World Toilet Day: Minister seeks collaboration to end open defecation

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has said that although a lot is being done to end open defecation in Nigeria, more can still be achieved with collaboration among stakeholders, including those in the private sector, to end the demeaning practice in no distant time. He said this during the enlightenment campaign, organised to […]

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Africa COVID-19 cases surpass 2m – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over two million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent. The UN health agency gave the update on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard. WHO stated that there were more than two million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – […]

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Coronavirus: Kenyan doctors threaten work boycott over lack of PPEs

Kenyan doctors have issued a three-week strike notice, accusing the government of failing to provide them with adequate protective gear in the fight against coronavirus. Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) on Sunday said they will go on strike unless their plight is addressed. The Union said over the last eight months, it has […]

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COVID-19: GreenLight initiative trains 360 drivers natiowide on safety measures

GreenLight Initiative, a nonprofit organisation says it is paternering health and road management organisations to train 360 truck and ambulance drivers across the six geopolitical zones in the country on safety measures. Mr Simon Obi, the Executive Director of the Initiative, disclosed this at the training tagged ‘Safety Training for Truck and Ambulance Drivers during […]

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50m Nigerians at risk of onchocerciasis — Expert

Michael Igbe, the Programme Manager, National Onchocerciasis Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, says about 50 million Nigerians are at risk of getting infected with onchocerciasis, also called River Blindness. Igbe said this in Ibadan during a media dialogue organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, […]

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Lagos discovers more COVID-19 cases in another school

Lagos State Government says it has confirmed more positive COVID-19 cases in another secondary boarding school in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed the new infections in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Abayomi said that a staff of the school fell ill, received first aid treatment at the school […]

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122m Nigerians At Risk Of Contracting Neglected Tropical Diseases – Health Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says no fewer than 122 million people in Nigeria are at risk of getting Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs). Dr Chukwuma Anyaike, Director and National Coordinator of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Control/Elimination/Eradication Programme at the FMoH , made the disclosure on Thursday at a two-day media dialogue at Ibadan. The […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Risks Massive Infection As Returning Travelers Shun PCR Tests

The Federal Government of Nigeria has raised the alarm that the nation risks massive infections of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially in next two weeks, over the possible importation of the virus into the country. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss […]

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Reopen FMC Lokoja, lawmaker begs health minister

A member of the House of Representatives from Kogi, Tajudeen Yusuf, has appealed to Federal Government to reopen the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, in the interest of the people of the state. The lawmaker, representing Kabba-Bunu/ Ijumu Federal Constituency, made the appeal in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday […]

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COVID-19 More Potent On Hypertension Patients –Doctors

A weaker immune system, according to medical experts, is one reason people with high blood pressure, and other health problems are at higher risk for Coronavirus. Longterm health conditions and aging, they also said, weaken the immune system and makes it less able to fight off the virus. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, also tries […]

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