Ebola kills over 242 people in DRC – WHO

Ebola kills 242 people in DRC -WHO The Ebola outbreak in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began four months ago and is now the worst in the country’s history and second worst ever. More than 242 people have died from Ebola, with the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization […]

30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara – NMA

At least 30 pregnant women die daily in Zamfara State, the vice chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in the state, Dr Mannir Bature, has disclosed. Bature spoke at a town hall meeting with the state’s governorship candidates with the theme “Our Government, Our Health”, organized by Advocacy Nigeria for improved maternal health and children […]

UN launches $25bn aid for Nigeria, others

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres By Prudence Arobani The UN has launched a global humanitarian appeal of $25 billion to provide support to no less than 93 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria and other countries in 2019. Speaking at the launch of a major annual analysis of global humanitarian needs in Geneva, Emergency Relief […]

Polio immunisation begins at Konduga LG

The polio immunisation exercise has taken off in Konduga local government area of Borno state. Kanem Trust reports that the exercise was launched at Pompomari ward by the caretaker Chairman of the council, Alhaji Bulama Gana Dalori. He said the exercise would cover all the local government area and assured health officials of his support to […]

NAFDAC destroys N3bn substandard medicines in one year

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized and destroyed substandard and falsified medicines worth three billion naira within the last one year. Director General of the agency Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during the commemoration of her one year anniversary in office. She said the substandard […]

HIV couples give birth to 72 negative babies in Bauchi

HIV and AIDS Day: Any remedy in sight? By Mohammed Ahmed Kaigama Dr. Muhammad Alkali, the Chairman, Bauchi State Agency for the of Control HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy And Malaria (BACATMA), says some HIV positive couples has given birth to 72 negative and healthy babies in the state. Alkali disclosed this at a news conference to […]

Indigestion: Pediatrician recommends regular water intake

A child drinking water By Ummul Idris Dr. Annabel Shafe, a Paediatrician, says regular intake of water by children will prevent indigestion and burning chest pain. Share, who made the recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja noted that water was helpful in reducing the impact of acid […]

World AIDS Day: WHO wants improved funding in Africa

World AIDS Day: WHO on funding By Yashim Katurak The World Health Organisation (WHO) has charged African Governments to improve funding support for HIV testing, care and treatment. WHO said that the improved funding support would ensure all citizens get access to the services they need to live productive lives. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO […]

‘Many Nigerians still unaware of their HIV status’

Many Nigerians still do not know their HIV status in spite of the availability of HIV Testing Services (HTS) in the country. Coordinator of the National AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections Control Programme of the Federal Ministry of Health, Araoye Segilola, said this yesterday in Abuja. He was speaking on activities planned for the World AIDS Day […]

FCT commences Yellow fever immunisation Saturday

Yellow fever preventive campaign   By Olasunkanmi Onifade The Health and Human Services Secretariat in the  Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it will commence  immunisation exercise for residents aged between nine months  and  44 years on Saturday. The institution’s Secretary, Alhaji Adamu Bappah, said this on Friday at  the flag off ceremony  for mass vaccination […]