Health

FG, ROCHE partner on provision of health services

The federal government has partnered with Roche Pharmaceutical Industry to improve the health system in the country.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, revealed this while receiving the Chief Executive Officer of Roche Pharmaceutical, Dr. Severin Schwan in his office in Abuja.

The mi [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


Ministry to acquire mobile treatment machines

In an effort to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that his ministry would procure mobile solution treatment machines and distribute to the 774 local government councils.

Adewole said that the ministry would also purchase bigger sizes of [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


World humanitarian Day: Nigeria remembers fallen heroes

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, joined the other stakeholders in providing humanitarian services as part of activities to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja. 

The minister said the event was targeted at those humanitarian workers who lost their lives in the c [...]

Sat, 01 September 2018


Adewole tasks states on population policy

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has charged state governments to review their population policy, and implementation approaches with a view to ensuring families see the need for moderate family sizes.

Adewole stated this while speaking at the inaugural lecture for late Prof. Babatunde O [...]

Sat, 01 September 2018


No safe level of alcohol, new study concludes

A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.

The study, published today in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages [...]

Sat, 01 September 2018


Health experts task PMB on TB advocacy

A group of health experts under the aegis of Afrihealth Optonet Association, a coalition of civil society network and think-tank for systems strengthening and the promotion of health, have tasked President Muhammadu Buhari on tuberculosis advocacy ahead of the forthcoming United Nation High-Level Meet [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


FG assures WAHO of commitment

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to advance the agenda of the West African Health Organization, WAHO, in the country and sub-region. 

The minister made this known while receiving the director general, West African Hea [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


Cell phone radiation may affect memory performance - study

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland.

The investigation, led by the Swiss Tropical and [...]

Sun, 22 July 2018


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