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Tobacco smoking kills 7m people annually – W.H.O

Tobacco smoking kills 7m people annually – W.H.O

By Haruna Gimba The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually and costs over $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and loss of productivity. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, gave the assessment ...

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FG to adopt strict control measures on Hepatitis

FG to adopt strict control measures on Hepatitis

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government on Saturday assured Nigerians of its commitment to take proactive steps towards controlling the spread of Hepatitis in the country. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, stated this during the 24th Annual General ...

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UNICEF disburses N53m for girls’ education in Zamfara

UNICEF disburses N53m for girls’ education in Zamfara

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday disbursed N53 million to 209 School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) for the improvement of girl-child education in Zamfara state. Making the presentation at the Government House in Gusau, the ...

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Ekiti Assembly passes Primary Health Care Bill

By Asma’u Ahmad The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed three amendment bills for third reading in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday. The bills are the Ekiti State Primary Health Care Development Agency (Amendment) Bill, Local Government Administration (Amendment) Bill, and ...

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Bauchi to introduce Whistle Blower mechanism in health sector

Bauchi to introduce Whistle Blower mechanism in health sector

By Asma’u Ahmad The Bauchi State Government says it will introduce a Whistle Blower mechanism to fish out medical staff who maltreat pregnant women during delivery. The Executive Chairman, State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), Mr Adamu Gamawa, disclosed ...

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Nigeria reveals plan to check Ebola at seaports

Nigeria reveals plan to check Ebola at seaports

By Haruna Gimba The Nigeria’s Federal Government has instituted measures to ensure that the deadly Ebola virus does not find its way back to the country through the seaports. The government said it is deploying officials of Port Health Services ...

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FG tasks world leaders to invest in cervical cancer control

FG tasks world leaders to invest in cervical cancer control

By Asma’u Ahmad The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has called on Commonwealth Ministers to increase investments in cervical cancer control efforts. A statement issued by the Director of Media and Public Relation in the ministry, Mrs Boade Akinola, ...

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