News - Health

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.

NASSARAWA GOVERNMENT BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF 3 MODEL HOSPITALS

4 years ago /

The Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura was at a stone laying ceremony yesterday for the 3 model hospitals to be built in Nasarawa state. 

 

Medical Laboratory Scientists protest disparity in wages

4 years ago /

Scores of medical laboratory scientists on Monday stormed the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja to protest the non-implementation of a circular which should grant them appropriate entry level. 

 

Senate passes National Health Bill

4 years ago /

After series of debates and adjournments, the Nigerian senate has finally passed the National Health bill 2014. The bill seeks to provide a framework for regulating healthcare services in Nigeria and other related matters.

 

POLIO RE-EMERGES IN AFGHANISTAN

4 years ago /

An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001.

Ekiti state government reacts to the frequency of sudden deaths among civil servants

4 years ago /

As a result of recent incidents of sudden deaths amongst civil servants in Ekiti state, the State government believes that there is obvious need for regular medical screening for its civil servant to examine their health profiles and screen for common causes of death such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. 

UNIMAID teaching Hospital Chief Medical Director says Maiduguri is like a war zone

4 years ago /

The chief medical director of the University of Maiduguri, Muhammed Bashir says there is urgent need for the federal government to  ensure better funding of the hospital to enable it improve facilities needed to deliver quality health care services, especially for bomb blast victims in Borno state.

How your husband/lover can save your life

4 years ago /

As nations across the world mark world cancer day this Thursday, a non – governmental organization in Nigeria, Ego Bekee cancer foundation has been collecting signatures to support free treatment for cancer patients across the country

 

WHO says Nigeria is not doing enough on the issue of HIV/AIDS

4 years ago /

The Nigerian government needs to do more on issues of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the country. 

Abuja residents protest absence of affordable health care facilities

4 years ago /

Durumi II is home to a large number of people but for many years, they have been left without access to primary health care facilities.

Six illegal drugs production laboratories discovered by the NDLEA

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pushing for more research into drug trafficking and has raised the alarm  that proceeds from illicit drugs might be going into financing  of politics and terrorism.

Health care professionals to embark on three-day warning strike

4 years ago /

The joint health workers union and health care professionals will embark on a three- day warning strike from Thursday to protest the failure of the  federal government to respond to their demands.

Cyrotherapy device donated to Nigerian hospital

4 years ago /

In a bid to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and the vulnerable to lead healthier lives, the Society For Family Health through its social franchise system initiative and for the first time in Nigeria presented the Cryotherapy device used in the pretreatment of cervical cancer. 

Nigeria declared guinea worm-free by the WHO

4 years ago /

The World Health Organisation has recognized the efforts of Nigerian government in the delivery of social service by certifying her as a guinea worm free country.