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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

NHIS workers protest reinstatement of suspended Executive-Secretary

Say the President was not well briefed ABUJA –  Staff of the Nationonal Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS,  today protested against the reinstatement of suspended Executive-Secretary (ES) of the scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf,

Buhari reinstates suspended NHIS Executive-Secretary

He  was under probe for  alleged N919m fraud, nepotism,  high-handedness, sheer neglect of Procurement Act,  among others. President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated suspended Executive-Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman

Lassa fever death tool hits 31 in 15 states

FG convenes Emergency National Council on Health Meeting ABUJA – The Federal Government on Monday, February 5, said Lassa fever virus had killed 31 people in the country this year.

Lagos moves to check food, water, beverage contamination in eateries, restaurants, hotels, others

Sensitizes stakeholders  on HACCP The Lagos State Government has moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state, charging stakeholders to embrace the Hazard

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

Nigeria has less than 1000 functional ambulances, Health Minister says

Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday said Nigeria had less than 1000 functional ambulances which attend to medical emergencies in the country. The minister further revealed

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

Buhari to  inaugurate CHIPS Nasarawa State

  ABUJA – The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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

Family Planning: AAFP rallies stakeholders towards achieving 2020 goals

ABUJA – The Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP), has said it would ensure Nigeria makes significant contributions to global push in helping additional 120 women of reproductive

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

Stakeholders raise concerns over roadside gas filling by vendors

It is illegal, govt says ABUJA – The Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders working on the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), have raised concerns over filling of

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GLOBALHealthPR Partners F/NE, South Africa’s Leading Independent Health Communications Consultancy

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide, has announced its partnership with Johannesburg-based Consultancy firm,  F/NE to its rapidly expanding global network.

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Ordeal of child delivery in Abuja community without water, hospital

Mother of triplets narrates experience   ABUJA – To say life has been very difficult for Gloria Ndoka and her family is an understatement. Things have been made worse for

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16 die of Lassa fever in 3 weeks – FG

16 persons in Nigeria have died of Lassa fever disease between January 1 and 21, 2018, Federal Government said on Wednesday. In a statement made available to Nigeria Health Online

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FG/May&Baker set for local vaccines production

Minister inaugurates Board of production company  The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, formally kicked off local vaccines production in Nigeria, following  the inauguration of the Board of Directors of

Refuse dumps take over Lagos

Some residents of Lawanson and Mushin area of Lagos State are groaning over the continued accumulation of refuse heaps in the areas. The residents, who spoke to the News Agency

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Menstrual cups spark interest in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi – Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi,

Lassa fever hits Ebonyi State

… 2 doctors, 1 patient dead The Nigeria  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. The centre also confirmed  the death of two

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You are promoting misdiagnosis – AMLSN tells FG

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, has attributed cases of wrong diagnosis across public and private hospitals in the country  to the the failure of Nigerian government