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5 Apr 2019
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…
28 Jan 2019
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…
25 Jan 2019
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…
20 Dec 2018
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.…
18 Oct 2018
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…
13 Sep 2018
As part of efforts to boost development of drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria, the Federal Government has appointed Dr Obi Peter Adigwe...
17 Aug 2018
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.
8 Mar 2018
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…
26 Feb 2017
There was a mild drama in Asaba, yesterday, when the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, frowned and bluntly refused to answer a question posed by a reporter as regards whether President Muhammadu Buhari......
27 Oct 2016
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.
10 Aug 2016
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.
11 Jul 2016
The Federal Government has pegged a one-term tenure for Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and Medical Directors (MDs) of tertiary health institutions to check the desperation and animosity the renewal of stewardship breeds.

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