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Chevron, others boost TB fight in Nigeria

Spend N2.2b on chest clinics Concerned about the menace of Tuberculosis (TB) and other communicable diseases in Nigeria, Chevron and its business parties have sustained private sector support to the

NAFDAC returns to ports

● To intensify control of importation of narcotics,  hazardous chemical substances The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), today announced plans to return to the nation’s

Glaucoma accounts for 4.5m blindness worldwide

The Optometric Association of Nigeria (NOA) says that glaucoma accounts for 4.5 million blindness globally. Dr Njong Onugu, Chairperson World Glaucoma Week Committee NOA FCT Chapter, disclosed this in an

Nigeria records 756,000 Under-Five deaths annually – FG

The federal government says Nigeria records about 756,000 under five deaths annually. Osarenoma Uwaifo, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, disclosed this at a two-day annual symposium on experience

WAHO, Nigeria CDC to conduct Yellow Fever simulation exercise in Lagos

Lagos – The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in its efforts to contribute to the capacity building of ECOWAS Member States in the area of preparedness and response to epidemics, is


Usman Abubakar takes over at ICPC

The baton of leadership of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has been handed over to the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar. In a

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Lagos celebrates 25 retired staff

No fewer than 25 members of staff of the Lagos State Ministry of Health who retired from active public service in 2017 after spending 35 years in service or attaining


90 Nigerians died from Lassa fever since January – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday released an update on ravaging Lassa fever in different states in Nigeria, revealing that no fewer than 90 deaths were recorded between


Nigerians to walk for endometriosis awareness

Come March 10, Nigerians are expected to troop out on the streets of Lagos for a special walk to raise awareness about endometriosis,  a disease  condition that inflicts so much


UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by


Hope rises for childless couples

FTSF announces 2018 Free Fertility Treatment Programme At 47, Mrs Soyemi was almost giving up on her dream of ever becoming a mother. Over the years, she traversed different parts of

Chevron shines at NIPS, Abuja

• Carts away two Oil/Gas industry awards Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – NNPC/CNL JV – received a resounding

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There’s huge mismatch between skills youths acquire from school and what is needed in the market – UN Envoy

The United Nation’s Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, had a tour of a few Africa countries in the past few days to interact with youths and governments of the region on


NHIS boss, Yusuf resumes as staff supporters, non-supporters continue protest

The reinstated Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, on Monday in Abuja resumed duties amidst peaceful protests by supporters and non-supporters. A pocket of non-supporters

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Breaking: Police take over NHIS office

Workers continue protest over reinstatement of Executive Secretary Policemen have been drafted to the office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja following workers’ protest over the reinstatement


Exclusive: Report that nailed NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf


HMCAN deplores recall of NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

Threatens to go to court There’s no respite yet for the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf as the Health and Managed Care Association

Bank, others launch free eye care for children

A project that will put 1.5 million Nigerian children with eye impairment and related conditions on treatment has been launched in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The programme, which started in 2017

World Cancer Day: Minister advocates physical exercises to reduce risk

ABUJA – As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to always

Edo governor releases N100m to fight Lassa fever

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of equipment to fight Lassa fever. Obaseki said the fund

FG bans open drug markets

The Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows

The first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance by the World Health Organnisation (WHO) has revealed high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both


NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in mass treatment coverage index

66.6 million people received treatment in 2016 A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected

Orange, Gavi, Côte d’Ivoire join forces to boost child immunisation

Digital Network operator, Orange, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance  are set enter into a partnership with the Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health to increase immunisation rates in the regions and