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Bauchi commences statewide Pneumonia vaccination

Bauchi commences statewide Pneumonia vaccination

By Adi Angyu Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA) has commenced state wide vaccination of children under-one year of age against pneumonia disease. Pneumonia an infection of the lungs is caused by bacteria which can sometimes lead to ...

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FG declares nutritional emergency in IDPs camps

FG declares nutritional emergency in IDPs camps

By Haruna Gimba The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health, has declared a nutritional emergency in Borno state to meet the welfare needs of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the Northeast. Health Reporters gathered that the ...

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NAFDAC seals 4 bakeries in Benin

NAFDAC seals 4 bakeries in Benin

By Haruna Gimba The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed off four bakeries and arrested three persons for unwholesome practices during an inspection exercise in Benin, Edo state capital. The bakeries sealed included God’s ...

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Niger CSOs coalition calls for adequate RI financing

Niger CSOs coalition calls for adequate RI financing

By Ndidi Chukwu Niger State Routine Immunization Coalition of Civil Society Organizations and Media have called on the state government to strengthen its Primary Health Care Services for adequate Routine Immunization (RI) coverage and financing. The Coalition formed by Community ...

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Japan donates medical equipment to Nigeria

Japan donates medical equipment to Nigeria

By Asmau Ahmad The Japanese Government has donated medical equipment worth $89, 662 to Nigeria, to help improve health status of Nigerians. Speaking at the inauguration which took place at the Bwari General Hospital, the Japan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. ...

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FG to renew commitment on persons with disability policy

FG to renew commitment on persons with disability policy

By Asmau Ahmad The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has assured the Federal Government’s commitment to development and support implementation of policies and programmes that would enhance total inclusion of people living with disabilities in the country. Professor Adewole, ...

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PCN seals 234 illegal medicine shops in Oyo

PCN seals 234 illegal medicine shops in Oyo

By Asmau Ahmad The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) said it has sealed off about 234 patent medicine shops in Oyo State. Director, Inspection and Monitoring, Mrs. Anthonia Aruya, the told newsmen in Ibadan that the council’s monitoring team sealed ...

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Women to play key role in Columbia’s peace agreement

Women to play key role in Columbia’s peace agreement

By Haruna Gimba The Government of Columbia has entered into agreement with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) to end a war that affected so many men and women in the country. Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said ...

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Healthcare solution won 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

Healthcare solution won 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

By Haruna Gimba The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Healthcare Solutions has grabbed the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa’s (IPA) cash awards of US$150 000. This year’s winners offer innovative responses to address malaria & HIV/AIDS, two of Africa’s greatest disease ...

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Resident doctors suspend strike

Resident doctors suspend strike

By Haruna Gimba The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide indefinite strike which commenced on June 20. The president of the association, Dr. Mohammad Askira, made the disclosure in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the outcome ...

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