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US Ambassador visits NCDC

• says centre is a model for Africa The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, today, September 10, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for being

It’s national shame we are 7th nation with highest TB burden – Minister declares as PPM Summit ends

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole at the close of the Public Private Mix (PPM) Summit for TB Control in Nigeria in Lagos yesterday, September 4, declared Nigeria’s heavy

World Population Day: Nigeria introduces new contraceptive

• Also launches two major FP documents L-R: Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President/CEO Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and

Nigeria obtains 60% of blood need through commercial donors – Health Minister

Requires 1.8 million units annually  To honour 55-time-donor Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day on June 14 amidst revelation by the Minister

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FG bans production, importation of codeine syrups

In the wake of the BBC undercover report, the Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ban with immediate effect

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Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre takes off

ABUJA – Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, led other government functionaries to commission Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre in Abuja on Friday December 1. The centre, equipped

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

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FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide

Sanofi holds diabetes summit The Federal Government said today it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country

Breaking: Resident doctors suspend strike

Now, JOHESU plans to take turns ABUJA – The executives of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) early Thursday announced the suspension of its ongoing strike. Rising from a

FG spends N4b on humanitarian projects in northeast

UNICEF decries increasing use of children as “human bombs” by Boko Haram ABUJA – The Federal Government said it had spent over N4 billion 0n the  humanitarian crisis in the

Minister performs fistula surgery in Osun

• 33 women scheduled for repair in the state, as Health Ministry, EngenderHealth and Osun state government commence fistula repair intervention program ILESHA, OSUN STATE – The Minister of Health,

World Hepatitis Day: Ooni to lead campaign

● As government renews commitment to defeat scourge ABUJA – The Federal Government has named Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Royal Ambassador against hepatitis.

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World Population Day shifts attention to Family Planning

● Health Minister restates commitment to quality FP service delivery at all levels of health care ● NURHI calls for more funding of services Issues of family planning and improved

Why Nigeria can’t ban tobacco – Health Minister

Set to implement Tobacco Control Laws More Nigerian women now  smoke ABUJA –  The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Wednesday, explained the reason Nigeria could not ban tobacco – the

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RRI offers 200,000 nutrition interventions, 4,349 surgeries in 5 months – FG

ABUJA – A pro-poor health intervention, Rapid Response Initiative, RRI, launched by the Federal Government in July last year has brought relief to many people and homes in the country, the

Only 20% of Nigerian PHCs functional, health facility survey reveals

  ABUJA – The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, revealed Tuesday that only 20 percent of health facilities in the country were functional. The minister made the revelation  at

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FG blames Nigeria’s high TB burden on poor sensitization 

… Sets 2035 as target for defeating disease   ABUJA  – The  Federal Government said today that current ranking of Nigeria as the fourth most burdened nation with tuberculosis worldwide is

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

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Buhari: More promises than action!

  Promises, promises and promises. This may well be the best way to sum up President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in the health sector during his first year in office. Perhaps

Health Minister visits LUTH

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, earlier today, paid a schedule visit to the Lagos University Teaching Hospitals (LUTH). He was conducted round the hospital by the Chief

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World Cancer Day: Health ministry out with new policies

• To include HPV vaccination in routine immunization • New policy on Hepatitis management/control under way • Waiver of import duties for cancer medication under consideration • To increase number

Zika virus infection: Nigeria “advises” travel restriction for pregnant women

The Federal Ministry of Health today issued travel restriction to Latin America for pregnant women, as part of measures to prevent the deadly Zika virus infection now raging in the

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Lassa fever again!

• Kills 35, 76 cases reported in 8 states in fresh outbreak Nigeria has again been hit with the deadly Lassa fever outbreak now raging in eight states of the

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Prof. Adewole is Nigeria’s health Minister

Renowned professor of gynaecology and obstetrics and former Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho was today named as Nigerias minister of health as President Muhammadu Buhari swore