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House Of Representatives Insists On Report On Death In FMC Asaba

10 months ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives says it remains resolute on its demand for the report on the death of one Rita Uchebuego at the federal medical Centre Asaba, Dela State, South South Nigeria. The house committee on public   petitions said this when the medical director of the centre, Victor Osiatuma, and some...

Seven Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox In FCT

10 months ago /

There are seven new suspected cases of monkey pox in the federal capital territory after laboratory tests in Senegal confirmed the first case that was reported on October 13 at the Gwarinpa general hospital. AIT however confirmed that three weeks after the outbreak of the virus in Abuja not one person...

UNAIDS Seek Better Treatment For HIV Victims In West And Central Africa

10 months ago /

The joint United Nations programme on HIV and Aids, UNAIDS, wants governments from west and central Africa to pay priority attention to issues affecting people living with HIV and aids in their countries. Spokesperson for UNAIDS, Richard Amenyah, said in Abuja on monday at a meeting with women living with HIV...

Improving Unfunded And Weak Healthcare System

11 months ago /

The Primary Healthcare Centre which is usually the first point of contact for healthcare services, especially in remote parts of the country, remains underfunded and weak. Participants at a one-day joint learning dissemination workshop in Abuja say there is an urgent need for reasonable and sustainable implementation of policies that reform the...

World Polio Day: Nigerian Doctors To Carry Out Corrective Surgeries

11 months ago /

Medical doctors in Nigeria say they are making collective efforts to carry out free corrective surgeries on children with post polio syndrome across Nigeria. President, association of general and private medical practitioners of Nigeria, Frank Odafen gave the cheering news in Abuja during a vaccination exercise to “ark the 2017 world...

FG To Spend 1% Of Revenue On Health Sector

11 months ago /

The Nigerian Government has resolved to channel one percent of the consolidated revenue fund of the federation to tackle present and emerging challenges in the nation's health sector. The move is expected to address the funding gaps in the health sector which is faced with a myriad of problems resulting in...

House Of Representatives Wants Government To Subsidise Cancer Treatment

11 months ago /

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers in the country.   The House also called for the provision of radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.   The calls emanated from a motion sponsored jointly by Mr. Zubairu Abdulmalik (APC, Zamfara) and Mr. James...

Sultan Of Sokoto Advise Nigerians To Ensure Compliance On Eradication Of Polio

11 months ago /

Sultan of Sokoto Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar  has advised Nigerians to ensure compliance and support  effective immunization in efforts to eradicate polio and monkey pox including other diseases in the country. The sultan of Sokoto said this when he led northern traditional rulers committee on primary healthcare on their third quarterly meeting on polio...

Federal Govt. Denies Reports Of Monkey Pox Infection Through Vaccination

11 months ago /

The Nigerian government has denied reports that military personnel are infecting people with the deadly monkey pox virus. Speaking against the backdrop of growing apprehension which has forced parents to withdraw their children from schools as a result of the monkey pox vaccination scare in parts of the country, minister of...

Health Minister Calls For Collaboration For Better Health Sector Management

11 months ago /

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has called for a collaborative effort among all practitioners in the health sector to enthrone the desired changes in health management. The minister made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of a ten man board of pharmacists to provide humanitarian assistance to...

Kano Government Suspends Health Workers Over Hoarding Of Drugs

11 months ago /

The Kano state commission  for health has suspended two senior health workers in Karaye local government area for hoarding free malaria drugs without the permission of the government. The commissioner, Kabiru get so stated this while supervising the conduct of immunization against polio and other child diseases in the area. It was...

Monkey Pox Patient Commits Suicide In Bayelsa

11 months ago /

A victim of suspected monkey pox disease in the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide. The state government disclosed this after the victim allegedly took his life on monday at an isolation centre in Niger delta university teaching hospital, Okolobiri, Yenagoa local government area of the state. Last week, a...

W.H.O To Collaborate With Borno State On Polio Eradication

11 months ago /

World Health Organisation, WHO says it will collaborate with Borno state government to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free, despite the security challenges being faced. Who's regional director for Africa, Rebecca Moeti said this in Maiduguri where she partook in an integrated polio/malaria prevention campaign  flag-off. Vaccination against polio, and the provision...

Medical Experts Urged To Intensify Research In Herbal Medicine

11 months ago /

Medical experts in Nigeria have been urged to intensify research in the area of herbal medicine, for the production of new drugs that will help meet the health needs of the citizens. Some medical experts who spoke on the enormous potentials of herbal plants, said research into identification, extraction, classification and...

Breast Cancer: Five Hundred Women Die Yearly In Cross River

11 months ago /

At least five hundred women in Cross River state die yearly as a result of breast and cervical cancer says commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong.  The commissioner who said this during the cancer awareness rally in Calabar explained that cancer related death as been on the increase in the state which...

Resident Doctors Tackle Management Of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

11 months ago /

The Association Of Resident Doctors in federal medical centre, FMC, Owerri chapter has passed a vote of no confidence on the management of the centre for what it described as reneging on agreements and staff welfare. Addressing journalists   in Owerri, the president of the resident doctors association  Ogoke Nwakamma expressed dismay over the...

Medical Expert Urges Federal Government To Step Up Efforts On Maternal Mortality

11 months ago /

Maternal mortality has been identified as the leading cause of deaths among women of childbearing age in Nigeria. Wife Of Niger State Governor, Amina Sani Bello said this on AIT’s Programme Clearview. She also raised an alarm on the increasing number of abandoned babies in the country. It is a sad story, when...

National Centre For Disease Control Brief Senate On Monkey Pox

11 months ago /

The National Centre For Disease control (NCDC) says there is no specific vaccine for the monkey pox virus.Its National Coordinator, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja, noted that the agency had not embarked on any vaccine programme nationwide. He added that there was no diagnostic laboratory...

House Of Reps Investigates State House Clinic

11 months ago /

The House of Representatives has asked an ad-hoc committee to investigate the condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, and alleged irregular deductions from the salaries and allowances of the staff. This house set up the committee after adopting a motion raised by Henry Archibong (PDP-Akwa Ibom) at the plenary on...

Army Denies Allegations On Monkey Pox Vaccination

11 months ago /

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its ongoing free-medical outreach in the southeast is aimed at infecting people with the monkey pox virus. A statement from eighty-two division of the army signed by Colonel Sagir Musa noted that the rumour was engineered to discredit the nigerian army. Colonel Musa added that...


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