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The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Ifedayo ADETIFA, said cases of Monkeypox in the country have risen to two hundred and twenty (220). Dr. ADETIFA made this known at the Ministerial Press Briefing on COVID-19 and developments in the health sector held in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the […]

The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a new case of Ebola in its violence-wracked east just weeks after the end of a previous epidemic. It is recalled that the Democratic Republic of Congo early last month declared its latest Ebola outbreak over, more than two months after the virus […]

The Nigeria Police Force, Edo Command have commenced forensic investigation into the recent discovery of over twenty Dead bodies discovered in a Shrine at Asoro area of Ekenwan Road, Benin City.   It is recalled that the police uncovered a shrine in a building along Asoro slope, off Ekenhuan road, in Uzebu quarters, Benin where twenty mummified […]

The Federal Government has pleaded with Health Officials to remain in the country and avoid moving abroad. The Government also reiterated its assurance that measures are being deployed to address the brain drain in Nigeria.   Speaking with newsmen, the Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekumankama admitted that the mass relocation of health personnel […]

A measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has killed at least one hundred and fifty-seven (157) children, with more than two thousand (2,000) infections reported across the country. The Zimbabwe Government said this on Tuesday stating that cases have been growing rapidly in the southern African nation since authorities said the first infection was logged earlier this month, with […]

The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the recruitment of about one hundred and ninety seven different medical professionals to boost the Human Resources and efficient service delivery in the health sector. The approval according to Director General of the Kwara State Hospital Management Board Sa’ad Aluko includes employment of eight consultants, twenty-three medical […]

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Ilorin Teaching hospital says the medical equipment received by the hospital will go a long way to improve the delivery of healthcare services to the people and relieve the hospital management of some financial burdens . Professor Abdullahi Yusuf,Chief Medical Director, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital stated this recently while […]

On the occasion of World Sickle Cell Day, the First Lady of Kwara state and CEO Ajike People Support Centre, Ambassador. Dr. OLUFOLAKE ABDULRAZAQ has tasked stakeholders to further create more awareness about the sickle cell disease. According to the First Lady, “Shining more light” on the world of sickle cell, such as its achievements […]

In commemoration of the World Blood Donor Day, the Media Advocacy and Technologies Center (MATEC) in partnership with different stakeholders in the health sector organizes awareness for the donation of blood in Kwara state. Other stakeholders involved in the awareness include the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria […]

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire revealed that the Federal Government has developed a ten-year strategy to revitalize the Primary Health Care Centre. The Minister speaking in Abuja on Tuesday described Primary healthcare as the foundation of the entire health system. He added that the country would need to improve the quality and accessibility […]

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