NBS signs MoU with UNICEF on sustainable development

By Nana Musa The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on sourcing of data for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Dr Yemi Kale, the Statistician General of NBS made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Kale said the MoU […]

Middle-income countries shut of Gavi look for new ways to get vaccines

Nine middle-income countries have agreed to work toward a pooled procurement mechanism for vaccines. They will begin by sharing vital information on the prices they pay for vaccines and who supplies them. Due to their middle-income status, the countries—Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Kingdom of Eswatini, Gabon, Mauritius, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe and Seychelles—are not […]

Council briefs Osinbajo on how to tackle malnutrition

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria has called for an institutional framework towards tackling malnutrition in Nigeria. Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, a member of the board of the society, communicated this while speaking with State House correspondents after the board meembers met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that that the […]

Association calls for support to control malaria

Chiazo Ogbolu Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN) has called for an enhanced collaboration with state ministries of health to achieve safer ways of eradicating pest and reducing malaria in Nigeria. The President of the association, Mr Kunle Williams made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in […]

Does staring at a woman’s breast elongate a man’s life?

By Ephraims Sheyin Over the years, medical scientists have suggested that women live longer than men with researches showing a survival advantage for females in all reviews. Researches have also been carried out toward unraveling the cause of this riddle. Two researchers, Stephen Austad and Katherine Fischer, both of the University of Alabama, U.S., in […]

Doctors of Death: Nigeria’s medical misdiagnosis crisis

By Lanre Babalola His patient lost a kidney and died but Dr Yakubu Koji was unwilling to admit responsibility when he faced in September a tribunal set up by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council to try a tribe of reckless and professionally negligent doctors in the country. According to the tribunal documents, Koji of […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS… Niger lays off 50 health workers

Niger State government has disclosed that it has taken steps to put an end to the continuous complaints of people about the attitudes of staff of the hospitals, saying “we have disciplined over 50 health workers in the various health centres across the state”. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Maikunsidi, on […]

IBB Specialist Hospital, Minna, set to begin kidney transplant

John Adams, Minna All is now set for Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) Specialist Hospital in Minna, Niger State to commence kidney transplant. Already all the equipment and personnel needed for the take-off of the kidney transplant in the hospital are said to be in place and the first such operation will take place in next […]

NMA calls for mandatory enrolment into NHIS

By Ummul Idris The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called for mandatory enrolment of formal and informal sectors into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Dr Ekpe Uche, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chairman, made the appeal at the 2019 Physicians’ Week of the association on Wednesday in Abuja. The theme of the 2019 Physicians’ […]