2,000 Patients Undergo Free Eye Surgery In Jigawa

Dr Abdulrahman Ashiru, Jigawa Coordinator, Eye care and Neglected Tropical Diseases, on Sunday said 2,000 people with cataract disease are currently undergoing free surgery in the state. The coordinator stated this in Dutse while speaking with newsmen at the ongoing free eye surgery. Ashiru said the exercise was being conducted by the Islamic Medical Association […]

NIGER STATE : Governor Bello’s Health Reform Agenda Receives Boost

In the Words of Ralph Lauren “A Leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done”. By Fodio Ahmed The Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s efforts of combating preventable diseases and disabilities from tuberculosis and leprosy over the weekend received a boost with […]

287 Women Operated Of VVF Within A Year In Sokoto

Sokoto State commissioner for Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale Shuni, yesterday said that no fewer than 287 women have been treated of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) within the last one year. The Commissioner also stated that the state government has concluded plans to foot the marriage bills of VVF treated persons as a way of discouraging […]

287 Women Operated Of VVF Within A Year In Sokoto

Sokoto State commissioner for Health, Dr. Balarabe Kakale Shuni, yesterday said that no fewer than 287 women have been treated of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) within the last one year. The Commissioner also stated that the state government has concluded plans to foot the marriage bills of VVF treated persons as a way of discouraging […]

‘Why Nigerians must go for eye test every 6 months’

Bothered by the wave of irreversible blindness caused by late detection of glaucoma which usually don’t come with symptoms, Nigerians have been urged to always go for eye screening at least once in six months at accredited Ophthalmology clinics. An optometrist of the Ophthalmology unit of Me-Cure Healthcare Limited, Dr. Ogwuo Eme-Comfort; the President,  Abia State […]

Drug Abuse Causes Slow Heart Beat, Expert Warns

Dr Solomon Anoti, an Abuja based medical practitioner, said on Wednesday that recreational drug use or abuse could lead to Bradycardia (very slow heart beat). Anoti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that if the heart beats less than 60 times a minute, it is slower than normal. He said that Bradycardia […]

The Rules For Good Health

Attaining total health can feel like a juggling act. You’ve got a sugar free yogurt in one hand, a kale-spinach salad in the other, and all too often, you drop both to face a plate of jollof rice with stew. But a healthier life is attainable if you turn that juggling act into a balancing […]

WHO declares Guinea free of Ebola Virus

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea is over, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, the second time the West African nation has been declared free of the virus. It has been six weeks since the last confirmed Ebola patient tested negative for the virus, according to the WHO report. The source of infection for the […]

WHO: Nigeria Accounts for 25% of Africa’s Neglected Tropical Disease Burden

Paul Obi in Abuja with agency report The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Nigeria accounted for about 25 per cent of Africa’s Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) burden in the continent. This was made known at the launch of the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) by WHO Regional Office for […]

Nigerian Army Offers Free Health Services

The Nigerian Army has conducted free health screening for personnel serving in the Two Division of the Nigerian Army, Adekunle Fajuyi cantonment, Odogbo. The General Officer Commanding the Two Division, Major General Laz Ilo, stressed the importance of the free healthcare screening which took place in Ibadan, the Oyo State’s capital in southwest Nigeria. He […]