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NTBLCP targets Bwari against Tuberculosis

NTBLCP targets Bwari against Tuberculosis

By Ndidi Chukwu Nigeria has doubled effort to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) which is considered a global disease burden with Nigeria third among countries where prevalence is high, followed by India and Indonesia. The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) ...

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Malaria: NMEP laments Low use of Insecticide Bed Nets

Malaria: NMEP laments Low use of Insecticide Bed Nets

By Ndidi Chukwu The National Malaria Elimination Programme said it has distributed some 34.2 million nets in 13 states in efforts to replace mosquito nets that have worn out or lost effectiveness against the malaria-causing insects, but laments the low ...

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Nigeria loses 100,000 Children to Diarrhea annually

Nigeria loses 100,000 Children to Diarrhea annually

By Ndidi Chukwu Lack of access to a safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene in Nigeria has increased the number of children dying from diarrhea to 100,000 thousand annually and 52,000 newborns died from sepsis, tetanus and other infections linked ...

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Ebola: Jonathan Flags-off distribution Sanitizers

Ebola: Jonathan Flags-off distribution Sanitizers

By Ndidi Chukwu Nigeria stepped up preparedness against possible return of Ebola Virus Disease on Thursday, officially starting a nationwide distribution of hand sanitizers. President Goodluck Jonathan, who flagged off the campaign in Abuja, said it should “signal the eventual ...

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NHIS enrolls 7.2 million Nigerians – Says Thomas

NHIS enrolls 7.2 million Nigerians – Says Thomas

By Asmau Ahmad The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Femi Thomas says no fewer than 7.2 million Nigerians have enrolled into the various health schemes of the agency. Thomas said this on Wednesday in Enugu during NHIS ...

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