Fund Primary Healthcare, Bill Gates Begs FG

The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, has called on the Federal Government to improve budgetary allocation to primary health care system in Nigeria in order to attain the level of some other countries that have lower income but have done a better job with the primary health care system.

NMA Raise Concern Over Mass Exodus Of Medical Doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed that, challenged by the perceived poor condition of service in the Nigerian Health sector coupled with deteriorating health facilities it has observed that many medical Doctors are abandoning the country in search of greener pasture.

Dr. Olutoye Named Surgeon-In-Chief Of National Children’s Hospital Ohio

One of the world's renowned children hospital surgery department, the National Children’s Hospital based in the Ohio United States has announced the appointment of Nigerian paediatrician Dr Olutoye as its Surgeon-in-Chief.

Over 300,000 Persons Infected with Hepatitis B in Taraba State

Emerging report indicates that no fewer than 300,000 persons across ages in Taraba state were infected with Hepatitis B. This was made public on  Sunday 4th August, 209 during an event to mark the World Hepatitis Day in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state.

WHO Urge Poor Countries To Improve Funding For Water, Sanitation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nation Water (UN-Water) has on Thursday called on poor countries to increase funding for an adequate strengthening of the drinking water and sanitation systems for better public health.
According to the organization’s website, the call was made as the International Water Sector meets in Stockholm, Sweden, for its annual conference during World Water Week.

NHIS Accredits NNPC To Provide Medical Services

The Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has officially received accreditation to provide medical services to all Nigerians by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

New Research Suggests Daily Aspirin Intake Can Prevent Heart Disease

A new study has revealed that adults who've never had the cardiovascular disease could still be taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease, despite updated recommendations that say it may be unnecessary and possibly risky.

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