As Nigeria awaits delivery of Covid-19 vaccine…

February 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The disclosure last week by the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) that 16 million doses of the Covax vaccine for Covid-19 pandemic would arrive in Nigeria very soon is not only heart-warming but also rekindles the confidence that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will once again have a conducive environment to rebuild Nigeria into a strong, virile and Read More

COVID-19: We won’t take chances despite global drop – PTF

February 23, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 said Monday that government would not take chances over spread of the virus despite the fact that available records show global decline of reported cases. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja. “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of Read More

Reform health sector now, youth coalition tasks NGF, ALGON

February 18, 2021 Binta Shama 0

A group of concerned Nigerian youth have called on the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) to urgently establish and equip primary health centres across the country or face their wrath. Convener and national president of Nigerian Youth Union (NYU), Comrade Chinonso Obasi who issued a seven-day ultimatum to their demand at a Read More

700m at risk of schistosomiasis in 74 countries – Expert

February 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Statistics based on the National Demographic Survey have indicated that over 700 million people are at risk of schistosomiasis disease in 74 countries across the world. According to the statistics, 240 million people have already been infected with schistosomiasis across the globe. The Sightsaver programme officer in Zamfara state, Ahmed Ibrahim, disclosed this at a press conference on Friday, at Read More

Covid-19: Obiano declares partial lockdown, opens mobile courts

February 5, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Friday, imposed nine hours curfew daily to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state. He said the curfew would take effect from 9:00pm to 6:00am on February 8 till further notice, even as violators of it and other coronavirus safety protocols would be prosecuted at mobile courts. The governor, who stated this Read More

COVID-19: Kano raises the alarm over new variant

February 5, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state Commissioner for Health Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanya has said Kano is currently experiencing gradual increase of COVID-19 cases with the new variant of the virus, with high infectivity, disease severity and virulence as from 21st January to 3rd February 2021. Speaking on the new development at a press conference in Kano Thursday, Tsanyawa stated that additional 3,442 initial Read More

Breaking: In Borno, Zulum sacks health commissioner

February 2, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri 0

Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has sacked the state’s commissioner of health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura. The governor’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced this on Tuesday in Maiduguri, noted that Zulum’s directive was part of necessary measures to reposition the ministry.  Gusau said in a statement that Zulum expressed gratitude to Dr 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

NUPC disowns Mustapha Abubakar as Nigerian Peace Corps boss

January 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPC) has described Mustapha Abubakar who is claiming the position of Commandant General of Nigeria Peace Corps as an imposter. NUPC’s boss, Chinedu Nneji, revealed that Abubakar was his ADC at the NUPC but wondered how he became mischievous to the extent of claiming to be the the Commandant General of an organisation he Read More

We’ve cure for Covid-19, HIV, others, traditional medicine practitioners tell Buhari

January 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Association of Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioners of Nigeria (NANTMP) have claimed to have cure to all life-threatening diseases, including the coronavirus pandemic which is ravaging the world.  The association asked the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari to look inward. The association made the claim in Abuja at a meeting of all its national executives who emerged after Read More

Covid-19: Are health workers endangered species?

January 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The outbreak of Covid-19 infections in Nigeria has resulted in many deaths, especially among medical doctors and other health workers. In this report SAMSON BENJAMIN examines casualties of the second wave of the pandemic and high rate of deaths among medical workers amidst poor condition of service. Most nations of the world were yet to recover from the deadly blow Read More

National agenda on children’s better life underway – LIWOM

December 29, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Country Lead, Living Word Mission (LIWOM), Mr Marcus Williams, has hinted that a national policy agenda on children’s better life in Nigeria is underway. Williams, who dropped this hint on Monday while speaking at the LIWOM 2020 end of the year party held at its headquarters in Ososami area of Ibadan, emphasised that there was the need for children Read More

Anambra: Obiano begs residents to observe COVID-19 protocols amidst yuletide

December 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

As preparation for Christmas and New Year gear up, Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has urged residents to always keep to the COVID-19 preventive protocols of wearing of facemask, constant washing of hands and others to curtain the second wave of coronavirus. Obiano made the call while addressing the 326 Ward Transition Committee Councillors of the 21 local government Read More

Breaking: FG announces when COVID-19 vaccine ‘ll be received in Nigeria

December 16, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has revealed that Nigerians should expect to receive COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January 2021. Dr. Ehanire who revealed this on Wednesday in Abuja, said a technical working group in the Ministry of Health is already strategising on which vaccine will best suit Nigeria. Details loading…

Group urges Nasarawa to consider burden of unsafe abortion

December 14, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

A researched body called Performance Monitoring Accountability (PAC) in collaboration with the Nasarawa state Ministry of Health weekend advised government at all levels on the burden of unsafe abortion- related maternal deaths and injuries on women. Nasarawa state director, Public Health, Dr. Ibrahim Adamu Alhassan, gave the advice in Lafia, Saturday, at a one- day seminar on abortion survey dissemination Read More

FG moves to stop child mortality, launches VASA report

November 6, 2020 Duro Adeseko 0

The Federal Ministry of Health on Friday launched the report of the 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) study in its bid to put an end to child mortality in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said at the launch and the National Dissemination of VASA in Abuja, that the report of the study would serve as Read More

Health Ministry vows to strengthen supply chain mechanism

October 30, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

The Federal Ministry of Health has reiterated its commitment to do all that is within its power to strengthen its supply chain mechanism in order to improve service delivery to end consumers. The Director, Food and Drugs Services in the Ministry, Mr. Fubara Chukwu gave the assurance while speaking at the launch of The Global Fund Malaria funded Strategic Training Read More

WHO partners Yobe govt, strengthens health sector response on GBV emergencies

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it’s collaborating with Yobe state government, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) among other key partners to strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers on response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in emergencies. WHO Public Health Officer, Dr. Ibrahim Audu Salisu, who represented the Acting Emergency Manager in the Northeast, Nigeria, Dr. Isaac Boateng, disclosed this at Read More

Procter & Gamble donate hygiene equipment to FG

September 17, 2020 Helen Oji 0

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has expressed the gratitude of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to Procter & Gamble Nigeria Limited for the ways it has been supporting and collaborating with the ministry, especially in areas of immunisation or achieving better child health. Dr. Mamora seized the opportunity of the presentation of hygiene equipment by Procter Read More