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Nigeria would spend 25 years to produce enough doctors - NMA

The Nigeria Medical association, NMA, says with at least 3,000 doctors graduating yearly, it would take about 25 years to produce adequate numbers of doctors to cater for the country’s population.

The president of the association, Francis Faduyile, stated this at the week-long annual symp [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


How excessive sleep raises risk of stroke, others –Research

A new research has revealed that excessive sleep could raise the risk of cardiovascular problems like stroke.

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and the new research suggests that people who take long naps in the day may be at a higher risk of [...]

Mon, 23 December 2019


FEC approves N307.6m to buy 15 vehicles for NAFDAC

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved N307.6 million for the purchase of operational vehicles for the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora, told State House correspondents after FEC meeting, presided by Vic [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


Measles outbreak: NMA urges government on vaccination

The Nigeria Medical Association has called on the federal government to provide vaccination against measles and to expand the coverage of vaccination in order to prevent a possible outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

The National Centre for Disease Control said in its weekly report on the manag [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


‘Medical doctor’ bags 54yr jail term in Lafia

The State High Court 1 in Lafia, Nassrawa State, has sentenced a fake medical doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha to 54 years in jail.

Justice Nathan Musa gave the ruling following an earlier plea of guilt by the accused person.

The judge said the court had considered the plea by the convict’ [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


How to reduce suicide rate in Nigeria – Psychiatric

The National President, Association of Psychiatrists of Nigeria APN, Dr Taiwo Sheikh, has said that the lack of national prevention strategies by the government has led to the increase in suicide rate in Nigeria.

Speaking at the Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria, HEWN, annual symposi [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


USAID supports 300,000 OVCs in Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Rivers

Over the last five years, the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, says it has partnered with the Nigerian government to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS among some of the most vulnerable Nigerians through support for more than 300,000 orphans and vulnerable children, OVCs, in three states [...]

Sat, 14 December 2019


2020 budget: Groups launches campaign on 15% health allocation

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, a health accountability network of Nigerian civil society organizations has launched a social media campaign on the proposed 2020 health budget.

The campaign is aimed at holding lawmakers accountable to meet 15% quota for the health budge [...]

Fri, 06 December 2019


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