No new malaria case in European region − #WorldMalariaDay report

  In 2015 there was no indigenous case of malaria in all countries in the World Health Organisation European Region, a new WHO report has said. The cases came down from 90000 cases in 1995. Coming a year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, the […]

3.2 billion people at risk of malaria globally – WHO report

  The World Health Organisation (WHO), has said that about 3.2 billion people remained at risk to malaria attack globally. This is contained in a report entitled: “Eliminating Malaria”, released on Monday on World Malaria Day, observed every year on April 25. It stated that in 2015 alone, 214 million new cases of the disease […]

ABU HEALTH WORKERS STRIKE : GROUP SEEKS FG, EMIR’S INTERVENTION

The ongoing strike by three health unions of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has drawn public attention as it takes toll on innocent patients. Joining the public concern, the Northern Emancipation Network yesterday said it has become necessary at this point to seek the intervention of the Federal Government and other national leaders especially the […]

Making of Nigerian’s first baby from frozen egg

  A major milestone was recently recorded in the field of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) when an egg harvested from a woman with fertility problem was stored over a period of time through freezing, got fertilized to form an embryo, put back in the woman’s body where it developed into a bouncing baby boy whom she […]

Over 1.6m Nigerians live with diabetes

  The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has disclosed that over 1.6 million Nigerians were living with type 2 form of diabetes. He made the disclosure in a chat with journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital, while campaigning and sensitising members of the public on the prevalent rate of diabetes to mark […]

DR. MUSTAPHA LAUDS NEMA BATCH A CDS GROUP IN MINNA

By Fodio Ahmed The Niger State Commissioner for Health and Health Services, Dr. Mustapha Jibril has lauded the community service audacity of the Batch A CDS Group under National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, serving in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State while urging other CDS Groups to emulate such stand-out patriotism. The Batch A […]

Hospital begging for funds behind our back —Conjoined twins’ parents

  Segun and Mary Ayeni, parents of a set of conjoined twins, have raised the alarm over decisions taken by the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu State not to release the medical records of their daughters, Miracle and Testimony, and to solicit funds on behalf of the parents. The babies had been transferred to […]

Why medical students should spend 11 years in school – Ex-NUC boss

  A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Professor Peter Okebukola, has called for the support of the commission’s plan to make Medicine and Dentistry post-graduate programmes. He said such will put an end to “baby doctors” syndrome as graduates would be psychologically mature to practise and would be highly competent. Okebukola said […]