Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The latest Lassa fever outbreak in country has claimed four more lives, caused 12 confirmed new cases and 265 fresh suspected infections in one week. An update released yesterday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), showed that between...
The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon receive vaccine to check the spread of Lassa fever in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known to newsmen after the signing of a joint approval...
Five Doctors, including the former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Edo State, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro were arraigned before Justice Efe Igbonmwonba of a Benin High Court over issues bordering on “stealing #13.6 million and conspiracy to...
A yellow fever outbreak is currently ongoing in Nigeria with nine people confirmed dead from the disease, a report has said. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in its situation report on yellow fever in the country released for...
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the establishment of primary health care centres in major markets in the state, reaffirming his administration’s commitment to significantly reduce neonatal mortality. Obaseki said this at the 3rd Stakeholders’ Meeting...
The Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Benin, Edo State, has denied knowledge of an order by the Presidency, which allegedly directed the immediate reinstatement of 10 staff of the Hospital who were either dismissed or suspended over three years ago. Recalled...
To improve quality and reduce cost of accessing healthcare, federal and state governments should direct reforms and policies to deliver primary healthcare, provide health insurance for the poor and allow for private sector actors to handle tertiary and emergency...
The Nigerian Air Force on Saturday inaugurated a 60-bed ultra-modern specialist hospital in Port Harcourt to cater for the medical needs of wounded troops and their families. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who inaugurated the “Reference...
A relative of a suspected monkeypox patient has said that his brother was on Monday refused admission into the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. The relative who pleaded anonymity said he was shocked to read in the papers that the...
A researcher with  Benin-based Centre for Population and Environmental Development, CPED, Dr. Francis Onojeta has disclosed that an average of 145 Nigerian women of child bearing age die every day, adding that  no fewer than 2,300 children under five...