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HIV/AIDS: Ogun Unveils Plan To Reduce Mother-To-Child Transmission

As part of effort to reduce the spread of the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), particularly the mother-to-child transmission of the virus, the Ogun State Government... Read more »

Could You Change Your Diet To Vegan? Let’s Discuss

When it comes to our diets, we have complete control over what we eat. So that means we can make the decision to develop lifestyle choices like becoming a vegetarian, pescatarian, and... Read more »
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Nurses Protest Killing Of Member In Abia State

Nurses and Midwives in Abia State have staged a protest to condemn the killing of one of their members, Mrs Queeneth Alozie. The news of Alozie’s death threw Umuahia, the capital of... Read more »
FCMB

FCMB Treats 300,000 Persons With Eye Defects

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) said it has treated over 300,000 Nigerians with eye defects, in partnership with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) of India. According to a statement, the initiative tagged, Priceless... Read more »
FG scraps salary for medical house officers and other health interns

FG scraps salary for medical house officers and other health interns

In a shock move that has left the medical community in Nigeria dazed, www.nimedhealth.com.ng can authoritatively report that the federal government of Nigeria through the National Council of National of Establishment (NCE)... Read more »
The Ultimate Female Health Guide

The Ultimate Female Health Guide

Womens health is talked about often, but sometimes information may seem misleading or difficult to follow. It is complex to be a woman; this is because their hormonal systems make life much... Read more »
Acute Malnutrition

81 Children Die From Acute Malnutrition In 8 Months In Nasarawa State

At least, 81 children have died out of the about 5, 200 children who were hospitalized as a result of acute malnutrition in Nasarawa State over the last eight months. Chief Nutrition... Read more »
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124,817 Pregnant Women Living With HIV In Ondo State

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed this at the launch of HIV Treatment Surge campaign in the state organized by APIN Public Health Initiatives in collaboration with CDC Nigeria and United States government. He... Read more »
Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf during Pregnancy

Health Benefits Of Bitter Leaf during Pregnancy

Interestingly, Ocimum gratissimum and Vernonia amygdalina are commonly consumed as food additives during pregnancy, usually in the form of bitter leaf soup, to facilitate fast progression, reinforce or tone the uterus muscle,... Read more »
Resident Doctors strike continues despite meeting with FG

Resident Doctors strike continues despite meeting with FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors has said that its strike will continue, despite several hours of the meeting held with the Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige. However, the Federal Government... Read more »
Kogi State Takes Delivery Of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Kogi State Takes Delivery Of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Governor Yahaya Bello’s led government of Kogi State has finally received the delivery of about 16, 900 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Akelicious reports that the government took the delivery of the remedy on... Read more »
Enugu State Govt Celebrates Survivors Of COVID-19

Enugu State Govt Celebrates Survivors Of COVID-19

By Nicholas Obisike Enugu State Government on Wednesday launched the ‘COVID-19 Heroes and Heroines Campaign’ to celebrate survivors of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state. The Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo,... Read more »
Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has resolved to commence “a total and indefinite strike” on April 1 2021, by 8am, if the Federal Government refuses to accede to its demands. This... Read more »
COVUD-19: Int’l equitable vaccine effort ships 32m shots to 61 countries

COVUD-19: Int’l equitable vaccine effort ships 32m shots to 61 countries

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday told journalists that the UN-backed vaccine initiative, COVAX, has distributed more than 32 million vaccines to 61 countries in just one month,... Read more »
Cholera Outbreak: 70 Students Hospitalised As Sokoto Govt Shuts School

Cholera Outbreak: 70 Students Hospitalised As Sokoto Govt Shuts School

Following the outbreak of cholera in Government Girls College, Mabera, Sokoto State, the state government has closed the school. The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Kulu Haruna, made this during a press... Read more »

Over 60 Million Nigerians Risk Water-Related Diseases

By Hussein Yahaya, Taiwo Adeniyi (Abuja), Sani I. Paki (Kano) & Christiana T. Alabi (Lagos) Millions of Nigerian, who have no access to potable water, are at risk of water-related diseases, medical... Read more »
COVID-19

