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FG to establish leadership academy for health workers

The Federal Government on Tuesday said plans have reached an advanced stage for the commencement of a Leadership Development Academy, LDA, to building the capacity of workers in the health sector. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, announced this at the flag-off of the Technical Support Programme of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, in Abuja. He said ... Read More »

Vaginas need sex or they’ll waste away – Study

It’s a painful condition that can leave you itching, even burning down there — and no, it’s not a sexually-transmitted infection! Just when you thought you had enough to worry about after realizing having a “depressed” vagina is a thing, women are also at risk of vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy is a common but treatable condition that causes the vaginal wall ... Read More »

Uganda President tries to ban oral sex because ‘the mouth is for eating’

The president of Uganda has said he wants to ban the nation’s citizens from practicing oral sex because ‘the mouth is for eating’. President Yoweri Museveni blamed ‘outsiders’ for trying to convince Ugandans to perform oral sex on one another – and said he was issuing a public ‘warning’ about it. He told press: ‘Let me take this opportunity to ... Read More »

Lack of funds hindering quality health care delivery – FG

Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Minister Malam Bello Muhammad, on Tuesday lamented that lack of funds has affected the passion of the administration to meet up with its ambition for a significant leap in health care delivery. Muhammad disclosed this when the FCT Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Chairman, Dr. Achonwa Chiedozie, led the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the forthcoming NMA ... Read More »

Low sperm count: Symptoms, prevention and treatment

When you notice any abnomality in any part of your body especially, the genitals, do not ignore, but report to a health practitioner. Some issues if not properly handled might end up becoming an infertility issue. Infertility issues in some cases, can be traced only on the man or woman. For the male, one common infertility issue is Low sperm ... Read More »

Only one HMO in Nigeria met accreditation criteria – NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme Governing Council on Thursday said only one out of 57 Health Management Organisations had fully met the criteria for accreditation. Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, Chairman of the Governing Council, said this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja. Ifenne recalled that in April 2017, the Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, gave an approval for NHIS ... Read More »

Lassa fever epidemic in Nigeria beginning to slow, but…

After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organization and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned. NCDC’s latest data shows that the number of new confirmed and probable cases has been falling for five consecutive weeks, ... Read More »

Another former governor dies in foreign hospital

Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nasarawa State governor, is dead. He was aged 75. He died in an Israeli hospital, according Mamman Alakayi, his information commissioner when he governed the state.. “I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening, that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” he said. Alakayi said that ... Read More »

Nigerian student hospitalized after knife attack in Russia

A student from Nigeria has been hospitalized in southern Russia after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed him in the neck. Racially motivated violence has been a sore subject for Russia despite indications that aggression toward Africans in the country has been decreasing. At least 57 acts of violence against black people were registered in Russia in 2010-2016, according to a tally of hate crimes ... Read More »

National Hospital Abuja gets 2nd radiotherapy machine

Following the announcement of a new radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment at the Radiotherapy Centre of the National Hospital, Abuja in December 2017, the institution has taken  delivery of another machine, the Elekta machine for Linear Accelerator (Linac). The machine, manufactured by JNC International Ltd, is expected to become operational by June 2018. The Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Hospital, ... Read More »