Category: Health

Drug Hawker Impersonates Medical Doctor

By Emmanuel Edom* A 39 years old drug hawker and primary school dropout, practicing as a medical doctor, has been arrested by the Police in Lagos. The suspect,...

Environmentalist Charges Nigerians on Dangers of Carbon Emission

Mr Balogun Oloruntoba, an International environmental researcher, has charged Nigerians to be sensitive to the dangers posed to their health by carbon emissions and...

Cholera: University Advises FCT Residents to Keep Environment Clean

The authorities of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, has advised residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to keep their surroundings clean to...

Liberia Issues Alert on Monkeypox Likely Outbreak

Liberian health authorities issued an alert on the possible outbreak of monkey pox, an infectious disease that is found mostly in central and western Africa. Liberia’s...

Lassa Fever: Ondo Donates Medical Consumables to FMC, Owo

Ondo State Government has donated medical items to Federal Medical Centre, Owo for improved healthcare service delivery against Lassa fever. Dr Wahab Adegbenro, the...

Ethics Resource Centre Honours Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been conferred with the Ethics Resource Centre Leadership Impact Award in recognition of his outstanding and visionary...

Foundation Spends N20m on Empowerment, Scholarship, Healthcare in Anambra

•BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• The 2018 edition of the two-year old empowerment and free medicare programmes sponsored by JohnBosco Onunkwo Foundation (JOF), kicked off...

Bayelsa Plans Big for Pregnant Women

•Proposes summit on maternal, infant mortality•  BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• Henceforth, all pregnant women in Bayelsa state would be given adequate...

Chinese Scientists Study Medical Use of Cockroaches

Chinese scientists are taking a close look at cockroaches to explore their potential in medical treatment. The research is led by Li She ng, director of the Institute of...

Dogara, House Members Storm Anambra to Flag-off Nwankwo’s 2018 Free Medicare Programme

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and other members of the House have commended the outpouring of love and trust by...

Kano Distributes Delivery Kits to 10,000 Pregnant Women

Kano State Government on Monday distributed delivery kits worth N145 million to more than 10,000 pregnant women in the state, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje said. The governor...

Malaria Kills 500,000 People Yearly, Says Expert

•Measles can make children go blind, deaf, have pneumonia BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• Malaria, which is prevalent in 103 countries in the world, kills...

NMA to Introduce Doctors’ Stamp April to Curb Quackery

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that doctors will commence full usage of doctors’ stamp with effect from April 1 to curb quackery in the profession....

Health Sector: Flying Doctors Seeks Regional Integration for West Africa

•Says air ambulances can boost regions health services Flying Doctors Nigeria has called for the integration of health services in West African region, as there exist...

Lagos, Oyo, Plateau Set to Roll Out NHIS

BY UBA WISDOM CHINEDU in Abuja• In the midst of call for the federal government to declare state-of-emergency in the health sector, three states in the country are set...

Senate Asks Govt to Declare State-of-emergency in Health Sector

Worried at the massive decay in infrastructure, Senate has urged the Nigerian Government to declare a state-of-emergency in the country’s public health sector. The...

Hospital: Bauchi, Sky Bank Sign MoU on e-revenue Collection

In its determination to improve the internally generated revenue (IGR), the Bauchi State Government and Sky Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on e-...

Treatment for Lassa Fever Remains Free, Says Nigerian Govt

Nigerian government has restated that the treatment for Lassa fever remains free and urged members of the public to disregard news to the contrary. Chief Executive...

UPTH Worried over 800 Abandoned Corpses At its Morgue

•May be given mass burial• BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• The authorities of the University of Port Harcourt have expressed concern over no fewer than 800...

Health Insurance: Cross River to Partner with NGOs, Media

BY ANIEKAN UYA in Calabar• The Cross River state government says its engaging in a tripartite working relationship between it, the media and NGO’s in the health...