Health

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...

COVID-19 frontline workers protest unpaid hazard allowance in Abuja

Coronavirus frontline workers have began a protest in Abuja, over the non-payment of their hazard allowances. This is coming after the Federal Government on Friday, said...

Covid-19: Nigeria gets medical supplies worth $22m from EU, UN

The EU and United Nations has handed over to the Nigerian government, vital supplies to help the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The supplies worth...

WHO accepts Nigeria’s Wild-Polio free status

Africa’s Regional Certification Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) has accepted Nigeria’s claim of being Wild Polio-free. Emeka Offor, Rotary...

Nigeria declared polio-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Nigeria and Cameroon free of polio. Nigeria was said to have received the status after completing documentation which...

At least 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

No fewer than 11 people have died in the resurgence of Ebola outbreak in the western province of Equateur of the Democratic Republic of Congo. As of Sunday, authorities...

PSN rejects appointment of new Chair of Pharmacists Council of Nigeria

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has rejected the appointment of Ahmed Tijjani Mora as the Chairman for the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN). The PSN made...

World Blood Donor Day: Nigeria’s estimated blood need is about 2 million units per year – Minister

Nigeria needs an estimated two million units of blood annually, according to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire. Ehanire revealed this in a statement released on...

FG approves hazard allowance for health workers

The Federal Government has approved a two-month hazard allowance for health workers in the frontline of the country’s fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic....