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Enter Ehanire, Mamora as new health ministers

Immediate past Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire and former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Senator Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora were sworn in today by President Muhammadu

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Nigeria declares State of Emergency on maternal, child death

To probe causes of all maternal deaths   ABUJA – The Nigerian government on Monday April 8 declared a State of Emergency on maternal and child mortality in the country.

Enabulele at HEWAN Symposium

• decries slow implementation of National Health Act Dr. Enabulele at the symposium Dr Osahon Enabulele, Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association on Saturday decried the slow implementation of the National

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Nigeria’s high fertility rate a problem – Osinbajo

AAFP says country risks demographic doom ABUJA – The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday declared Nigeria’s current high fertility rate a problem for the country. While declaring open

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UNICEF lights Abuja gate ‘blue’ for World Children’s Day

ABUJA – Officials of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), government functionaries, children and lovers of children within Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Tuesday lit the popular City Gate ‘blue’ to

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Nigerian Physiotherapist offers free on-call service

  A South Africa-based Nigerian physiotherapist has announced plans to provide on-call services to the public for a wide range of ailment requiring physiotherapy. In as press release, Prof. Efe

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Cholera outbreak declines

• NCDC attributes major cause to poor water and hygiene facilities in many States   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there has been a general decline in

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St. Racheal’s Pharma, HealthPlus sign agreement to promote life expectancy in Nigeria

To provide drugs at half price St. Racheal’s Pharma, an emerging manufacturer of antibiotics for the African pharmaceutical market and HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy and fastest growing pharmacy

Genetics professor says Sickle Cell is death sentence

Prof. Otoikhian on the programme Courtesy: TVC • “It’s a curse,” he tells TV viewers on World Sickle Cell Day In a frank but brutal manner, a professor of genetics,

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Resident doctors threaten fresh strike

There seems to be no respite yet for Nigeria’s health sector as Resident Doctors are gearing for another strike just as other health workers under the aegis of the Joint

At last, JOHESU suspends 44-day-old strike

…effective Friday as NIC takes over negotiation ABUJA – The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) Wednesday said it has decided to suspend its 44-day-old strike, on Friday June 1, 2018.

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FG bans production, importation of codeine syrups

In the wake of the BBC undercover report, the Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ban with immediate effect

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Cockroaches for medical treatment?

Chinese scientists are taking a close look at cockroaches to explore their potential in medical treatment. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the research is led by Li Sheng, director

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90 Nigerians died from Lassa fever since January – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday released an update on ravaging Lassa fever in different states in Nigeria, revealing that no fewer than 90 deaths were recorded between

Nigerians to walk for endometriosis awareness

Come March 10, Nigerians are expected to troop out on the streets of Lagos for a special walk to raise awareness about endometriosis,  a disease  condition that inflicts so much

UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by

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Hope rises for childless couples

FTSF announces 2018 Free Fertility Treatment Programme At 47, Mrs Soyemi was almost giving up on her dream of ever becoming a mother. Over the years, she traversed different parts of

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NHIS boss, Yusuf resumes as staff supporters, non-supporters continue protest

The reinstated Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, on Monday in Abuja resumed duties amidst peaceful protests by supporters and non-supporters. A pocket of non-supporters

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Exclusive: Report that nailed NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

                                                              

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NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in mass treatment coverage index

66.6 million people received treatment in 2016 A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected

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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

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Henrietta Fore becomes new UNICEF Executive Director

Henrietta Fore has assumed office on January 1 as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director.  Ms. Fore brings to the role more than four decades of private and public sector leadership experience. “I am

WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

The World Health Organization (WHO) has  prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines,

NCDC issues advisory on Cerebrospinal Meningitis

As  the Meningitis season approaches, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued an advisory urging  Nigerians to be vigilant, “ACT FAST and report any suspected case to the nearest

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Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre takes off

ABUJA – Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, led other government functionaries to commission Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre in Abuja on Friday December 1. The centre, equipped