News - Health

W.H.O Says Malaria Responsible For 50% Of Deaths In Borno

2 months ago /

The World Health Organisation, W.H.O says, Malaria is responsible for more than 50% of recorded deaths in Borno State.

West African Health Organization Decries Rising Rate Of Child Mortality

2 months ago /

The Director General of West African Health Organization (WAHO) Professor Stanley Okolo says women will continue to die in Nigeria if issues and challenges affecting Marternal Health are not properly addressed.   

WHO: Nigeria Will Be Polio Free By August 2018

2 months ago /

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria will be polio free by August 2018.

Presidential Committee On Northeast Initiative Sets Up Screening Centres On Viral Hepatitis

2 months ago /

The Presidential Committee On Northeast Initiative has continued it's campaign against viral hepatitis in the NorthEast with the setup of five  (5) screening and vaccination centres in Taraba State.  

Nigeria Adopts National Policy On Maternal Mortality

2 months ago /

Nigeria now has her First National Policy on mortality to help reduce the avoidable number maternal of women who lose their lives during pregnancies and childbirths.

Nurses Seek Harmony In Health Sector

2 months ago /

The National Association of Nigeria nurses and midwives has called for harmony between the Joint Health Sector Workers and the Nigeria Medical Association.

Buhari Accents To Medical Residency Training Act

2 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has accented to the medical residency training act 2018.

Ghana Bans Importation Of Tilapia Fish

2 months ago /

Ghana will ban the importation of all tilapia fish to prevent the outbreak of a virus which posed a huge risk to the global tilapia industry.

Lead Poisoning Kills 500 Children In Zamfara, Niger

3 months ago /

The Ministry of mines and steel development, doctors without borders are seeking preventive measures against lead poisoning. 

Three Die In Kogi Cholera Outbreak

3 months ago /

Kogi State Government says three persons died  in Kabawa Community of Lokoja Local Government following a cholera outbreak on wednesday.

WHO Introduces Five New Ebola Drugs In DRC

3 months ago /

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced five new investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following an Ebola outbreak in the country.

WHO: Death Toll From Adamawa Cholera Outbreak Rises To 15, 913 Reported Cases

3 months ago /

Death toll from the cholera outbreak in Mubi Adamawa State has risen to 15, this according to the  latest figures posted by World Health Organisation technical staff providing coordination and support for containing the spread to other locations of the state.

Resident Doctors Threaten Strike

3 months ago /

Barely Twenty-four hours after The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, suspended its six weeks old strike, the National Association Of Resident Doctors, NARD is threatening to cripple the sector with another industrial action.

Health Workers Suspend Strike

3 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has suspended its six weeks old strike.

House Of Reps Passes Motion On Urgent Medical Treatment For VVF Patients

3 months ago /

The House Of Representatives On Wednesday moved in favour of a motion urging the federal government to give urgent medical attention to Vesico Vaginal Fistula, VVF, Patients.

Saraki To Meet With JOHESU Over Health Workers’ Strike

4 months ago /

Senate President Bukola Saraki will meet the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) for the second time on Monday, as the Senate continues its quest to halt the lingering strike embarked by health workers under the aegis of the union.

Controversy Over Cholera Outbreak In Abuja Suburb

4 months ago /

Controversy is now trailing the reported outbreak of Cholera in one of the slums in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

D.R.C Ebola Patients Escape From Hospital

4 months ago /

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.

Society For Family Doctors To Digitise Access To Healthcare

4 months ago /

The Society for Family Physicians of Nigeria says it is putting in place digital mechanisms that will ease the stress patients pass through to access health care.

Codeine Ban: 400 Drug Stores Sealed In Adamawa

4 months ago /

It will no longer be business as usual for any pharmaceutical or drugstore operating without fulfilling the minimum requirements for registration and observing laid down rules for drug distribution in the country.