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Minister lauds FMC Umuahia on kidney transplant feat
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, yesterday, expressed delight over successful kidney transplant by the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, Abia State, reiterating the Federal Government’s commitment...
FG sets up 16 member committee on codeine, others to fight drug abuse
Worried by the increasing cases of abuse of drugs among the populace, the Federal Government has set up a committee to review the continuous usage of codeine, Tramadol and other related substances in the county.
Hope rises as FG inaugurates board of Biovaccines
Prospect of resuming local production of vaccines in the country became brighter at the weekend as the Federal Government inaugurated the board of Biovaccines Nigeria Ltd.
Minister promises NIPRD N100m for herbal drugs research
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has promised to provide N100m to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD...
Health workers petition Buhari on discriminatory appointments at FMoH
Workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union/Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (JOHESU/AHPA) have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari...
Experts call for public, private partnership in mental care
Experts in the mental health have emphasised on public-private partnership as a means to improving the mental health services in the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, and the country.
Rolling out national plan for disease control
23 Nov 2017
As part of efforts to ensure a healthier and safer Nigeria through the prevention and control of diseases of public health importance, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, launched a five-year strategy and implementation plan.
FG committed to fight against cancer, says minister
19 Nov 2017
The Federal Government said its commitment to fight against cancer has led to the upgrade of seven treatment centres.Speaking, yesterday, in Abuja, at the annual conference of the Association of Physicists, the Minister of Health....
Why sector is critical in economic development plan, by minister
16 Nov 2017
Following the presentation of the 2018 budget, the Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and the 36 states commissioners for health have said the health sector should be given due priority in the economic development plan.
Global Fund gets Chevron’s N2bn to reduce HIV infections, boost treatment
14 Nov 2017
Determined to reduce estimated 220,000 new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections, 160, 000 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths, 37,000 Mother-To-Child Transmission...
FG plans N1b support to fight HIV and AIDS through NHIS
13 Nov 2017
The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018.
2018 budget threatens refurbishment of health centres, vaccine production
10 Nov 2017
The N71.11 billion allocated for capital projects in the 2018 budget may have technically knocked out the refurbishment of 10,000 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) and execution of other projects in the sector.