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Cholera: 175 dead, over 10,000 affected in N’East Nigeria

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday. The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected by the fast-spreading cholera outbreak and 175 people have died in the northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe as ... Read More »

NGO to partner schools on drug abuse

Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA), an NGO, says it will partner with Secondary Schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to campaign against illicit drug consumption among students in the territory. The President of the NGO, Dr Hope Abraham, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that the partnership ... Read More »

Firm urges Nigerians to consume organic honey for health benefits

Sehai Food Ltd., an integrated honey production company, has urged Nigerians to always consume pure organic honey produced in the country because of its health benefits. Mr Segun Thomas, the Business Development and Sales Lead for the company, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that apart from promoting ... Read More »

NNPC embarks on multibillion healthcare venture to curtail medical tourism

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has teed-off a major national healthcare intervention project designed to halt medical tourism to foreign destinations through the provision of state-of-the-art hospitals and diagnostic centres across the country. Details of the medical venture plans, published in the Q3 2018 Edition of the NNPC Magazine, indicated that the corporation has set a five-year gestation period for the project to ... Read More »

Lagos women comfortable with family planning

More Lagos Women are expressing their joy at embracing modern family planning methods to make their families comfortable. These women told Healthstyleplus in separate interviews at two health facilities in Lagos that though they have been beaten by the economic realities of the times but are surely not defeated. Their reality plan is to ensure they survive all traumatic conditions especially their maternal ... Read More »

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 »