Prof Isaac Adewole
Advocacy, prevention key to healthy life, says Adewole
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that advocacy and preventive measures can help the nation attain universal health coverage. He reiterated the efforts of the government in making health care accessible and affordable citing that private sector has a great role in the nation’s health system because the general hospitals are not sufficient.…
Minister seeks increased effort in PMTCT programme of HIV services
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for concerted efforts to increase the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services coverage in the country. Speaking at the Dissemination of the PMTCT Cascade Evaluation in Abuja the minister decried the low PMTCT coverage in the country. He said with more than a…
FG seeks partnership on Lifestraw filters
With a population of over 180 million people and increasing demand for water and sanitation services, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called for partnership with Vestergard to maximize the benefit of Life straw filters to effectively check contaminated water, which harbors not only pathogens but heavy metals such as lead, mercury and…
NAFDAC destroys N9.6 billion fake drugs
The National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday destroyed substandard pharmaceutical products in Igwurita, near Port Harcourt.
Nigeria, others ‘grossly underprepared’ for infectious disease outbreaks, say experts
A team of international experts yesterday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) warned that the world remains ‘grossly underprepared’ for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades.
Nigeria ranks top in AIDS-related fatalities
Nigeria has the highest number of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths in the world with 180,000 toll yearly.
Don’t cut health budget, minister appeals to National Assembly
Stressing that the 33 percent cut in the 2016 budget posed serious funding challenge and portrayed Nigeria as a country that pays lip service to serious issues, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole,...
Reducing burden of diabetes in Nigeria
Sixty-four-year-old Nnaemeka Onuorah has type 2 diabetes. He was tested positive to diabetes 24 years ago, and since then, he has been on drugs and special diet.
Governors, ministers, set for 2016 nutritious food fair
From November 9 to 11, 2016, HarvestPlus, would be bringing together heavyweights in the industrial sector, food processors and farmers for the second edition of the annual Nutritious Food Fair....