COVID-19 has killed over 2,000 Nigerians and still counting

As of Friday, March 19, Nigeria has lost 2,027 people to the cold grip of the dreaded contagion, COVID-19. Many more have survived, but there are still many fighting for survival. The... Read more »
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Gov. Yahaya Bello Frustrating COVID Vaccine Delivery To Kogi State – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Thursday, disclosed that every state in Nigeria has received supplies of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, except Kogi State. According to Faisal Shuaib, the... Read more »
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Covid-19: Borno Govt Says It Will Not Force AstraZeneca Vaccine On The People

The Borno State Government says, it will not compel anyone to take the AstraZeneca vaccine. It says, it would rather educate and enlighten the people on the need to take the vaccine... Read more »
Governor Simon Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong, flags off Covid-19 vaccination exercise

Plateau State Government has flagged off its Covid-19 vaccination exercise with an appeal to religious, traditional, political, and community leaders to continue to sensitise the people not only to accept the vaccines... Read more »

Gov. Hope Uzodimma Flags Off Covid-19 Vaccination Exercise In Imo State

Governor Uzodimma has flagged off the COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise in Imo State. The Governor who alongside his Deputy, their wives and leadership of the Imo State House of Assembly took their first... Read more »
AstraZeneca Vaccine

Covid-19: AstraZeneca Vaccine Delivered Is Safe – FG To Nigerians

The Nigerian authorities have assured residents that there is no cause for alarm regarding the batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine delivered to the country recently. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)... Read more »

Covid-19 Vaccine: Niger State First Lady tells women to ignore conspiracy theories

Amina Bello, wife of the Niger State Governor has called on women to come out en masse and get vaccinated against Covid-19.Niger State’s first lady, who made the call after receiving her... Read more »
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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Explains Why He Is Yet To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that he is yet to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the rule that stated that health workers should take first. Akelicious reports that Lagos State,... Read more »
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COVID-19: Side Effects Reported By Those Vaccinated Mild – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, on Thursday, disclosed that Nigerians who have received the COVID-19 vaccine have reported mild side effects. The agency announced this in a statement released on its... Read more »
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Gov. Ganduje Reveals Best Way To Defeat COVID-19

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has revealed the best way to curb the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.He said the best way to conquer the dreaded virus is for Nigerians to... Read more »
Governor Dapo Abiodun, Deputy Takes COVID-19

Governor Dapo Abiodun, Deputy Takes COVID-19 Vaccine (Photos)

I have had my first dose of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine delivered yesterday in Abeokuta. My Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele and two frontline health workers were also administered theirs. Taking our doses... Read more »
Maternal Health

Maternal Health: Ogun PHCs Get Tricycle Ambulances

The Ogun State Government has distributed 22 tricycle ambulances to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) across the state to aid referral and improve transportation in accessing maternal health services, particularly during emergencies. The... Read more »
Obaseki To Receive First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Edo

Gov.Obaseki To Receive First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Edo

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Friday said he will take the lead as the first person in the state to be vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to boost... Read more »

Target Vulnerable Poor With COVID-19 Vaccine – FG

Elderly people in villages across the country have called on the federal government to give them special consideration in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine because of their vulnerability. Some of them said besides... Read more »

World Obesity Day: Groups Urge FG To Tax Sugary Drinks

A coalition of frontline organisations, working to prevent communicable diseases and controlling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria, has called on the government to tax sugary drinks to help curb obesity among Nigerians.... Read more »

Over 2.3 Million Nigerians Register For Coronavirus Vaccination In 24 Hours

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Wednesday dispelled fears that people might not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that up to 2.3m Nigerians have indicated interest in... Read more »

WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic To Linger Beyond 2021

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it is unlikely the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end by the end of 2021. “I think it will be very premature and unrealistic to... Read more »
Lagos Government

Lagos Government Shuts 16 Illegal Pharmacies

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba-Suru axis of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local... Read more »

COVID-19: Vaccinations to start in Abia on Monday, 8th March

The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record significant increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 155,657 confirmed cases.... Read more »
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Nigeria prepared to receive 4m dosses of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, says NPHCDA

By Hassan Zaggi The National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that it is fully prepared to receive and deliver effectively the first batch of  4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on... Read more »
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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 571 fresh cases, more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has recorded 571 fresh cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The new data brings the total number of... Read more »
MDCAN Raises Concern Over Falling Health Standard

MDCAN Raises Concern Over Falling Health Standard

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has raised fresh alarm over “worsening” standards in the country’s health sector. Addressing journalists in Jos after the association’s National Executive Council meeting held... Read more »
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Covid-19: Nasarawa Resident Doctors Embark On 3 Days Warning Strike

