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

How eating breakfast benefits human health, says study

Eating breakfast regularly has a lot of health benefits, according to nutritionists. They say it is the most important meal of the day and key to healthy living and lifestyle.

Studies have shown that kids and young adults who go to school without breakfast tend to have a less than impressive pe [...]

Fri, 06 December 2019

Community engagement will accelerate ending HIV/AIDS – NACA boss

The director general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, Dr. Gambo Aliyu, has said that accelerated community engagements would help to navigate national HIV response in the country.

Gambo stated this in Abuja, in commemoration of World AIDS day. He said communities have been playin [...]

Fri, 06 December 2019


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