Egypt to ‘support’ 14 African countries fight hepatitis C
The nations that will benefit from the expected intervention are listed.
World Sickle Cell Day: Why couples should consider Genotype tests before marriage
24 per cent of Nigerians are carriers of the mutant gene and the prevalence of sickle-cell anaemia is about 20 per 1,000 births
U.S. inaugurates $225 million health programme in Nigeria
The programme will be implemented in Kebbi, Sokoto and other states
How being a journalist in Nigeria can impact mental health
Evidence suggests that excessive demands of the occupation coupled with low income, job insecurity, low status and physical fatigue contribute to mental health occupational hazards.
Suicide: NAFDAC announces plan to further regulate Sniper
Many Nigerians who committed suicide used sniper.
Why Nigeria, other African countries unable to tackle maternal, child deaths – UNICEF
Globally, the number of women and girls who die each year due to issues related to pregnancy and childbirth dropped by 43%.
Nigeria requires two million units of blood per annum – Health Ministry
The ministry says transfusion of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year.
Nigeria, other African nations show poor progress in tackling Hepatitis — WHO
A new report says only Uganda, Rwanda and Cabo Verde out of the 47 African countries are on track to eliminating the deadly disease.
NCDC partners German agency to strengthen health security in Nigeria
Health security in Nigeria remains a public concern, locally and globally.
Over 20 per cent of Nigerians have mental illness – Psychiatrist
The psychiatrist says the situation is further compounded by the non-passage of Mental Health Bill by the National Assembly.
Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger
An investigation by PREMIUM TIMES shows how primary healthcare centres in Niger State are gradually losing their usefulness due to the dearth of personnel and abandonment.
South-south leads Nigeria’s huge alcohol consumption, NBS data shows
The seven states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara, making up the North West zone, have the most restrained drinkers.
What Nigeria must do to combat HIV/AIDS- U.S. Diplomat
A Nigerian official says 1.6 million pregnant women have been tested for HIV in a bid to prevent the transfer of the virus from mothers to children.
Traditional ruler turns palace to clinic to assist residents
He said that lack of health facility in the six communities made him to turn his palace to a clinic.
Street food consumed in Lagos, Kano ‘highly contaminated’ – Study
Food experts urge the Federal Government to pass and implement the food safety bill.
Over 1 million sexually transmitted infections reported daily — WHO
More than 376 million new cases are reported annually of four infections – chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.
World Food Safety Day: 420,000 people die from eating contaminated food — WHO
The first-ever World Food Safety Day will be commemorated on June 7.
Silent dangers in methods of bleaching Nigerians adopt
“While bleaching is being promoted overtly or covertly by the media, the regulatory agents appear to be running against the wind in terms of control.”