Exclusive Breastfeeding is Linked to SDGs, Says UNICEF, WHO

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) have affirmed that ‎breastfeeding is a critical key in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A joint statement by UNICEF and WHO said “achieving SDG 2 and SDG 3, SDG 4, which include ending hunger, improving nutrition and promoting health and wellbeing, education and […]

‘Nigeria should still watch out for Ebola, Lassa fever’

Concerned that Africa, particularly Nigeria, is still vulnerable to emerging epidemics such as the Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa fever, Zika virus and others, a public health expert based in the United States, Dr. Babajide Sadiq, has warned that government at all levels must introduce adequate steps to prevent a re-occurrence. Sadiq, who is currently the […]

“Governor Sani Bello has zero tolerance for counterfeiting drugs” – Commissioner

By Fodio Ahmed The Niger State Commissioner for Health and Health Services, Dr. Mustapha Jibril has reiterated the Zero Tolerance of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello regarding counterfeit drug, abuse and trafficking in the State. The Commissioner made the reminder on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the continuing education program, CCP, and orientation for patent […]

Men with low sperm count run higher disease risk – Research

A new report by the Swedish researchers has indicated that men who struggle to have children run a heightened risk of developing other diseases later in life. A study published by Skane University Hospital revealed on Wednesday in Stockholm that it was the result of research carried out on 192 men with sub-average sperm counts. […]

Governor Sani Bello’s Health Reform Gets Boost

By Fodio Ahmed The ongoing efforts by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to reposition the Niger State health system for efficient and people centred service delivery has once again received additional impetus. This is coming in the form of the official flag off of the Federal Government-led, result based partnership to improve maternal and child health, […]

Emergency as unidentified infection hits 41 children in FCT

Health authorities in the FCT have declared a public health emergency in the settlement of Angwan Hausawa, a slum neighbourhood of Abuja Municipal Area Council after nine children died there of a yet undiagnosed disease. At least 32 other children in the community of Damagaza are hospitalised. The World Health Organization, FCT public health department […]

Niger’s Medical Association Gets New Exco

By Fodio Ahmed The Niger State Branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, have elected new officers to run its affairs in the next 2 years, 2016 to 2018. The association that was established in 1951 as the professional association and registered for Nigerian Doctors and Physicians with more than 35,000 members throughout Nigeria and the […]

Dr. Ado J.G. Muhammad – An Epitome of Humility

The former Executive Secretary, National Primary Health Care Development Agency-NPHCDA Dr. Ado J.G. Muhammad served his term very well and came out clean. He headed the Agency for more than 4 years and two of those years Nigeria remain Polio free, what an achiever. As Nigeria marks 2 Years Polio free, Nigerlites and indeed Nigerians […]

Breast milk is superfood that a baby deserves

It is common knowledge that breastfeeding a baby is good for his or her health, as the breast milk is considered a superfood by experts. Experts say that in the first hours and days of her baby’s life, the mother produces milk called colostrum, which is the most potent natural immune system booster known to […]