Ministry of Health
‘How to reverse brain drain, medical tourism’
Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire was appointed as the Minister of Health in August 2019. Osagie Ehanire is a certified General and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon.
‘One million residents to enjoy maternal childcare services in Lagos’
Over one million women of child-bearing age and children will benefit from various maternal and childcare services to be provided by the 110-bed Maternal and Childcare Centre (MCC) built by the Lagos State government for women and children in Eti-Osa Local Council of the state.
‘Sanwo-Olu to complete all on-going projects on time’
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has restated his commitment to the speedy completion of all on-going projects in the State health sector in line with his administration’s drive to improve access to quality and efficient healthcare services, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves has said.
Yobe, WHO, consortium to immunise 190,000 children against malaria
The Yobe State Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Consortium have planned to immunise 190,000 children against malaria by delivering seasonal malaria prophylaxis to six local councils.
Measles: No outbreak in Niger, Plateau, Lagos
Following the reported outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, Niger, Lagos, and Plateau states, however, said no case was recorded in the states. Suspected cases of the disease were recorded at Wusar Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where some children died.
10 Ijegun pipeline fire victims die in hospital - Official
The Lagos State Government, said on Monday that 10 victims of the July 4 Ijegun pipeline explosion have died due to severe and high degree burns suffered from the inferno. The Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, Dr Titilayo Goncalves, made this known on Monday in Lagos. Goncalves said that three of the victims died…
NAD advocates proper skin care
The Nigerian Association of Dermatologists (NAD) has said that good nutrition and regular exercise are essential in proper management of the skin. Speaking at the 13th Annual Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of NAD, tagged ‘Promoting Skin Health: The Multifaceted Approach,’ President of the association, Dr. Grace Okudo said though the specialty is still…
Ebola Scare: FG directs all port health services to heighten surveillance
Following the lingering Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the federal government has directed all Port Health Service officials and other relevant agencies at Nigeria’s points of entry to heighten surveillance and ensure that all passengers coming into the country are screened. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi,…
‘LUTH Suicide Prevention Initiative has saved 50 lives in two years’
The Coordinator, Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SURPIN), Dr. Emeka Ogbolu, said its “One More Day” campaign has succeeded in saving more than 50 lives of Nigerians who were on the verge of committing suicide. He also revealed that up till February this year, the organisation has received 150 calls from people in crisis, those…
Delta government renews commitment to train medical doctors
The Delta Government on Friday renewed its commitment to the training and retraining of medical doctors in the state. The Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, Dr Minnie Oseji, made this known in Asaba at the 5th Scientific Conference of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba chapter. She said that capacity…
Niger spends N290m to construct auditorium
The Niger Government says it has spent N290 million to construct an auditorium at the College of Nursing Science Kontagora. Dr Makum Sidi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Niger, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Minna. He explained that part of the funds…