Posts From Juliet Umeh

Poor hygiene: Over 3.5m children suffer from diarrheal diseases annually – Minister 

The Minister for Environment, Engr. Mohammed Abdullahi, today said that an estimated 3.5 million children under 5 years old in developing countries, including Nigeria, suffer from preventable diarrheal diseases annually. 

4 northern states yet to sign, adopt the Child Rights Act – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says four northern states, Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe are the only ones left, out of the 36 states of the federation, that are

PSN worries over rate of members leaving Nigeria 

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN), has expressed worry over the rate its members are leaving the country for greener pastures. Chairman of the association, Osun State chapter, Prof Moses

Patients have right to know their drugs,  seek clarification when necessary – Experts  

In order to avoid risk of having adverse drug reactions capable of prolonging the treatment period in the health facilities in Nigeria, experts have advocated the empowerment of patients to

PCN seals 343 pharmacies, patents medicine shops in Ogun

The Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed up no fewer than 342 pharmacies, as well as Patient Medicine Shops (PMS), in the last one week in Ogun State for

UNICEF partners Nigeria to commence digitised birth registration from October

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria says plans are underway to digitise birth registration across the country, with Kano State taking the

How bureaucratic bottleneck frustrates Nigerian  researchers – Afe Babalola 

Founder of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN has expressed concern over the delay often experienced  during the process for clinical test and approval of locally made

Lagos screens, offers primary ear care to over 1000 pupils

Provides Pupils with Hearing Aids As part of efforts to reduce hearing impairment amongst school children, particularly pupils with educationally significant hearing loss, the Lagos State Government in collaboration with

 COVID-19: Catholic church to resume handshakes during mass 30-month after

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has directed the resumption of handshakes popularly known as ‘Kiss of Peace’ during the celebration of mass after suspending the Eucharistic practice 30

Edo State unveils new campaign for COVID-19 vaccination

Edo State government has launched a new campaign plan to boost immunity against COVID-19 in the state. Launching the campaign tagged “Scales 3.0 Strategy for accelerating COVID-19 Vaccination,”  at Ugbor

Why FG commits huge resources to health sector – Ehanire  

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, today, explained why the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government is committing huge resources to the health sector in the country. He said

MTN donates 604,800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Nigeria

As part of its contributions in controlling the spread of infectious disease in Nigeria, the telecommunications services provider, MTN, on Wednesday, donated 604,800 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria.

Adopt hand-washing habit, Water Resources Minister urges Nigerians The Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, Thursday challenged Nigerians to make hand washing a habit to protect their health and

Zulum orders instant renovation of doctors’ quarters, employment of 30 healthcare personnel at Borno’s Bama hospital  

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has ordered the immediate rehabilitation of unoccupied and deteriorated bungalows meant for medical doctors at the General Hospital in Bama. The Governor reportedly gave

NMA kicks against FG-sponsored bill on establishment of traditional medicine board

Faults non immortalization of Stella Adadevoh, 8 yrs after The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has decried the action of the federal government in sponsoring a bill on the Establishment of

Taraba vaccinates over 70,000 for Rotavirus, other child killer diseases

A total of 77,791 children in Bali local government area of Taraba State have received vaccinations for Rotavirus and other child killer diseases in three days. This excludes the number

FG takes campaigns against open defecation to Bakassi IDPs Camp

The Federal Government has taken up the campaign on the use of clean toilets to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs Camp in Bakassi, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River.

One newborn dies from neonatal tetanus every 15 mins – UNICEF

Nigeria among top countries with more cases The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, says available data has indicated that one newborn dies from neonatal tetanus every 15 minutes.  It also

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Why you must pay attention to your arteries – Consultant Cardiologist

A Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Eugene Nwosu has urged Nigerians to pay attention to their arteries (the muscular blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body),. stating

Lagos unveils code of conduct handbook for traditional medicine practitioners

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled a code of conduct handbook for traditional, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners as part of efforts to regulate their practice in the State. The

Autism: Why Nigeria records more cases-  Experts 

Advise parents to seek care in appropriate places Nigerians parents have been advised to seek for professionals in a suspected cases of autism in their children noting that the country

COVID-19 vaccine: Why we are suing Pfizer, BioNTech – Moderna

Moderna has said that it is suing Pfizer and BioNTech for infringement of patents central to its (Moderna’s) mRNA technology platform used to develop the COVID vaccine.  In a statement

How financial gap, community transmission, others hinder TB elimination in Nigeria – Experts 

Say childhood TB on increase Call for online data platform  Minister pledges to explore more funding avenues  For Nigeria to end tuberculosis, TB, the country must take care of huge

Lassa fever: NCDC monitoring team visits Edo

Commissioner pledges cooperation towards elimination Edo State Commissioner for Health Prof. Obehi Akoria has assured the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of the state’s resolve to strengthen its collaboration

Polio: 3 yrs after, COVID-19, insecurity threaten onslaught against re-emerging viruses – Minister   

As Nigeria celebrates three years of free status the federal government, Thursday, said the impact of COVID-19 and the emerging insecurity in the country was threatening its onslaught against re-emerging