2019 budget: Health ministry gets N315.62bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a recurrent expenditure of N315.62 billion for the ministry of health in its 2019 appropriation bill summited to the National Assembly. 

This is about 46.3 billion increase from last year’s recurrent expenditure, which was N269.3 billion.

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Sun, 30 December 2018

Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters f [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018

People with disability demand inclusiveness, equality

Persons With Disabilities, PWDs, have called for inclusiveness and equality in order to create enabling environment for the disabled.

At a media roundtable to commemorate the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Lagos with the theme: "Empowering persons with disabilities [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018

UN raises alarm over abuse of tramadol in Nigeria

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, West and Central Africa face “disruptive” new trends regarding drug trafficking and abuse.

Yury Fedotov, executive director of UNODC, said this while briefing the UN Security Council session, presided by Côte d [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018

The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet.

A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infections af [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

Health ministry, UNICEF commence strategy review on newborns

Ministry of Health in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners have commenced the review of National Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child, Adolescent Health, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change Strategy for 2019 to 2023. 

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who declare [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

U.S. provides 3.85 million bed nets for Bauchi state

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has handed over 3.85 million long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of its comprehensive effort to control malaria across Nigeria to the Bauchi state government.

The donation was made possible through the U.S. Presid [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

Health minister advocates girl-child education Health minister advocates girl-child education

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the education of girl-child is the most powerful tool in preventing diseases and promoting better health across the world.

He also noted that educated woman know where and when to seek for healthcare services for herself and the children wh [...]

Fri, 14 December 2018


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