google-site-verification: google7d8ad46e34536b98.html
Home Health

Health

Lagos Water Corporation extends network to Ogudu Ori-Oke, Alapere

The Managing Director of the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), Mr Muminu Badmus, on Friday said the Corporation has started Network Extension of Water Distribution to Ogudu Ori-Oke and Alapere areas of the Lagos metropolis. Badmus announced this at the Stakeholders’...

NCDC urges FG to combat resistance of diseases to antibiotics

Chief Executive, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the spread of resistance to antibiotics in several microorganisms is complicating management of many infectious diseases. Addressing newsmen on the ‘2017 Antibiotics Awareness Week’ on Wednesday in Abuja,...

NDLEA arrests 119 drug traffickers in Katsina

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Katsina State said on Wednesday that it had arrested 119 suspects for drug-related offences between September 15 and November 14. The NDLEA Commander in the state, Hajiya Maryam Sani, who made this...

Lagos Water Corporation to restore supply to residents

The Lagos State Water Corporation said it will soon restore water supply to the residents, following the completion of maintenance works on its two major waterworks. The corporation’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Rasaq Anifowoshe, said this in Lagos on Wednesday. Water...

School feeding: Zamfara spends N3.6b annually — official

Zamfara State Government says it spends N3.6 billion yearly on the feeding of 180,000 students in public secondary schools across the state. The Executive Secretary, Zamfara State Feeding Agency, Alhaji Atiku Maradun, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in his...

Relief for snakebite victims as 5,000 anti-venom vials arrive Nigeria

 After one month of acute shortage of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), resulting into massive snakebite deaths across Nigeria, 5,000 vials of the ASV have arrived into the country. The ASV drugs, which arrived at the weekend, included EchiTAB G for the...

Aisha Buhari donates foodstuffs to schools in Daura

The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has donated food items to 17 boarding secondary schools in Daura zone to complement government’s efforts toward food sufficiency. Hajiya Ambarut Sani, who presented the items to managements of the benefiting schools...

2017 World Diabetes Day: Demystifying myths about diabetes

When a 52 year-old Chief Executive Officer of a company, Mr. Nduka Okorie, was diagnosed with diabetes about seven years ago, it was like giving him a “death sentence’’. The medical condition had many “unfounded’’ accompanying lifestyle rules and regulations,...

Minister urges health professionals to shun malpractice, tackle quacks

Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on healthcare professionals to shun all forms of malpractice so as not to toy with the lives of people seeking medical care. The minister told a gathering of laboratory scientists on Tuesday...

FG plans N1b support to fight HIV and AIDS through NHIS

The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the opening of a...

LGA targets 29,000 children for measles immunisation

Shanono Local Government Area of Kano State targets 29,000 children for measles immunisation, the Primary Health Care Coordinator of the Council, Malam Rabiu Muhammed, says. He told newsmen in Shanono, Kano State on Monday that the exercise had commenced in...

Katsina spends N1.7b on renovation of General Hospitals in 2017

The Katsina State Government said it has so far spent N1.7 billion on the renovation of General Hospitals in the state in 2017. GovernorAminuMasari disclosed this while reviewing the 2017 budget at the presentation of 2018 appropriation before the State...

Chevron contributes $5m to Global Fund to reduce HIV Infections in Nigeria 

Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), announced today the disbursement of US$2.5 million donated by Chevron to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund...

Former VP Ekwueme flown abroad for treatment

The Second Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was on Sunday airlifted abroad for further medical treatment. Ekwueme was hospitalised at Memfys Hospital of Neurosurgery, Enugu, for chest inflection on October 29.TBI Africa reports that the elder statesman departed the AkanuIbiam...

NAFDAC refutes report of 70% fake drugs in Nigerian markets

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has denied reports that 70 per cent of drugs in the country is fake and described such information as false and misleading. NAFDAC spokesperson,AbubakarJimoh, while reacting on the report...

Air force inaugurates 60-bed ultra-modern specialist hospital

The Nigerian Air Force on Saturday inaugurated a 60-bed ultra-modern specialist hospital in Port Harcourt to cater for the medical needs of wounded troops and their families. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SadiqueAbubakar, who inaugurated the “Reference Hospital”...

Kebbi releases N22m counterpart fund for measles vaccination campaign

Kebbi State Government has released N22 million as counterpart fund for 2017 measles campaign activities in the state, Munir Jega, Executive Secretary, Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, has said. He said this in BirninKebbi on Saturday that development...

Kenya to adopt WHO pneumonia guidelines to reduce child mortality

Kenya says it plans to adopt the World Health Organisation (WHO) pneumonia guidelines to reduce child mortality. The Director of Medical services, Ministry of Health, Jackson Kioko, said this in Nairobi on Friday, at the Scientific Symposium on Pneumonia to...

NMA decries poor immunisation coverage in Niger

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Niger State chapter, has decried the poor immunisation coverage in the state. Chairman of the association, stated this in Minna on Friday when he led members on a courtesy call on the leadership of the...

Senate wants ministry to provide anti-venom for snake bite victims

The Senate has asked Federal Ministry of Health to provide adequate anti-venom to treat victims of snake bike in the snake belt states of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe and Plateau. The assembly made the request against the background of the...

LATEST NEWS

MUST READ