Nephrologists have estimated that at least 25 million people are living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Nigeria. The Federal Ministry Of Health disclosed this on Thursday, March 14, 2024, in a tweet on its official X handle, @Fmohnigeria. According to the tweet marking this year's World Kidney Day, "Chronic Kidney...
In response to the ongoing meningitis outbreak in some parts of the country, Nigeria would become the first country to receive the new MenFive meningitis vaccine from the Vaccine Alliance-funded global stockpile. According to a statement issued by Gavi on Thursday, March 7, 2024, the shipment would be delivered by...
...Employs 2,497 Doctors, Nurses In Six Months The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Pate has disclosed that the Federal Government would be releasing N50 billion as the first tranche of the Basic Healthcare Fund. Pate gave the hint on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the third edition...
Worried by the high maternal mortality rate of the country, stakeholders in the health sector have called for a review of the curriculum of medical colleges to focus on the prevention of reproductive health illnesses. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Benin, Professor Friday Okonofua disclosed this on Monday,...
The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Muhammad Pate has conveyed the approval of President Tinubu to Prof. Reuben Eifediyi as Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Irrua, Edo State. This was according to a communique made available to TheFact Daily on Monday, February 26,...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has said that Lassa fever claimed 84 lives with 476 confirmed cases across the country. Director General of NCDC, Dr Jide Idris while briefing the media on Lassa on Friday explained that as of February 18, 2024 (end of week 7),...
The Coordinating Minister, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Pate, has approved the applications of 8 Nigerian medical trainees for a Statement of Need to be issued to the United States Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Director (Information) of the Ministry, Patricia Deworitshe announced this in...
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...
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said there was ongoing sale of a falsified Paracetamol Injection mislabelled as Paracetamol Injection 300mg/2ml I.M I.V Aminoglycoside Antibacterial. NAFDAC announced this on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle @NafdacAgency on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. According to NAFDAC, "the...
President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate upgrade of key health infrastructure and equipment across all six geo-political zones of the country in line, with his administration’s vision of overhauling the health and social welfare sector for enhanced service delivery. Spokesperson to the President, Ajuri Ngelale announced the development in...