Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in Nigeria on January 19, 2021. He also added that a technical working group had begun work on modalities for the project. The minister disclosed this while Addressing State...
Nigeria may be listed soon as one of the league of countries with breakthroughs in the development of candidate vaccines for tackling COVID-19 pandemic disease. This was disclosed by the Director General of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Professor Babatunde Lawal...
By: Isaac Ojo Akaboezem Uruagu Nnewi community in Anambra State on Wednesday commissioned her ultra modern primary health centre. In his welcome address, the Vice Chairman of Akaboezem Uruagu community, Engr. Eloka Ike said that the health center has all...
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, says the senate has passed a bill that will make health insurance mandatory for all Nigerians. Oloriegbe disclosed this at the inauguration of Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) on Thursday...
At least 45,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria died in 2019, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Tuesday. Fiona Braka, a representative of the UN agency, disclosed this at a press conference ahead of the 2020 World AIDS Day...
Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has expressed her deep concern at at the high mortality rates from tuberculosis (TB) and has appealed for global support to end the epidemic in Nigeria. She stated that the COVID-19 pandemic had really diverted attention...
No fewer than eight National Youth Service Corps members who are undergoing the three-week orientation exercise at the Wailo camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State have tested positive for COVID-19. The Information Officer, Bauchi State Primary...
The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency of Lagos State, has on Tuesday shutdown 16 health facilities across the state for quackery and non-compliance with other regulatory standards The Executive Secretary of the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA),...
‌A hundred pupils at a high school in northwestern Zimbabwe have tested positive for coronavirus, the government said Tuesday, raising fears of a new wave of the respiratory infection. “A total of 100 pupils have tested positive for Covid-19 at…...
A multimillion health facility project, Premium Dialysis Hospital has been launched in Nnewi, Anambra State. Speaking during the flag off ceremony, Former Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Dr Okey Chidolue said the philosophy of the health facility, located at Akwuogananya enclave, Edoji, Uruagu Nnewi...
The permanent site of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State would decongest the already overstretched temporary site, the Chief Medical Director, Professor Anthony Igwegbe has said. Stakeholders of the health institution drawn from its management as well as the...
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor confirmed the development on his Twitter handle on Monday. He wrote: “I have tested positive for #COVID19. However, I am asymptomatic and have gone into...
IMO State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has promised to restore the accreditation of the Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) Orlu which was lost years back. He also promised that his government will do its best to provide the needed facilities...
Doctors in Nigeria's Cross River state began an indefinite strike on Wednesday in protest over the abduction of its colleague, Godwin Udo, of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. This was disclosed by Innocent Abang, the state Chairperson of NMA...
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted full approval to the antiviral drug remdesivir as a treatment for patients hospitalised with Covid-19, after conditional authorisation was given in May. Gilead said the drug, sold under the brand name...
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Tuesday inaugurated the Modified Integrated Medical Outreach Programme (mI-MOP) with a call to Abia residents to improve their health lifestyle. Speaking during the event, organised by the state Ministry of Health and Primary Health...
The federal government has launched the Nigeria Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) platform as part of it's plan to reduce maternal mortality. According to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire,this platform aims to improve the well-being...
By: Isaac Ojo The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Anambra State, Dr Joe Ugboaja has again called on affluent and public spirited individuals to come and partner with the health institution in her bid to...
The Staff and patients of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, on Tuesday played host to the traditional ruler of Nnewi, HRM, Igwe Dr KON Orizu 111, Obis of Uruagu, Umudum and Nnewichi as well as some titled chiefs, NAUTH'S board chairman and members and...
After over two decades of inactivity, the permanent site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH Nnewi, Anambra State on Monday came to life as some departments of the health institution moved in. It was indeed an exciting experience for the staffers of...
United States President Donald Trump on Monday evening returned to the White House from hospital, three days after he was diagnosed with the COVID-19. Wearing a black mask and surrounded by Secret Service operatives, Trump walked out of the Walter...
US President Donald Trump, who is ill with the novel coronavirus and being treated at a military hospital, is seeing his condition improve, his physician said on Saturday. The president no longer has a fever and is not currently on...
Isaac Ojo The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of NAUTH Nnewi, Dr Ugboaja Joe has sent hearty felicitations to NAUTH Staff during an interactive session with members of the press as Nigeria marked her 60th anniversary. The CMAC used the opportunity...
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Abang on Tuesday flagged off free prostate cancer screening and surgical intervention for Police officers above 40years in conjunction with Stanley medical foundation and sponsored by Hon Dozie Nwanlwo. Speaking during the event at the police headquarters,...
Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe on Thursday appealled to the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) members to return to work to save lives. He regretted that the strike had crippled activities...
Medical activities were on Monday paralysed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra state following a 7-day warning strike by Joint Health Sector Unions over non-payment of Covid-19 hazard allowance which the striking workers said federal government had promised them.
Joint Health Sector Union, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi chapter, Anambra State has petitioned the House of Representatives Committee on Health over several demands being denied its members. The body in its 8-point demands signed by Chairman of the chapter, Mr...
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, has sealed a total of 439 pharmaceutical premises comprising 42 Pharmacies and 397 Patent Medicine Shops in Akwa Ibom state for various offences. The Registrar of PCN, Pharm. Elijah Mohammed who disclosed this during...
Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), on Monday, commenced a nationwide “indefinite strike”. The NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed this development to newsmen over the phone. He said the doctors decided...
The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and...