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Rotary Intl. donates $5.7m for polio in Nigeria

The Rotary International has donated the sum of $5 million to continue the fight against polio in Nigeria. 

The donation was handed over to UNICEF Country Representative Nigeria, Dr. Pernille Ironside. 

Speaking at the event held in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Ad [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


Engineers make injectable tissues a reality

A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan moves that dream closer to reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.

"The idea o [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure – Study

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance?

Preliminary results from a clinical trial of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), presented this [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


FG expresses optimism on universal health coverage

The federal government has expressed determination to work with state governments and invest in the health sector and provides quality healthcare services with a view to achieving Universal Health Coverage.  

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in Abuja, while del [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


Adewole cautions Nigerians on medical education in Ukraine

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has warned Nigerian students intending to study medicine in Ukraine to be careful in their choice of institutions and be sure of their authenticity. 

Adewole, who made this known in Abuja, said that the federal government had recently been notif [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


Oyo: Making Giant Strides in Newborn Health

To prevent most newborn deaths, health experts say, it is important to invest in the first 1,000 days of a child as it is key to boosting the immune system which helps fight against childhood diseases.

Global health put breastfeeding as one of the best investments for a child, as every $1 inves [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


1.9m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDs - NACA

The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDs, NACA, Sani Aliyu, has revealed that about 1.9 million Nigerians are currently HIV positive in the country. 

He made this known in Abuja during the presentation of the survey result obtained from the recent survey conducted.&nbs [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


Health insurance: Oyo barter system

When one hears of barter system, the attention is focused on business, trading goods for goods but that is not the case here.

In Oyo State, Nigeria you can trade farm produce for health insurance enrolment as this is geared towards ensuring that no one is left behind.

This Bater system w [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


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