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

Shun Sedentary Lifestyles To Reduce Risk Of Heart-related Diseases

Nigerians have been advised to shun sedentary lifestyles to prevent heart-related diseases.

240 Displaced Children Die Of Malnutrition In Borno

A humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says a total of 240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno in the last five months.

FG To Convene Summit On Primary Healthcare In August

The FG has said it will convene a national summit on primary health care in August to identify strategies to revamp primary health across the country.

Nigeria May Lose 1m People To HIV/AIDS By 2022 – DG NACA

Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyuhas, says one million people might die of HIV/AIDS in 2022 if the disease was not taken seriously.

Air Force Offers Free Treatment To 300 IDPs In Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday began free surgical treatment of more than 300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

Army Holds Strategic Meeting Of Top Officers

Top officers of the Nigerian Army will hold a five-day meeting in Kaduna to strategize on more efficient ways of handling personnel and resources in peacetime and war.

NHIS Executive Secretary Suspended

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, was on Thursday suspended, Premium Times reports.

Buhari Urges African Leaders To Invest In Healthcare Delivery

Wife of Nigeria's president, Aisha Buhari, has urged African leaders to work together to facilitate private sector investment in health to improve healthcare delivery among adolescent girls in the continent.

LUTH Dissociates Self From Fake Recruitment Website

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has dissociated itself from a website that claims to be recruiting doctors on its behalf.
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NPC Urges Religious Leaders To Encourage Use Of Condoms

National Population Commission has advised religious leaders in the country to encourage their members to start using condoms.

New HIV Drug Already In Use In Nigeria – FG

The federal government has said Dolutegravir (DTG), the new drug for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, is already being used in Nigeria, although only by those who can afford it because of its high cost.

Gov Bindow Declares State Of Emergency In Health

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on Monday declared a state of emergency to rejig the state’s healthcare delivery.

How Hackers Guess PINs, Passwords Via Brainwaves

Some facts have emerged that hackers can guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their thoughts through brainwave-sensing headsets.
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Doctors Draw Saraki, Dogara’s Attention To Bleaching Cream

Health officials in the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists say they have informed federal lawmakers on the need to enact laws that will control the use and manufacture of bleaching cream.

Save Our Maize From Armyworm, Farmers Tell FG

Farmers in Nasarawa state have appealed to the Federal Government to assist them in efforts to tackle the armyworm invasion of their maize farms.

FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has claimed lives.

Osinbajo Confirms 14 Chief Executives For Health Institutions

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 14 chief medical directors and medical directors in teaching hospitals, federal medical centres and specialty hospitals in Nigeria.

FG To Include Corps Members In NHIS Nationwide

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday resolved that corps members be included into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
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Drug Traffickers, Abusers Deserve Stiffer Penalties – Pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has advocated on the Federal Government to ensure stiffer punishment for perpetrators of drug trafficking to curb the menace in the country.

NGO Treats 5,600 Lead Poison Victims In Zamfara, Niger

An International humanitarian Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said it had treated 5,600 victims of lead poison in Zamfara and Niger.

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