ayodamola

Ayodamola Owoseye is a senior reporter covering the health beat. She is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. Damola has a B.A in anthropology and M.Sc in information science. Ayodamola preaches gender equity. her hobbies are tourism, listening to old school music and a lover of pets especially dogs. She can be contacted through: damola@premiumtimesng.com, Facebook page Owoseye Ayodamola, twitter handle @damolaowoseye

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WHO urges more political commitment to reduce malaria burden in Africa

The World Health Organisation has urged global leaders to renew their political commitment and continue investing in malaria prevention and control in order to successfully reduce the burden on the killer disease in Nigeria by 2030. This call was made in Abuja by the international health organisation in commemoration with…

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World Malaria Day: Advocates aim at eliminating disease by 2030

In commemoration of the 2018 World Malaria Day, health advocates have called on governments, health bodies, private sector companies and members of the public to renew their focus on eliminating malaria by 2030. This call is coming against the backdrop of a global rise in malaria cases for the first…

malnourished child

Major health stories in the news last week

WHO raises alarm over stunted growth of African children The World Health Organisation has raised the alarm over stunted growth of about 59 million children in Africa and about 10 million who are overweight. The international health agency also warned that Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030…

mosquito

Nigeria to secure $300 million loan to finance national malaria strategy

As part of efforts to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank. According to a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the commitment was made known on Friday during the…

Nigeria's Community Health Practitioners hold scientific conference (LIVE UPDATES)

Nigeria’s Community Health Practitioners hold scientific conference (LIVE UPDATES)

Concerned about Nigeria achieving universal healthcare coverage, members of the National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria (NACHPN) and PACFaH@Scale, a non-governmental organisation, will on Thursday join other health workers and policy makers for a technical session on provision of quality healthcare for Nigerians in the rural area. The…

Osagie Ehanire

Minister speaks on importance of academia in health coverage

Academics in the health sector have been urged to channel their researches towards health development as they are vital to improving health services in Nigeria. This call was made by the Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire, at the maiden edition of Faculty of Health Science’s Public Lecture, theme:…

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Major health stories last week

HMO seeks policies to achieve universal health coverage Patrick Korie, Chief Executive Officer, Managed Healthcare Services, a Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) has urged Federal Government to adopt strategies and policies that would enable the nation to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Mr Korie said UHC aims at ensuring that all…

Nigeria should improve investment in health – WHO DG

The World Health Organisation, Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has advised Nigeria to speed up the investment of one per cent of its Consolidation Funds intended for basic health provision. Mr Ghebreyesus gave this advice at the second THISDAY media parley in Abuja on Thursday. The event which was hosted by THISDAY…

WHO should prioritise Nigeria on health intervention list- Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has urged the World Health Organisation to make Nigeria one of the priority countries on its list. According to a press statement from WHO, Mr Osinbajo made the request when he received in audience the Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Regional Directors and other Global Policy Group…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari urges private health institutions to reduce charges

Private medical institutions operating in Nigeria have been urged to review their high services charges so that most Nigerians can afford them. The appeal was made by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari during a courtesy visit paid her by officials of the Association of General and Private Medical…

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

FG pledges to aid Nigerians suffering from neurological development disorder

The federal government has pledged to invest in facilities that will offer supporting services for people living with neurological development disorder. President Muhammadu Buhari made this pledge in Abuja on Tuesday at a public presentation and launch of a book titled 'Neuro-developmental Disorders: Enhancing Everyday Life - Non-Existent Therapeutic Services…

Nigeria gets 10 more years of GAVI support – Health Minister

Nigeria will not graduate from the GAVI intervention funds for the next 10 years as the 'expiration term' of the country has been extended to allow the country prepare to take over, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has said. The minister made this revelation at the launch of Eliminate…

Low political commitment bane of yellow fever immunisation in Africa- Experts

The World Health Organisation has urged African political leaders to increase their commitment towards the elimination of Yellow Fever on the continent by year 2026. The DG, WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the formal launch of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy programme in Abuja on Tuesday said…

Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 101

The death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of the year, has risen to 101, the Nigerian centre for Disease Control has said. The health agency, in its situation report as at April 8, said a total of 408 cases of the disease have…

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Why Nigerians must prioritise vaccination – Official

The federal government has implored Nigerians to imbibe the culture of getting immunised as a preventive measure for disease control as this will help reduce the financial burden incurred during treatment of vaccine preventable diseases. The minister of state for health, Osagie Ehanire, made this call at a press briefing…

Protesting pregnant women, closed medical school, other health stories last week

Nigeria to host WHO leaders Nigeria will this week, host leaders of the World Health Organisation (WHO), an international health agency which has been working on various health interventions in the country. According to the international health agency, Nigeria will be hosting members of the Global Policy Group (GPG) which…

Why Bill Gates was blunt in Nigeria speech – Country Director, Gates Foundation

Paulin Basinga is the Country Director of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Nigeria, a major international donor supporting development in several sectors in the country. In this exclusive interview with Ayodamola Owoseye of PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks on Bill Gates' speech at a recent meeting with Nigerian leaders at…

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Nigeria to host WHO leaders

Nigeria will this week host leaders of the World Health Organisation, an international health agency which has been working on various health interventions in the country. According to a press statement released by WHO on Sunday, Nigeria will be hosting members of the Global Policy Group (GPG) which is made…

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African leaders advised to honour commitment to Universal Health Coverage

African leaders have been urged to honour their commitment towards achieving a Universal Health Coverage for all citizens by 2030. The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, made this call on Friday in Abuja as part of the World Health Day 2018 which also doubles as the…

Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

INTERVIEW: Why U.S. is funding world’s largest HIV survey in Nigeria — NACA Boss

Sani Aliyu is the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Ayodamola Owoseye and Nike Adebowale, he speaks on why the largest survey of people living with HIV will be conducted from June in Nigeria and the reason why Nigeria still…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Anxiety as Nigerian doctors leave country in droves

''I accidentally met over 200 young male and female medical doctors, including consultants in Hawthorn Hotel, Abuja being interviewed by some Saudi Arabian officials to be employed to work in Saudi Arabia. ''At first, I thought it was a conference taking place in the hotel where I visited a guest.…

Drugs

Major health stories last week

Antibiotics alarm: Usage, abuse soar; superbugs feared Health researchers are calling for a new rein in the usage of antibiotic as global consumption of antibiotic drugs have increased since the year 2000, which can lead to drug- resistant superbugs. A study in a the Proceeding of the National Academy of…

Redeemed Church Estate Controversy: Management, subscribers disagree on allegations of maladministration, others

Months after PREMIUM TIMES’ report, controversy has continued to trail the administration of the Redeemer Excellent Men Housing Estate scheme, Pyakassa Lugbe, as the management of the estate and subscribers trade tackles over administrative issues. An official of the housing scheme, Ade Adeyemi, told PREMIUM TIMES that the management of…

INTERVIEW: Nigeria should decriminalise harmless drug use – Ex-Swiss President Dierfuss

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Owoseye Ayodamola and Lois Ugbede, the former President of Switzerland and current Chair, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dierfuss, during her visit to Abuja, Nigeria, spoke on the Commission’s campaign on decriminalisation of drug users. Ms Dierfuss spoke on her drug campaign mission…

NMA President, Mike Ogirima, a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

What we’re doing to check medical quackery in Nigeria – NMA President Ogirima

Mike Ogirima, a Professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, is the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and President of Nigerian Orthopaedic Association. In an exclusive interview with Ayodamola Owoseye and Nike Adebowale, he speaks on quackery, doctor's exodus from Nigeria, medical tourism and other issues affecting the profession…