nikeadebowale

Nike Adebowale covers the health beat.  She holds a degree from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. Twitter: @nikeadebowale1 

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Why Nigeria needs to pay more attention to environmental management – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says environmental health is a very important component of nation-building and needs to receive more attention in Nigeria. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Clement, said this at the National Environment Health and Sanitation Pre-Summit Dialogue in Abuja on Tuesday. Represented by Edwin Isotu, the…

The protest on the killing of a Nigerian in China

Group protests death of Nigerian in China, calls for investigation

A group, the Nigeria-China Diaspora Community and Associates, has called on the Chinese authorities to investigate the death of a Nigerian cleric, Joseph Nwajueze, in China. Speaking at a protest in Abuja on Friday, the president of the group, Godwin Ehochi, said it organised the protest to tell the Chinese…

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How Nigerian government-owned orphanage mistreats children

It was a rainy day, making it difficult for the reporter to navigate the wet and slightly muddy road that leads to Unity Orphanage Home and Youth Support Centre, Gwagwalada. Walking through the front gate, the reporter’s expectations of an orphanage were disappointed by the scene of barefooted and scantily…

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Father’s genes influence whether baby is boy or girl – Study

A man’s genes play a role whether he has sons or daughters, a study of family trees has suggested. According to the study published on sciencedaily, men also inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a man with more brothers is…

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Exposure to mobile phone ‘radiation’ poses no health risk – WHO official

Exposure to mobile phone radiation does not cause cancer or pose any health risks, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. This conclusion was reportedly reached following evidence from scientific research into the effects of mobile phone radiation. Speaking at the First Digital African Week conference in…

VVF operation in a Nigerian clinic

Women can use ‘reversible contraceptive’ without increased HIV risk — WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said women can use 'reversible contraception', including progestogen-only injectables, implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), without an increased risk of HIV infection. This follows the revision of its guidelines on contraceptive use. In a statement published on its website, the organisation, however, said these contraceptive…

Nigeria still has a long way to go on immunisation — EU

Despite investing over €200 million in Nigeria’s health sector, the European Union (EU) has said there is still a long way to go in the country's immunisation programme. The EU has invested over €200 million in support of Nigeria’s health system between 2002 and 2019. Speaking at the end of…

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WHO, Heads of African countries glad as region reaches last mile of wild polio

African leaders and developmental partners working on the eradication of polio have been urged not to relent on their achievements in ending polio on the continent. This advice was given on Wednesday by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the Regional Committee for Africa in Brazzaville. The committee meeting, which…

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

Nigeria marks three years without Wild Polio Virus

As Nigeria celebrates three years without the detection of a Wild Polio Virus case, health authorities say the country is on its way to finally being awarded polio-free certification. No case of the virus has been detected in Nigeria since August 2016. If the situation remains by March 2020, Nigeria…

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Demolished multi-million naira Caramelo Club becomes defecation spot

Three months after a popular Abuja nightclub was demolished by officials of the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), the place has become a defecation spot. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Caramelo Bar located at the exquisite Utako neighbourhood was demolished by officials of the FCTA in May. The property, valued at an…

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US allocates additional $75million to fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The United States government says it has allocated an additional $75 million to the fight against HIV/AIDs in Nigeria through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Mr Symington said the increased funding to make…

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UNAIDS appoints new Executive Director

Winnie Byanyima has been appointed as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS and will also double as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General. According to a press statement by the agency, Ms Byanyima was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Gutteres. The appointment was following a comprehensive selection process that involved…

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NAFDAC worker seeks help, needs N30m for liver disease treatment

A middle-level staff of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Ephraim Anjembe, who has been diagnosed with liver disease, needs N30 million for medical treatment in the United Kingdom. The wife of the affected staff, Christiana Anjembe, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, called…

A woman breastfeeding her child. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mama Glow]

World Breastfeeding Week: D8 countries, UNICEF want breastfeeding promoted

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the World Breastfeeding Week, the Developing-8 (D-8) Organisation for Economic Cooperation has called for improved investment in low- and middle-income countries to promote breastfeeding. The organisation also tasked its members and the world at large to embrace breastfeeding as a…

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Tekno apologises for Lagos truck dancers

Nigerian pop artiste, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has apologised for the display of strippers in a truck around Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge on Friday night. The video clip, which has gone viral on social media, shows some girls in lingerie dancing around a pole in a truck. Tekno apologised…

Basic Health Care: Nigerian govt releases N12.7 billion to three health agencies

The Federal Ministry of Health has disbursed N12.7 billion of the N55 billion one per cent consolidated revenue appropriated in the 2018 budget for Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). The fund is a fundamental funding provision under the National Health Act but was only appropriated in 2018 for the…

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Nigerian hospital treats man for ‘large brain tumour’ that was never there — Patient

About two weeks after a Nigerian police officer, Dauda Fika, accused Cedar Crest, an Abuja- based private hospital of wrong diagnosis, the hospital's management has refused to respond to the allegation. Mr Fika accused the hospital of mis-diagnosing him of having a large tumour in his head after he complained…

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Gbajabiamila meets doctors over planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over its planned industrial action. This is according to a statement issued on Monday and signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Lanre Lasisi. The statement…

Beware of consumption of ‘ponmo’, NAFDAC warns Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to be careful when buying animal hides, popularly known as 'ponmo.' According to a statement issued on Friday and signed by the Director-General of the agency, Moji Adeyeye, investigations revealed that ''unscrupulous businessmen and traders are…

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Nigerians living with HIV discuss stigmatisation in hospitals

People Living With HIV (PLWHIV) said they experience discrimination from doctors and health workers at health facilities in Nigeria. They also decried the level of stigmatisation that they encounter on a regular basis. The South-West Zonal Coordinator for the Network of People Living With HIV in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Abiola Ajani,…

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HIV rate among Nigeria prisoners double that of general population — UN Study

People in Nigerian prisons are two times more likely to be living with HIV than people in the general community, a new study has revealed. According to a National HIV Assessment Study, HIV among inmates of Nigerian prisons is 2.8 per cent, compared to 1.4 per cent reported in the…

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NAFDAC indicts National Eye Centre over ‘injection that led to blindness’

Nigeria's drug control agency, NAFDAC, has said that the Avastin 100mg injection, that allegedly led to the blindness of 10 patients at the National Eye Centre, Kaduna was wrongly administered. According to a statement published on its official website on Sunday, Avastin was registered in Nigeria for cancer related ailments…

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NAFDAC certifies Eva bottled water safe for drinking

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has declared Eva premium table water safe for consumption. The declaration followed an investigation by the agency of default in two lots of the product of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC). According to a statement published on its website…

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Tuberculosis: Nigeria has ‘sixth highest burden globally’

Nigeria has the highest TB burden in Africa and ranks at number six in the world, the Deputy Director, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Ahmad Muhammad, has said. He said Nigeria is also one of the top seven countries who account for 64 per cent of the total…

Medical tribunal convicts two doctors for negligence

A tribunal set up by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has convicted two medical doctors for negligence.  The doctors, Godwin Maduakor and Nwikwu Vitalis, were convicted in Abuja on Tuesday. In a judgement read by the chairman of the tribunal, Abba Hassan, Mr Maduakor was found guilty…