HEALTH

Don’t pay a dime, meningitis vaccination is free – FG

The Federal Government on Friday said vaccination for meningitis is free throughout the country and asked Nigerians not to pay for it.  The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said this in a statement made ...

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Senate to speedily approve meningitis intervention

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has pledged the commitment of the Senate to ending the menace of CerebroSpinal meningitis, CSM, which has claimed the lives of over 300 Nigerians since January 2017. In a series of tweets on ...

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Meningitis attack: President Buhari condoles with victims’ families

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the victims of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Sokoto State. It was reported that the disease has claimed about 328 lives in 16 states of the federation in the last four ...

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After 328 deaths, Nigeria gets 1.3m meningitis vaccines from WHO and UK

After about 328 deaths associated with Meningitis, 1.3 million vaccines have arrived from World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Kingdom. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs ...

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Chinese doctors grow ear in arm for transplant

Plastic surgeons from a hospital in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, have successfully transplanted a regenerated ear from a patient’s arm to his head. The patient, whose surname is Ji, according to NAN, suffered severe injuries on the ...

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Millions die from medication errors annually – WHO

Medication errors kill and injure millions of people while an estimated 42 billion dollars is lost annually, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. The Director-General of  WHO, Margaret Chan,  at a  new campaign, “ Global Patient Safety Challenge ...

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Public outcry as meningitis kills 269 Nigerians

At least 269 Nigerians have been killed in the last few weeks by meningitis, across the country. The death toll in Zamfara is as high as 80, leading residents of Gusau to appeal for government help to prevent the disease. The appeal ...

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2 dead, 40 hospitalised after drinking stream water

As revealed by the Cross River state Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, two persons have been confirmed dead and some 40 others hospitalised after drinking from a stream suspected to have been poisoned. The victims were reported to have ...

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HELPFUL TIPS: How to avoid suicide

A Clinical Psychologist, who works at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Mr Adedotun Ajiboye, has advised relations, friends and colleagues of persons suffering from depression to be extra vigilant to avert incidents of suicide. He spoke against the ...

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Consumer Protection Council probes NBC over Fanta, Sprite poisonous nature

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has launched a “detailed investigation” into the alleged danger of mixing Fanta or Sprite with Vitamin C. CPC’s Director-General, Mrs Dupe Atoki, announced this in Abuja on Thursday. “The Consumer Protection Council is keenly interested ...

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