Blood donation lowers calories, improves body fitness

blood sample By Jessica Onyegbula The Blood Safety Programme Manager, Institute of Human Virology, Nigerians (IHVN), Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, says regular blood donation improves body fitness and lowers calories. Abubakar explained at a blood donation drive in Abuja on Tuesday to mark World Blood Donor Day that donating one pint of blood (450 ml) removes […]

Cutar kwalara na kara kamari a wasu jihohin Najeriya

A Najeriya, cutar kwalera na ci gaba da lakume rayukan jama’a da kuma jefa wasu cikin mawuyacin hali a jihohi daban-daban na kasar. Mutane gommai ne suka rasu sakamakon wannan cuta kawo yanzu, inda kuma ta kama mutane fiye da dubu uku galibi a jihohin Adamawa da Bauchi da Borno da Yobe sai kuma baya-bayan […]

Yadda kwalara ke yaduwa a Arewa maso Gabashin Najeriya

Jihohin arewa maso gabashin Najeriya na fama da barkewar annobar cutar amai da gudawa wato kwalara, inda fiye da mutum 1,000 suka kamu, wasu mutanen 31 kuma suka rasa rayukansu tun daga watan Fabrairu. Jihohin Borno da Yobe da Adamawa dai har yanzu suna fama da annobar, kuma al’amarin na kara muni a baya-bayan nan. […]

Global Health: Toyin Saraki, WHO walk the talk in FCT

Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, H.E Mrs. Toyin Saraki, World Health Organization Representative and Head of Mission in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu at the WHO Global Health For All Challenge Walk the Talk Road Walk in collaboration with the Wellbeing Foundation Africa By […]

Are doctors nervous when loved ones are in hospital?

When a relative, spouse or friend is in the hospital for medical issues like childbirth, surgery and so on, it is not unusual for one to worry, fidget or even pace up and down the waiting room expecting the world to stand still for your relative. As such, it is baffling when you notice the […]

Health workers strike spreads to states, LGs

…as FG orders surveillance at airports, borders for Ebola Health workers have extended the ongoing strike to states and council areas after talks with government have failed to produce an agreement. The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (AHPA) have been on strike at the national level for three weeks […]

How thousands of women get treatment from VVF in North-west Nigeria

Victims of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) in North West Nigeria are being rehabilitated after treatment to ease their reintegration into the society without discrimination, a check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has revealed. The states of Kano, Kebbi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Zamfara, Sokoto and Katsina make up the region. The reintegration programme being supported […]

1 Nigerian Dies Of Stroke Every 2 Minutes – Neurologist

Prof. Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria’s first female neurologist, says one person dies every two minutes from stroke in the Nigeria. Okubadejo, of the University of Lagos, disclosed this at her Inaugural Lecture at the University in Lagos. The lecture was titled “Strokes of Movement and Trips: Strategic Opportunism as An Approach to Improve Neurological Care in […]

World invests $2.9bn in renewable energy since 2004 — UNEP Report

The world has invested 2.9 trillion dollars in green energy sources since 2004, a new UN-backed report released on Thursday said. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018 report, released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partners, showed a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources. The report said […]