WHO declares coronavirus global health emergency

  By Cecilia Ologunagba World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the decision was based on the recommendations of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). In a statement issued […]

Good Governance: Lagos inaugurates health insurance scheme

  -Punch Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday launched the much-awaited health insurance scheme of the State Government, saying it was gratifying that the State was now on a journey to achieve affordable, comprehensive and unhindered quality healthcare services for all residents. Speaking at the official launch of the scheme held at the […]

UK-based Nigerian Neurologist and his wife arraigned for N233.6 fraud

By Soni Daniel Abuja – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, yesterday, charged a United Kingdom-based Nigerian Professor of Neurology, Reuben Oluwakinmilehin Obaro and his wife, Mrs. Ayodele Olubunmi Obaro, a practicing nurse in the UK, to court for misappropriating N233.6 million belonging to the Federal Government. The suspects, who are facing […]

Foods you should never touch if you’re over 50

The normal human being eats to sustain life. But there are foods to avoid once you clock the big 50. They include the following: Potatoes: This is one food you surely need to cut down on, especially if it’s cut into fries or sprinkled with bacon bits. They are starchy, and when you add all the […]

FG to contain further spread of Yellow fever – Official

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to contain further spread of yellow fever in the country. The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this in a statement he issued in Abuja. He also said that the government would also limit the impact of the killer ailment. Ihekweazu […]

Why more Nigerians are dying from cancers -WHO

Why more Nigerians are dying from cancers -WHO Asbestos-based roofing sheets, water pipes, fire blankets, clutches, brake linings, gaskets, automobile pads are carcinogeniction about disease *WHO lists ten chemicals of major public health concern More reasons have emerged why more Nigerians are developing and dying of cancers as the World Health Organisation (WHO) lists ten […]

A Disturbing Trends in Schools – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | June 11, 2017 – I was incredibly indignant at the tragedy that befell Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, where two students, identified as Vivian Osainiyi and Bithia Itulua, died of cholera, resulting from the poor state of hygiene in the school. Besides the fatalities, no fewer than 16 students were […]

Nigeria’s alarming maternal mortality rate

Nigeria’s alarming maternal mortality rate — 4th November 2016 Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate was recently confirmed by a new report which revealed that about 400,000 women die every year in the country from childbirth related complications. The report presented by the Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP), Dr. Ejike […]

Girls in Aba start sex at age 10 – Study

A medical practitioner, Dr Godwin Uwaoma, said on Monday that girls in Aba, Abia engage in active sexual activities from the age of 10, raising higher chances of contracting HIV. Uwaoma, the Chairman of the Thematic Working Group at the Nigerian Faith Based Advisory Council for AIDS, said that a 2014 research revealed the development. […]

Buhari appoints five heads of health agencies

— 30th July 2016 FROM JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJA PRESIDEaaaNT Muhammadu Buhari has ap¬proved with immediate effect the appoint¬ments of five heads of strategic health institu¬tions. The Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, said in a statement. The health agencies are, Centre for Disease Control, National Agency for […]

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