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FG announces special funds for tertiary health facilities

FG announces special funds for tertiary health facilities

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government on Tuesday announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National ...

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NMA takes sensitisation on Lassa fever to markets

NMA takes sensitisation on Lassa fever to markets

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has taken sensitisation on Lassa fever to Wuse market in Abuja to educate traders on ways to prevent the viral infection. The FCT NMA branch Chairman, Dr Achonwa Chiedozie, told newsmen in ...

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NMA hosts African Medical Association conference

NMA hosts African Medical Association conference

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it will host the forthcoming African Medical Associations conference to address issues surrounding “End-of-Life care.” President of NMA, Professor Mike Ogirima, told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that the conference would hold on Thursday and Friday. ...

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WHO donates motorcycles to Borno for disease surveillance

WHO donates motorcycles to Borno for disease surveillance

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday donated 12 motorcycles to Borno Government to enhance disease surveillance and control services in the state. The WHO Country Representative, Mr Wondi Alimu, made the disclosure while presenting the motorcycles to the ...

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NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in treatment coverage index

NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in treatment coverage index

By Asma’u Ahmad A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in 2016, ranking it 17 out of 47 countries. The countries ...

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FCTA releases N23m for measles vaccination

FCTA releases N23m for measles vaccination

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has released the sum of N23 million vfor measles vaccination in the Territory in February. The Acting Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni, said this in ...

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Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

By Haruna Gimba African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders were told on Friday at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. Senior health, ...

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‘No confirmed case of Lassa fever in FCT’

‘No confirmed case of Lassa fever in FCT’

By Asmau Ahmad The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it has not yet recorded any case of Lassa fever in the territory. The FCT’s Director of Public Health, Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu, made this known in an interview with newsmen ...

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