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 […]

UNICEF: 87m Children Under 7 Know Nothing but Conflict

  The Chief of Early Child Development, United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), Pia Britto has revealed that more than 86.7 million children under the age of 7 have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk. Britto stated that during the first 7 years of life, a child’s brain […]

Health workers: just what the doctor ordered for economic growth and health security

  Health workforce investments have been cut in some countries despite emerging evidence that the need for well-trained health workers will only increase and that health workers contribute to economic growth. WHO/S. Aranda The WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health – Workforce 2030 – is an overarching mechanism to coordinate a global response […]

Oshiomhole Raises Health Workers’ Pay By 5%

  Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has approved 5per cent pay rise for health workers in the state, emphasizing that the wage increment is   for all health workers including laboratory technicians, nurses and  midwives. The government had earlier in the month also raised doctors’ pay by 5 per cent. This is coming even as […]

Health sector strikes: FG vows to enforce no work , no pay rule

  The Federal government has vowed to adopt a No Work, No Pay policy  as a means of checkmating incessant strike actions in the Health Sector. In a circular dated 15th March, 2016 with reference number MH/HRM/138/1/58, addressed to the Chief Executive Officers of University Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and other Tertiary Health Institutions […]

10 Diseases You Never Knew African Velvet Tamarind Could Treat

  Popularly known as Awin in Yoruba, Icheku in Igbo and Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa, African velvet tamarind is the fruit of a native West African tree (dialium guineense). Especially loved by Nigerian children, velvet tamarind is cultivated not totally for its fruits but as a source of timber and fuel. It is a seasonal fruit with an orange pulp with […]

Aisha Buhari Decries Poor Access To Healthcare Service By Women, Children

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Saturday in Abuja decried poor access to health care services for women and children in the country. Buhari stated this in Abuja during a cocktail in honour of the wives of Heads of Mission in Nigeria at the Presidential Villa, Abuja . She said that the […]

NAFDAC Secures Seven-Year Prison Term Against Fake Drug Manufacturer

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos has sentenced a lady, Clara Onah, 35 to seven years imprisonment over manufacture,distribution and sale of fake drugs. Onah was charged by the National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria on five count charge bordering on possession and […]

New research hints at stem cell treatments for cataracts

  A pair of unrelated studies into the efficacy of stem cell-based treatments for correcting cataracts had the scientific community abuzz on Tuesday. The studies are “amazing, almost like science fiction” Mark Daniell, head of corneal research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne, told Nature News. “The potential of this technique is […]


MTN Foundation and JNC International in partnership with the Nigeria Government unveiled the Maternal Ward Support Project in six geo-political zones. The purpose for this partnership is to enhance the efforts of government in reducing maternal mortality in Nigeria. The initiative will contribute to creating unhindered access to affordable health care facilities/services provided by skilled […]