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Cancer: Akeredolu Sends Message To Governors’ Wives
The First Lady of Ondo State, Betty Akeredolu, has urged wives of governors to get involved in the fight against cancer in Nigeria, Concise News reports.
Benue
Here’s Why Benue Govt Suspended Health Scheme Boss
The Benue Executive Council has approved the suspension of Dr Stanley Ugah, the State Programme Manager, Saving One Milion Lives, over alleged  embezzlement of N900 million of the scheme’s funds, Concise News reports.
What You Must Do To Make Your Heart Live Long
What You Must Do To Make Your Heart Live Long
Consultant Cardiologist with the Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos, Dr Adedeji Akinbo, has advocated proper dietary, exercise and good sleep for healthy heart function.
Expert Calls For Cheaper Health Scheme For Women
Expert Calls For Cheaper Health Scheme For Women
Dr Adaeze Oreh, a family physician with the Federal Ministry of Health has called for cheaper health scheme for women and girls in the country.
Rabies: Tension As Number Of Dog Owners Rises In Bauchi
The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) in Bauchi state has called for public education on rabies disease following the increasing number of dog owners in the state.
Kano Gov. Ganduje Speaks On Kidnap Of Nine Muslim Children
Ganduje Pledges Support For Universal Health Coverage In Kano
The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday pledged his unflinching support for the implementation of all health sector reforms towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state.
SDGs: Buhari Speaks On Nigeria Commitment Towards Reducing Poverty
SDGs: Buhari Speaks On Nigeria Commitment Towards Reducing Poverty
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said one of the cardinal objectives of his administration is to reduce extreme poverty and hunger in the country.
2 Medical Doctors In Court For Gross Professional Negligence
2 Medical Doctors In Court For Gross Professional Negligence
Two Doctors with Federal Medical Centre in Asaba, Delta State on Monday appreared before the Medical and Council of Nigeria Tribunal over charges of gross professional negligence which led to the death of a pregnant woman.
Ebola Outbreak: Death Toll Rises To 1,540 In Congo
WHO Reveals When Congo Will Introduce Second Vaccine To Tackle Ebola
Congo is set to introduce a second vaccine against Ebola from mid-October, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the country continues to battle the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history.
Ebola Outbreak: Death Toll Rises To 1,540 In Congo
Tanzania Not Sharing Information On Ebola, Says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tanzania has declined to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases in the country.
UNICEF Invests N1.3bn In Taraba
UNICEF Invests N1.3bn In Taraba
The Chief of Field Office, United Nations Children's Fund, originally known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Bhanu Pathak says the organisation has invested N1.3 billion to support Taraba State Government to deliver healthcare services.
Kebbi Records Massive Turnout Of Antenatal Services
Kebbi Records Massive Turnout Of Antenatal Services
The Facility Head of Dalijan Primary Healthcare Centre, Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi  State, Auwal Sani said the healthcare is recording massive turn out of pregnant women for antenatal care (ANC) services in the state.
Yellow Fever: Bauchi Records 23 Deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has revealed that no fewer than 23 persons have died of Yellow Fever since the outbreak in Alkaleri Local Government Area in Bauchi State.
NISA Calls On Nigerian Govt To Implement Comprehensive Healthcare
NISA Calls On Nigerian Govt To Implement Comprehensive Healthcare
The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance (NISA) has called on the Nigerian government to implement a comprehensive health intervention that addresses all cases of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the country, rather than focus on a selected few.
2 Medical Doctors In Court For Gross Professional Negligence
Healthcare: What Doctors’ Association Wants From Governors
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), North Central Caucus on Wednesday urged the Nigerian Governors Forum to give needed attention to quality healthcare delivery.
Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors
Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors
The National Postgraduate Medical College on Thursday in Abuja, admitted 477 convokes into the fellowship of the college.
Expert Calls For Cheaper Health Scheme For Women
FG Restates Healthcare Delivery Commitment
The Federal Government has restated its commitment to providing healthcare service delivery, saying this remains a major priority of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
UNICEF, EU-MNCHN Improve Immunization To 84% In Kebbi
The Executive Secretary of Kebbi State Primary Health Care Development, Dr. Abubakar Kaoje said immunization coverage in the state has improved from 18 percent to 84 percent within May 2018 to June 2019.
Yellow Fever Hits 10 LGA's In Edo, Leaves 9 Dead
Ebonyi Health Officers To Disinfect Abakaliki, Environs Of Yellow Fever
The Senior Environmental Health Officer, Ministry of Environment, Ebonyi State, Sunday Nwonu on Tuesday revealed the ministry plans to sanitize Abakaliki and environs following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the state.
NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Against Use Of Non-Iodized Saltages
NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Against Use Of Non-Iodized Salt
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodized salt, saying, “it is dangerous to human health.”
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