Health

FG set to achieve comprehensive health coverage

The federal government has assured Nigerians of its determination to achieve universal health coverage.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known while speaking at the healthcare policy dialogue with the theme: "The Journey to Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria", orga [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


USAID boosts quality life for 52,000 rural households in Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, has disclosed that its Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods project helped pull some 52, 000 households of the most vulnerable families in Nigeria out of poverty.

The agency explained that this was achieved by taking an integrated approach to [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia

Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in the field of dementia research.

A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia, however, has stood in the way of significant clinical advance. But now, researchers at the Le [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


Respite for sickle-cell patients as new drug births

In furtherance of the private sector alliance with the federal government under the Public Private Partnership, PPP, arrangement, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, witnessed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIP [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


At summit, experts advocate for more cancer funding

The fight against cancer in Nigeria, have taken another dimension as experts converged in Abuja and called for more funding in the country.

The key speaker, Senior Health Specialist, International Finance Corporation IFC of the World Bank Group, Dr.Olumide Okunola, in his presentation titled, & [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


U.S. dedicates new $5m medical warehouse

 

Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, joined Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to commission a central medical storage facility that will enable the Ministry to supply quality, life-saving health commodities to millions of Nigerians.

The $5.2 [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


FG, U.S sign MoU on HIV/AIDS indicator, impact survey

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States on the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact assessment Survey, NAIIS.

The survey which is expected to be the largest household survey ever done in Africa would give excellent information on Nigerian governme [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


Daily egg consumption may reduce heart disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, including China, mostly due to ischaemic heart disease and stroke (including both haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke).

Unlike ischaemic heart disease, which is the leading cause of premature death in most Wester [...]

Mon, 28 May 2018


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