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In Sogunro community, teenage pregnancy rules

Procreation commonly known as child bearing is a divine engagement and one that usually brings joy and excitement to humankind, when it is done at the right time and for

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Agboyi Ketu: Where TBAs hold all aces as midwives

For the people of Agboyi Ketu, a Lagos suburb, lack of basic amenities and depth of traditional beliefs, strengthen the people’s confidence in Traditional Birth Attendants.  NHO correspondent, JULIET UMEH  visited the

How woman bled to death after delivery in maternity home run by NSCDC nurse

“95 percent of women in the village put to bed in this house,” nurse tells NHO ABUJA – A nurse with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps’ (NSCDC) Training College

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FG restates commitment to promoting oral health

Abuja –  The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its determination to continue to promote oral health in the country through sensitization of the population on the gains of keeping their mouth

Hope rises for HIV patients, others as NASS vows to implement NH Act

ABUJA – Nigeria’s  health sector may get its biggest allocation ever  if the Senate makes good its vow to fully implement the National Health Act 2014 in the 2018 national budget   Chairman

UNFPA lauds Mrs Saraki’s commitment to mothers, children’s health in Nigeria

ABUJA – The United Nations Population, UNFPA, has commended the  Wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, for supporting women and children in the country with various health interventions through

Over 1m Nigerian PLWAs on treatment, NACA DG

The number of persons receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS has risen to one 1,150,000 from about 750,000 over a year ago, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NASCA), Dr. Sani Aliyu has

Nigeria has highest number of preterm babies in the world – AMCH Founder

Also has highest number of newborn deaths Foundation marks World Prematurity Day Nigeria has the highest number of preterm babies and the highest number of newborn death in the world, the 

AMLSN elects new leaders

  KADUNA – The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, (AMLSN) has elected new leaders that will steer its affairs for the next three years. The election took place

Hypertension remains major cause of sudden deaths in Nigeria – NIMR

Age 40 and above most affected Latest report from the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has revealed that high blood ressure remains number one killer disease in Nigeria, accounting

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We’ll stop Noma disease – FG

To establish National Noma Control Programme ABUJA – The Federal Government has said it would do all within its power to ensure Noma disease does not have a foothold in

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2018 budget: Health workers urge NASS to increase health allocation

 Decry ‘poor’ funding for sector Say only 30% of PHCs nationwide functional Health workers under the aegis of National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, NACHPN, on Monday called

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Nigeria earned  N69.2bn from solid minerals in 2015 – NEITI report

ABUJA. Nigeria earned N69.2 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2015, an increase of 24% on the N55.8 billion earned from the sector in 2014. This disclosure is contained

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How nutrition impacts early childhood development

More evidences, world over, are showing that good nutrition is the most solid foundation on which destinies of children are built. Even the uneducated parents who used to differ on

Nigeria’s malnutrition situation worsens

New report shows drop in infant, U-5 mortality Latest Fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in Nigeria has revealed a drop in infant and children under-five, but more children, especially

NAPTIP, UNODC empower human trafficking victims

Thirty victims of human trafficking today received equipment for various vocational skills ranging from catering, hairdressing, photography to tailoring and bead making  to set them up in business. The recipients, all

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UNFPA, NMCN launch new modules to boost nursing, midwifery practice

Modules target improved management of victims of genital mutilation, rape others                        ABUJA – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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NMA, AMLSN pledge to end inter-professional rivalries

“No delay, end disputes for the good of your patients now,” Kaduna deputy governor urges There seems to be end in sight to disharmony between the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)

Lagos State Government Validates HRH, TSTS Policy

To ensure adequate delivery of quality healthcare services in the state, Lagos State government on Monday validated the Human Resource for Health (HRH) Strategic Plan and Task Shifting Task Sharing

World Diabetes Day: New IDF report reveals continued increase

Estimate shows 1 in 11 adults now live with diabetes – 10 million more cases than in 2015 Sanofi leads campaign in Nigeria with special walk, capacity building workshop for

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SOEHPON calls for policy on environmental health

The Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON) has called on the Federal Government to adopt a National Policy and Programme for occupational health in the country. This

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Chevron disburses $2.5m to support Global Fund in Nigeria

Health minister  expresses appreciation, urges other private organisations to emulate CNL Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), today announced the disbursement of $2.5 million donated by Chevron Corporation, United States  to the Global

Cocoon Homes sponsors 2017 Lagos City Criterium

  Real Estate Company and developers of the Cocoon Atlantic Estate – Cocoon Homes Ltd, has partnered with the Sustainable Cycling Foundation of Nigeria as a key sponsor for the

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ICPC’s resumes trial-within-trial of corruption case against own dropped Board Nominee

  The trial of a former Chairman of Kwara State Polytechnic Governing Council, Dr. Saadu Ayinla Alanamu has resumed before Justice Mahmud Abdul Gafar of the Kwara State High Court

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Increase commitment to children, Lagos Governor urges parents, medical practitioners

The Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode has enjoined the healthcare practitioners, parents, and guidance to live up to their responsibilities of monitoring and observing children in order to detect issues

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