New Health Reform Bill underway – Osinbajo

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

A new health reform bill that will reposition the country’s health sector for improved delivery of set objectives to Nigerians would be in the works soon, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the closing of the two-day Presidential Health Reform Committee Retreat. “In two days you have reached some concrete conclusions. The next steps Read More

Nigerian Oncologists demand new technology in cancer fight

November 30, 2022 Editor 0

Nigerian oncologists have called for new and expanded access in cancer treatment in the country. This is as the world continues to seek new knowledge in the golden age in oncology practice. The new technological application includes cryo- electron microscopy, robotic surgery and telemedicine. The health professionals who converged in abuja in a meeting organised by Nigeria’s leading supplier of Read More

‘Family physicians key to tackling long-term effects of COVID-19’

November 25, 2022 David Agba, Abuja 0

Long-term effects of COVID-19 can cause lingering health problems, even as the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON), has reiterated the importance of Family Physicians in reducing the scourge of the pandemic through patient education and innovative healthcare delivery. The President, SOFON, Professor Musa Dankyau, in a chat at the 25th annual general and scientific conference on Wednesday in Read More

Yobe commissions health facilities in border communities

November 25, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf Damturu 0

Yobe state government has inaugurated healthcare facilities in some border communities, saving them from moving into Niger Republic to seek healthcare services. Director-General Press and Media Affairs Government House Damaturu Mamman Mohammed said this in a statement Thursday. The statement quoted the state commissioner for health, Dr Mohammed Lawan Gana,   as saying the  new healthcare centers were established in Tulo-tulo, Dole-Machina, Mayori Read More

SGF commissions 4 new projects at State House Clinic, assures of timely completion of Presidential VIP wing

November 11, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha Thursday in Abuja commissioned four new projects at the State House Clinic, including a biosafety Level 2 Molecular Laboratory, certified by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Other projects commissioned by the SGF are a medium-capacity incinerator donated by the Ecological Project Office, the Dental Wing Extension Read More

Integrated measles campaign: Cross River, WHO target 761,951 children for vaccination

November 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners for working closely in supporting the state government to get rid of childhood diseases through routine immunization. Professor Ayade who was represented by his deputy, Professor Ivara Etsu, disclosed this at the flag-off of the 2022 State Integrated Measles Vaccination and introduction of Read More

Nigerians can now travel to Europe with zero COVID-19 measures

November 3, 2022 Editor 0

Europe has now fully reopened to international travel. All European countries have now removed COVID-19 restrictions for arrivals, including those from Nigeria. European countries have been removing measures throughout 2022, leaving Spain as the only nation with extra rules in place for visitors from outside Europe. These rules were removed on 21 October 2022, opening up the whole of the Read More

Over 400 Dawaki residents benefit from Rotary Club’s free health care

November 1, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

Over 400 residents of Dawaki community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over the weekend benefitted from the free health care outreach organised by the Rotary Club of Abuja Crystals in the community. The Vice President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Crystals, Rotarian Ariwodo Comfort, said the outreach was organised to mark this year’s Rotary Read More

Kwara enrolls fresh 21,750 indigents in free health insurance

October 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara State Government has enrolled additional 21,750 indigents in its free health insurance package for the next one year. Already, the state had enrolled 29,000 Kwarans sponsored through the FG-funded Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) which the state invested in. The 21,750 new enrollees brougth the total beneficiaries of free healthcare in the state to 51,750 for 2022-2023. At Read More

Malnutrition a ticking time bomb in Nigeria – GAIN

October 27, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-governmental organisation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), has said malnutrition in Nigeria is a ticking time bomb especially among children of less than five years. The country-director of GAIN, Dr. Michael Ojo, stated this at a press conference to mark GAIN’s 20 years anniversary in Abuja, Tuesday. He said some of the most vulnerable population in our country Read More

Bad leadership put your mental health at risk: Buraimoh tells youth

October 25, 2022 Editorial III 0

The Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate for Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency, Buraimoh Peter Folajimi, has charged Nigerians youth to see the electioneering process as means to sustain their mental health.He said for the sake of our mental health, we must be involved in leadership and electing good leaders at all levels, adding that “We must understand that with bad leadership, we Read More

Government should strengthen routine immunisation to maintain zero polio status – Survivor 

October 25, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A polio survivor, Malam Rilwan Abdullahi, has called on the various governments to sustain Nigeria’s zero polio status by strengthening routine immunisation and keeping up the sensitisation campaign against polio and other child killer diseases.  Speaking on the sidelines of a rally and road walk from Kaduna state Ministry of Health to Magajin Gari to mark the 2022 World Polio Read More

