Dr. Osagie Ehanire
FG says strange disease in Benue not Lassa Fever
The Minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that preliminary medical investigation has revealed that the “strange” disease that had claimed several...
NMA, Bagudu’s wife decry slow implementation of cancer control plan
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has decried low implementation of the Nigerian Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022 launched by the Federal Government two years ago.
Ehanire promises to prioritise NCDC development as important asset for Nigeria
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said the Federal Government will continue to prioritise the development of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory
Buhari approves appointment of new CMD for Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Abba Sheshe as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) Kano, Kano State.
Reps move to check smoking, use of tobacco products
The House of Representatives is to approve the draft National Tobacco Control Regulations (NTCR) before June this year. Speaker Yakubu Dogara gave the assurance yesterday during an interactive session with stakeholders organised by the Simon Arabo-led committee on delegated legislation on the tobacco control regulation in Abuja. Represented by the Deputy Whip, Pally Iriase, he…
FG raises concern over increasing cases of leprosy among children
The Federal Government yesterday expressed worries over the continued presence of undetected Leprosy cases, especially among children in the country. Speaking at the 2019 World Leprosy Day with the theme: Ending Discrimination, Stigma and Prejudice, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, noted that 2,442 new Leprosy cases were reported. He said the National…
Virology institute, GF sign pact to fight TB, others
Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has signed a pact with the Global Fund (GF) to fight tuberculosis (TB) and other ailments, to lead the country's efforts in engaging private sector health providers in the delivery of TB services. GF had earlier this month announced its fundraising target for the next three-year cycle, outlining how…
Meeting Nigeria’s health emergency demands with Flying Doctors
Until now, Nigeria, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), has one of the worst health indices in the world. In fact the country was rated 187th out of 191 WHO member countries. Also, Nigeria is ranked 74th out of 115 countries, based on the performance of some selected health indicators by the World Bank.…
Polio eradication `a debt owed Nigerians’ – Osinbajo
The Abuja Commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership on polio eradication activities including routine immunisation, is a debt owed to Nigerians, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on…