Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Patients and health personnel in hospitals across Rivers State are facing hardships as a result of the few number of doctors in public hospitals in the state. A visit to some of the state government-owned hospitals such as the Briathwaite...
The Chief Medical Director, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, Prof. Dimie Ogoina, has urged Nigerian leaders to build quality health systems to reduce incessant overseas travel for medical treatment. Ogoina, who spoke in an interview in...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...
- A 24-year-old Nigerian doctor, Toluwalase Awoyemi has emerged the winner of the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship - The young doctor alongside a 20-year old Ghanaian statistician, Emmanuelle Dankwa earned the scholarship award to school in the United Kingdom - Toluwalase...
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Tuberculosis Day, Martins Ifijeh and Kuni Tyessi look at why the disease is still prevalent in the country and how it can be eradicated. According to the...
President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on July 6, 2017, has learnt. In a letter with reference number,...
Nigeria has recorded 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...
Generally speaking, all cancers are bad. However, few cancers if any can be so stealthy as much as cancer of the womb lining (endometrium) and that of the ovary. Like all cancers, if caught early, the danger posed by...
A new technology has been able to make paralysed patients from the waist down to be able to walk. This technology comes in form of an electric patch fitted to the spinal cords. According to experts, the device helps...
In a bid to reduce the rising scourge of kidney disease in Nigeria, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, has advised the government to remove duty on hypertension-related drugs because it is affecting the health sector. Bamgboye, during St. Nicholas...