Dr. Osagie Ehanire
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…
Government tasks herbal medicine practitioners on cure for cancer
Minister of State Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire[/caption]Herbal and alternative medicine practitioners in the country have been encouraged to work towards finding a cure for cancer through medicinal plants.
New tuberculosis cases hit 10.4m worldwide – Minister
Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of State for Health, on Thursday says there are an estimated 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis worldwide. He stated this at the commissioning of projects at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria, Kaduna State. The minister said: “TB is today still a serious public health problem in many parts…
AMSWON seeks govt support for better delivery of medical services
Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON) has called on the government at all levels to review and regulate the activities of its members in other to achieve a sustainable health care delivery in the country.
Why government couldn’t honour pacts with health workers, by minister of state
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has explained the reason why the Federal Government was not able to honour some of the agreements reached with medical personnel in the country.