NAFDAC Alerts on Contaminated Oral Medicines from Maldives, Pakistan

Manufacturer asked to stop production of all oral liquid dosage medicines The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Healthcare providers and the general public…

Bauchi: NCDC Intensifies Efforts to End Lassa Fever, Diphtheria Outbreak

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has intensified efforts to end the outbreak of Lassa Fever and Diphtheria in Bauchi State.Director- General of NCDC,…

Illegal Organ Harvesting: FG Vows to Sanction Culprits, Unveils Helpline

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Federal Government has vowed to sanction the culprits–buyers, sellers, medical practitioners and hospitals–involved in illegal organ harvesting in Abuja.This is even as the government enjoined the…

Sokoto: NCDC Confirms 13 Cases of Dengue Fever

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed 13 cases of Dengue Fever outbreak in Sokoto State.This followed the reported cases of the fever…

Lassa Fever: Nigeria Records 200 Deaths in 28 States

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaAt least, 200 persons died from Lassa fever outbreak, representing 17.1 percent in 28 States and 114 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 2023.Aside the fatality, there are…

No New COVID-19 Cases in Benue–NCDC

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has debunked the claims that 25 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic were detected in Benue State.This is coming…

FG to Redesign Health Care Fund for Vulnerable Nigerians

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Federal Government has indicated interest to redesign the Basic Health Care Provision Fund as the foundation to achieve equitable allocation of resources to the poorest and…

Family Planning: Nigeria Seeks to Bridge $29m Funding Gap

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Federal Government has recorded a $29.05 million gap in the purchase of family planning commodities for health facilities in 2023, compared to $5.79 million shortfall in…

‘1.6 million People Living With HIV on Treatment in Nigeria’

BY CHIKA OKEKE, AbujaThe Federal Government has disclosed that 1.6 million persons are on treatment out of the 1.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).Coordinating Minister of Health and Social…

How 400 Consultant Anaesthetists Exited Nigeria in Two Years

As the japa syndrome continues unabated, more than 400 consultant anaesthetists have exited Nigeria in search of better placement within the last two years.President of the Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists,…