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Cholera kills 97 in N’East – UN

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria‘s northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations said. The number of recorded cases in Yobe and Borno states currently stands at 3,126, including 97 deaths, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Saturday. The outbreak was declared two weeks ago ... Read More »

2.7m Nigerian women engage in abortion— Expert

A Public Health Scientist, Mrs Suzanne Bell, on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million. Bell, who made the disclosure at a dissemination exercise of the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA 2020) in Abuja, said that the rise was as a result of unintended pregnancies. The event with ... Read More »

Imo assembly passes bill for establishment of cancer centre

The Imo House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill for the establishment of a cancer centre in the state. The bill, which was co-sponsored by 15 members of the house, was presented by Mr Uju Onwudiwe, representing Njaba State Constituency. Onwudiwe said that the bill would create the enabling environment for the setting up of counseling, screening and diagnostic ... Read More »

Eating right: 7 tips for a healthier living

We all want our bodies to be in good condition, externally and internally — but most times, we are always in a hurry to eat right. However, eating right doesn’t have to be complicated; you just have to shift to healthier food and beverage choices. What you eat goes a long way in shaping your body, keeping you fit and ... Read More »

FEC okays N6trn for national health plan

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the states, has rolled out N6.071 trillion as financial intervention for the second phase of its National Health Strategic Plan. Part of the objectives as outlined by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, is to boost comprehensive health care delivery in the country, particularly regarding maternal and child mortality, polio, cholera, and others. The ... Read More »

Flush out quacks in your midst, Kogi Govt urges medical consultants

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has been urged to protect nobility of the medical profession by purging out quacks within its rank. Dr Haruna Saka-Audu, Kogi State Commissioner for Health, made the assertion on Wednesday in Lokoja. Saka-Audu made the declaration at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the MDCAN, Federal Medical Centre, ... Read More »

Gov Dickson sets up humanitarian organizations to fight cancer

Preparations are in top gear for the launching of three organisations linked to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. The humanitarian organisations are Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation, Cancer Centre and Henry Seriake Dickson Institute. The commissioner stated this in Toru-Orua, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State while ... Read More »

Outbreak of diarrhoea hits Borno

Borno State government has raised the alarm over the outbreak of diarrhoea, reporting 1,068 cases. The Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) hit ten local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, said in Maiduguri that the ministry and other partners were already responding to the incident. He said that 25 patients were hospitalised at the Benisheikh Hospital, Dala ... Read More »

Lawmaker calls for collaboration against female genital mutilation

Oliver Osi, the lawmaker representing Ivo State Constituency in Ebonyi House of Assembly has called for stakeholders’ collaboration to check the spate of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Ebonyi. Osi, who spoke on Monday in Abakaliki, described the FGM as man’s inhumanity to man, that required urgent attention and continuous advocacies, especially at the rural areas. The lawmaker who is ... Read More »

Bayelsa has the best healthcare delivery in Nigeria — Dep. Gov.

  Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Rear Adm. Gboribiogha John-Jonal (rtd) has described Bayelsa Primary Healthcare Board as one of the best in Nigeria, in terms of healthcare delivery. John-Jonal made the remark during the inauguration of the healthcare board, in Bayelsa Secretariat on Friday in Yenagoa. According to him, the state in this period needed a sustainable development to put ... Read More »