Plateau confirms 28 new Lassa fever cases, records 10 deaths – Commissioner Dr Kunden Deyin, the Plateau Commissioner for Health says the state has recorded 28  new cases of Lassa fever with 10 deaths. Deyin told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Thursday that 64 cases were taken to the laboratory for confirmation out of which 28 were confirmed to be Lassa fever....... read more
SOML initiative: Abia wins $660000 fund from World Bank Abia State wins $660000 (Approx N237million) additional funds from World Bank following a successful implementation of the Saving One Million Lives (SOML) program in 2018. SOML initiative is a broad-based investment program with six distinct health pillars – immunization, malaria control, nutrition, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, delivery...... read more
11 people reported dead after eating toxic rice Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in the state of Karnataka. “11 people have...... read more
LUTH detains baby, mother for four months over unpaid bills   The husband of a patient at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere, Mutiu Busari, has said his wife, Busayo, and their baby, Fikayo, have spent over four months in the hospital over unpaid medical bills. The 32-year-old lamented that his family owed LUTH about N387,200 after Busayo was...... read more
World Sickle Cell Day: Vicar Hope Foundation moves to curb sickle cell disease The Vicar Hope Foundation with support from Abia State Ministry of Health and relevant agencies will mark this year’s World Sickle Cell Day on June 19 2018.  A release signed by Eze Ajuzie Chief Press Secretary to the Wife of the Governor says the event with a theme “Working Together to...... read more
All you need to know about AbiaSMS   Abia Safe Mothers’ Scheme (AbiaSMS),is a mini scheme within the Abia SOML is designed using incentive-based intervention model. This program that is currently going on in the state effectively answered all the four questions below. Incentive-based interventions vary considerably along several dimensions, including the following, 1) Who is targeted in...... read more
WHO raises alarm over spread of Ebola The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of the deadly Ebola disease, in spite of the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Speaking in Geneva at the World Health Assembly, Dr Peter...... read more
1,131 pregnant women test positive to HIV in Lagos The Lagos state commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has disclosed that no fewer than 1,131 pregnant women have been tested positive to the dreaded and incurable HIV disease.   Speaking at a ministerial news conference in Alausa, Lagos state, Idris disclosed that in the last one year, 38,791 pregnant women were...... read more
Health workers strike: NLC urge FG to meet demands The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to urgently meet the legitimate demands of the striking workers in the health sector. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made the appeal while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja.Wabba said this appeal has become necessary in order to save...... read more
Abia Yet To Record New Case Of Lassa Fever - NMA The Abia state chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Prince Onyemachi says the state has not recorded any new case of Lassa fever. Dr. Onyemachi made this known in an exclusive interview with Factnewsonline. The current outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever is the worst in the country’s history since...... read more
‘Outrageous charges’: Pregnant women shut down Ondo hospital Over 100 expectant mothers, yesterday thronged Ondo state Specialist Hospital, Akure, to protest high charges for deliveries collected by the hospital. The pregnant women, who shut down the hospital for the better part of the day, described the bills collected by the hospital as outrageous and not commensurate with the services...... read more
Abia Govt confirms Lassa fever outbreak The Commissioner for Information in Abia, Mr. John Okiyi, has confirmed the outbreak of the deadly Lassa Fever at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Umuahia. Okiyi, who made the disclosure in a statement in Umuahia on Monday, said that the government and the hospital management had swung into action to...... read more
Abia Introduces Free Antenatal Care Programme The Governor of Abia, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday, launched free antenatal care programme to improving the healthcare delivery system in the state. Speaking at the occasion, in Umuahia, the Governor said the state government was committed to improving the healthcare delivery system in the state and would continue to improve the healthcare...... read more
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
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