FG to shut down all open drug markets this year   Federal Government has said it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system.     The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued after a groundbreaking ceremony of the Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) in Abia. Adewole, in the...... read more
Teaching hospitals to get N300m, FMCs & others N120m to improve healthcare delivery The Federal Government on Tuesday announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Abuja. Adewole said each teaching hospital...... read more
Lassa Fever: Two persons confirmed dead in Imo state Imo State Health Commissioner, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, on Wednesday, confirmed that two residents of Owerri have died of Lassa fever. She said they died of the virus after they were “referred out of” the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.  “We have seven suspected cases of Lassa fever. Two are confirmed. “The Imo...... read more
Lassa fever: Ebonyi doctors blame death of colleagues on non-functionality of virology centre   Doctors in Ebonyi State on Tuesday protested along the major street of Abakaliki over the non-functionality of the virology centre in the state. Recall that the virology centre was built and equipped by the state government with over N350million and handed over to the federal government under the leadership of...... read more
Ondo state owned hospital detains mother, new born baby over N40, 000   A mother of a new born baby, Mrs Taiwo Omotoso has been detained at the Mother and Child hospital in Akure, the Ondo State capital over unpaid N40,000 hospital bills. Omotoso and her new born baby girl have been detained in the hospital for over 20 days. The unpaid N40,000...... read more
I was diagnosed to be diabetic more than 30 years ago - OBJ Ex-President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday surprised many when he outpaced younger people during a health walk held in Abeokuta,Ogun State capital.  Mr. Obasanjo who is 80 years old, led about a hundred residents on a two kilometre trek on Moshood Abiola Way, to commemorate World Diabetics Day. Speaking at...... read more
Osinbajo commissions $15m Ilorin syringe production plant     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday night commissioned a $15 million syringe and needle production plant. The plant, HMA Medical Limited in Ilorin, has installed capacity to produce 200 million syringes and 350 needles annually. The plant is a wholly indigenous venture partnering a Sino-German company and is currently providing...... read more
BREAKING: Alex Ekwueme dies in London hospital Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead. A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, Sunday. The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce...... read more
PSN hosts 90th conference in Umuahia   Abia Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has acknowledged the contributions of the members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in improving health care services in the country. The Governor made the commendation when he received in audience, a delegation of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) led by its President, Ahmed...... read more
Strange disease kills 50 in Jigawa   There is confusion in Gidan Dugus, under Wangara District of Dutse local Government Area of Jigawa State, following the deaths of about 50 children. The children reportedly died of a “strange disease,” according to the community. The disease was reportedly first noticed in July but the community did not report it...... read more
Nigerians consume 400 million condoms yearly – SFH The Managing Director, Society of Family Health (SFH), Bright Ekweremadu ion Tuesday, revealed that Nigerians consume over 400 million condoms annually. Ekweremadu said that the 400 million condom consumption could fall below expectation based on the society’s estimation of unprotected sex in the country. He spoke in Lagos during the launch of...... read more
200,000 living with HIV in Oyo —NACA DG The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr. Sani Aliyu, says an estimated 200,000 people are living with HIV in Oyo State. He said this on Tuesday in Ibadan during a courtesy call on Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State at the executive council chamber of the governor’s...... read more
Abia Flags Off "Save One Million Lives Programme" Governor Okezie Ikpeazu while officially flagging off the Comprehensive Roll- Out of Save one million lives programme for results of the Ministry of Health said health is of primary importance because only a healthy person talks about economy. "The emphasis on save one million lives is one that touches on the...... read more
Monkey Pox: Ebonyi govt denies outbreak Ebonyi State government has denied the reports that there was outbreak of monkey pox disease in the state. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Daniel Umezuruike said that the reported case was rather eczema. In an emergency press briefing, the Health Commissioner said that “there was case of eczema...... read more
Monkey Pox: Ebonyi govt denies outbreak Ebonyi State government has denied the reports that there was outbreak of monkey pox disease in the state. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Daniel Umezuruike said that the reported case was rather eczema. In an emergency press briefing, the Health Commissioner said that “there was case of eczema...... read more
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