Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Ali Pate has assured that the Ministry would endeavour to address the grievances borne by the members of the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association. Director (Information) of the Ministry, Deworitshe Patricia announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday, February...
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...
Online Health Company Limited has launched a one-stop hospital for all through a telemedicine app called “Ohealth Odoctor “ that bridges the gap between health consultants and the public bringing both parties together on-air for effective health delivery. The recent and sudden effect of the COVID 19 pandemic has again...
The Chief Executive Officer, Vaccine Network for Disease Control, Mrs Chika Offor has appealed to the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mrs Oluwatoyin Madein to swiftly approve the release of the cash-planned 60 billion naira Immunisation Fund before December 31, 2023. Offor made the appeal on Thursday, December 21,...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that an estimated 33 million children will need to be vaccinated in Africa between 2023 and 2025. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulombo made this known on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at a Media Round Table on the 2023 African...
The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S, developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and for COVAX roll-out. WHO made this known via its newsletter, saying that the decision comes on the back of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorization, which...
The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has said that only a strong regulatory system would guarantee and accelerate the development, approval, and access of safe and effective quality therapeutic medicines and vaccines in low, medium income countries of the...
By Alice Etuka, Abuja First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has said that early diagnosis and intervention were crucial to ensure individuals with Autism reach their full potential. Tinubu stated this on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, on her official X handle commemorating this year's World Autism...
UNICEF and AstraZeneca this week signed a long-term agreement for the supply of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca on behalf of the COVAX Facility. Through the supply agreement, UNICEF, along with procurement partners including the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), would have access to up to 170 million doses of vaccines for around...
A recent evaluation by the Joint External Evaluators (JEE) has shown that Nigeria made a steady improvement in the area of Health Security, Preparedness, and Response capacity from a staggering 39% in 2017 to 54% in 2023. They disclosed the development at the Closing Ceremony of the country's 2nd Joint...