Sule thumbs up Buni for supporting nurses, midwives in Yobe

August 12, 2022 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has been commended for his giant stride towards supporting the activities of Nurses and Midwives in the state. Chairman National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Yobe state branch, Comrade Bala Sule, made the commendations while receiving an award of excellence presented to him by the Arewa investigative journalists. The presentation of the Read More

NGO stresses prolonged breastfeeding as vaccine

August 8, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The March Health Care Initiative (MCI), a non-governmental organisation has stressed the importance of breastfeeding, saying it remains one of life’s best vaccines for babies, especially at the early stages of life. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NGO, Comrade Olubunmi Lawal-Aiyedun, stated this while speaking at a ‘Community Influencers for Optimal Breastfeeding’ event marking the end of the weeklong Read More

Monkeypox: U.S. records over 6,000 Cases, declares public emergency

August 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Barely two weeks after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern, the United States (U.S.) government has made the same declaration as infections spread across the country. The declaration was made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Friday, as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s comprehensive strategy to combat the Read More

PPP critical to improving Nigeria’s healthcare – Onu

August 2, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Medical Officer of NISA Garki Hospital, Adamu Onu, has said that the hospital’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) model offers the country lessons that government can build upon to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare for Nigerians. Onu who stated on Friday, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Health Insurance Agency (NHIA) paid an oversight Read More

APCC partners Nigeria on capacity building, health tourism

July 30, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC), a Proton therapy centre based in South Asia, Middle East and India is set to partner with Nigeria on capacity building to boost health tourism . The Deputy General Manager, International Market Apollo hospital Mr Amit Chaturvedi, while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, said it became necessary because new cases of cancer in Nigeria Read More

Edo confirms eight cases of monkeypox

July 25, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

  Eight persons have reportedly tested positive for monkeypox in Edo State, the State ministry of health has said. This was just as the government warned on the health risks that the virus poses and reiterated the need for residents to be cautious and adhere to safety measures. The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akoria Obehi, who disclosed this Read More

ASUU/NASU: Health workers put members on red alert, threaten solidarity strike, want government to bring an end to insecurity

July 11, 2022 Moses John 0

Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) Sunday placed her members on red alert in solidarity with the striking unions in the education sector over government’s inability to honour agreements signed with the workers. In  a statement jointly signed by the president, Comrade  Biobelemoye J. Josiah and the acting  general secretary, Comrade  Auwalu Yusuf Kiyawa, the union lamented that the Read More

ARCON decries poor cancer management in Nigeria

July 9, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The President, Association of Radiation and Clinical Oncologist of Nigeria (ARCON), Dr. Nwamaka Lasebikan, has raised alarm over rising incidence of cancer and the poor treatment outcomes in the country. Dr. Lasebikan spoke at the just concluded one day symposium, themed: “Optimising the Standard of Care for Breast Cancer in Nigeria” in Enugu state. According to her, even with treatment, Read More

How NOWA’s proposed Green Smart Hospital’ll re-define health care delivery

July 8, 2022 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines how the 200-bed capacity Green Smart Hospital being built by the Naval Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA) will change the narrative of women and children health care delivery in Nigeria.   The flag-off The Naval Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA) recently flagged off the construction of a N15 billion 200-bed capacity hospital in Abuja. Speaking at the Read More

PPB ED bags African Genius Awards for cancer care advocacy

July 8, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The organizers of the 2022 African Genius Awards (AGA) – Plus 94 Research and Priority Performance Project and the University of Pretoria (UP) have announced the executive director of Project PINK BLUE, Runcie C.W. Chidebe as one of the Outstanding African Achievers awardees for his advocacy for better cancer care in Nigeria and Africa. Chidebe, 36, is the founder and Read More

Cancer management: ARCON expresses concern over NCCN’s implementation

July 8, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The President of Association of Radiation and Clinical Oncologist of Nigeria (ARCON), Dr Nwamaka Lasebikan, has expressed concern over the state of implementation of the  National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recently adopted by the federal ministry of Health as the standard of care for cancer management. She noted it at the just concluded one day symposium, themed: “Optimizing the Read More

