Tag: Medical

NMA Directs Members to Suspend Strike Amidst COVID-19

Henry Solomon- March 20, 2020

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has directed all its members currently on strike to suspend their action as part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus ... Read More

MDCAN Withdraws Service from Medical Education

Henry Solomon- February 26, 2020

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), have announced the withdrawal of their services from medical education ... Read More

Dr. Lawan, President of the Senate Flag off Free Medical Outreach

Tanimu- October 27, 2019

President of the Senate flagged off a free medical outreach comprising mainly of eye examination and surgery, and a mass animal vaccination for my constituents ... Read More

President Buhari Orders Reversal of State House Medical Centre to Clinic

Henry Solomon- April 1, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) be reverted to a Clinic to serve the original purpose of its establishment. ... Read More

Two Best Graduating Medical Students Get Automatic Employment

Henry Solomon- December 6, 2018

The Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), has given automatic employment to the two best graduating medical students of the University of Jos for the 2017 ... Read More

Africa Records High Health Improvement, WHO Reports

Henry Solomon- August 31, 2018

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has shown a high improvement in health in the region. WHO, at ... Read More

Medical Marijuana Trial Indicates Positive Signs Against Epilepsy

Henry Solomon- August 13, 2018

An Australian trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile, but ... Read More

Kano Govt. Dispatches Health Officials to Bebeji in The Wake of Cholera Outbreak

Henry Solomon- August 6, 2018

The Kano State Government has dispatched a team of health personnel to Bebeji Local Government Area of the state where an outbreak of suspected cholera ... Read More

Super Eagles’ Carl Ikeme Retires From Football

Henry Solomon- July 27, 2018

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from football after a year-long battle with acute leukaemia, the English Premier League club said on ... Read More

Increase Fibre Rich Diet to Avoid Colon Cancer, Expert Advises

Henry Solomon- July 19, 2018

Dr. Biodun Ogungbo, an Abuja based Neurosurgeon, has advised Nigerians to increase their intake of fibre-rich diet to avoid colon cancer in future. Ogungbo gave ... Read More

Cholera Outbreak Extends to Two More LGAs in Adamawa – Ministry of Health

Henry Solomon- June 4, 2018

The cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa has extended to Hong and Maiha local governments in the state. ... Read More

JOHESU strike has not paralysed public hospitals, says MDCAN

Arowobusoye Samuel- May 25, 2018

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has described as false the claim by members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) that ... Read More

Uganda Contains Anthrax Outbreak in South Sudan Refugee Settlement

Henry Solomon- May 24, 2018

Uganda on Thursday contained the Anthrax outbreak in a South Sudan refugee settlement that left one person dead and another hospitalised in the northwestern part ... Read More

Senator Dino Melaye Granted Bail by Kogi High Court

Henry Solomon- May 16, 2018

A Kogi High Court sitting in Lokoja on Wednesday granted bail to Dino Melaye standing trial over alleged criminal conspiracy, illegal possession and dealing in ... Read More

China to Launch Online Psychological Aid Platform

Henry Solomon- May 9, 2018

The Chinese Academy of Sciences plans to launch an online platform for psychological trauma interventions this year to overcome skills shortage. The platform would marshal ... Read More

Study Shows Taking Painkillers During Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Fertility

Henry Solomon- April 17, 2018

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, and even that of future generations, a new study has shown. Researchers ... Read More

Residential Dump Sites Cause of Major Health Hazards

Henry Solomon- April 11, 2018

A public health physician, Dr. Ogungbemi Olalekan, has warned that dumpsites situated in residential areas could cause major health hazards. Olalekan told the News Agency ... Read More

Rwanda Bans Importation of Sheep, Goats from Neigbhouring Burundi

Henry Solomon- April 10, 2018

Rwanda Tuesday announced a ban on importation of sheep, goat and their products from Burundi following reports of a viral disease outbreak. The agriculture minister ... Read More

50,000 Benefits from Speaker Dogara’s Free Medical Outreach, Conjoined Twins Separated

Tanimu- February 12, 2018

Turaki Hassan, Abuja: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has commenced his annual medical outreach offering free medical services to over 50,000 ... Read More

@NePcni Medical Outreach Has Brought Succour to Thousands of IDPs

Tanimu- January 13, 2018

Babagana Galangi, Maiduguri: The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiatives(PCNI) was established by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 26th of Oct., 2016 under the chairmanship of ... Read More