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Nigeria recalls 2.5m bottles of codeine

The minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday said no fewer than 2.5 million bottles of codeine had been recalled from circulation across the...

Nigeria needs 155,000 additional doctors – Don

Nigeria needs additional 155,000 doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1000 people to achieve the Universal Health Coverage, UHC, Prof. Usman Ahmed,...

President Buhari to flag off the Osun basic health provision fund

As part of Federal Government’s efforts to improve basic health care in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the national flag off of...

Health minister lauds Osun APC candidate over free medical care

Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, on Monday commended the Gubernatorial Candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun, Isiaka Oyetola, for providing...

FEC okays N6trn for National Strategic Health Development Plan II

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting on Wednesday approved a N6.01 trillion National Strategic Health Development Plan II. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole,...

Minister warns governing boards against undue interference in agencies, institutions

Mr Adewole gave the warning while inaugurating governing boards of parastatals, agencies and institutions under the ministry in Abuja on Tuesday. 

Police storm NHIS office over Executive Secretary

Policemen have been drafted to the office of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, in Abuja following a planned protest by the staff of...

WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation, WHO, in collaboration with other donor agencies, on Monday, donated 853 motorcycles to the Federal Government to strengthen diseases surveillance...

Endemic yellow fever strikes northern states

A yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed at least nine people, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. Official statistics from the...

Nigerian govt says monkey pox spreads to 11 states, 74 cases recorded

The Monkey pox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has said. Mr Adewole made...

Nigerian govt dispatches monkey pox sample to Senegal for lab test

The Federal Government has confirmed three cases of monkey pox in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, and urged Nigerians to avoid stigmatising people affected by the disease. Health...

At last, NAFDAC gets new boss

A new director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has been appointed following the threat of the...

NAFDAC staff on strike until new DG is appointed

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, workers have said they will continue with their strike until the Federal Government...

As doctors call off strike, health workers issue 14-day ultimatum

Hours after the medical doctors suspended their strike action, their working partners, the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, of the University College Hospital, UCH,...

Bauchi, FCT yet to join doctors’ strike

The Bauchi state and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapters of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, have said that they were yet to join the...

Zamfara now ready to combat meningitis- official

Barely five months since the deadly outbreak of meningitis in Zamfars, the state said government is now ready to tackle any outbreak of the...

Minister suspends 8 more NHIS officials [Full List]

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has approved the suspension of  eight additional  top officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to pave...

Embattled NHIS boss dares Health minister, rejects suspension

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Usman Yusuf, has rejected the recent directive by the Minister of Health to go...

Hypertension is a silent killer, Minister reminds Nigerians

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged Nigerians to be wary of hypertension effects and rise up to take action against what he...

Nigeria starts mosquito net manufacturing

The Federal Ministry of Health has unveiled a “Made in Nigeria” insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of efforts to eliminate malaria scourge in...

Meningitis death toll hits 328 as vaccines arrive from WHO, UK

About 328 deaths associated with Meningitis have been recorded in the country since November 2016, as 1.3 million vaccines arrived from World Health Organization...

South West APC leaders meet in Ibadan

The All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders in the South West Zone of the country say they remain committed to progressive politics. A spokesman of the...

NAFDAC: Seized rice not made of plastic but contaminated with microorganisms

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has corroborated the claims of minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, that the rice recently...

After lab test, Minister of Health dismisses Customs’ plastic rice claim

The minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has dismissed claims by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, that tonnes of plastic rice were imported into Nigeria. Earlier...

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