Health

COVID 19: NCDC warns against complacency to safety protocols

As Nigeria’s COVID 19 figures round up to 61,930 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned Nigerians against complacency in containing the...

Nigeria records 48 new COVID-19 cases, no death

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 48 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total figure to 61,930 amid...

JOHESU calls off one-week warning strike

Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have suspended their seven-day nationwide warning strike. National President of JOHESU, Josiah Biobelemoye, announced...

Health Workers embark on nationwide strike action

Just days after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) suspended its nationwide strike, Health workers under the joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have...

Nigeria overtakes India as worlds highest contributor to Under-five deaths

Nigeria is now the worlds number one contributor to deaths of children under the age of five, overtaking India who previously held the position. The United Nations...

FG directs hospitals to replace striking doctors with corps members

The Federal Government has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of federal tertiary hospitals to immediately commence the use of consultants and...

FG has paid N20bn COVID-19 allowance to health workers – Mamora

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, says the Federal Government has paid up to N20bn in COVID-19 inducement allowance to doctors and health workers in...

Nigeria working with WHO to track COVID-19 vaccine development – Ehanire

The Nigerian government says it is working with the World Health Organisation to finalise enrollment with ACT Accelerator, a global mechanism tracking and sponsoring...

One in three kids worldwide exposed to lead poisoning – Report

New research has shown that about one in three children worldwide has been high levels of lead in their blood, putting their mental and physical health at risk. The...

Cholera outbreak kills 12 in Cameroon

Local health authorities in Cameroon say at least 12 people have died of cholera in the southern fishing village of Londji. Officials are calling for urgent action to be...