21 Oct 2019
Earmarked N4.3b to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria More reasons have emerged why Nigeria ranked fifth among eight countries with the highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 namely: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) latest Global TB Report, released yesterday, Brazil, China, the…
26 Sep 2019
With the burden of chronic diseases expected to increase to 57 percent by 2020, as stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the need for routine medical investigation and early diagnosis to address the scourge in Nigeria has been emphasised by laboratory scientists.
19 Sep 2019
Worried by the devastating impact of infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, yellow fever, measles, cholera and monkey pox, medical experts have called for the use of applied epidemiology to provide evidence for public health action.
19 Sep 2019
The Federal Government yesterday disclosed that it is working hard to reverse brain drain in the nation’s health sector, a situation it said, has been complicated by increasing medical tourism to Nigeria’s contemporaries abroad.
12 Sep 2019
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday decried the “rising and unprecedented” rates of maternal and infant mortality in the country, and declared that the trend was “simply unacceptable”.
9 Sep 2019
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has solicited the support of the World Bank in establishing an effective medical emergency transportation network in rural communities.
7 Sep 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for a coordinated approach to tackle infectious diseases in the country.Speaking at the international conference on Global Health Security organised by the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria....
6 Sep 2019
The Federal Government has warned healthcare providers accredited under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) against substandard services to enrollees of the scheme.
11 Aug 2019
Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, minister designate, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Senator Domingo Obende, yesterday, teed off at the John Odigie-Oyegun @80 birthday kitty in honour of the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
30 Jan 2019
A report on drugs use and health released yesterday shows that Nigeria has about 14.3 million hard drugs users aged between 15 and 64 years.
23 Aug 2018
About 140 youths comprising young girls trained by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) were at the weekend presented with various starter packs and take-off grants to be self-employed courtesy of the Buhari Support Organization (BSO).
20 Aug 2018
National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Ojo, Lagos, has decried the over $1 billion lost yearly to medical tourism by private individuals and government officials.