Health

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


Rotary Intl. donates $5.7m for polio in Nigeria

The Rotary International has donated the sum of $5 million to continue the fight against polio in Nigeria. 

The donation was handed over to UNICEF Country Representative Nigeria, Dr. Pernille Ironside. 

Speaking at the event held in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Ad [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


Engineers make injectable tissues a reality

A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan moves that dream closer to reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.

"The idea o [...]

Sat, 27 April 2019


Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure – Study

Could working out five minutes a day, without lifting a single weight or jogging a single step, reduce your heart attack risk, help you think more clearly and boost your sports performance?

Preliminary results from a clinical trial of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), presented this [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


FG expresses optimism on universal health coverage

The federal government has expressed determination to work with state governments and invest in the health sector and provides quality healthcare services with a view to achieving Universal Health Coverage.  

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in Abuja, while del [...]

Sat, 13 April 2019


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