Osinbajo seeks compulsory health insurance scheme for all

Osinbajo seeks compulsory health insurance scheme for all

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has advocated a compulsory health insurance scheme for all Nigerians. He said this will enable citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services. Osinbajo said this on Wednesday at the ‘Civic Innovation Lab launch-pad for social innovators’ event held in Abuja. He said although the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is […]

Researchers discover new anti-cancer protein

Researchers discover new anti-cancer protein

An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer. According to a statement released by the University of Basel, liver tumours develop from mutated cells that […]

Optometrist warns glaucoma cases rising

Optometrist warns glaucoma cases rising

A Consultant Optometrist, Dr. Veronica Akuete, has warned that the cases of glaucoma patients are on the increase in the country. Akuete, Medical Director, Forst Eye Clinic, Lagos, told newsmen on Friday that studies have shown that about 17 per cent of Nigerians have the disease. “There were likely to be more cases, because of […]

How fruits, vegetables prevent tumour growth, by dietician

How fruits, vegetables prevent tumour growth, by dietician

A dietician, Mrs. Sarah Abagai, has said that regular intake of fruits and vegetables can guard against the growth of tumour in human body. Abagai said this in interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. According to her, fruits and vegetables contain nutrients which can block the activities that encourage the […]

Union urges govt to shelve plan to raise tariff on alcohol, tobacco

By Tunde Osho The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has asked the Federal Government to re-evaluate the advice to increase tariff on alcohol and tobacco to protect job losses. Speaking to the media, the General Secretary of FOBTOB, Mr. Iji Solomon made the call to the government. Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun had […]

Family planning expert warns against sex dolls

Family planning expert warns against sex dolls

A family planning consultant, Mrs. Appolonia Eke, has warned against the use of sex dolls as alternative family planning method, saying it is sodomy. Eke, who is also the Financial Secretary, Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI), made this known on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Eke […]

Heineken, Global Fund partner against HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria in Africa

Heineken, Global Fund partner against HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria in Africa

By Tunde Osho Beer giant Heineken NV has joined forces with Global Fund, a government, civil society and private sector group to fight the spread of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics in Africa. Heineken said it will provide its expertise in the areas of logistics and communications to support the Global Fund in better reaching specific […]

Nigeria develops Ebola, Malaria herbal drugs

Nigeria develops Ebola, Malaria herbal drugs

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) said it has successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, Malaria and other diseases. The NIPRD Director-General, Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, said this while presenting the score card of his eight-year tenure (2009 to 2017) in Abuja on Friday. The programme, […]

FG moves to curb spread of tuberculosis

FG moves to curb spread of tuberculosis

The Federal Government has deployed health officers, resources and strategies to all the states to investigate, test and treat tuberculosis patients for free. The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTLCP) identified low case finding and contact tracing as the major challenges hindering the eradication of tuberculosis in Nigeria. The Programme National Coordinator, Dr. Adebola […]

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

A report released Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland has shown that Nigeria, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo DRC have witnessed the largest increases in malaria cases, jeopardizing the gains recorded since 2000. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which released the report, said unprecedented global progress in fighting malaria in the last 18 years ago is […]

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