Katsina State establishes 30 health centres in 3 years

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State By Philip Yatai Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State said on Thursday that his administration has established 30 Comprehensive Health Centres across the state in the last three years to increase access to healthcare services. Masari stated this at the maiden Convocation and Launching of Endowment Fund of Muslim […]

Nuclear cardiology kits to the rescue in Africa

Nuclear kits helping cardiology patients The setting up of nuclear cardiology kits for diagnosing and treating complications related to heart conditions has been given a priority by Tanzania, following the footsteps of Kenya. The Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam started the services last week. The Department of Radiology at the Aga […]

Ebola kills over 242 people in DRC – WHO

Ebola kills 242 people in DRC -WHO The Ebola outbreak in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began four months ago and is now the worst in the country’s history and second worst ever. More than 242 people have died from Ebola, with the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization […]

30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara – NMA

At least 30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara State, the vice chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in the state, Dr Mannir Bature, has disclosed. Bature spoke at a town hall meeting with the state’s governorship candidates with the theme “Our Government, Our Health”, organized by Advocacy Nigeria for improved maternal health and children […]

UN launches $25bn aid for Nigeria, others

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres By Prudence Arobani The UN has launched a global humanitarian appeal of $25 billion to provide support to no less than 93 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria and other countries in 2019. Speaking at the launch of a major annual analysis of global humanitarian needs in Geneva, Emergency Relief […]

Polio immunisation begins at Konduga LG

The polio immunisation exercise has taken off in Konduga local government area of Borno state. Kanem Trust reports that the exercise was launched at Pompomari ward by the caretaker Chairman of the council, Alhaji Bulama Gana Dalori. He said the exercise would cover all the local government area and assured health officials of his support to […]

NAFDAC destroys N3bn substandard medicines in one year

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized and destroyed substandard and falsified medicines worth three billion naira within the last one year. Director General of the agency Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during the commemoration of her one year anniversary in office. She said the substandard […]

HIV couples give birth to 72 negative babies in Bauchi

HIV and AIDS Day: Any remedy in sight? By Mohammed Ahmed Kaigama Dr. Muhammad Alkali, the Chairman, Bauchi State Agency for the of Control HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy And Malaria (BACATMA), says some HIV positive couples has given birth to 72 negative and healthy babies in the state. Alkali disclosed this at a news conference to […]

Indigestion: Pediatrician recommends regular water intake

A child drinking water By Ummul Idris Dr. Annabel Shafe, a Paediatrician, says regular intake of water by children will prevent indigestion and burning chest pain. Share, who made the recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja noted that water was helpful in reducing the impact of acid […]