Plan Int’l hands over hospital equipment, COVID-19 PPEs to Yobe govt

February 24, 2021 Editor 0

A development and humanitarian organization, Plan International, has donated hospital equipment, education materials as well as COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Yobe state government as part of effort to support government in achieving universal healthcare coverage. Making the symbolic presentation in Damaturu, the state capital, the Plan International Project Manager, Gabriel Yafeyi, said apart from the original donations Read More

Binos’ free medical outreach excites 21, 000 Adamawa South constituents

February 21, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

  At least 21,000 indigent patients have so far accessed the free medical outreach sponsored by Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe, representing Adamawa South at the National Assembly. The senator gave the figure in Mayo-Belwa at the end of the fourth exercise, aimed at promoting quality health and peaceful coexistence among the people, a project that has excited the majority of Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC approves first vaccine for use in Nigeria

February 18, 2021 Editor 0

AstraZeneca Vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who disclosed this on Thursday said with this development, Nigeria stands in a better position in the ongoing battle against the infection of Coronavirus pandemic among the global community. Adeyeye at a press conference Read More

In Nasarawa, Gov. Sule flags off another free medical outreach

February 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Tuesday, flagged the state wide second phase of free medical outreach.During the flag off in Awe local government area of the state, Sule said 700 people would benefit from the free medical outreach while 15 persons would undergo surgery during the exercise. He said the establishment of Healthcare Insurance Scheme in the state was Read More

Nasarawa CMD wants doctors to shelve planned strike

February 7, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Chief Medical Director (CMD ) Dalhatu Araf specialist hospital Lafia Nasarawa state, Dr. Ikrama Hassan, has called on the resident doctors to allow peace to reign by shelving their proposed strike. He made the call on Sunday at a press conference in Lafia, and assured the general public that the hospital remained open and will continue to render services Read More

Cancer Day: Foundation advocates constant check up to curb trend

February 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the world marks this year’s Cancer Day, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has called for constant medical checks to prevent the deadly disease that has claimed millions of lives around the globe.  Speaking to journalists, in Abuja, the Founder and President of the group, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, said early detection has been identified as a Read More

Only 35,000 medical doctors practicing in Nigeria – Senate

February 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Facts emerged Monday in Abuja that Nigeria has only 35, 000 practising medical doctors out of the registered 72,000. The ridiculous number of practising medical doctors in a country of about 200 million and other challenges bedeviling the health sector has perpetually made maternal and pre- natal mortality remained high. Lamentations to these effects were made by senators and Read More

Nasarawa: Health ministry releases programmes to tackle NTDs

February 1, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Ministry of Health, Monday, rolled out programmes for year 2021, towards achieving well-being of the people of the state.State commissioner for health Pharm. Ahmed Baba Yahaya, disclosed the plans at a press briefing to mark the World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) celebration in Lafia. He said with the support from the Ministry and the Carter center, the Read More

Covid-19: UNFPA donates PPEs to 32 healthcare facilities in Akwa Ibom

February 1, 2021 Uko Etim 0

No fewer than 32 healthcare facilities in Akwa Ibom state are to receive Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) donated to the state government by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).The items include – 2000 pieces of surgical gloves, 4000 pieces of facemask and 4000 pieces of surgical examination gloves.Representative of Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) implementing partners of UNFPA, Mr. Read More

Zamfara NMA raises alarm over proliferation of quack medical practitioners

January 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Zamfara state chapter has expressed worry over increase of medical quackery.The association described the situation as alarming which need proactive action through joint effort to contain the menace before it takes negative dimensions that might have caused loosing many innocent people in the state. This was made known by the Vice Chairman of the association in Read More

Over 100 million people at risk of NTDs globally – Zamfara Health Commissioner

January 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

  Statistics based on the National Demographic Survey has indicated that over 100 million people are at risk of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) of trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic flariasis, schistosomiasis or soil transmitted helminths, the state Commissioner for Health in Zamfara, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad Kanoma, has said.Alhaji Kanoma made the pronouncement on the celebration of the 2nd World NTDs Day Read More

Family planning: PHC kicks off sensitisation in Nasarawa

January 30, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), Friday, kick-started sensitisation of women on the importance of family planning in order to mitigate unplanned pregnancies and mortalities winch results to unsafe abortion in the society. Loveth Sunday, a mother of three at the Nasarawa Eggon Primary health care centre in Nasarawa state said she has been into an implant method of family Read More

