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Doctor, this waist pain is killing me!

Dear doctor, I have three health problems that have become a serious source of worrying since the third quarter of this year. First, I have this nagging waist and back

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UN human rights experts urge countries to support breastfeeding

… and end inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes The United Nations human rights experts have urged countries to do more to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a human right,

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Over 9,000 people test HIV positive in Lagos

  Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Dr Oluseyi Temowo said today that a total of  9, 579 people tested positive to HIV out of the 616,

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UNODC organizes conference on regional drug enforcement cooperation

The Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) begins a  2-day  “Conference on supporting the implementation of the ECOWAS Drug Action Plan through Effective Regional

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Release health budget,  get $300,000 – FG promises state govts

Any state of the Federation that announces its health budget and releases the funds for implementation in 2017 will be rewarded with a special grant of N135.5 million ($300,000) by

Stroke Action Nigeria partners WSO on stroke management

Stroke Action Nigeria has partnered the World Stroke Organisation to take action, drive awareness and push for better access to stroke treatment in Nigeria as part of activities to mark

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Lagos DNA centre ready in first quarter of 2017 – AG

The Lagos State Government said yesterday that the first DNA Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any State Government will become operational by the first quarter of 2017,

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Why we launched  ‘Save One Million Lives Program For Results’ – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole  says the government’s ‘Save One Million Lives Program For Results’ (SOML-P for R)  is designed to restructure the nation’s health care delivery system

It’s World Diabetes Day

415 million have diabetes worldwide Could rise to 642 million by 2040 More Nigerians down with foot complication Expert advocates structured self monitoring of blood glucose for patients   The

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Cross River gets $18 million USAID grant on SMGL

The ‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life’ (SMGL) Initiative concluded a productive week-long, global team-building meeting in Calabar with a five-year, $18 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Invest in science and technology to end recession – Ex-Minister

… speaks at Agbami STEM symposium Former minister of communication technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, has advised the federal government to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, to end economic

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High cost of drugs preventing diabetes control

Patients cry out at NHO Media Roundtable Seek government’s urgent intervention Nigerians living with diabetes today at the NHO media roundtable on diabetes cried out about the escalating cost of anti-diabetes

Revealed! Doctors still treat malaria without test

USAID raises alarm Chloroquine still being produced and prescribed in the country Nation remains too endemic despite huge spending on control. We have a long way to go, says USAID

Vanguard hosts medical team for blood sugar screening

… large turnout by staff It was the turn of Vanguard,  a leading national daily, to host the medical team coordinated by Nigeria Health Online yesterday for the ongoing free

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Merck empowers African women cancer survivors

… Launches Merck-More-than-a-Patient Initiative NAIROBI, Kenya, November 2, 2016: Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the kick off of “Merck More than a Patient,”  a new initiative

Blood glucose screening for journalists begins

* NHO partners Rainbow Specialist Hospital, Roche Diabetes Care, Eli Lilly, Pathcare as Nigeria gears up for WDD As part of activities marking the 2016 World Diabetes Day (WDD) Africa’s premier

Chevron, Agbami partners boost North East reconstruction

… donate ambulances Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, a Chevron Company and its Co-venturers in the Agbami field – Famfa Oil Limited, last week stepped into government’s reconstruction efforts of the