Ijeoma UKAZU

Experts raise alarm over Nigeria TB burden

How persistent is that cough? If it is more than two weeks, you are advised to visit the hospital for a check-up, for it may be Tuberculosis, TB.  As it is estimated that two out of every 1,000 Nigerians will have TB.

 

 

 

Sat, 20 October 2018


18 Nigerians die of Tuberculosis hourly – NTBLCP

It is estimated that no fewer than 18 Nigerians die hourly from Tuberculosis, TB, the National Tuberculosis, Burulli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme, NTBLCP, revealed on Friday in Lagos.

The Deputy Director of NTBLCP in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Itohowo Uko, disclosed this at [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Nigeria’s malnutrition conundrum

Among under-five childhood killer diseases, malnutrition alone bears 53 percent, hence making child survival difficult in Nigeria.

The magnitude of problems caused by malnutrition is severe; malnourished children with a high risk of disability, premature death and are highly predisposed to infe [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


72 hour facility make-over has increased family planning uptake- Expert

To ensure family planning is embraced by women of reproductive age, the Nigerian Urban and Reproductive Health Initiative 2, NURHI 2, has carried out a 72 hour make-over of some family planning unit in order to increase Contraceptive Prevalent Rate, CPR, in Lagos State.

Addressing some journali [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Economic growth must factor the girl-child - YEF

A youth focused non-governmental organization, Youth Empowerment Foundation, YEF, has said its objective is geared towards improving the quality of life of the girl child.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, the executive secretary, YEF, Mrs Iyalola Akinjimoh, said, "we are running a project [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


CISLAC makes case for health centre revitalization

As dearth of infrastructure, health personnel and equipment plagues the Nigerian primary health care system, PHCs, a not for profit organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has said that revitalization of primary health facilities should be made priority by state government [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


BUHARI ACCEPTS FINANCE MINISTER, KEMI ADEOSUN’S RESIGNATION

The following is an official statement from the Presidential Villa in Abuja  tonight

PRESIDENT BUHARI ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF FINANCE MINISTER, KEMI ADEOSUN

 

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday accepted the resignation of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


CISLAC makes case for health centre revitalization

As dearth of infrastructure, health personnel and equipment plagues the Nigerian primary health care system, PHCs, a not for profit organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has said that revitalization of primary health facilities should be made priority by state government [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


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