HEALTH

179 health facilities sealed by Bauchi State seals gov’t

Bauchi State Ministry of Health on Wednesday said it sealed 18 private healthcare facilities and 161 patent stores across the state due to failure to meet operational guidelines. The Director of Public Health in the ministry, Dr Bako Mohammed, disclosed ...

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240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno

Doctors Without Border, a humanitarian aid group, says a total of 240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno state. Moctar Abari, emergency officer of the group – which is also known as Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) – made ...

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Nigeria risks one million deaths from HIV in five years – NACA

Nigeria is at risk of losing about one million of its citizens to HIV if its government does not take control of the full sponsorship of the treatment, an official has said. The Director-General of the National Agency for the ...

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Pressure, family/relationship problem, other causes of doctors’ depression

Family issues, relationship problems, job demands and public expectations can put much pressure on medical doctors and push them into depression, an expert has said. A Consultant Neuro-psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, made the observation on Thursday in Lagos in an ...

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FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cero Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has claimed thousands of lives since the outbreak in 2016. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Oyewole disclosed this to State ...

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Acting President appoints 14 heads of tertiary health institutions

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Acting President, has approved the appointment of 14 Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors in Federal Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals in Nigeria. In a letter approved by deputy chief of staff to the ...

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Malnutrition, disease loom in Nigera, others

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that malnutrition, thirst and disease threatened lives of millions of children in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Mr Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes, said in a statement issued in ...

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Nigerian woman cured of skin cancer in India

Thirty seven-year old Nigerian woman, Amina Abubakar was not sure that she will survive after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 by a Nigerian hospital. But it was a wrong diagnosis for Amina, who was a final year medical ...

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FG introduces new guidelines to prevent and treat HIV

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it was set to implement new guidelines for  HIV prevention, treatment and care to consolidate previous efforts in tackling the scourge. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this at the opening of ...

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Lassa Fever: Anambra Govt confirms one dead, 65 on surveillance

The Anambra Government on Monday confirmed that a nursing student was killed by Lassa Fever, while 65 others were being monitored. Dr Emmanuel Okafor, the Director of Public Health, State Ministry of Health, told newsmen in Awka that the deceased ...

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