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NAFDAC raises alarm over circulation of  ‘dangerous’ herbal products

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday raised alarm over the nationwide proliferation of unapproved herbal products, which it describes as “dangerous”. The NAFDAC

UniAbuja Begins Master’s Degree In Diabetes Education

As part of efforts to address the growing burden of diabetes in Nigeria, the  University of Abuja has announced the commencement of a new Master’s degree programme  in Diabetes Education.

Locally produced Indomie Noodles safe – NAFDAC assures consumers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has assured consumers  of the safety of all brands of Indomie Noodles produced in the country. This was made

2023 Blood Donor Day: Nigeria in shortfall of 1.7m pints of blood annually

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate 2023 World Blood Donor Day, today, Haima Health Initiative, says Nigeria is in shortfall of 1.7 million pints of blood

Anthrax: FG cautions against consumption of hides

The Federal Government, Monday, urged Nigerians to stop consumption of hides (pomo), smoked meat and bush meat following an outbreak of Anthrax in some neighbouring countries. The alert was contained

Drone company delivers over 50,000 vaccine doses across Cross River health facilities

No fewer  than 50,000 doses of regular immunisation vaccines have been delivered to health facilities across Cross River State by a drone delivery company, Zipline. The company said the move

Spain passes law for menstrual leave

Spain’s sexual and reproductive health law, which includes the right for women to take time off work when they have their period, came into effect on June 1st. The Gender

Grow food, not life threatening tobacco crops – WHO urges governments

The World Health Organisation  (WHO), has urged governments to stop subsidizing tobacco farming and support more sustainable crops that could feed millions. In a message today to mark the World

12 benefit from SEOF-sponsored open heart surgeries in Anambra

No fewer than  12 patients have benefited from Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation (SEOF)-sponsored Open Heart Surgeries, conducted from May 14 to 26th May 2023, at Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital,

PHC: ‘FCTA seeks $22b to revitalize Primary Healthcare, close 20% Funding Gap’

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has said it requires about $22 billion to close the 20 percent funding gap in the revitalization of its Primary Healthcare Centres.  According to

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Kidney disease or anger of the gods?

– Ufuoma’s ordeal with condition that swells her body In the small Isoko community in Delta state where she hails from, it is a taboo to conduct the bedroom affair

Health workers begin indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Health Care Professional Association, AHPA, Thursday, declared an indefinite strike across the country. Members of the unions had trooped to

CAN tasks FG on improved health infrastructure for aging population 

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, has expressed concern about the state of health infrastructure in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas, where a significant

Lagosians to enjoy improved healthcare

… as Sanwo-Olu commissions 6 medical projects at LASUTH Residents of Lagos will start enjoying an improved healthcare services in the state. This is as the Governor of  the state,

CONHESS: Health workers  protest in Abuja

…Urge Buhari to approve, implement report Few days before the end of the current administration, the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, Wednesday stormed Abuja in

FG unveils 100-Bed Mother & Child Centre at Unizik teaching hospital 

The Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs has unveiled a series of interventions at the permanent site of Nnamdi

Adesina urges support for Africa Pharm Foundation

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has urged critical stakeholders on the continent to support the bank’s  Africa Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation (APTF).   The AfDB president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, disclosed this

Only 463 of Nigeria’s 25,843 PHCs have skilled birth attendants – NPHCDC

Begins process of recruiting doctors, midwives ,nurses, others  The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDC) has said that only 463 of Nigeria’s 25,843 primary health care facilities have the

Buhari to inaugurates N21b Presidential/VIP Wing State House Medical Centre

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday, May 19, inaugurate a N21 billion Presidential/VIP Wing of State House Medical Centre, Abuja. The medical center situated within the premises of the Presidential

WHO cautions against use of non-sugar sweeteners for weight control 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS), which recommends against the use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of

FG inaugurates virtual health platform

The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on Monday inaugurated “NigComHealth’ platform to transform the healthcare sector in the country.  The Minister, Prof. Isa Pantami, unveiled the Nigeria Communications

It’s ‘No work, No pay’ – Labour Minister warns resident doctors as they commence warning strike

The Federal Government has warned members of  the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve their planned five-day warning strike. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, gave

FG delivers 80-bed, 40-bed healthcare facilities in Kwara communities

The Federal Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs, has unveiled an 80-bed and 40-bed state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Oro

NAFDAC alerts consumers on recalled male performance enhancement capsule

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Sunday, warned users/consumers against the use of PrimeZen Black 6000mg, a male performance enhancement capsule recalled from the

Resident doctors begin five-day warning strike Wednesday

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has declared a five-day warning strike over the failure of the Federal Government to meet its demands. The resident doctors said the strike