Health

Family planning: Irregular supply of consumables affects uptake

Sexual and reproductive health services save lives. Yet millions globally still do not have access to the contraceptive services that they need and want.

Making these family planning commodities as well as consumables available and easily accessible increases uptake and provide means for women [...]

Sat, 08 June 2019


Baked foods, fizzy drinks linked with range of health risks

Two large European studies published by The BMJ find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causa [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


Body parts respond to day and night independently from brain, studies show

Can your liver sense when you're staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so, and when such activity is detected, the organ can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack, leaving you more susceptible to health problems.

That's one of the takeaways from two n [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


FG inaugurates committee on reproductive health

The federal government has inaugurated the project steering committee on reproductive health, adolescent girls and women in some selected states in northern Nigeria. 

At a press briefing in Abuja, the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, represented by the Permanent Secr [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination law: Enforcement as key

The HIV and AIDS Anti-Discrimination ACT 2014 signed into law by Nigeria's former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is a reflection of the country's commitment to stopping all forms of stigmatization and discrimination targeted at People Living With HIV/ AIDS, PLWHA.

This landmark leg [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019


FG inaugurates technical working group on malaria

The federal government has inaugurated a Technical Working Group, TWG, on National Malaria – Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition. 

The group was set up to ensure that malaria with reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health plus nutritio [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019


Stakeholders advocate health emergencycoordination

Following the continuous unrest in the North –East and other kinds of humanitarian emergencies across Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholders held a national discuss tagged: ‘Nigeria Health Humanitarian Response Dialogue’ in Abuja. 

The dialogue [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019


Ngige under fire over comment on doctors

Reactions have continued to trail the comment credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, that medical doctors are free to leave Nigeria because the country has enough hands.

The comment has attracted wide condemnation from members of the public. 

Many Nigeri [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


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