Polio: Global leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children – UNICEF

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative […]

Niger to Renovate Suleja General Hospital

June 8, 2017 Laleye Dipo in Minna After several years of abandonment, the Niger State Government is set to renovate the Suleja General Hospital.   Governor Abubakar Sani Bello who announced this when he met with some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Suleja, Tafa and Guraralocal government areas earlier in the week, […]

Nine ways to avoid bird flu

The Federal Government on Friday alerted Nigerians to the outbreak of Avian Influenza or bird flu in the Federal Capital Territory and seven states of the country. Gideon Mshelbwala, the Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, listed the states affected by the outbreak to include Bauchi, Kano, […]

Nigerian govt approves joint venture agreement for production of vaccines

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and May&Baker plc to produce vaccines from 2017 to 2021. The Minister of Health, Issac Adewole, confirmed this development when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting which was presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. […]

How Nigeria can combat Hepatitis – Health minister, other experts

The Federal Government on Saturday assured Nigerians of its commitment to take proactive steps towards controlling the spread of Hepatitis in the country. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, stated this during the 24th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Guild of Medical Directors, GMD, in Abuja. The News Agency pf Nigeria reports […]

Former Health Minister Calls For Support For Fistula Sufferers

Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for support towards the elimination of stigma on fistula sufferers. Osotimehin, in his message for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, said more than two million women and girls still lived with the condition. Obstetric fistula is a hole in […]

Ebola outbreak: FG urges Nigerians to step up vigilance

The Federal Government has called on health care providers and the general public to be vigilant and intensify awareness on the symptoms of haemorrhagic fevers, following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an Ebola outbreak in the DRC on Friday, saying that at […]

PAIN KILLER Taking ibuprofen to treat pain ‘for just ONE DAY increases your risk of heart attack by half’

TAKING common painkillers can raise heart attack risk by half after just one day, a major study warns. Experts looked at nearly 450,000 adults given non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They include popular over-the-counter pills such as ibuprofen, and prescription-only drugs such as diclofenac. Both are taken by millions for conditions such as headaches, back pain and […]