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Bauchi initiates Yellow Fever campaign targeting 500,000 people

In response to an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, Governor Bala Mohammed on 12 September 2019 initiated a vaccination campaign against the disease in Alkaleri Local Government Area

Malnutrition: My saddest moment by Emir of Kano

Calls for establishment of Commission for Malnutrition in Nigeria ABUJA – The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday revealed an incident that has remained his saddest moment since

Health writers laud appointment of medical professionals as health ministers

Recommend priorities The Health Writers Association of Nigeria, (HEWAN), on Friday September 6, commended Presiden t Muhammadu Buhari for appointing two notable medical practitioners as health Ministers. A release signed

Eti-Osa to get General  Hospital , Gov. Sanwo-Olu pledges

Unveils 110-Bed Mother Child Hospital  Lagos State Governor, Mr.Babajide Sanwo-Olu  has promised to construct a general hospital at Eti-Osa, one of the local government area in the state,  to serve

Kidnappers release Irrua Specialist Hospital CMD

Nine days after he was kidnapped, the Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist hospital, Edo State, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni, was released yesterday,. Okogbenin was abducted at Ramat Park in Ikpoba-Okha

Mamora wants varsities to introduce degree programme in herbal medicine

The  Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, has called on universities in the country to introduce Bachelor of Science degree programme in herbal medicine for better healthcare delivery.

DICOMAG congratulates new health minister

Urges him to priorities diabetes control  A non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Group (DICOMAG) has urged the new Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire to make the control

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

Africa heads into last mile to be free of wild polio

Africa today passes a milestone threshold – three years with no case of wild poliovirus detected. This begins the short step to declaring the continent free of wild polio. This

Kano community chases away immunisation officers

Members of Makuntiri community in Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State, on Friday gave reasons for chasing away health workers drafted to conduct polio immunization in the community. The

Sanwo-Olu restates pledge for speedy completion of health projects

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his commitment to speedy completion of all on-going projects in the State health sector in line with his administration’s drive

FG to include diabetes in PHC service

To stem the increasing incidence of diabetes in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health has announced plans to double its efforts to strengthen the primary healthcare system to include diabetes

Yellow fever claims 16 in Ebonyi

At least 16 persons have reportedly died following an outbreak of yellow fever virus in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State. Many others are also receiving treatment at the

Lagos shuts 52 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

No fewer than 52 pharmacies, patent medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Isolo, Egbeda, Ikotun, Bariga and Somolu in Oshodi-Isolo, Alimosho and Somolu Local government areas of Lagos were sealed

Rainbow hospital holds 6th diabetes, podiatry workshop

Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a Lagos-based private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and metabolism conditions, has announced plans to host its 6th edition of

Open defecation: Borehole makes a difference in Kano community

In far away Yammawah Kafawa, a fulani community in Dambata Local Government Area (LGA), of Kano State, at Northern Nigeria, there is no electricity for the children to watch Disney

Ita-faji building collapse: Victims get clinical follow-up, rehabilitation

  As part of efforts to ensure full recovery from trauma and ill health, the Lagos Government through the Ministry of Health has commenced general clinical follow-up and rehabilitation sessions

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DSS parades fake doctor

The Department of State Services (DSS) has paraded a man described as a fake doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, having operated illegally under the Adamawa State government since 2015. DSS State Director

Make blood donation a habit- Haematologist urges Nigerians

A Consultant Haematologist, Prof. Suleiman Akanmu, has called on Nigerians to make blood donation a regular thing in order to be free from diseases related to excess amount of iron

UNODC partners FG to prevent crime, drug use through education

ABUJA – The United Nations office on drugs and crime Nigeria (UNODC) and the Federal Ministry of Education today launched a new programme, Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative in Nigeria,

Lagos records three new polio cases

• Commences house to house immunisation   The Lagos State government today confirmed three new cases of polio in the state even as it admonished parents and guardian to present

Lagos trains 825 health workers on attitudinal change

• Perm Sec urges workers to embrace professional core values A cross section of health workers at one of the training sessions In its bid to foster qualitative health care

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WED 2019: Chevron Nigeria’s commitment to environmental stewardship 

  “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.” These words of Henry David Thoreau underscore the emerging conversations as we mark

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Hygeia HMO Debuts ‘Street Talk’ in partnership with Rhythm 93.7 FM Lagos

Hygeia and Rhythm 93.7 fm officials during the launch of the programme To improve awareness on crucial health issues across the country by featuring rapid-fire questions and answers focused on

Lagos re-energises TB control intervention

To address human resource and data gathering challenges Lagos State Government has rejigged its tuberculosis (TB) control interventions to reduce the prevalence of the disease in the State. Permanent Secretary