Health

WHO

Why countries must eliminate trans-fatty acid from food – WHO

The health agency estimates that every year, trans-fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths globally from cardiovascular diseases.

A health worker attending to sick patients in a hospital ward

ANALYSIS: Return of rains heightens Nigeria concerns about deadly epidemics

High number of deaths from five recent disease outbreaks has exposed Nigeria’s low level of preparedness against epidemics.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Codeine: Emzor to support treatment, rehabilitation of drug addicts

The company says it has always supported the empowerment of the youth.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Health Workers Strike: JOHESU considering govt’s new offer

“Yes they (government) gave us an offer. We will study it critically on Monday to know if its something we can accept or not.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Ebola: WHO chief arrives DR Congo

He said WHO staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak.

Ebola Volunteers

Major health stories last week

News that Ebola had returned last week alarmed global health community.

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

‎Sorrow, anguish as Nigerians suffer from health workers’ strike

No resolution has been reached in the series of meetings between the government and the striking union.

The Chief Executive Officer NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu and the minister of health Isaac Adewole at the press briefing in Abuja on Lassa fever and Ebola.

JOHESU strike won’t affect port screening for Ebola – Health Minister

Mr Adewole said mechanism has been put in place at the ports and borders to screen travellers.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Nigerian doctors threaten strike if govt implements JOHESU demands

Non-doctors have been on strike for three weeks.

Nigeria declares Lassa fever outbreak over

“The outbreak has dropped below levels considered to be a national emergency.”

L-R, US Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb Stuart Symington, Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole and Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS Dr Sani Aliyu during the Signing of MOU on Nigeria HIV/ AIDS Indicator and Impact Assesment Survey in Abuja on Thursday

U.S. govt donates $90 million for HIV survey in Nigeria — Minister

The survey will begin in June and run for six months across Nigeria.

NDLEA officials

Codeine ban: NDLEA arrests 17 suspects in Ilorin

Agency urges pharmacists ro place drugs like Tramadol on poison box to be sold strictly on medical doctor’s recommendation.

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

Health Workers Strike: Meeting deadlocked as JOHESU expects new govt offer

Health minister says meeting is ongoing to resolve the impasse.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

JOHESU Strike: Ondo doctors pledge to work 24 hours

A statement on Wednesday by NMA state secretary said the association was not averse to the demands of JOHESU.

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

JOHESU: Why we are joining health workers’ strike — State union leaders

State and local unions are joining the strike Wednesday night.

Ebola Volunteers

What we’re doing to prevent Ebola outbreak in Nigeria – Health Minister

This is as a result of the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo from which 16 were reported dead by Tuesday

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

States, local govt health workers to join national strike

The nationwide strike has already crippled the health sector for three weeks.

Representative of the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, Christopher Wenzel, at the foundation laying ceremony of the Thompson & Grace Medical University in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo, and Director of Project Management Office, Thompson & Grace Medical University, Emmanuel Umoh, watch,

Akwa Ibom partners private investor, foreign universities to open medical varsity

The new medical facility can employ up to 35,000 workers, an official says.

HIV Ribbon

Bauchi Govt establishes 323 HIV centres

The government says it has trained more than 700 health workers for the centres

NAFDAC Office

We’re still manufacturing, Emzor says; disputes NAFDAC closure

Emzor says NAFDAC only sealed its liquid line.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo confirms 2 cases of Ebola virus

The last outbreak of Ebola in the DRC was in 2014 and killed more than 40 people.

Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03240/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

NBTS raises alarm on declining number of blood donors

Some respondents give reasons why they do not donate blood.

NAFDAC office

Codeine Addiction: Nigeria shuts down three pharmaceutical companies

The government recently banned production and importation of codeine.

Mother and child

Infants can track others’ mental states – Study

The study was done at the University of Illinois.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Codeine Ban: Five other pharmaceutical drugs abused by Nigerians

The availability and possible medical needs of these other drugs indicate government must comprehensively review the drug policy.