777,000 out-of-school children in Bauchi, worrisome — UNICEF

Mr Bahnu Pathak, Chief Field Officer of United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), Field Officer, on Wednesday decried the one million out-of-school children in Bauchi State, describing the situation as worrisome. NAN reports that the UNICEF recently announced that out of 1.2 million school-age children in Bauchi State, 777,000 were out of school. Pathak expressed the […]

Foreign trained medical lab scientists to train for 12 months from 2019 — Council

The training period for qualifying exams conducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) for foreign trained medical laboratory scientists will be 12 months from 2019. Acting Registrar of the council, Sir Tosan Erhabor made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during a news conference organized by the council to mark its 50th anniversary. […]

Stay alive till Nov. 20, mortuary attendants beg Ghanaians

Mortuary attendant dressing a corpse Mortuary Staff Union in Ghana has advised members of the public to wait until their strike is over on Nov. 20, before dying. Richard Kofi Jordan, General Secretary of the union gave the advice while indicating that the union’s planned strike action would go on as planned unless the government listens […]

Hanyoyin da za a kauce wa kamuwa da ciwon suga

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionCiwon suga nau’i na 1 na kama kananan yara ne, ko masu tasowa. Ana iya gadonsa ko kamuwa da shi Ciwon suga ko diabetes ciwo ne da kan kasance tare da mai fama da shi na tsawon rayuwa wanda kuma kan yi sanadin mutuwar fiye da mutum miliyan daya a kowace […]

Don urges FG to implement National Health Act

Stress: Doctor explains good side By Patience Omoha-Longyen Dr Uwakwe Abugu, a Lecturer at the University of Abuja, has urged the Federal Government to implement the National Health Act 2014 to regulate and manage healthcare system in the country. Abugu made the plea on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Physician warns against untreated bronchitis

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a medical officer at the Central Hospital Ughelli, has warned that acute bronchitis can lead to other complications if left untreated. Ogbinaka gave the warning on Friday in Benin. He described bronchitis as a condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. “Individuals with bronchitis have a reduced ability to […]

61 die from 1,759 Cholera cases in Yobe

Nine suspected new cases of Cholera has been reported in Yobe State in Nigeria’s North-East, showing a marginal increase in the number of cases reported in the state. Dr. Collins Owili, the Emergency Manager, World Health Organisation, Maiduguri office on Thursday, disclosed that the total number of suspected Cholera cases reported in Yobe state is […]

Polio: WHO makes case for immunisation

Children living with Polio By Gami Tadanyigbe The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure that their children are immunised against polio virus in order to secure their future. Dr Furera Zakari,WHO State Coordinator for FCT, made the call during a media engagement with newsmen  in […]

Colostrum: How mothers risk their children’s lives

Breastfeeding benefits mothers By Lydia Ngwakwe A Consultant Paediatrician, Prof. Emmanuel Ekanem, on Saturday decried the practice of throwing away the colostrum after the delivery of newborns, saying it contains antibodies to protect newborns against disease. Ekanem of the Department of Paediatrics, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, Cross Rivers, told the News Agency of […]

Polio: WHO tells parents to embrace immunization

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to ensure that children are immunised against polio virus to secure their future. Dr Furera Zakari, the WHO state coordinator for FCT, made the call in Abuja on Saturday. According to her, the immunisation exercise scheduled to commence from Nov. […]