Buhari upgrades Anambra hospital to a Federal Medical Centre

May 19, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday upgraded the Onitsha General Hospital to a Federal Medical Centre. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this while commissioning the project at Onitsha, assured that more staff and doctors would be employed to man and uplift the medical centre. Ehanire, represented by the Minister of State for Health, Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, stressed Read More

Revealed! When Nigeria will receive Malaria vaccine

April 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced that the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine is expected to be in the country by April 2024. According to the ministry, they have applied for the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in the third application widow for the vaccine which ended April 18, 2023. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was represented at a press briefing Read More

‘Can Wike sway Rivers’ votes’?

January 4, 2023 George Kerley 0

While the global tech world was agog, abuzz and getting obsessed with the mind blowing artificial intelligence chatbot ‘ChatGPT’ that can write poems, essays and computer programs, a Nigerian columnist was more concerned about whether Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers state can sway the votes of the Rivers state voting populace, a massive electoral real estate with a net worth Read More

UN announces $10.5m new funding for flood response in Nigeria

November 21, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, has announced $10.5 million in new funding for the flood response in Nigeria. Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at UN headquarters in New York. Haq said that Schmale announced the funding in a statement to support Nigeria as the country faced unprecedented flooding with Read More

Implementation of NSOANP will strengthen surgical care – FG

April 17, 2022 Admin III 0

The Federal Government has said the implementation of the National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan (NSOANP) for Nigeria at sub – national levels will expand access to surgical care and give positive and improved outcomes leading to better healthcare for Nigerians. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who stated this in Abuja at a workshop on dissemination of NSOANP Read More

Phytomedicine necessary for management of diseases – Minister

February 9, 2022 Binta Shama 0

Minister of state for Science, Technology and Innovation, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi , has said that available records has shown that medicinal plants have played a key role in the World Health care with about 80% of Africans depending on phytomedicine for the management of diseases such as malaria, sickle cell anemia, diabetes etc. He said this at the Nigerian- Chinese Read More

WHO urges nations to invest more in health care

December 13, 2021 Admin III 0

Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulomb, has charged countries to invest more in health care in order not to leave anyone behind. He made this known weekend at the Ministerial Press Conference to mark the Global Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with the theme: He Said: “Leave no one behind, invest in health systems Read More

SMC: Yobe targeting 1m under 5 children in 2021- Umar

November 3, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state primary Health Care Management Board (YSPHC) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday organised 2021 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) state debriefing meeting in Damaturu, Yobe state. Briefing Journalists at the meeting, the Director Immunisation and Disease Control YSPHC, Dr Umar Chiroma, said the meeting was to share feedback on implementation of the seasonal malaria chemoprevention which Read More

COVID-19: Ondo assures residents of safety

October 25, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has reaffirmed that the COVID-19 vaccine for workers and other residents in the state is not only safe for humans, but would also help in boosting their immunity and prevent untimely death from the dreaded virus. The commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, stated this at a meeting with the management and entire staff Read More

10,000 vulnerable Kogi citizens to access free quality healthcare

October 24, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, has said that 10,000 vulnerable residents of Kogi state would benefit from free quality healthcare services under the ‘BelloCare’ equity fund of Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGSHIA). Dr. Audu who stated this at the flag-off ceremony of the health insurance benefits for the people of Ajaokuta local government area Read More

GHD: FG needs $1.2bn annually to meet SDG6 on WASH

October 17, 2021 Admin III 0

AS Nigeria marks the Global Handwashing Day, WaterAid Nigeria has stated that the financing challenges plaguing Nigeria’s WASH sector and based on research and analysis, estimates the total cost of achieving SDG6 in Nigeria to be US$2.1 billion a year in capital, operations, and maintenance. Speaking during a workshop to mark the occasion of the Global Hand Washing in Abuja Read More

9 out of 10 schools in Nigeria’ve no children’s hand-washing facility – UNICEF

October 15, 2021 Admin III 0

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stated that nine out of 10 schools in Nigeria have no place for children to wash their hands. This, according to the international organisation, indicates a downward trend in the fight against infectious diseases. UNICEF said this in a statement released on Friday in Abuja to mark the 2021 “Global Hand-washing Day“ celebrated annually Read More

What the people think about rural roads in Nasarawa

October 8, 2021 Ibragim Salihu 0

The poor condition and the lack of all-weather roads to open up rural areas has been largely attributed to the decay of rural development and indirect benefits that can be for future developments of rural areas. This has adversely contributed to one of the major challenges and future growth of Nigeria’s agriculture sector. These challenges are applicable to every state in the Read More

NGOs conduct free medical care for the elderly

October 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A group of non-governmental organisations at the weekend organised a day free medical care for the older people and less privileged in the society. The exercise, which held at the primary health care centre, Jikwoyi, a suburb in Abuja, the nation’s capital, was to mark this year’s International Day of Older Persons. According to the organisers, Mr. Believe Odafe Ogbejeje Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

DRAC laments inaccurate data inclusion for persons with disabilities

September 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has expressed concern that there were no plans and inclusion for Persons With Disability (PWDs) due to lack of aggregated data on disability from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country . The Executive Director, DRAC, Dr Irene Patrick-Ogbogu made this known at the ongoing organization’s Annual Media Retreat on Disabilty Inclusion in Abuja. Read More

Gombe provides free delivery kits for pregnant women

September 28, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state Primary Health Care Development Agency (GCDA) has taken delivery of medical equipment for facilities in Kwami local government area to improve maternal newborn and child health. Apart from the hospital equipment, some pregnant women were also provided with free delivery kits as they await their delivery. The Gombe state Commissioner for Health, Dr Habu Dahiru, said during Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

Health workers protest exclusion from health reform committee

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) has kicked against the exclusion of her members from Nigeria’s Presidential Committee on Health Reform. According to a letter dated September 9th, 2021 , addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the workers called for inclusion of the five unions which comprise about 95 percent of the public health Read More

Over 4 billion persons lack social protection, says ILO

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

Despite the unprecedented worldwide expansion of social protection during the COVID-19 crisis, more than 4 billion people around the world remain entirely unprotected, a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report says. The report finds that the pandemic response was uneven and insufficient, deepening the gap between countries with high and low income levels and failing to afford the much-needed social Read More

Cholera kills 7 in Taraba

August 24, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Cholera outbreak has killed seven persons in Tella town in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.  The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the outbreak to newsmen in Jalingo, said several others  have been hospitalized in health care centers in the area following severe stooling and vomiting. He noted that a team of medical experts from the Read More

Bauchi flags off phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination with 100, 296 doses

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government on Saturday flagged off the phase 2 of COVID 19 vaccination with 100,296 doses across the 20 local government areas of the state. The state Chairman Task Force on COVID-19 and deputy of Bauchi state Baba Tela, disclosed this during the inauguration of the phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Bauchi. He said the state received 100,296 Read More

Hon. Beji consolidates lawmaking with projects execution

August 19, 2021 Chris Alu 0

What differentiate a lawmaker from another is his or her ability to carry out responsibilities outside the scope of his duties and performed them excellently, even when he is not prescribed under duress. He does it because of his love and benevolence to the people he is representing.  This is what Hon. Shehu Barwa Beji, is doing in the National Assembly, since the commencement of the 9th Assembly, Beji has not rested on his Read More

Applauding Kano state gov’t and private initiative on free eye surgery

August 9, 2021 Admin III 0

It was excitement galore in Kano as some individuals who were at the verge of losing their sights got a relief after the state government and two private initiatives came to their aid. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports. Rendering humanitarian services by two reputable international organisations like Albasar Foundation and king Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre had been a laudable gesture Read More