Posts From 'Tayo Albert

EDUCATION 0 Comments

Africare, ExxonMobil, NBA expand school intervention programmes for FCT schools

ABUJA – Power Forward, a youth development initiative of Africare, Exxonmobil and National Basketball Association, in conjunction with the Federal Capital Territory Secondary Education Board, has attracted more beneficiaries in

Nigeria declares family planning as human right

In continuation of its efforts to ensure that every family in Nigeria is well-planned, the Federal Government has declared family planning as human rights. The declaration was made on Monday

Nigeria loses 23 women daily to cervical cancer – SOGON

Launches preventive guidelines to eradicate scourge ABUJA – The Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON, has revealed that no fewer than 23 Nigerian women die daily as a

Nigeria obtains 60% of blood need through commercial donors – Health Minister

Requires 1.8 million units annually  To honour 55-time-donor Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day on June 14 amidst revelation by the Minister

NEWS 0 Comments

MLSCN calls for ‘urgent’ accreditation of medical lab institutions

Sir Erhabor …says accreditation key to efficient, quality health care Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria MLSCN, has called on Nigerian government to ensure that all tertiary laboratory institutions in

GENERAL NEWS 0 Comments

How we empowered Nigerians with N30b in three decades – Leventis Foundation

The Leventis Foundation of Nigeria said that it had spent over N30 billion on about 25,000 Nigerian youths, farmers in promoting agro-business and empowering farmers across the country. Chairman of

‘Stop TB’ Partnership takes campaign to tertiary institutions

Stop  TB Partnership, the leading organization helping Nigerian government to fight tuberculosis, otherwise known as TB, has taken its awareness campaign on the condition to tertiary institutions across the nation.

Save women with fistula, UNFPA urges countries

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called on countries where women suffer the burden of fistula to urgently develop strategy to save them. In a statement to commemorate the

INTERVIEW 1 Comment

We are recruiting 200,000 health promoters to boost access to health – ED, NPHCDA

In its determination to boost access to health services across the country, especially at the primary health care level, the Nigeria government recently launched Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services

BREAKING NEWS 0 Comments

Lassa fever hits Ebonyi State

… 2 doctors, 1 patient dead The Nigeria  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. The centre also confirmed  the death of two

NEWS 0 Comments

You are promoting misdiagnosis – AMLSN tells FG

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, has attributed cases of wrong diagnosis across public and private hospitals in the country  to the the failure of Nigerian government

NEWS 0 Comments

Accountability Coalition group lauds FG on transparent immunization data

Urges concerted effort to improve nationwide coverage Accountability Coalition group, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and Track Health have lauded the Federal Government for improved transparency in reporting the

NEWS 0 Comments

Young lab scientists charged on future of Nigerian medical diagnosis

FG not serious with Lassa Fever epidemic,  Prof. Dennis Agbonlahor, ex-AMLSN President says ABUJA – The future of medical diagnosis in Nigeria lies in the hands of upcoming medical laboratory

BREAKING NEWS 0 Comments

Why Nigerians shun PHCs – Okara

Immediate past president, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, Dr. Godswill Okara, on Friday decried ‘increasing’ neglect of primary health centres, PHCs, by Nigerians for secondary and tertiary

NEWS 0 Comments

Nigeria’s exclusive breastfeeding rate rises to 25%

As FG launches fresh campaigns to rev practice ABUJA –  For the first time ever, exclusive breastfeeding of new-borns in Nigeria is 25 percent. The rate jumped from 17 percent

NEWS 0 Comments

Nigeria constitutes GFF CSOs working group

Targets increased funding, accountability on maternal, child health ABUJA – Pursuant to recent approval of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Woman Every Child Investors Group which unanimously approved

NCDC cautions against health hazards associated with flooding

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says Nigerians should resist some habits that might result in health hazards during flooding, as rains continue to pound some cities across Nigeria.

BREAKING NEWS 0 Comments

How testing prevents hepatitis spread, death – Anyaike

● We support Nigeria against virus – WHO‘ ABUJA – Testing for hepatitis in health facilities remains a major strategy for controlling the virus, public health specialist and Head, Prevention,

BREAKING NEWS 0 Comments

‘More Nigerian children may die from vaccine-preventable diseases from 2021 unless…’

● Chairman, National Immunization Financing Task Team, Dr. Ben Ayene says there’s N101.5bn deficit in local funding of immunization  ● Says each Nigerian child needs “only” N13,000 for vaccination, yearly 

FEATURES 0 Comments

NAFDAC gets ISO for Kaduna lab

• Agency reiterates commitment to mandate ABUJA – The Acting Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Yetunde Oni, on Thursday reiterated the commitment of the

FOOD AND NUTRITION 0 Comments

FG advocates use of cooking gas

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) otherwise known as cooking gas, is much cheaper than other means of cooking in Nigeria, the Federal Government and a pro-health non-governmental organization, Africare said on

New UNFPA Representative for Nigeria assumes office

• Promises to assist in tackling poverty, humanitarian needs, others The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) new Resident Representative in Nigeria, Dr Diene Keita, has resumed office with a promise

Nigerian CSOs, NASS disagree on NGO Bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs) are strongly opposed to a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to establish Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission. At an interactive meeting

BREAKING NEWS 0 Comments

World Hepatitis Day: Ooni to lead campaign

● As government renews commitment to defeat scourge ABUJA – The Federal Government has named Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Royal Ambassador against hepatitis.

FG considers pruning hospital bills, other measures to reduce maternal deaths

● Sets up Task Force The Federal Goveenment is considering a reduction of bills in public hospitals and the re-introduction of conditional cash transfer for women who access health facilities