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
Monkey pox: Abia launches prevention programme   - Distributes safety materials... Healthiness and a healthy society is a cardinal enabler to driving and stimulating any economy, hence Governor Okezie Ikpeazu's stance on not just treating issues bothering on health with kids gloves, but also remaining utilitarian about it. This probably accounts for the Abia state   Government...... read more
15,000 young children die each day despite health progress – UN The United Nations (UN) in a report published on Thursday said that in countries south of the Sahara desert, one in 13 children die before they reach the age of five. It added that the number of children who die before their fifth birthday globally has more than halved since 1990,...... read more
FG bans medical doctors from engaging in private practice Federal Government, yesterday, announced a ban for medical doctors working in public hospitals to engage in private practice outside their place of work. Government also said henceforth, the doctrine of no work, no pay, which was contained in the nation’s law, would be invoked for workers embarking on strike. The decision...... read more
Monkey pox cases in Nigeria now 33 The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has confirmed that 33 suspected cases of Monkey pox had so far been recorded in seven states of the federation. Adewole made this known to State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, in...... read more
Aisha Buhari Decries the state of Aso Rock clinic; calls for probe The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe into how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is being utilised. The call comes barely one week after the management of the hospital said it would seek the commercialisation of the centre to boost its revenue. Mrs Buhari, who addressed...... read more
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