News - Health

Pharmacists Council Seals Illegal Patent Medicine Stores In Abia

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

Residents Of Bauchi Suburb Struggle For Water With Animals

1 month ago /

In their quest for potable drinking water, residents of Bauchi suburb, Northeast Nigeria, are calling on governments, cooperate organizations to come to their aid as they struggle with animals for a source of water. 

UNICAL Teaching Hospital Resident Doctors Commence Indefinite Strike

2 months ago /

Less than one week after the security and junior staff of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, locked out the management staff over unpaid salaries, the Association of Resident Doctors of the hospital has embarked on an indefinite strike due to the alleged failure of the management of the hospital to meet their demands.

Health Experts Stress Importance Of Regular Eye Checks For 40-Year-Old And Above

2 months ago /

Medical experts have counselled people of 40 years and above to regularly check their eyes in order to prevent glaucoma and other eye diseases that could lead to blindness.

NIPSS Plans Comprehensive Strategy Document For Primary Healthcare In Nigeria

2 months ago /

The Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Juma Jonathan, says the institute is planning a comprehensive health care strategy document for the primary health care sector in Nigeria.

Roundtable On Water Advocates Strengthened Partnership On Water And Sanitation Crisis

2 months ago /

The Country Director of WaterAid Nigeria, Chichi Anagolu-Okoye has called for a strengthened partnership between the Nigerian government and development organizations to address the country’s growing water and sanitation crisis.

Pharmacists Want Buhari To Assent To Pharmacy Council Bill

2 months ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to give assent to the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Bill as the bill will address the challenge of heavy reliance on drugs importation and create an enabling environment for modern technology that would bring about the much-needed pharmaceutical revolution in Nigeria.

Cross River Govt Commences 32,000 Free Eye Tests And Surgeries

2 months ago /

No fewer than thirty-two thousand persons will benefit from the Cross River state government’s free eye tests and surgeries as part of the 2019 world glaucoma week celebrations.

Nigeria's HIV Prevalence Rate Drops To 1.4%

2 months ago /

The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Nigeria has dropped from 3.0 per cent in 2014 to 1.4 per cent in 2018.

Taraba State Partners Foreign Experts On Free Eye Care Treatment

3 months ago /

The  Taraba State Government has flagged off a free eye care treatment in partnership with international medical experts as part of efforts to provide quality and affordable eye care services to citizens of the state.

Health Sector Workers Begin 3-Day Nationwide Protest

3 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has started a 3-day nationwide protest rally in all federal tertiary health institutions.

Health Workers Threaten Industrial Action

3 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, and Assembly of Health Care Professionals said they will stage a national rally in Abuja on Monday,  February 4, to draw the attention of the federal and state ministries of health to the unending marginalization of health workers in Nigeria.

Health Workers Strike Looms

3 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has ended a nationwide mobilisation exercise and called a crucial National Executive Council meeting for Thursday, following the expiration of its 15 days strike notice to the government.