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Latest health news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world.

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.
Doctors’ Association Task Governors On Quality Healthcare
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.
FG Says Healthcare Delivery Tops Buhari’s Priority
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.”
Kebbi: Gov. Bagudu Pledges To Fight Cancer In 2020
Kebbi Government Vows To Tackle Cancer In 2020
The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu on Monday vowed to make provision in the 2020 budget to tackle cancer and increase awareness on preventive measures against the scourge in the state
NSN Disclose The Inclusion Of Nutrition Studies In Elementary Schools
NSN Disclose The Inclusion Of Nutrition Studies In Elementary Schools
The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) on Friday disclosed that nutrition has been included in the curricula of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.
FG Reacts To Millions Of Donated Malaria Drugs Diverted In Nigeria
FG Reacts To Millions Of Donated Malaria Drugs Diverted In Nigeria
The Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Evelyn Ngige said that the Federal Government will engage law enforcement agencies against parties whose actions or inactions lead to the diversion of anti-malaria drugs (ACT) supplied to Nigeria by Global Fund.
NAFDAC To Host Meeting With African Countries On Healthcare Regulators
NAFDAC To Host Meeting With African Countries On Healthcare Regulators
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says it is set to host 44 countries and more than 100 representatives from healthcare regulators across the African continent.
Gov Abiodun Suspends Controversial N3,700 School Levy in Ogun
Ogun Govt Makes ‘Men-A Vaccine’ Routine Immunisation
The Ogun State Primary Health Care Development Board (OGPHDB) has introduced Meningitis-A (Men-A) vaccine into the national routine immunisation schedule across the state, Concise News reports.
FG Says Healthcare Delivery Tops Buhari’s Priority
Health Minister Vows To Implement Major Health Laws
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said his administration will focus on implementing the National Health Act (NHA 2014) as well as other laws, policies, and programs geared towards strengthening the health sector.
UNICEF Advocates Functional Educational System In Nigeria
The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and other stakeholders have called on the Federal Government for a functional educational system to help Nigerian youths achieve their dreams and the need to create the right vision and environment that would unite the nation.
Health Minister Urges World Bank To Reposition The Health Sector
Health Minister Urges World Bank To Reposition Sector
Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health on Sunday solicited the support of the World Bank in establishing an effective medical emergency transportation network in rural communities.
Malnutrition: FG Spends N1.8bn In 18 States
Federal Ministry of Health, says it has disbursed over N1.8 billion for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in 18 States in the last two years.
NCDC Confirms Yellow Fever Outbreak, Deaths In Bauchi
Some persons have died following an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed.
Kwara HoS Advises Workers On Routine Medical Check-Ups
Kwara Head of Service, Susan Oluwole, on Friday advised the workforce in the state to ensure regular medical screening for non-communicable diseases
Pediatrician Warns Against Excessive Cold Water Consumption
Pediatrician Warns Against Excessive Cold Water Consumption
Ovo Ogbinaka, A Pediatrician from Warri has cautioned against excessive consumption of cold water due to its adverse effects on human health, Concise News report.
FG Inaugurates Dialysis, Ultrasound Machines, Creche In Abuja
FG Inaugurates Dialysis, Ultrasound Machines, Creche In Abuja
The Federal Government has inaugurated State-of-the-art Dialysis and Ultrasound machines as well as a Creche at the State House Clinic in Abuja.
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