COVID lockdown effects trigger depression, mental illness – Neuropsychiatrist

Prof. Monday Igwe, Medical Director, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, says that the sit-at-home directive and effects of COVID-19, constituted major triggers of depression leading...

2021 IDGC: Foundation task stakeholders on advancing girls right

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO, has called on stakeholders to create opportunities for growth and development that advance the rights of the girl-child. This...

NAFDAC warns against consumption of U.S. infant formulas

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to stop consuming and distributing infant formulas manufactured by Able...

Nigeria’s immunisation infrastructure cannot accommodate malaria vaccine rollout – UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria needs to spend the next two to three years building its immunisation infrastructure to enable the country...

World Juice Day: CHI Ltd. harps on healthy living

As a way of promoting healthy living and improved well-being of Nigerians, Chi Limited, Nigeria’s foremost diary manufacturer, says it is set to mark...

FG inaugurate 2021 malaria indicator survey

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday said that the 2021 Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey (NMIS) would generate the much needed data...

COVID-19 impact pushing 1 in 6 Nigerian young adults into depression – UNICEF Report

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health in Nigeria was rising, as one in...

NGO tasks FG on mental health policies

Secure-D-Future International Initiative (SDF), an international NGO has called on the Federal Government to develop policies to address mental health challenges in the country. Sa’adatu...

WHO approves first malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine for the decades-long battle against the deadly disease for...

WHO recommendation for world’s first malaria vaccine excites Gavi, others

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, global health agency Unitaid and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on Wednesday, welcomed the World Health...

NAFDAC cautions consumers on dietary product

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has implored consumers to stop using Miss Slim dietary supplement products. The agency gave...

Nigeria reports 141 new COVID-19 infections

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 141 new cases of COVID-19 across the country on Monday. The NCDC disclosed this on its...

Resident doctors suspend strike after 64 days – Official

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday, suspended its nationwide strike for six weeks to give the Federal Government (FG) time to...

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 206,138

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases continues to rise, as 74 new cases were recorded by the NCDC on...

U.S. trains 40 Nigerians in public health emergency response

As Nigeria works towards achieving the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) 2024 targets and meeting the International Health Regulations (IHR) requirements by strengthening workforce...

Firm partners Lagos to tackle maternal, infant mortality

Efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate received a boost through a partnership between Alaro City and the Lagos State Office of Civic...

Pathfinder International harps on importance of contraceptives

Dr. Amina Dorayi, Country Director, Pathfinder International, says contraceptives are imperative in not only regulating population but preventing unplanned pregnancies. Dorayi , who spoke at...

1.6 m PLHIV on treatment in Nigeria – Ehanire

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire,  has said that there were about 1.6 million Nigerian people living with HIV (PLHIV) under treatment. Ehanire said this...

Imo leads as NCDC reports 255 new COVID-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday posted 255 additional COVID-19  infections with Imo state leading the table in infections. The NCDC reported 255...

Wanted: A clear vaccine advisory for pregnant, nursing mothers in Nigeria –Iheakweazu

Mrs Vivianne Ihekweazu, Managing Director, Nigeria Health Watch, has advocated for a clearer advisory on administering the COVID-19 vaccine on pregnant, and nursing mothers...
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