Nigeria to import doctors from Europe, United States
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said yesterday that Nigeria would employ the services of medical experts from Europe and America.
‘Why Nigeria has fifth worst tuberculosis burden globally’
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…
Combating chronic diseases through routine medical investigation, accurate diagnosis
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.
Nigeria needs resilient health systems to contain outbreak of infectious diseases
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.
FG mulls reversal of brain drain in nation’s health sector
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.
Health minister, Delta Governor say rising rates of maternal, infant mortality unacceptable
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”.
FG solicits World Bank’s support on medical emergencies
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.
Osinbajo calls for coordinated approach against infectious diseases
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....
Shaibu, Ehanire trade swings at Odigie-Oyegun@ 80 Golf Tourney
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).
Hard drugs users in Nigeria rise to 14.3 million
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.
Buhari support group empowers youths with grants in Edo State
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).