The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said, it would enforce the ban on importation of two pesticides, Paraquat and Atrazine by 31st December 2022 and 2023 respectively. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Director General (DG) of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that global efforts achieved a more than 99.9% decrease in polio cases since the landmark resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio was adopted in 1988 at the 41st World Health Assembly. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti disclosed this in...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has informed that Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, attributable to physical inactivity, would cost governments US$ 27 billion annually if they do not take urgent action to encourage more physical activity among their populations. WHO made the announcement on Wednesday, October...
The outgoing Director, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi has urged Nigerians to report cases of unprofessional conduct from health practioners to the appropriate health bodies. Adebiyi disclosed this on Thursday, October 13, 2022, while fielding questions from journalists at her send forth party in Abuja. The Health...
In a bid to crash suicide rates in the country, the Federal Ministry of Health has established the National Mental Health Programme to coordinate a national response and facilitate the development of relevant mental health policies, programmes and interventions. Director of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Morenike Alex-Okoh...
The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has said that the absence of stringent punishment for manufacturers of substandard products was a morale booster for its manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and others in the supply chain. Adeyeye disclosed this on...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that African governments spend 46 US cents per person's mental health, an amount it says was well below the recommended US$2 per person. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti made this known in her message commemorating the 2022 World Mental Health...
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified Healthcare providers and the public of the death of 66 children in Gambia following the use of four substandard cough syrups as reported by WHO in September 2022. This was contained in a statement issued by the...
In line with efforts to generate funds for the improvement of the country's primary health care system, the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has hinted that it would propose tax on sugar and used vehicles imported into the country to finance the healthcare system. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of...
Following the Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Detected in Uganda, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has warned that the overall risk of importation of the Ebola virus and the impact on the health of Nigerians had been assessed as high. The warning was contained in...