

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

Physio Centers for Africa organises first ever comprehensive training for caregivers

Nigeria’s leading private physiotherapy provider, Physio Centers of Africa  (PCA) has announced plans for its first ever comprehensive caregiver training to be held in Lagos for medical personnel and non-medical personnel

FG engages stakeholders towards UHC attainment through NHIS

As part of efforts towards Nigeria’s attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the federal government has engaged stakeholders for renewed commitment towards the goal, through the National Health