AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO has trained HIV women of childbearing age called mentor mothers in Nassarawa state to eliminate transmission of the diseases to children. Mrs Christy Awunor, State Nursing Coordinator, AHF, said the training was necessary in view of the 2020 National guidelines for HIV prevention, treatment and care, which showed increase […]

Stakeholders have urged philanthropists to contribute funds towards the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases to meet the 2030 target in Nigeria. The call was made at a NTDs roundtable meeting in Abuja to mark Sightsavers’ 70th anniversary in the country. Speaking, the Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Chukwuma […]

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Accountant General of the Federation, Mrs Oluwatoyin Madein, to submit a detailed report on the use of the N100bn COVID-19 intervention funds approved and released by the government of former President Muhammadu Buhari to ministries, departments and agencies between 2020 and 2022. The […]

The Federal Government says it has made plans in a new policy plans for cancer survivors to be catered to adequately. The Director-General, National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Dr Usman Aliyu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja. According to him, the plan is contained […]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Federal Capital Territory command has said the war against illicit drugs and trafficking in Nigeria was yielding positive results. The Commander of Narcotics, FCT commander, Kabir Tsakuwa made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja. Tsakuwa said that the Federal Government […]

The Federal Government said there is high hope that Nigeria will get the World Health Organisation newly-recommended R21/Matrix-M vaccine for the prevention of malaria in children by mid-2024. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this on Monday. The WHO, on Monday, recommended the R21 malaria vaccine following advice from […]

The World Health Organization and US health authorities said Friday they are closely monitoring a new variant of Covid-19, although the potential impact of BA.2.86 is currently unknown.   The WHO classified the new variant as one under surveillance “due to the large number (more than 30) of spike gene mutations it carries”, it wrote […]

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has explained why he paid unscheduled visits to Island Maternity Hospital and Lagos Island Hospital, catching the medical personnel unaware. The governor made this known in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile. According to Sanwo-Olu, his visit to the hospitals was predicated […]

Professor of political economy and founder of Centre for Values and Leadership, Patrick Utomi, on Friday, while revealing that he was diagnosed with cancer in 2022, said that many people his age are also facing similar challenges.   Utomi explained via a Twitter post on Friday, that he tested positive after a biopsy adding that […]

A total of 529 foreign-trained medical and dental graduates failed the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.   This is according to the examination report obtained from the MDCN on Sunday.   The two-day assessment examination was conducted on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the University […]

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