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WHO donates 853 motorcycles for disease surveillance in Nigeria

WHO donates 853 motorcycles for disease surveillance in Nigeria

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with other donor agencies, on Monday, donated 853 motorcycles to the Federal Government to strengthen diseases surveillance across the country. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu, while presenting the ...

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Ebonyi reopens schools closed over spread of Lassa fever

Ebonyi reopens schools closed over spread of Lassa fever

By Asma’u Ahmad Public and private schools in Ebonyi shut on January 18 to check the spread of Lassa fever outbreak in the state have reopened. The state Commissioner of Education, Prof. John Eke, told newsmen on Monday in Abakaliki, the state ...

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Adamawa approves new health policy

Adamawa approves new health policy

By Asma’u Ahmad The Adamawa State Executive Council has approved the implementation of a new health policy that would give patients the right to be treated unconditionally in hospitals. The state Commissioner for Health, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, made this known ...

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Nasarawa moves to check outbreak of Lassa fever

Nasarawa moves to check outbreak of Lassa fever

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nassarawa State Government on Thursday says it had taken measures to check the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. Director of Public Health at the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Ibrahim Adamu, told newsmen in Lafia, the ...

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WHO urges FCTA to boost vaccine storage

WHO urges FCTA to boost vaccine storage

By Asma’u Ahmad’ The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appealed to the Federal Capital Administration (FCTA) and the six Area Councils to provide more Cold-chain storage facilities to ensure quality vaccines are given to children for immunisation. The State Coordinator ...

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FG to establish military hospital in Sokoto

FG to establish military hospital in Sokoto

By Asma’u Ahmad Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has commended the Nigerian Army for its plan to site a tertiary military hospital in Sokoto to serve as centre of excellence for military related diseases. A statement issued on Tuesday ...

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Kogi Gov’t appeals to doctors to end strike

Kogi Gov’t appeals to doctors to end strike

By Asma’u Ahmad The Kogi State Government has appealed to striking medical doctors in the state to end their industrial action in the interest of patients and their relatives. Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Mr Edward Onoja, the ...

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NMA inaugurates committee on Lassa fever in Enugu

NMA inaugurates committee on Lassa fever in Enugu

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Enugu State on Monday inaugurated a 22-member committee on Lassa fever following reported re-emergence of the disease in Ebonyi State. Inaugurating the committee. the state Chairman of the association, Dr Cajetan Onyedum, said ...

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Kaduna to vaccinate 422 hard-to-reach areas in 2018

Kaduna to vaccinate 422 hard-to-reach areas in 2018

By Asma’u Ahmad The Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency says it will focus on hard-to-reach areas in 2018 in its total push to sustain vaccination in the state. The Agency’s Deputy Director, Hamza Ikara said in an interview with ...

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