Spain registers 1st case of South African COVID-19 strain

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Spanish autonomous community of Galicia has registered the country’s first case of the mutant coronavirus strain linked to South Africa, the regional government said. “The health service of Galicia has detected the presence of the South African strain in Vigo, thus being the first Spanish community, which registered this COVID-19 variant,” the authority said. According to the release, the Read More

Paediatrician seeks sustained stakeholders’ efforts on malaria elimination

January 28, 2021 Helen Oji 0

A professor of paediatrics at the University of Ilorin, Prof. Olugbenga Mokuolu, has said the elimination of malaria in the country will require sustained efforts of stakeholders. Mokuolu who is also the National Technical Director at the National Malaria Elimination Programme said this at a webinar series tagged ‘Monitor Your Health.’ “Actions against malaria must be sustained, concerted, strategic, which Read More

FG offers reason for shift in vaccines

January 28, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, has offered reason Nigeria will no longer take delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines on January 31, 2021 as earlier advertised. He made this known on Tuesday in a national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, observing: “I am glad to inform Read More

FG to ensure 70% vaccination in two years

January 28, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said the federal government is exploring all options to ensure the vaccination of 70 per cent of Nigeria population in two years. Ehanire made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja. According to him, Nigeria is exploring all options to secure safe and efficacious vaccines to meet the target of covering at least Read More

Updated: Ortom tests positive to COVID-19

January 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom has tested positive to COVID-19. Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Terver Akase in a statement issued Wednesday morning, said the latest result of the governor’s COVID-19 test has returned positive. The positive status of the governor followed the test results of most of his close aides who also returned positive in the Read More

Over 700 players, officials undergo COVID-19 test, other medical screening in Anambra

January 27, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least 756 players and officials of 27 clubs participating on the maiden Super 8 tournament organised by the Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) have been subjected to medical screening in Awka, the state capital. Blueprint learnt that the medical exercise, featuring coronavirus test anchored by a team from the NCDC, blood pressure, weight and height index, sugar level and others, Read More

Kaduna enrols 400,000 citizens in health insurance scheme – Deputy gov

January 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Kaduna state has enrolled more than 400,000 people on the Health Insurance Scheme, registered 391,254 persons in the formal sector, 681 in the informal sector and 12,454 vulnerable persons in the past year.The deputy governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, who disclosed this at the end of the Project Dissemination Event Demand Side Financing (DSF) project on Monday, said Kaduna state has Read More

El-Rufai committed to health coverage for all – Dep gov

January 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state is committed to universal health coverage for citizens of Kaduna state as part of his drive for human capital development, the deputy governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. has said.Speaking while flagging off the identification and enrolment exercise for the commencement of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) program in Kaduna state on Monday, Read More

Healthy living: Approve fats and oils regulation bill, group begs NAFDAC

January 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Governing Council of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) to approve the Fats and Oils Regulations Bill, which regulates trans fats in foods as a new year gift to Nigerians. CAPPA also called on the agency to commence mass education on eating right and shunning foods containing Read More

COVID-19: With over 2314, Nigeria records highest cases ever

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria on Friday recorded 2314 COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Out ot the numbers, Lagos, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered highest infection within 24 hours. Here is the breakdown Lagos-831 Kaduna-545 FCT-235 Plateau-127 Nasarawa-80 Oyo-72 Delta-65 Rivers-64 Kano-46 Ogun-46 Bayelsa-30 Gombe-30 Abia-28 Osun-27 Edo-25 Ondo-14 Sokoto-12 Zamfara-10 Bauchi-8 Imo-5 Jigawa-4 Ekiti-4 Borno-4 Read More

Breakdown in social contract leading to increased crimes in Nigeria – Ihua

January 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Executive Director Africa Polling Institute (API) Professor Bell Ihua discusses with Blueprint reasons highly skilled Nigerians out-number the unemployed in the search for greener pasture abroad, as well the citizens’ perception of the COVID-19 pandemic among others. BINTA SHAMA reports. Let me congratulate you on your recent appointment as a professor sometime last year. What does this connote?   First, I want Read More