News - Health

Kenya Scientists Investigate Connection Between Hot Food, Beverage And Cancer

3 months ago /

Scientists in Kenya are investigating possible connections between food and beverage temperatures and esophageal cancer.

6 Ways Use Of Social Media Can Affect Your Health

3 months ago /

Social media since its advent, without a doubt, is increasingly gaining momentum, relevance among people across the globe.

Fed Govt Launches National Health, Information Technology Strategic Framework

3 months ago /

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a national Health, Information Communication Technology Strategic Framework to guide the implementation of E-health in Nigeria.

Nigeria Needs Three Million Latrines And Toilets Yearly To Combat Open Defecation By 2030

3 months ago /

Nigeria will need to build three million latrines and toilets every year if it must meet the 2030 SDGS target to cater for 47 million citizens currently engaged in open defecation.

Vaccine Ambassadors Advocate Increased Budgetary Allocation For Immunization

3 months ago /

Vaccine ambassadors have called on the Nigerian government to increase its budgetary allocation for routine immunization in order to protect the Nigerian child against childhood diseases.

Over Four Million Nigerian Children Unvaccinated

3 months ago /

Over four million children in Nigeria are yet to be immunized against various vaccine-preventable diseases.

OAUTH Carries Out 16 Open Heart Surgeries In Four Months

4 months ago /

One major ailment that often takes a patient outside the shores of Nigeria is ‘hole in the heart’,  a situation which requires open heart surgery.

Nigeria Joins Global Response To Malaria Scourge

4 months ago /

World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on the 25th of April which recognizes global efforts to control malaria.

Arewa Youth Group Wants Northern Governors To Declare State Of Emergency On Drug Abuse

4 months ago /

Some concerned youths in Katsina State have appealed to nineteen northern state governors to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on drug abuse in their respective states.

Katsina State Commissions Rehabilitation Centre For Drug Addicts

4 months ago /

The Katsina State Government says it is committed to eradicating drug abuse in the state.  

Health Experts Advocate More Govt. Investment In Health Sector

4 months ago /

Health experts say medical tourism will continue to increase if the Nigerian government refuses to invest in human capital development in the health sector.  

15-Month Baby Girl With Hole In The Heart Needs N8.5m To Survive

4 months ago /

A fifteen-month-old baby girl, Nwadiobgu Chimamanda is currently battling with a hole in her heart and needs urgent assistance from well-meaning Nigerians, the government and corporate bodies for a chance to live.

Pharmacists Council Seals Illegal Patent Medicine Stores In Abia

4 months ago /

The Pharmacists Registration Council of Nigeria has arrested six illegal patent medicine dealers in three major cities in Abia State, Southeast Nigeria. 

Niger Delta Gas Flaring Major Source Of Cancer Among Children

4 months ago /

The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has confirmed the prevalence of cancer infection among children under the age of 18 in the country’s oil-rich region due to incidents of gas flaring.

NAF Takes Free Health Care To Host Community In Bauchi

4 months ago /

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, says it will continue to prioritize the provision of health care delivery and other humanitarian services to host communities and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, across the country.

NAFDAC Docks Man For N30m Fake And Counterfeit Drugs In Kano

4 months ago /

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC has dragged one innocent Okpara before a Federal High Court sitting in Kano for being in possession of fake and counterfeit drugs worth over 30 million naira.

Stop Patronising Traditional Birth Attendants – Akwa Ibom Govt. Advises Mothers

4 months ago /

The Akwa Ibom State Government has advised pregnant mothers against patronizing traditional birth attendants.

Healthcare Boss Solicits Support Of Traditional Rulers For “Chips” Programme

4 months ago /

Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaiba has appealed to the northern traditional council to support the community health influencer promoter and service, "Chips Programme" the same way it supported the polio immunization programme so as to improve the health and well-being of the people.

Health Workers Union Tasks Buhari On New Cabinet

4 months ago /

The medical and health workers union is an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress, calling on president Buhari not to appoint medical doctors for the position of ministers of state for Health and the Labour and Employment ministry in the next cabinet reshuffle.

Reps To Initiate Criminal Charge Against NAFDAC DG

4 months ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services has queried the National Agency For Food, and Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC for spendings in 2018, without appropriation.