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Obesity rising in Africa

Obesity is rising rapidly in Africa. Between 2000 and 2016, Africa nearly doubled the number of overweight adults. The trends are same for children. Africa is currently home to 28%

Ondo activates 5O facilities for clinical breast examination

Trains 67 health workers to create awareness The Ondo State Ministry of Health has activated 50 facilities for clinical breast examination while also training 67 health workers in the 18

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How my kidney was harvested, 16-year old boy narrates ordeal in court

A 16-Year-Old Boy, yesterday told an FCT High Court in Zuba that he was offered N1 million by one Mr Emmanuel Olorunlaye, for his kidney to be removed at Alliance

Police arrest fake medical doctor in Lagos, seal hospital

A 37-year-old fake medical doctor practicing with forged certificates has been arrested by operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos. The suspect, after his arrested in the Ikorodu

Epidemiologist advocates single-dose for HPV vaccines

… As former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole bows out of UCH  A Clinical Epidemiologist, Prof. Deborah Watson-Jones, has advocated intake of  single-dose  for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines, saying

Measles: Adamawa shuts schools

Adamawa State Government has closed down public and private schools following the outbreak of measles in the state. The closure notice was contained in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary

How new Sector Renewal Investment Initiative will improve  quality health delivery – Minister

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Ali Pate, has expressed confidence that the Nigeria Health Sector Renewal Investment Initiative (NHSRII), which President Bola Tinubu launched recently,

Brain Drain: Only 58,000 doctors renewed licence in 2023 – MDCN Registrar

The Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr Fatima Kyari, has disclosed that only 58,000 doctors have renewed their annual practising licence in 2023 due to brain drain

World Malaria Day: More countries roll out vaccine

In a significant step forward for malaria prevention in Africa, three countries—Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Thursday, April 25, launched a large-scale rollout of the life-saving malaria vaccine targeting

WHO, PSHAN sign pact to strengthen Nigeria’s Primary Health Care

As part of the innovative drive towards transforming primary healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Private Sector Health

First patient of pig kidney transplant discharged from hospital

Rick Slayman, the world’s first living recipient of a genetically edited pig kidney transplant, has been discharged from the hospital. CNN reports that Slayman was discharged on Wednesday, two weeks

Tuberculosis: 300 die in Ogun as Kaduna records 32,297 in 2023

The Senior Programme Officer of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, IHVN, Ms Florinda Olawusi, has disclosed that no fewer than 300 patients died of tuberculosis, out of over 6,000

NiMet advises respiratory disease patients over expected 3-day haziness from Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted sunshine and haziness from today (Monday) to Wednesday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted sunny skies in

Lassa Fever Spreads To 16 States

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed 109 new cases of lassa fever and 20 deaths across 16 states in one week (26 February to 3 March).

Tinubu appoints new DG for NACA

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Temitope Ilori as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). A press statement by Presidential  spokesperson

Nigerian Hospitals depleted, healthcare in danger — APHPN President raises alarm

Worried by current economic hardship, the national President Of Association Of Public Health Physicians Of Nigeria (APHPN) Prof. Alphonsus Isara, has raised the alarm over rising cost of medicine, depletion

Senate advocates NHIS coverage for kidney diseases

The Senate, on Thursday, called on the Federal Government to expand its coverage the National Health Insurance Scheme to cover patients with chronic kidney disease. It also urged the FG

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FGM is gruesome, criminal violation of women’s rights- Senator Ireti

The Chairman Senate committee on Women Affairs, Senator Ireti Kingibe has described female genital mutilation, FGM as a gruesome act and a criminal violation of women’s rights and that of

12.7% of African adolescents lonely, face mental challenges – Babcock VC

The Vice Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Ademola Tayo, has said despite the booming population of African countries, about 12.7 percent of the population are suffering from

FG bans leave of absence for health workers

Amidst revelation that no fewer than 15,000 to 16,000 doctors have left the country for greener pastures in the last five years, the Federal Government has announced a new policy

Nigeria Receives new meningitis vaccine

Nigeria has become the first country to receive the new MenFive meningitis vaccine from the Vaccine Alliance-funded global stockpile. In a press statement by GAVI on Thursday March 7, the

Lassa fever: Benue records 46 cases, 9 deaths

as FG announces plans for national de-ratisation campaign Benue State has reportedly recorded 46 Lassa Fever cases and nine deaths in seven Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state. Some of

Group advocates increase on sugar-sweetened beverage tax to reduce NCD

Says tax increase to see significant drop in consumption The Federal Government, FG has been tasked to increase sugar-sweetened beverage, SSB tax to a minimum of N130 per litre in

Nurses demand separate salary structure

as lawmakers halt NMCN’s new certificate verification guidelines The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for  a separate salary package, the Enhanced Nurses Salary Structure (ENSS),

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Ogun state declares free surgeries for residents

Ogun State government on Monday began the process of offering free surgical services to indigents in the state. The Executive Secretary of Ogun State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Afolabi Dosunmu,