Health

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...

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...