Experts Unveil Roadmap for Healthcare

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

Healthcare professionals and medical students have drawn a roadmap on how to achieve sustainable development in the sector.   The experts were among the 600 participants, including medical students, healthcare[...]

Giving Babies Water Before 6 Months Increases Risk of Diarrhoea – Idris

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris has urged nursing and expectant mothers in Lagos State to embrace exclusive breastfeeding, saying giving babies water before the age of six months hinders abso[...]

NMEP Says 191m Nigerians at Risk of Malaria

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has disclosed that about 191 million Nigerians representing 97 per cent of the total population, were still at risk of malaria.   National Coordinator NMEP, Mr[...]

Nigeria to Curb Medical Tourism

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Federal Government is seeking ways to improve efficiency in the operations of public hospitals and re-equip them to save foreign exchange drain arising from medical tourism.   The Minister of State for Hea[...]

Strike: Health Workers Threaten to Down Tools Nationwide Over Unpaid Arrears

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

Health workers across the nation have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over the federal government’s failure to keep its promise of prompt payment of salary arrears and other allowances owed them. &[...]

Resident Doctors Worry Over High Maternal Mortality Rate

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Medical Centre Gusau Chapter, on Wednesday said they were extremely worried about the high cases of maternal mortality in Zamfara.   The President of the Asso[...]

NCDC Assures on Readiness to Fight Lassa Fever, Other Diseases

On 12/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The dry season brings with it many diseases which may range from mild to life threatening. However, in Nigeria, major diseases that are usually more prevalent during the dry season are Lassa fever, cerebrospinal mening[...]

FCTA Tasks Health Workers on Service Delivery

On 12/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has called on healthcare workers to improve on current indices in Abuja.   The Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), Malam Adamu Bappah, m[...]

Gowon Tasks Council on Quackery in Medical Laboratory Profession

On 12/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has advised the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) to improve its regulatory activities against quacks in the profession.   The former head of sta[...]

Pharmacists Drums Support for Modern Contraceptives Usage

On 12/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PSN-PAS) project says Community Pharmacists (CPs) and Patent and Proprietary Medicines Vendors (PPMVs) are key in achi[...]