Category: Health

9-months after, Nigerian make-up artist Buntricia Bastian dies from cancer complications

Nigerian Makeup artist Buntricia is dead after a long battle with cancer, which left her most of the time in the hospital. She however fought on, got better at some point but eventually died this morning February 15th. Her daughter, Roxanne Nicole Crayton confrmed her death in a Instagram video saying, ‘today at 9:45am, my […]

Baby boy with holes in heart whose plight moved Nigerians to donate over N70m for his surgery dies

Death is inevitable but the knowledge of it does nothing to prepare an individual for the eventual passing of a loved one. It was a time of tears and sorrow in the family of one young man who gained the attention of Nigerians after he was spotted in front of the government house in Rivers […]

2019: Show your medical report, health experts task candidates

Given the arduous demands of the Office of the President and governors, and the action instituted before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, by a human rights group, Centre for Good Governance demanding to know the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari, health experts say medical reports should be made pre-requisites for candidates seeking […]

Bayelsa Medical Varsity gets NUC approval

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has recognised the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa. The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, issued the letter of recognition of the varsity to a high-powered delegation led by the State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday. The […]

Ebonyi records two deaths from Lassa Fever

Ebonyi state government has confirmed the death of two persons in recent Lassa fever outbreak in the state this year. Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezuruike Gabe the confirmation in Abakaliki on Saturday. According to him 10 other cases have been recorded in the state five of which have been treated and discharged. The other five […]

Drinking Soft Drinks After Exercise Could Damage Your Kidney – Study

A new medical research has warned that drinking cold soft drinks after a hot workout could lead to kidney malfunction. Drinking cold soft drinks after a hot workout can feel refreshing, but a new research says that it may cause further dehydration and interfere with kidney function. According to Medical News Today, researchers from the […]

UNTH Records 23 Free Open Heart Surgeries

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Dr. Chris Amah at the weekend disclosed that 23 children with heart-related issues were successfully operated in the health institution. Amah revealed this at a session with journalists, describing the free heart surgical operations carried out by Indian doctors as the most successful […]

Consultant identifies causes of high rate of cancer deaths in Nigeria

Dr Wellington Ohikhokhai, Senior Consultant Radiologist, Zenith Radiological Services Limited and Laboratory, has attributed the high mortality from cancer in the country to inadequate funding of the health sector and lack of equipment. Ohikhokhai, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, defined cancer as the uncontrolled […]

HIV: Avoid risky behaviour during yuletide – NACA warns Nigerians

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has advised Nigerians to avoid risky behaviours that might contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country during the Yuletide. Dr Sani Aliyu, the Director-General of NACA, who gave the advice in Abuja yesterday, said that they should celebrate “cautiously within the context of caring […]

Federal government inaugurates four-year action plan for health security

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has inaugurated the National Action Plan for Health Security for the Year 2018 to 2022, to strengthen response in 19 public health threats and improve response to health emergencies. Inaugurating the plan on Monday in Abuja, the minister said the implementation would help to entrench and resolve to […]

Gov. Ugwuanyi presents N109.199 billion 2019 budget estimates, targets improved infrastructure, healthcare, education, others

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday presented a budget proposal of N109, 199 billion for the 2019 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage. Presenting the 2019 budget proposal tagged: ‘‘Budget of peace, equity and prosperity’’, Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that the appropriation bill was 5.44% higher than the […]

We can make 100-year-old woman pregnant — Nigerian fertility expert

There is virtually no age limit for a woman preparing for In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and treatment of infertility, a Nigerian fertility expert has said. Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, Managing Director, Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, stated this in an interview with New Telegraph on Sunday published this morning. The Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, however, explained that ethical […]

Strike: Health workers threaten to shutdown hospitals over unpaid arrears

Health workers across the nation have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over the federal government’s failure to keep its promise of prompt payment of salary arrears and other allowances owed them. The workers, under the aegis of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), issued the warning on Wednesday at the end […]

Why Nigeria needs to invest more in healthcare, education reforms — DFID

The Department for International Development (DFID) says Nigeria needs to invest more in healthcare, education and economic reforms. The country head of the oganisation, Debbie Palmer, said this on Monday during a conference organised by the Not Too Young To Run group in the nation’s capital, Abuja. She explained that there are projections that soon […]

Finding Cure For Dreaded HIV/AIDS

The fact that scientists are yet to discover cure for the dreaded virus HIV/AIDS more than 30 years since it was discovered has continued to send jitters down the spine of human beings. ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH, in this write-up, examines the journey so far in the search for a cure Imagine a day when scientists would […]

Factors affecting fight against HIV/AIDS in Yobe exposed

Inadequate funds, lack of awareness and stigmatisation have been identified as some of the factors posing serInadequate funds, lack of awareness and stigmatisation have been identified as some of the factors posing serious threat to the fight against the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Yobe State. This was disclosed by Alikime Dauda, the Executive Director of […]

Gov. Ortom makes shocking revelation about himself, first job after dropping out

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday revealed the first job he did as a youth. Addressing tricycle operators yesterday, the governor said he became a bus conductor after dropping out of school in 1972. The tricycle operators, acting under the umbrella of Benue Tricycles Association, had visited Ortom at the state’s Government House. […]

Nigerian government moves to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

The federal government has vowed to work assiduously to end the HIV/AIDs epidemic by 2030. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this pledge on Thursday during the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day at the State House in Abuja. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated […]

Health workers floor Kano govt in court

The National Industrial Court on Tuesday in Kano ordered the State government to redeploy the 894 health workers it transferred to other agencies from Hospital Management Board, and refund their salaries deducted for 27 months. The state government had on Sept. 6, 2016, through the office of the Head of Service, redeployed the affected workers […]

Yellow Fever Spreads To 7 States, 1,640 Cases Recorded

Nigeria has recoded over 1,640 suspected cases of Yellow fever with 41 confirmed cases according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Reference Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said. Meanwhile, about seven states in the country have reported the outbreak of Yellow fever and the states include: FCT, Kogi, […]

NAFDAC Groans Under Poor IGR, Obsolete Equipment

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is heavily weighed down by poor revenue and obsolete equipment, LEADERSHIP can authoritatively report. A comprehensive investigation carried out by our correspondents showed that the once vibrant product and drug regulatory agency is reeling under excruciating financial burden which has seriously hampered its operations. […]