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childrenMalnutrition: Nigeria’s killer squad

Nigeria is witnessing yet another silent crisis which has been raging the country over time. In 2014, the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) stated that Nigeria remains one of the first 20 countries with the highest burden of malnutrition.

According to the society, the nutritional status of many Nigerians is still far from expected, as the prevalence of all forms of malnutrition remains high. Buttressing this [More]

mosquito-zikaMalaria killed 440,000 worldwide in 2015

Three new but independent studies have recorded breakthrough against two of the most deadly diseases in Africa- tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

Results [More]

Abdulfattah-AhmedKwara, Indian hospital to partner in provision of health care services

The Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Suleiman Alege, on Monday said that the state would partner Continental Hospital, India, to provide health care services to residents of Kwara at a subsidised rate.

Alege said this while receiving some delegates from [More]

1445943795255970Why Prof. Adewole, Health Minister disowned 2016 budget

It appears all is not well with the 2016 budget figures undergoing scrutiny at the National Assembly as the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole recently shocked members of the Senate Committee on Health when he informed the committee that the original budget of his ministry had been largely distorted. He claimed that strange figures were smuggled into the budget. [More]

zika virusZika virus fact sheet

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. [More]

1Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric, also known as curcuma longa, is a very common herb. Often referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” its main characteristics are a pepper-like aroma, sharp taste and golden color. People across the globe use this herb in their cooking. [More]

who-logo-690x450WHO announces support for Nigeria, Ghana in fight against meningitis

World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday announced further support to Nigeria and other countries that have recently suffered outbreaks of meningitis C.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, [More]

Prof.-Isaac-Folorunso-AdewoleFG To Rehabilitate North East Health Facilities – Minister

The federal government has expressed its readiness to renovate and reconstruct healthcare facilities destroyed by insurgents in the North-East.

The minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole who disclosed this to the governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, said he was in the state  [More]

Aedes-aegypti-mosquito-the-parasite-for-Zika-virusWhat you should know about Zika virus

As health officials try to confine recent health disasters, Ebola Virus Disease, Lassa fever and Bird flu to the past, a new virus is fast becoming a major threat.  [More]

maxresdefaultPlateau State Bird Flu Virus Scourge Increases

The Avian Influenza (bird flu virus) ravaging Plateau State is on the increase from the initial nine affected  [More]

 

Asian_House_Rat_(Rattus_tanezumi)_-_maybe-_(6105401299)Lassa Fever Kills 3 In Lagos

Lagos State Government has confirmed 3 of the 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever,and one death as it is currently monitoring [More]

 

mosquito-dengue-feverZika Virus: Outbreak ‘Likely To Spread Across Americas’ Says WHO

The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned.

The infection, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America. [Read More]

cccf5852eaca0fa9161ad53f87baae6eLassa Fever: TUC Charges Govt To Intensify Efforts

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the government and other health professionals to redouble their efforts in curbing the Lassa disease.

This was contained in a statement signed by the President General, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and made available to newsmen on  [Read More]

healthFG Alerts Public Over Outbreak Of Meningitis

The federal government has alerted that Meningitis Type ‘C’ is on the prowl and like other severe diseases, it has claimed several lives and is threatening to do more in the absence of vaccines. [Read More]

IMMUNIZATION-300x220EPIDEMIC: Measles Claims 1 In Oyo

One child has been reportedly died of measles in Hausa community, Sabo, Ibadan, Oyo State while 32 suspected cases were identified. Acting Director, Public Health, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Taiwo Ladapo in a [Read More]

Lassa fever: Veterinary Council tasks poultry farmers

ABUJA- THE Veterinary Council of Nigeria, VCN, has urged poultry farm owners to put in place preventive measures to stop any form of penetration of the multi-mammate [Read More]

cccf5852eaca0fa9161ad53f87baae6eLassa Fever Claims One In Abuja

The Lassa fever epidemic has hit the Federal Capital Territory and has raised the number of deaths to 43, even as it claimed the life of a patient who tested positive to the virus 24 hours after he [Read More]

 

ebolaEbola Persist in semen for 9 months after infection

The Ebola virus may persist in some men’s semen for nine months after they were initially infected, far longer than previously thought, a preliminary research findings have shown[Read More]

 832505-coconut-oilNatural Tips: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has an extensive history of use throughout the world as both a food, lotion and as a medicine. [Read More]

Health-Facilities2Minister Solicits support for quality healthcare delivery

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire is appealing for support of members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on quality healthcare .. [Read More]

who.siAfrican Countries moving towards malaria elimination – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that many African countries were moving toward malaria elimination…[Read More]