Prof Isaac Adewole
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…
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.
Cancer costs soar leaving patients indebted, treatment machines not working
Nigeria does not have enough cancer treatment machines, linear accelerator (LINAC), and the few in public, government-owned, hospitals are not working optimally even as the centres do not have back-up plans.
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,...
Medical tourism to India is a racket, says minister
Determined to improve the health fortunes of the country and as part of activities to mark his first year as the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has begun fresh consultations with the private sector...
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....
Civil society faults minister’s stance on birth control
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have opposed the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole’s plan to increase the contraceptive prevalence in Nigeria from 15.1 per cent to 36 per cent.