In response to the increasing rate of blindness in the country (most of which were preventable), the federal government has taken proactive steps to stall the rise in number of blind citizens of the country. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire hinted this in a press briefing in Abuja...
The last may not have been heard of the much-touted proposal to impose vaccine passports for air travellers, as the African Ministers of Aviation have rejected the move, which they argued, was discriminatory. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made the position known on Wednesday during a virtual presentation...
Experts in HIV/AIDS Medical services have raised alarm over the unaccessibility of essential health services to HIV/AIDS pregnant women in Nigeria. They hinted this on Monday, October 11, 2021, at a Media Dialogue to reinvigorate and produce a work plan for members of Journalists Alliance for the Prevention of Mother-To-Child...
Disappointed by the world wide failure to provide adequate mental health services to people in need of it, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has set new target for countries to achieve in the next decade with regards mental health. The Organisation made this known in its press release commemorating this...
The Minister Of State For Health, Dr.(Sen.) Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora, has announced that the ministry and the country at large was more prepared for future pandemics judging from experiences gathered from the covid-19 pandemic. Mamora made the announcement on Thursday, October 7,2021 in Ibadan while giving a lecture at the...
Nigeria, on Monday October 4, 2021, recieved 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccines donated by the Government of France through the COVAX facility. Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib disclosed this on Friday, October 8, 2021 while inspecting the vaccines at the NPHCDA National...
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of children and young people could be felt not only in the present but also in years to come. The organisation, disclosed this in its flagship report on Tuesday,...
In line with its goal of ensuring optimum utilisation of the covid-19 vaccines in her possession, the federal government has commenced synergizing with private health facilities to administer the life-saving vaccines. Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib hinted this at a press briefing on...
In response to the slow covid-19 vaccination pace in Africa, influencers of Nigerian origin have lended their voice to the call for more vaccine supply to the continent. They made the call on Monday, October 4, 2021 in an open letter to G20 leaders calling on them to urgently donate...
Following increased demand for vaccines across the country, the Federal Ministry of Health has called for the resuscitation of local vaccine manufacturing in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the call on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the launch of the maiden edition of Nigeria Vaccine...