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Buhari’s lean health budget dims hope for improved services

… experts say government requires more than N221.7bn to fully address the nation’s huge health challenges LAGOS – Hope for a dramatic improvement in Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system this year

Lagos abolishes contract doctors

The Lagos State Government says it has abolished the recruitment of contract doctors and health workers in the state. Speaking during a media parley held recently at the Conference Room

Breakfast still most important meal any day!

• You may end up with weight gain, diabetes, other diseases if you skip it, endocrinologist says Are you one of those who think skipping breakfast is a good way

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49 per cent of Nigerian women are anaemic, experts say

At 26, Grace, a banker, could not cope with the rigours of her job. She was always weak and tired all day, making her to resort to heavy eating both

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How micronutrient deficiency ruins Nigerian children

… Several defects could be avoided through antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, experts say When 29 year old Vivian brought Andy, her 16-month-old boy to Medway hospital Obalende few weeks back,

Nigeria’s Ebola survivor delivers

First Consultant Medical Centre has officially announced that resident staff and Ebola Survivor, Dr. Ada Igonoh gave birth to a baby girl yesterday.The baby girl weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce

Stakeholders to converge on Abuja for cancer summit

With the goal of reducing death from breast cancer, The Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, will host about 500

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Climate change will increase malnutrition unless…

Health care specialist, Peter Omoragbon, has warned that Nigeria may begin to record more cases of malnutrition due to reduced food production arising from extreme climate events such as floods,

LUTH gears up for Laparoscopic surgery

… as American firm donates equipment It is no longer news that knifeless surgery has become the preferred choice of reputable surgeons across the world. However, only few Nigerian public

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More 2.8m Nigerians may die of HIV/AIDS soon – BOT NEPWHAN

An estimated 2.8 million Nigerians may be on their way to early grave if not provided with required treatment, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Network of People Living with

NIMR commissions cancer research centre

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has established the first ever public-private biomedical and cancer research Centre in the country. Speaking during the launch, the President Nigeria Medical Association,

Ministry begins plan to implement Health Act

… inaugurates committee to produce guidelines In a move to commence full operation of the National Health Act, the Federal Ministry of Health has constituted a committee to produce a

Firm offers free hypertension screening for Abuja residents

A Nigerian pharmaceutical company, Neimeth international pharmaceuticals plc, plans to conduct free hypertension screening for residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The exercise will also include distribution of free

U-5 death rate drops by 53% – WHO/UNICEF

…however, 16,000 children still die daily  Globally, under-5 death have dropped by 53 per cent, however, about 16,000 children still die every day before their fifth birthday, says a new

Revealed: Health ministry yet to get 2015 bugetary allocation

● Health budget continues to decline ● Nigeria maintains one of world’s lowest health budget           Less than four months before the end of 2015, the

1, 200 children die daily in Nigeria from malnutrition

1,200 children die daily from malnutrition in Nigeria. A media workshop on malnutrition organised by the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF), kicked off this morning at Channel View hotel, Calabar

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UNICEF holds workshop on malnutrition

Participants at the workshop this morning The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is currently holding a 2-day media workshop on malnutrition at Channel View Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State. The workshop is expected

Security, health top visit agenda

Nigeria’s security challenges, especially the Boko Haram insurgency and key health issues of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are expected to dominate talks between the UN Secretary General  Mr. Ban

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Ban Ki-moon meets state governors

Visiting UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon has met with 12 state governors. He emphasised  the crucial roles the governors must play in ensuring sustainable development, especially in view of

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UN Secretary General in Nigeria

UN Secretary General Nigeria Mr. Ban Ki-Moon arrived Nigeria earlier today with a 7-man delegation, including the UN Representative for West Africa, Mr. Ibn Chambers.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator now available on NHO

As part of Community Health Project of Nigeria Health Online (CHPoNHO) we have added an easy to use tool – BMI Calculator to help you watch your weight and keep

Get drugs information free on NigeriaHealthOnline

As part of NigeriaHealthOnline.com’s commitment to enlighten Nigerians about drugs and drug use we have therefore included on our website a huge database of drugs, drugs’ information and drug interaction

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EU approves new drug for locally advanced basal cell cancer

Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company, Novartis announced today that the European Commission has approved its new drug, Odomzo for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (cancer)

Counterfeit antimalarials reducing, says NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) says it has successfully reduced the counterfeit of antimalaria drugs from 19.6 per cent in 2012 to 3.6 per cent in

How America reduced diabetes foot complication – Podiatric trainer

The complication of diabetes foot among diabetes patients has been reduced by over 80%, over the years, in the United States of America, thanks to a rapid development of podiatry