186,840 Nigerians may get cancer this year, says WHO
Some 186,840 of the 180 million Nigerians are expected to get cancer this year, and the patients are more likely to die because of poor healthcare. A new data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tagged World Cancer League Table rated Nigeria 157th among 185 countries with cancer. Even as the ranking…
Exercise ‘craze’ grips Nigerians
Until now, some Nigerians did physical exercises basically to shed weight and to get fitter. But the trend has changed.
LASG solicits more support for children with disability, celebrate mothers
As part of Lagos State’s all inclusive policy, the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has lauded mothers with children living with disabilities for their devoted time and support in catering for them.
Fresh concerns over rising TB cases, deaths
There are fresh concerns that every individual living in Nigeria will likely be infected with tuberculosis if swift and adequate responses are not taken.
Ensuring food fortification in Nigeria
Food fortification has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Copenhagen Consensus and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as one of the top four strategies for decreasing micronutrient malnutrition at the global level. Fortification simply means the addition of vitamins and minerals to food products to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Fortified foods, therefore,…
WHO declares malaria most deadly disease in Northeast
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that malaria remains the must deadly disease in the northeast region of Nigeria...
SDP will check challenges in health sector, says Omisore
Standard-bearer of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has pledged to revive the health sector, if elected. He gave the promise in a chat with journalists in Osogbo, shortly after a debate organised by the national body of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), led by Dr. Francis Faduyile. He said he would provide…
WHO targets 1m children against malaria, cholera in Borno
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is targeting one million children against the spread and contraction of malaria and cholera in Borno State.
Stakeholders fault 2018 budget health allocation
Stakeholders have faulted the 2018 budgetary allocation to the health sector, and charged government to increase funding to the sector make healthcare accessible to all Nigerians...