Breasts cancer: IMAN/WMAN, hold free medical outreach in Jos

October 23, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Ladies have been adviced to check their breasts regularly for breast cancer. An official of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), Plateau State chapter, doctor Maryam J. Adamu, gave the advise at a one-day free lectures and medical check on breasts and cervical cancer, held at the Jos central Mosque. The outreach was organised by IMAN  in collaboartion with Read More

Mental health: Medical expert allays fear over recent statistics, demands FG’s intervention

October 18, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A call has gone to the federal government of Nigeria to expedite action on the recent statistics by mental health experts where about 50 million Nigerians are said to be mentally ill. The reaction was against the backdrop of recent revelation by a mental health expert who raised the alarm via a publication. While speaking with Blueprint in an exclusive chat in Read More

Jehovah’s Witnesses create awareness on mental health

October 9, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

As the world marks Mental Health Day, Jehovah’s Witnesses have made the issue a global priority.  World Mental Day is marked every year on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health around the world and to mobilize efforts to support those experiencing mental health issues. This campaign has been spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO) Since 2013.  The Read More

Cancer patients spend less for treatment at our treatment centres – Oji

October 8, 2022 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

With the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority fully committed to reducing medical tourism by Nigerians to other countries, its former managing director Uche Oji, says Nigerians now pay less for cancer treatment than what they spend outside the country. In this interview with BENJAMIN UMUTEME, Oji reveals that the Authority has consistently made profits since it started operations. What is your Read More

Rash of child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India – WHO

October 6, 2022 Administrator 0

The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that were suspected of causing 66 child deaths in the Read More

Cancer Bill: Foundation lauds NASS on quality health legislations

October 3, 2022 Ene oshaba 0

The Akwa Ibom coordinator of the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation, Dr. Regina Inem, has commended the National Assembly for considering a bill for an act to introduce preventive measure and teaching of Breast and Cervical cancers into the curriculum of Senior secondary schools. In a statement made available to Journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Speaker of House Of Representatives, Read More

NGO rues data on mental health in Nigeria

October 3, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative, (MHEI) has again reiterated the need to prioritise mental health issues in the country. The founder and President of MHEI, Mr. Ameh Abba Zion, made the statement on Friday at an event tagged: Public presentation on the outcome /Findings: The Adolescent Mental Health Capacity Building Project Close Up Event held in Read More

El-Rufai’s wife presents cash relief to GBV survivors 

September 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Chairperson of Northern Governors Wives Forum, and Wife of Kaduna state Governor, Arch. Hadiza el-Rufai, has donated cash relief to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state. She assured that the GBV battle must be won.  The governor’s wife, while receiving some of the survivors at the Government House in Kaduna on Tuesday, said one of the best Read More

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PSN wants speedy implementation of drug distribution guidelines

September 26, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Pharmacists Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on the Federal Ministry of Health and all states concerned to act speedily on the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDGs) and the Coordinated Wholesale Centres (CWCs). Its Abuja branch chairman Pharm. Ifeanyi Ikebudu, made the call at a press briefing to commemorate the 2022 World Pharmacists Day in Abuja Read More

Anambra: MDCN inducts 43 graduands, threatens to sanction unethical  practitioners 

September 14, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Registrar Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, Wednesday, warned that the council would not hesitate to sanction and reprimand unethical medical practitioners. Sanusi, who gave the charge at Awka, Anambra state capital while inducting 43 graduands of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, stressed that primary responsibility of medical practitioners was to save Read More

Patent medicine shops engage in clinical services, sells unauthorised drugs in Ibadan – PCN raises the alarm

September 11, 2022 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has alerted that some patent medicine shops sell medicines outside the approved drug list and engage in clinical services they don’t have the knowledge and training to engage in. PCN raised the alarm in Ibadan at a Press conference addressed by its South-West Director and Head of Enforcement Department, Pharm. Stephen Esumobi on Thursday. Read More

PCN sealed 387 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Ibadan – Esumobi

September 11, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The South – West Director and Head of Enforcement Department, of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Pharm. Stephen Esumobi, has hinted that the Council has sealed up 387 Pharmacies and patent medicines shop in Ibadan Pharm Esumobi dropped this hint while briefing newsmen on the activities of the PCN enforcement department in Ibadan over the weekend. According to Pharm Read More