Association of Resident Doctors in Nasarawa State especially members at the Specialist Hospital Lafia have embarked on a three-day warning strike over the suspension of the residency training program and victimization of... Read more »
Ondo Nurses set to embark on strike

Breaking: Ondo Nurses set to embark on strike

Members of the Ondo State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNN, have issued 48 hours ultimatum to the state Government, over the payment of Fifty percent salary... Read more »
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Africa records 27% decline in COVID-19 cases, 8% deaths

Latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated that COVID-19 cases and deaths declined globally in the last one week. According to ‘COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, African reported 108,000 cases and... Read more »

Medical Expert urge researchers to use vaccine fund judiciously

The #10b released by the Federal Government to support domestic vaccine production for Covid-19 has been described by medical experts and public affairs analyst as a welcome developments if only the funds... Read more »
Ebonyi State Govt

Covid-19: Ebonyi State Govt Flags Off Compliance Awareness Campaign To Reduce Spread

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has flagged off the COVID-19 Protocol Compliance campaign in the State. At an event in Abakaliki, the State capital, Umahi tasked the Committee headed by the Deputy... Read more »
WHO

Emergency Committee on COVID-19 advises on variants, vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), according to the WHO Emergency Committee (EC) on COVID-19. The EC met virtually yesterday (14 January) at the request of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros... Read more »

Covid-19: NCDC records 999 new cases, confirms 4 deaths

Another 999 new cases of Coronavirus pandemic have been discovered by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on 22nd of December, 2020. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease 999 persons... Read more »
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Lagos, Abuja, and other States’ new rules for the second wave of Covid-19

As many parts of Nigeria prepares for the second wave of the coronavirus, there have been some latest rules from different States in Nigeria and you should know how they will affect... Read more »
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Nigeria’s daily Covid-19 cases jump to 1,145

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has reported a record 1,145 new Covid-19 infections in the country. This takes the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 76,207 as Presidential... Read more »
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Nigeria sets daily record of 930 new Covid-19 cases

Nigeria has set a new record of its highest daily Covid-19 infections of 930 in 24 hours. The new Covid-19 cases have been reported in 22 states. Lagos leads with 279 new... Read more »
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COVID-19: Jigawa, Kano Governments Order Closure Of Schools

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state. In a terse statement by the state commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, the... Read more »
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Nigeria records 758 new Covid-19 cases

Nineteen of the 36 states in Nigeria have reported 758 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 74,132. The... Read more »
Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine

UK Approves Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine For Use, First In The World

The UK on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from next week. “The Government has... Read more »
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560,000 Nigerians Living With HIV Untreated

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said tax evasion was responsible for the current economic downturn in the country. He argued that poor remittances made the economy “very... Read more »
NAPPSA

Pharmacists task FG on local vaccine for COVID-19, others

The Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA) has charged the Federal Government to prioritise indigenous production of vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases. President of NAPPSA, Dr.... Read more »
River Blindness

50 Million Nigerians At Risk Of River Blindness

By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale It is no longer news that many of the Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, have gradually disappeared from large parts of the world as economies developed and... Read more »
Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

COVID-19: Send Pupils With Respiratory Symptoms Home, PTF Tells Schools

National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has urged schools to send pupils with respiratory symptoms consistent with Coronavirus (COVID-19) back home to reduce the risk of transmission. Aliyu... Read more »
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138 Corps Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said that 138 members of the National Youth Service  Corps (NYSC) had so far tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Dr Chikwe... Read more »
Ebola Outbreak

DR Congo Announces End of Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has said it is now Ebola-free after more than 40 days without a case.The latest outbreak of the deadly disease in the northwest of the country was its... Read more »
Imo Govt

Imo Govt Advises Residents To Adhere To Covid-19 Protocols To Avert Second Wave

Imo State government has warned residents to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols in order to avert another wave of the pandemic. It was on the occasion of the visit to the... Read more »
WHO

Vaccines Not Enough To Stop Pandemic – WHO

Although the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines appear to be a major pointer towards defeating the pandemic, WHO has warned that vaccines alone cannot win the fight against the virus. Reacting to the... Read more »
NCDC

NCDC confirms 112 new covid-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 112 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday. The News... Read more »