Breaking: Monkeypox cases hit Nasarawa

July 7, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Nasarawa state government has recorded six confirmed cases of Monkeypox disease in the state. State commissioner of health Pharm. Ahmed Baba Yahaya disclosed this on Thursday in a press briefing in Lafia. He said four victims were discovered in Lafia while two were diagnosed in Keffi local government areas of the state since the outbreak occurred in the country. “They Read More

Health Insurance: Committee harps on pluralistic financing system for aged people

July 5, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Chairman, Ministerial Committee for Provision of Health Insurance for the Retirees and Elderly in Nigeria, Linus Awute has harped on the need for pluralistic financing system for effective care for the ageing population. Awute, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary, stated this while submitting the report of his Committee which was inaugurated on 30th November 2020 by the Minister of Health Read More

Kwara governor approves recruitment of 197 doctors, nurses, others

July 3, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the recruitment of at least 197 different medical professionals to boost the Human Resources and efficient service delivery in the health sector.  The approval includes employment of eight consultants, 23 medical doctors, and 72 nurses with varying specialties. These were contained in a statement Sunday by the director general of the Kwara state Read More

Trans-Fat: How lack of information is hindering data gathering

June 30, 2022 Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello 0

 Trans-fat a silent killer and major cause of cardiovascular illnesses in Nigeria. Illnesses associated with transfats are majorly acquired through foods that are consumed by people on daily basis. The higher the amount of trans-fatty food consumption, the higher the chances of coming down with cardiovascular illnesses. In Nigeria, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), a pan African organisation Read More

Kwara records first case of monkey pox

June 23, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdullwahab 0

The Kwara state government Thursday confirmed the first case of monkey pox involving  a 29 year old Nigerian driver in the state.  The state’s commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Rasaq, broke the news in a statement in Ilorin, the state capital. He said the victim had contact his wife and four neighbours where lives in Gbubu in edu local government Read More

WBDD: Regular blood donation maintains healthy liver – AMLSN

June 14, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Regular blood donation will ensure that the donor maintains healthy liver, burns excess fat and protect against cancer by reducing iron deposit in the body, the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has said.  Speaking on Tuesday during a rally in Kaduna to commemorate the 2022 World Blood Donor Day, the medical laboratory scientists said the benefits of Read More

PCN seals 25, 000 illegal pharmaceutical outlets in 8 years

June 8, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed up no fewer than 25,000 illegal pharmaceutical premises in eight years. Dr Elijah Mohammed, Registrar of the council, made this known on the sidelines of the public presentation of his scorecard on Wednesday in Abuja. Mohammed said the premises were sealed due to poor documentation, poor hygienic environment, non regularisation of papers Read More

In Imo, Commissioner opens up on Hope Uzodimma’s health status 

June 2, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Imo state, Hon Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba, has dismissed the rumour making the rounds on social media that Governor Hope Uzodimma is down with stroke. In a press statement issued and made available to Blueprint, Emelumba said the rumour was the handiwork of “descendants of Lucifer who are vainly wishing the governor evil”. While describing Read More

Reports of monkeypox outbreak origin, fabrication – US

May 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States Mission has debunked recent misleading posts on social media on the origin of the current global outbreak of monkeypox disease, and supposed calls for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to investigate “so-called U.S.-controlled laboratories” in Nigeria. A press statement by the Mission said, “Such reports are pure fabrication. There is zero merit to any allegations regarding the Read More

MHD: AHF, experts sensitise deaf FCT students, distribute sanitary pads

May 30, 2022 Paul Okah 0

In celebration of the 2022 Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD), an international organisation, AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) Nigeria, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Education and health experts, has held a sensitisation workshop for students of the Kuje School of the Deaf in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Addressing participants Monday in the school, Read More

MDCAN tasks FG on funding for quality healthcare delivery

May 24, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has enjoined government at all levels to increase funding for healthcare delivery and health worker capacity development in the country. President of the association, Dr Victor Makanjuola, made the appeal while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.  MDCAN is a group of medical specialists in different fields of medicine and Read More

Buhari signs National Health Authority Bill into law, 3 million poor Nigerians to enjoy coverage

May 20, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law, the recently passed National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022, repealing thereby, the National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. The President said at the signing of the new law that a Fund will be set up “to ensure coverage of 83 million poor Nigerians who cannot Read More