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Half of world’s population can’t get basic health services – WHO

World Health Organisation, WHO, says half of the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford. The UN said the world population was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion as of December 2017. The UN estimates it will further increase to 11.2 ... Read More »

The wonders of bitter leaf

Bitter leaf popularly, used to prepare soup in some parts of Nigeria, is now known to be a wonder vegetable with medicinal properties, which can be used to treat different ailments, such as reducing blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Many Nigerians are resorting to the use of natural herbs and plants to take care of their health problems and ... Read More »

Slimming tea and its many hidden risks

Oftentimes, people with weight problem seek all sorts of ways to slim down. They often resort to exercises, observe weight loss diets, skip meals and other options they deem fit. One of such options is the slimming tea or weight loss tea as some will call it. There are many varieties of slimming tea. Although they come in different names, ... Read More »

Kogi traces strange killer disease to gastroenteritis

The rampaging unknown disease, which has killed many people in Kogi State, has been diagnosed to be gastroenteritis. It is reported that more than 62 persons have been killed in two weeks when the situation came to limelight, but Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, said on Sunday that the casualty was exaggerated. He said the figure was given by local leaders ... Read More »

Lassa fever: Another LUTH doctor tests positive

Just as the management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is celebrating the recovery of its three doctors from Lassa Fever, another female doctor has just tested positive. In a statement signed by the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, he noted that the new case was identified yesterday, from among the doctors that first had close contact with ... Read More »

Lassa fever: LUTH discharges 3 patients

The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has discharged the three patients admitted for Lassa fever after they tested negative to the virus. Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Prof. Bode Chris, yesterday told The Guardian that some of the 150 persons with the index case who had been under surveillance are certified free and not under danger of ... Read More »

Noise pollution: Oyo seals off 3 churches

The Oyo State government on Monday said it had sealed three churches for noise pollution and for violating other environmental laws in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Chief Isaac Ishola told journalists that the state government has zero tolerance for noise pollution and violation of its prescribed noise level in the state. Ishola vowed that ... Read More »

Lagos goes tough on illegal waste dumping

The Lagos State Government Monday warned residents against indiscriminate dumping of refuse in unauthorized places, saying anyone caught henceforth perpetrating such act will face the full wrath of the law. The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, read the riot act during an Operation Deep Clean exercise which the state government is currently embarking upon in collaboration with Visionscape to ... Read More »

‘N2tr needed for universal health coverage’

The President of the Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN). Dr. Tunde Ladele, said about two trillion Naira is needed for Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage for its 170 million populace. Dr. Ladele, declared this recently during an interactive program on television continental (TVC), Lagos. While reacting to the recent N351bn allegedly mismanagenaged by the Health Maintainance ... Read More »

LG to distribute 108,000 treated mosquito nets to residents

Head of Administration, Etsako-East Local Government Area of Edo, Mr Albert Elama, on Sunday said no fewer than 108,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets were set for distribution in the area. Elama spoke while inaugurating the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets at Agenebode, headquarters of Etsako-East Local Government. The Head of Administration said that the nets were provided free to ... Read More »