Lassa Fever claims 15 lives in Ondo State, Akeredolu laments Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has cried out over the recent Lassa fever outbreak which has reportedly claimed 15 lives in Ondo State and also left 28 people in critical conditions.        New Telegraph reported that the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owo community of Ondo State, has over 100 people...... read more
Doctor who ran underground clinic during civil war gets humanitarian award A young doctor who ran an underground hospital in the besieged region of eastern Ghouta during the Syrian civil war has been awarded a European prize for extraordinary humanitarian acts. Amani Ballour, a paediatrician was named this year’s recipient of the Council of Europe’s Raoul Wallenberg prize, awarded in honour of...... read more
Lassa Fever Outbreak: Abia govt educates the public on control measures   Following the confirmation of Lassa fever outbreak in a community in Umuahia South LGA of the State, we wish to issue the following advisory to citizens regarding the disease, prevention and its control. Please note that “outbreak” does not suggest generalized spreading of the disease but rather a medical parlance...... read more
42,000 of 75,000 doctors registered by NMA available for 200M Nigerians - New Report Only 42,000 doctors out of the 75,000 registered by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) are available for Nigeria’s 200 million people, the association’s President Francis Faduyile has revealed.         The 33,000 missing, he said, have left for greener pastures, adding that Nigeria has one of the worst health...... read more
Dial-a-doc-direct: Ikpeazu tasks Abians to leverage on their mobile devices for adequate healthcare The Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has tasked Abians to leverage on their mobile phones to get adequate healthcare. The Governor disclosed this in his remarks at the maiden stakeholders' meeting of the Abia State Telehealth Initiative (AbSTHi) held at Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia on Tuesday, November 26th. He assured of his...... read more
Mrs Ikpeazu flags off deworming exercise   Wife of Abia State Governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu, has flagged off statewide deworming exercise for school children, at Ndume Otuka Primary School, Umuahia North LGA, with a charge to parents and care givers to prioritize the health and wellbeing of Abia school children who have continued to make the state...... read more
Aisha Buhari tasks Nigerians on care for hospitalised patients The First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has urged Nigerians on the need to care for hospitalised patients by visiting them often. The first lady stated this when her foundation visited patients in various hospitals in Kano state on Tuesday.The delegation who visited eleven hospitals and presented gift packs...... read more
Our govt can't provide adequate health care for Nigerians - Osinbajo Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government cannot adequately provide health care services for the entire Nigerian population. Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at the national health dialogue organised by Premium Times in Abuja on Monday. Represented by Nicolas Audiferren, his chief physician, Osinbajo said an effective national health insurance scheme may...... read more
NAFDAC warns against consumption of non-iodised salt The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt as “it is dangerous to human health.” Dr Abubakar Jimoh, the Director of Public Affairs of the agency, gave the advice in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.The...... read more
Ebola: Guild of Medical Directors demands national holiday in honour of Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh The Guild of Medical Directors of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to immortalise the late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh by declaring August 19 a national holiday every year in her honour.   Dr Adadevoh, who worked with the First Consultant Hospital in the Obalende area of Lagos, died on August 19,...... read more
Promote Breastfeeding rights for mothers, Ikpeazu appeals to Lawmakers   The wife of the Governor of Abia State, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, has urged stakeholders in the health sector to partner government in promoting exclusive breastfeeding of babies between zero to six months in order to achieve optimum growth and quality health for children.  In a statement released to mark this...... read more
Doctors embark on indefinite strike over kidnap of colleague in Calabar The Cross River State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, on Friday, suspended their services in all hospitals in the state following the kidnap of a medical consultant with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).   Dr. Marcus Asuquo Inyama was abducted by gunmen on his way home from work...... read more
One in three Nigerians lack access to drinking water — UNICEF The United Nations Children’s Fund has said that one in three Nigerians does not have access to basic drinking water services, adding that on the average, each of the people living in rural areas of the country has access to only four litres of water daily. UNICEF specialist on sanitation, Bioye...... read more
Asaba FMC plans mass burial for over 50 abandoned corpses Plans by the management of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, Delta State to give mass burial to over 50 corpses purportedly abandoned at the morgue of the hospital have been uncovered. The decision, it was discovered, was taken to decongest the 100-capacity mortuary to create spaces for fresh corpses. Majority of...... read more
Abia govt to train military personnel on emergency medical skillset A team of certified instructors from the United States under the American Heart Association’s HeartSaver CPR AED programme have been engaged by the Abia State government to train selected officers of the Nigeria Army, Nigeria Navy and the police in an emergency medical skillset that include cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated...... read more
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