News - Health

Residents Of Bauchi Suburb Struggle For Water With Animals

4 months 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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%

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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.

Six Persons Die From Fresh Outbreak Of Lassa Fever In Plateau State

6 months ago /

Plateau State Government has confirmed the death of six people while 17 others tested positive following a fresh outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.

JOHESU Issues 15-Day Strike Notice

7 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended on May 30, 2018, if the issues in dispute are not resolved by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Enugu Psychiatric Hospital Doctors Go On Strike

7 months ago /

Resident doctors at the Psychiatric Hospital Enugu, south-east Nigeria, have embarked on indefinite strike to press home their demands.

FED Govt Moves To Ensure Safety Of GMOs

7 months ago /

The Nigerian Govt is putting in place safety measures against harmful effects of genetically modified products. The director general of the Nation

NMA Set To Eliminate Trans-Fatly Acids In Food

8 months ago /

The Nigerian medical association, NMA has set up a technical working group to eliminate trans-fatly acids in food supply chain in the country.  

FG Laments Huge Gap In Malaria Intervention

8 months ago /

The National Malaria Elimination Programme says despite efforts by the Nigerian government to tackle malaria in the country there is still an existing huge gap in combating the disease.

Abuja University Teaching Hospital Separates Conjoined Twins

8 months ago /

A team of surgeons at the University of Abuja teaching hospital Gwagwalada have successfully separated a set of conjoined twins.

 

Bayelsa Medical University To Take Off In 2019

8 months ago /

Governor Seriake Dickson says the new Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa, has the potential to be one of the best in Africa and the world if properly managed with academic work billed to commence in the first quarter of 2019.


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