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A total of 42 health facilities have been sealed by the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) out of about 1040 visited between January to September 2022. Dr. Abiola Idowu, Executive Secretary of the Agency who disclosed this in Lagos while reviewing the activities of the agency in the nine months, said the facilities were sealed for non-compliance with regulatory standards, non-registration of facilities, and lack of qualified medical personnel as well as the...

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has reacted to a report claiming that a vaccine that contains 40 percent mercury was being administered to children in Nigeria and was prescribed by a foreign organization. Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director-General in a press statement explained that mercury is a metal and as such cannot be used as an element or as a component of vaccines. “The basic components of vaccines are antigens, adjuvants to improve...

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About 10,296 licensed Nigerian physicians are currently practicing in the UK, with about 1,307 of them leaving the country for the UK between January-September 2022. Dr. Solomon Gideon Bulus, Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Adamawa State Branch disclosed this Tuesday during the opening ceremony of Adamawa State Physician’s Week 2022 held in the Banquet Hall, Government House Yola. “Government should come out with positive measures that will motivate the state Doctors and even reduce...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2022 Contact: Dr. Anthonia Umeh, Founder/Director ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition Tel.: 301-520-3849 Email: ucheumeh16@yahoo.com 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Cancer to return October 8, encourages individuals and families to get healthy WASHINGTON, DC – The 8th Annual 5K Walk for Hope & Fight to End Cancer presented by the nonprofit dedicated to cancer advocacy, awareness, education, cancer treatment and research, and maternal health medical mission to the underprivileged abroad,...

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YOLA — No fewer than 1,650 people suffering from fibroids and cataracts would receive free surgery and treatment from medical outreach sponsored by the Senator representing Adamawa Central in the National Assembly, Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani. According to the records, 1,550 persons with cataract would be treated and given eyeglasses while 50 patients suffering from fibroids would also receive free treatment. The exercise which kicks off on Monday 26th September 2022 at the Modibbo...

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Ahead of the annual World Heart Day, 29th September, the founder and members of the Kanu Heart Foundation on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and intimated him of the foundation’s intended Fitness Walk in the Coal city in commemoration of year 2022 World Heart Day. Kanu Nwankwo popularly known as Papilo, a former professional footballer and Olympic gold medalist revealed that Enugu State was chosen as venue for...

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ENUGU — The Enugu State Government has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, to take over the formerly state-owned diagnostic center located opposite All Saints Anglican Church, along Garden Avenue, Enugu. Consequently, the Enugu State Medical Diagnostic Centre, Enugu henceforth will be known as Medical Diagnostic and Oncology (Cancer) Treatment Centre. Benefits of the takeover to the state and her environs according to the Senior Special Adviser to the State Governor...

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By Anastasia Mbaebie (Staff Reporter)   Sonia Ekweremadu, daughter of the embattled former Nigerian Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has appealed to members of the public to donate kidney to her. Sonia, who took to her verified Instagram page on Monday, said her present predicament was responsible for her father’s legal travails in the United Kingdom, a development that has complicated matters for her and the family. In a post titled, ‘APPEAL FOR KIDNEY DONATION...

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said half of the deaths recorded from monkeypox in 2022 across Africa are from Nigeria. WHO regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said this on Friday at a virtual media brief. According to him, there have now been 524 confirmed cases and 12 deaths across 11 African countries. “The majority of cases are in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ghana. Of the 12 deaths, six occurred in...

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With the upsurge of suicide in Nigeria, Prof Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u of the Psychiatry department, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi said young women were on the high side of those who committed suicide in Nigeria. Prof Aishatu Armiya’u who stated this in an interview said recent studies in Nigeria said 80 percent of suicide reports were by men. However when age was used younger women committed suicide more than men....

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