‘Likitoci’ 400 sun fadi jarrabawa a Nigeria

Image captionLikitocin da suka yi karatu a jami’o’in kasashen wajen sun ce sun sami koyarwar a makarantunsu fiye da irin wanda ake samu a jami’o’in Najeriya Sama da mutum 400 daga cikin kimanin ‘yan Najeriya 680 da suka karanta aikin likita a jami’o’in kasashen waje ne suka fadi jarrabawar tantance likitoci ta Najeriya. Sai dai […]

Group offers free medical to Ojokoro community

A youth based group, Ojokoro, Youth Alive, Lagos has offered free medical services to the less privileged community members in the area. At a free medical session held at the community football pitch, Alagbado, Lagos, community members were provided with medical check-ups and drugs to treat various ailments. The president of the group, Ismaila Odeyemi, […]

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

A report released today in Geneva says Nigeria, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo DRC  have seen the largest increases in malaria cases, jeopardizing the gains recorded since 2000. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership,  which released the report, said unprecedented global progress in fighting malaria since 18 years ago is at stake unless countries redouble […]

2.5m children suffer from severe malnutrition in North – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 2.5 million children suffer from severe malnutrition in northern Nigeria. The officer in charge of UNICEF in Kaduna, Idris Baba, gave the figure at a meeting with traditional  and religious leaders in northern Nigeria to scale-up nutrition interventions on food and nutrition organised by the […]

Zunubi ne ke jawo cutar kansa – Ministan India

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionHimanta Biswa Sarma ishi ne ministan lafiya na jihar Assam Al’ummar kasar Indiya sun yi ca cikin bacin rai kan wasu kalamai da ministan lafiya na jihar Assam ya yi cewa: ‘cutar kansa wata ukuba ce daga Ubangiji sakamakon zunuban da mutum ya yi a baya.’ Himanta Biswa Sarma ya ce […]

The roots of obesity pandemic

Saudi Gazette report ABOUT a century ago, obesity was unheard of in Saudi society. On the contrary, hunger and poverty were so rampant that people would tie a rope around their waist to deaden hunger pangs. The year 1909 is known in Saudi history as the “Hunger Year” because people barely had anything to eat. […]

How bacteria help female babies’ genitals – Doctor

Doctor says bacteria good for female babies’ genitals By Maureen Ojinaka A pediatric doctor, Dr Juliet Ochi, has urged mothers and caregivers to avoid the use of medicated soap in washing the genitals of their female babies to prevent infection. Ochi, a doctor at the Enugu State Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), gave the advice in an […]

Over half under five Nigerian children risk growing abnormally – Expert

Over 60 per cent of under five Nigerian children stand the risk of not developing appropriately due to poor nutrition, a UNICEF Education specialist, Swadchet Sanky has said. She also said 250 million under five children globally are unlikely to reach their full potential because their development had been stunted by poor nutrition. Speaking at […]

‘Nigeria’s pharma industry worth $1.3bn’

The worth of pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria has been estimated to be $1.3bn which accounts for less than 0.25 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai described the contribution as meager even as he disclosed that there are over 150 pharmaceutical manufacturers in […]

Health Tips: Why you should include Ugwu in your daily diet

This vegetable can be recognised as a cure to some of our illness if only we can look deep into its benefits. Ugwu Pumpkin leaf (Ugwu)is one of the commonly consumed dark green leafy vegetables in Nigeria and many of us in Nigeria have been eating Ugwu without really realising the benefits. This type of […]