The National Blood Service Commission (NBSC) says all blood receivers, irrespective of age and religious beliefs, are protected by the law, as it is meant to save lives during emergency. The Acting Director-General (D-G) of the commission, Dr. Omale Amedu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency...
Nasarawa State Government, in collaboration with African Union Development Agency (AUDA/NEPAD), will empower 18, 000 small holder farmers in the state. Hajiya Munira Abdullahi, Special Adviser to Gov. Abdullahi Sule on Non-Governmental Organisations and Development Partners, made the disclosure at the beginning of validation of the farmers. The event took place...
Some 23 million Nigerian children have received the seasonal malaria chemoprevention, aiding reduction in severe malaria in children in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration on Friday in Kigali at the Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The summit is part of activities at the on-going 26th...
The Plateau Government is to has establish a drug and commodities management agency to regulate and control drug administration in the state. The Commissioner for Health , Dr Nimkong Lar, made this known while briefing newsmen on Thursday at the Government House in  Jos.   He expressed joy over the approval of a...
Lagos State Government has acquired a ‘floating clinic boat’ to provide first aid, medical emergency care and basic healthcare services at accident scene on the waterways and riverine communities in the state. Dr Olusegun Ogboye, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, said this at the unveiling of the boat...
Some patients at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba in Lagos State on Thursday groaned over exorbitant billings by the hospital. The patients speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that they paid for services not fully rendered to them by some of the dental unit of...
The International Society of Media in Public Health (ISMPH), has said that rural women form the backbone of rural societies following the vital role they play as farmers, farm workers, entrepreneurs, caregivers and community leaders. The Executive Director of ISMPH, Mrs Moji Makanjuola, said this on Tuesday, at a three-day...
National Population Commission (NPC) has launched call centre for the 2023 Population and Housing Census. The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Nasir Kwarra, said at the launch in Abuja on Tuesday that NPC had intensified preparatory activities for successful conduct of the first digital census in Nigeria. He said “the launch of...
Life Helpers, an NGO, on Tuesday launched the distribution of reusable sanitary pads to school girls and other women in Sokoto state. Mr Tayo Fatinikum, the Executive Director of the organisation said the sanitary pads, called ”Ni dake Renewable Pad,” is aimed at improving the personal hygiene of the students...
The National Sickle Cell Centre has called for sustained awareness about the disease and its causes to stem the tide. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria has an estimated 150,000 annual birth of sickle cell disease babies. Mr Yemi Onijala, the Head, National Sickle Cell Centre DNA Laboratory,...
An Enugu-based philanthropist and real estate developer, Mr Dave Ugwu on Wednesday donated medical equipment to Type-3 Healthcare Centre in Orba, Udenu council area of Enugu State. The equipment include two Neonatal incubators, phototherapy machine, two Radiant warmers, portable Anesthetic machine, among others. Presenting the medical equipment to the state government...
School of Health Information Management, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Wednesday, matriculated 52 Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma (ND) students for 2021/2022 academic session. Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, described the school of health information management as one of the eight schools in...
Ms Keiso Matashane-Marite, the Chief Section, Gender Equality, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says Africa is making progress on issues around gender equality and youth empowerment. Matashane-Marite said this when a team from UNECA paid a courtesy visit to the National Population Commission (NPC) in Abuja on Wednesday. She said the...
Kebbi Government has reiterated commitment to implement social protection policy toward improving healthcare services, education, food and nutrition to citizens. Hajiya Aisha Muhammad, the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Budget and Economic Planing, made the government’s position known at a two-day workshop on validation of drafted policy document on Wednesday in...
Prof. Alani Akanmu, a professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, has decried the huge deficit in blood donation in the country. Akanmu spoke on the sidelines of the LUTH 2022 World Blood Donor Day with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...
European Commission on Tuesday said it had signed a deal with Danish biotech firm, Bavarian Nordic (BAVA.CO) for the delivery of around 110,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine. The agreement marked the first time that the EU budget was used for the direct purchase of vaccines and would make the shots...
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Afam Obidike, says malaria cases are rising in the state due to the rainy season. He said this at the ongoing state campaign on distribution of 3.8 million Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITN) on Tuesday in Awka. He said that confirmed cases were on the rise,...