In response to a recent certification guidelines issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Abuja chapter have trooped out en masse to stage a protest expressing their dissatisfaction. At the protest held on...
The State Social Health Insurance Scheme (SSHIS) has successfully enrolled 8, 107,795 Nigerians in 34 states and the FCT since its inception in 2018. The States formerly excluded were Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Chairman, Forum of CEOs of State Social Health Insurance Agencies in Nigeria and Managing Director of...
In an apparent move to drastically reduce the whooping 2.3 million zero-dose children in Nigeria, the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in collaboration with the Federal Government has outlined plans to scale up immunisation in Niger and Zamfara states. Senior Immunisation Specialist of US CDC,...
As part of activities to mark World Cancer Day 2024, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has collaborated with the NNPCL Foundation to screen Nigerians for three cancers free of charge. The two-day exercise which began on Wednesday at the Federal Medical Center, Abuja is targeted at early detection...
The Federal Ministry of Health and Social welfare has expressed worry over the slow or non- compliance by most medical facilities going contrary with the gunshot Act 2017 which mandates all medical facilities to provide compulsory treatment and care for victims of gunshots; and related matters. Director (Information) of the...
The Federal Government has disclosed plans to build six new cancer treatment centres in six tertiary healthcare facilities across the country within the span of three years. Minister of State for Health, Dr. Tunji Alausa, made this known on Monday, February 5, 2023, while speaking at a World Cancer Day...
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the importation, manufacturing, distribution, sale, and use of alcoholic beverages in sachets, PET, and glass bottles of 200ml and below. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this on Monday, February 5, 2023, at a press...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has hinted that if urgent measures were not taken, cancer mortality in the African region may reach about one million (1m) deaths per year by 2030. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti gave the hint in her message marking the 2024 World Cancer...
In line with Nigeria's effort to improve healthcare delivery, the Federal Government has set up a committee to look into the issue of accumulated waiver requests for employment of health workers in various hospitals across the country. Director (information) of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Patricia Deworitshe...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti has called on countries to reinforce their commitment and mobilise resources to accelerate the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) globally, especially in Africa. Moeti said this in her message marking the 2023 World NTD Day - 30...