Zamfara State Primary Health Care Board has emerged as the best in the Northwest for health care delivery, and has won over N185m Leadership Challenge. Presenting the cheque to the Commissioner for Health in Gusau, the Executive Secretary of Zamfara State Primary Health Care Board, ZPHCB, Dr Tukur Isma’il, said the development is a landmark […]

The Federal Government has flagged off a three-pillar approach that would prepare for, detect and respond to emergencies during outbreaks of diseases.   The program in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) tagged ‘Strengthening and Utilising Response Groups for Emergencies (Surge)’ is aimed at improving readiness and coordination at all levels. The initiative, launched […]

Health workers have given the Federal Government 15 days to address what they described as inconsistencies in ongoing negotiations to adjust Consolidated Health Salary Structure for workers in the sector. The ultimatum was issued by Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA). In a letter addressed to the Federal […]

The National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC has started investigating the news of recalled Indomie noodles by Taiwan and Malaysian authorities. According to a press release, NAFDAC’s Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Directorate randomly sample Indomie noodles (including the seasoning) from the production facilities while Post Marketing Surveillance Directorate samples from the markets. […]

The World Health Organisation(WHO) revealed in a report on Tuesday that one in six people worldwide is affected by infertility and there is inadequate access to affordable care for this issue. Infertility, which affects men and women, is a reproductive condition defined by the failure to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of […]

No fewer than seven hundred thousand children under the age of five have been targeted by the Cross River State government for its integrated measles vaccination campaign slated for the last week of October. The Director General of Primary Health Care Development Agency, Janet Ekpenyong, said this in during a media briefing in Calabar Ekpeyong […]

Health systems in Uganda already weakened by the coronavirus pandemic and budget cut are currently struggling to contain the Ebola outbreak caused by a strain for which there are no proven vaccines or antiviral treatments and which can’t be detected by rapid tests. There are already 43 confirmed cases of the Sudan strain of the […]

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for a renewed commitment by citizens to end the scourge of tuberculosis in Nigeria. Sanwo-Olu who made a commitment to build a world-class infectious research institute in Lagos as the Africa TB champion to tackle tuberculosis and other infectious diseases said it was worrisome that apart from Nigeria […]

Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) Oyo State branch has called on the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on Nigeria’s health sector, lamenting the current situation as being a very frustrating period for Nigerian doctors. Oyo NMA Chairman, Ayotunde James said doctors are not happy about their poor working conditions. He decried the state of […]

About 50 children are feared dead following a measles outbreak in the Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was learned that the disease first reported in Amurouttoru-Kugbo Community has now spread to Emago-Kugbo and Akani-Kugbo communities leading to the death of several children in the three communities. Community leaders in […]

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