News - Health

Doctors' Strike May End Very Soon As NMA, FG Sign MoU

4 years ago /

There are indications making the round that the on-going nationwide strike embarked by members of the Nigerian Medical Association could come to an end emerged on Sunday as government and the association signed a Memorandum Of Understanding.  

Patients In Jos Want FG And Doctors To End Strike

4 years ago /

As the strike by doctors enters the second day, its effect is already causing concern for patients in hospitals in Jos, the Plateau state capital, North Central, Nigeria. 

UN Seek To Calm West African Nations As Ebola Virus Spreads

4 years ago /

The World Health Organization has confirmed 759 suspected cases of the haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 467 people dead.

NMA Strike: Doctors Shun Patients At National Hospital, Abuja

4 years ago /

Health services have been grounded in hospitals across Nigeria following an indefinite strike action embarked upon by medical doctors.  

Nigerian Doctors Begins Nationwide Indefinite Strike Action

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, begin a nationwide industrial strike, following alleged failure of the Federal Government to meet it 24-point demands, which include salary and other welfare packages.

NAFDAC Seals Up Over 400 Shops For Fake And Substandard Drugs

4 years ago /

The National Agency For Food, Drugs Administration And Control, NAFDAC says it has sealed no fewer than four hundred shops in Lagos and Kano for distributing and sale of substandard, falsely labeled and counterfeit medical products.  

Doctors Strike: Patients Bemoan Plight

4 years ago /

As the three day warning strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors entered its final day, only special emergency cases are being attended to by the medical doctors in all the public hospitals in Kano.  

DG Of NACA Says The End To HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Nigeria Is Close

4 years ago /

The director general National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Professor John Alechenu Idoko says achieving an end to HIV and AIDS epidemic in Nigeria has become imperative as HIV treatment and other high-impact strategies are being rapidly pursued to check the rate of deaths caused by the AIDS scourge.  

Eradicating Malaria in Nigeria

4 years ago /

Sub-Saharan Africa seems to be loosing the very gains it has made in the fight against malaria.                            

Senate passes bill on HIV and AIDS anti-discrimation

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill prohibiting individuals and organizations from discriminating against persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Over 80% of children in Lugbe test positive to malaria

4 years ago /

Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs have remained major threats to the health of most Nigerians especially in rural communities who are daily exposed to diseases, which the world health organization have identified as preventable.  

There's no outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria, says ministry of health

4 years ago /

The Federal Ministry of Health says there is no outbreak of the Ebola virus in Nigeria.

Drug dealers return back to open market in Kano

4 years ago /

In 2013, the Kano state government clamped on drug dealers in the Sabon Gari market in Kano metropolis.

World tuberculosis day: Experts advocate for more sensitization

4 years ago /

Medical experts in Nigeria have recommended more public sensitization to help reduce the high rate of tuberculosis in Nigeria.

Governor Uduaghan says migration is inhibiting the eradication of polio in the country

4 years ago /

Activities of Boko Haram members in some parts of northern Nigeria have been identified as potential threat against the eradication of polio in Nigeria as people migrate to more safer states.

Oral hygiene: Experts advocate good eating habit

4 years ago /

Most oral diseases have been blamed on bad eating habits and improper use of tooth brush.

Kaduna health care workers strike

4 years ago /

The industrial strike action by the joint health sector union, which entered its 12th day on Wednesday, has crippled health care delivery in government owned hospitals in Kaduna state.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER QUALITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO NIGERIANS

4 years ago /

The federal government has expressed its determination and commitment to deliver quality health care service in Nigeria.  

NEW VACCINE FOR TYPHOID FEVER

4 years ago /

With reports that over seventy percent of Nigerians suffer from typhoid and malaria fever across the country, the introduction of vaccine that can prevent these infections is good news to victims and health workers.  

NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA STRIKE IS SUSPENDED

4 years ago /

A twelve day old strike by workers of the National Hospital Abuja has been suspended.