HEALTH

Nigeria develops Ebola, Malaria herbal drugs

Nigeria develops Ebola, Malaria herbal drugs

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) said it has successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, Malaria and other diseases. The NIPRD Director-General, Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, said this while presenting the score card of his eight-year tenure (2009 to 2017) in Abuja on Friday. The programme, […]

FG moves to curb spread of tuberculosis

FG moves to curb spread of tuberculosis

The Federal Government has deployed health officers, resources and strategies to all the states to investigate, test and treat tuberculosis patients for free. The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTLCP) identified low case finding and contact tracing as the major challenges hindering the eradication of tuberculosis in Nigeria. The Programme National Coordinator, Dr. Adebola […]

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

A report released Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland has shown that Nigeria, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo DRC have witnessed the largest increases in malaria cases, jeopardizing the gains recorded since 2000. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which released the report, said unprecedented global progress in fighting malaria in the last 18 years ago is […]

Gombe Targets 70,000 Children For Measles Vaccination

Gombe Targets 70,000 Children For Measles Vaccination

Gombe State Government has said it is targeting 70,000 children between nine to 59 months for vaccination against measles in the state’s inoculation exercise scheduled for Nov. 30. Acting Director, Disease Control and Immunisation, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Haruna Ali-Dadinkowa, said on Monday in Gombe that the agency was set for the exercise. He, however, […]

Red Cross Loses $5m Of Ebola Funds To Fraud

Red Cross Loses $5m Of Ebola Funds To Fraud

By Tunde Osho The Red Cross has confirmed that more than $5million (£3.8million) of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Auditors found overpriced supplies, salaries for non-existent aid workers and fake customs bills. The disease, which raged between 2014 and 2016, claimed at least 10,000 lives. […]

FG Commits $5million To Rural Sanitation, Hygiene

FG Commits $5million To Rural Sanitation, Hygiene

Chris Steven,Abuja The Federal Government has committed about $5million as counterpart contribution to the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN). Nigeria secured the grant for the project through the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS).   NTGS is a coalition body of the relevant government ministries, departments and agencies, development partners and civil […]

Nestle, UI Launch National Food Composition Table

Nestle, UI Launch National Food Composition Table

SAM OLUWALANA, IBADAN Nigeria’s premier University, University of Ibadan and the food company, Nestle Plc has collaborated in a project set to provide reliable data in the nutrition composition of all Nigerian foods. This translates into the gathering of reliable data on the nutrients contents of the foods consumed by Nigerians, especially, but not limited […]

After Ten Cases …FG To Begin Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination December

After Ten Cases …FG To Begin Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination December

Chris Steven, Abuja Isaac Adewole , Minister of Health, has said that The federal government will begin a nationwide vaccination against yellow fever by December. This, he said is as a result of the current outbreak of yellow fever which started in Kwara state last month. He made the disclosure on Wednesday while briefing State […]


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