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‘Proposed 10,000 PHCs to enhance healthcare delivery’

‘Proposed 10,000 PHCs to enhance healthcare delivery’

By Asma’u Ahmad The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the proposed 10,000 Primary HealthCare Centres (PHCs) to be build by Federal Government would help enhance disease surveillance in Nigeria. Director, Advocacy and Communication, NPHCDA, Dr Adamu Nuhu ...

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Anambra commences immunization exercise February 27

Anambra commences immunization exercise February 27

By Haruna Gimba Anambra State Government has concluded plans for the First Round National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs) scheduled for Saturday, February 27 to Tuesday, March 1. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akubuike stated in Awka while fielding ...

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Mysterious disease kills 13 people in Abuja

Mysterious disease kills 13 people in Abuja

By Haruna Gimba with agency report Unknown disease suspected to be typhoid fever or shigella dysentery has killed 13 people in Saburi community of Abuja Municipal Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health ...

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20 children die of measles in Lagos

20 children die of measles in Lagos

By Haruna Gimba with agency report The Lagos State Government has confirmed that measles has led to death of 20 children in Otodo-Gbame community in Ikate, Lekki area of the state. Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide Idris told newsmen in ...

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FG trains pharmacists, medicine vendors on malaria treatment

FG trains pharmacists, medicine vendors on malaria treatment

By Haruna Gimba The Federal Government has commenced the training of Patent Pharmacists and Medicine Vendors (PPMV) on the use of Rapid DiagnosticTests (RDTs) for malaria treatment. The National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe stated this ...

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USAID donates fistula equipment to Ebonyi

USAID donates fistula equipment to Ebonyi

By Asma’u Ahmad The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 240, 000 varieties of Obstetric Fistula equipment worth N47million to Ebonyi State Government. USAID Deputy Mission Director in Nigeria, Mrs. Aler Grubbs disclosed this in Abakaliki when ...

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Canada donates to School of Nursing Bauchi

Canada donates to School of Nursing Bauchi

By Adi Angyu The Canadian High Commission has donated ICT equipment, laboratory equipment, reference books, and three buses to Bauchi State School of Nursing. Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Perry John Calderwood revealed this while handing over the materials ...

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FG to offer free healthcare to Nigerians

FG to offer free healthcare to Nigerians

By Haruna Gimba The Federal Government has pledged to provide free healthcare services to 100 million Nigerians in the next two years. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, stated this in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on ‘The Osasu Show’ ...

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’13m children suffer chronic malnutrition in Nigeria’

’13m children suffer chronic malnutrition in Nigeria’

By Haruna Gimba Over 13 million under- five years children in Nigeria are currently suffering from chronic malnutrition and may likely suffer serious health and developmental problems. The Network Coordinator of Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), Dr. Philippa ...

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Meningitis: FG deploy experts to Kebbi state

Meningitis: FG deploy experts to Kebbi state

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government has deployed a team of experts and a modern mobile laboratory to assist Kebbi State Government to control Cerebral Spinal Meningitis (CSM). The Director of Disease Control in the Federal Ministry of Health, Professor ...

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