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Don’t reject gunshot victims, Lagos CP warns hospitals

The Lagos State police command yesterday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to [...]

May 17, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria, others on alert as Ebola death toll rises to 19 in DRC

Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries are on high alert over risk of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) spreading to their territories. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement yesterday, said [...]

May 15, 2018 Health issues

Hospitals count loses as health workers strike persists

As the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and federal government failed to reach a consensus, teaching hospitals across the country have lamented on the damage the action posed on the health sector. The health workers who embarked on a nationwide [...]

May 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria’s Lassa Fever outbreak contained, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured that with declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest Lassa Fever outbreak was under control. A statement issued by the organisation’s [...]

May 12, 2018 Health issues

Nigerian-American Nurse Saved Thousands to Open Medical Clinic, US Customs Seized It at Airport

Anthonia Nwaorie spent years saving up thousands of dollars to open a medical clinic in Nigeria, where she was born. Finally, last October, she walked down a jet bridge at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to board the plane to [...]

May 11, 2018 Health issues

Ebola outbreak triggers new directive on border control

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) ‎has directed the Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at the nation’s borders, following reports of a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak [...]

May 10, 2018 Health issues

President Buhari back in London to see doctor

President Muhammadu Buhari will today begin a four-day trip to the United Kingdom. In the course of a technical stopover for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington, last week, the president had had a meeting with [...]

May 8, 2018 Health issues

Seven million people die yearly from contaminated air, says WHO

New data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have shown that 7million people die every year from breathing highly contaminated air. The report said nine, out of 10 people breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants. The updated estimations [...]

May 3, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria commits $300m to eliminate malaria

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) [...]

April 22, 2018 Health issues

Nigerian health workers declare indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike. The union said the latest industrial action would paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country. “All federal government health institutions in Nigeria including federal medical centres, specialists’ [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

Police arrest fake medical doctor who dropped out of primary school

Police arrest fake medical doctor : The Lagos State police command has warned Lagosians to be careful of where they go for medical attention. The advice came following the arrest of a fake medical doctor, Abdulrahman Mohammed, who has allegedly [...]

April 17, 2018 Health issues

No Lassa Fever vaccine anywhere in the world, says Virologist

A Virologist, Prof Simeon Magaji Agwale, yesterday, insisted that there is no certified vaccine for the treatment of Lassa Fever anywhere in the world, stressing that Nigeria was best suited to develop vaccines for the cure of the disease for [...]

April 14, 2018 Health issues

‘Reduce your charges’ – Aisha Buhari begs private health institutions

The Wife of Nigeria President, Aisha Buhari has appealed to owners of private health institutions in Nigeria to reduce the high cost of their services. She made the appeal on Wednesday during a courtesy visit by officials of the Association [...]

April 12, 2018 Health issues

Pregnant women protest against anti-maternal policies in Ondo

Over 200 pregnant women, who have registered for ante-natal treatment in Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, yesterday stormed the hospital to protest against upscale hike in treatment fees by the hospital management. The awaiting mothers, chanting protest songs against Governor [...]

April 6, 2018 Health issues

New malaria drug makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes

There is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa’s most endemic killer, Malaria, as a new research discovers a pill that can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and even kill the blood-sucking insect. The new discovery [...]

April 5, 2018 Health issues

NDLEA impounds 159m tablets of Tramadol

NDLEA impounds 159m tablets of Tramadol: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday said it had seized 159 million tablets of Tramadol at Apapa Port in Lagos. Director, Technical Services of the agency, Mr Femi Oloruntoba, made this [...]

March 27, 2018 Health issues

Unknown disease kills eight students in Katsina Science School

Unknown disease kills eight students in Katsina Science School: Government Science Secondary School, Kurfi, Katsina State, has been shut after an unknown epidemic claimed the lives of eight pupils of the institution. A lawmaker representing Kurfi constituency at the Katsina [...]

March 20, 2018 Health issues

Hospital staff suspended for performing brain surgery on wrong patient

The Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on Friday suspended four hospital staff for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient. An unnamed man who was due to receive only nursing and medication for head swelling was wheeled into the operating [...]

March 3, 2018 Health issues

Yusuf, Son of Nigeria’s president hale and hearty

Yusuf Buhari suffered a head injury following a power bike accident in December 2017. He was reportedly flown to Germany for treatment. Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is now hale and hearty. He was received back in the country [...]

March 1, 2018 Health issues

The miraculous health benefits of Bitter Leaf

In the light of this, it is important to note that bitter leaves should always be taken fresh in other to enjoy its miraculous health benefits. Apart from using it for cooking, bitter leaf is rarely used for any other [...]

February 23, 2018 Health issues

Health sector dips as more Nigerian doctors move abroad

Nigerian doctors move abroad: More reasons have emerged on why no fewer than 5,405 Nigerian-trained doctors and nurses are currently working with the British National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and why many more will join the [...]

February 13, 2018 Health issues

Young Nigerians are now mixing methylated spirit and Coke to get high

Young Nigerians are now mixing methylated spirit and Coke to get high: When Olamide’s “Science Student” was released early this year, it was heavily criticised for endorsing and celebrating an already worrisome drug culture among Nigeria’s youth. His defence, and [...]

February 11, 2018 Health issues

90% of households in Nigeria consume faeces-stained water

Nigeria consume faeces-stained water: In recent time, water-borne diseases are the leading cause of hospital admissions in Nigeria. A survey by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 90.8 percent of households in Nigeria consume water [...]

February 10, 2018 Health issues

Nurses blast FG over resurgence of Lassa Fever

Nurses under the auspices of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), have lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over the fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State. At least two doctors and a nurse have died, while [...]

January 20, 2018 Health issues

Aisha Buhari recuperates, opens up on Yusuf

The health of wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has improved. Aisha had been on admission for high blood pressure at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja. Aisha was placed on bed rest following her son’s involvement in a bike accident. Yusuf and his [...]

January 6, 2018 Health issues

African cherry provides novel cure for drug-resistant infections, malaria

Extracts of African star apple or cherry have been validated in recent studies as ‘cure’ for drug-resistant infections and malaria. CHUKWUMA MUANYA, Assistant Editor writes New studies have shown that extracts of the leaves and stem bark of African cherry [...]

January 4, 2018 Health issues

Nigeria records 20,210 births on Jan. 1

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on the New Year’s Day. The births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018. UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would [...]

January 2, 2018 Health issues

Fight for your son – BBOG convener tells Aisha Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls Group on Sunday encouraged wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha to fight for the best medical care for her son. Aisha Buhari who has been on bed rest since Yusuf’s accident was on [...]

December 31, 2017 Health issues

Yusuf Buhari still unconscious, Aisha on admission for high blood pressure

Yusuf Buhari, ailing son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is still unconscious. Also, Aisha, his mother and the country’s First Lady, has been admitted for high blood pressure. Both Yusuf and Aisha are on admission at Cedarcrest Hospital in the nation’s [...]

December 30, 2017 Health issues

LAUTECH Teaching Hospital: Resident doctors react, condemn government action

Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Teaching Hospital, Dr Sebastine Oiwoh has reacted to the yesterday’s sack of 256 workers and deployment of 300 other staff of the hospital to state civil service. Oiwoh who [...]

December 29, 2017 Health issues