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 […]

Lagos records first successful bone bridge surgery in West Africa

Lagos records first successful bone bridge surgery in West Africa — 4th May 2016 • Ambode nominates ex-CJ to replace retired LASIEC chairman Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in December 2015 carried out the first successful Bone Bridge Surgery in West Africa as well as successful Cochlear Implant surgeries on three deaf patients without the […]

Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines at first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – By Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ministers pledge to improve access to vaccines at first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (25 February 2016) – With one in five African children lacking access to all needed and basic life-saving vaccines, ministers of health and other line ministers countries committed themselves to keep immunization at the forefront of efforts […]

Yellow fever deaths rise to 125

An ongoing yellow fever epidemic in Angola has killed 125 people out of 664 suspected cases since December 30, government statistics show, despite attempts to quell the outbreak. The centre of the health crisis remains the capital Luanda, where 92 people have died, the health ministry said on Friday. There is no specific treatment for […]

Mosquitoes carrying Zika virus exist in Nigeria —Health Minister

By Victoria Ojeme ABUJA —THE Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the mosquitoes carrying Zika virus are in Nigeria and urged Nigerians to protect themselves by using mosquito nets. zikaHe also called on Nigerians to remain calm, be vigilant and report any suspected case of an acute febrile illness in pregnant women, […]

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