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The Federal Government will disburse N25 billion under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund to boost healthcare infrastructure in the states. Prof. Muhammed Pate, Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja at the sixth meeting of the BHCPF Ministerial Oversight Committee. Pate said that the disbursement would be facilitated through gateways including the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). According to him,...

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The Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah on Tuesday signed the Enugu State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS) Teaching Hospital Bill 2024 into Law. Commending the Enugu State House of Assembly for the expedited hearing and passage of the executive bill, Governor Mbah said passage of the law establishing SUMAS Teaching Hospital, Igbo-Eno in Udenu Local Government Area will enable his administration to fulfill its campaign promises on education. The Teaching hospital...

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The recently concluded Lagos Theater Festival 2024, held on Saturday brought together a diverse array of theatrical performances, captivating audiences and reinforcing the festival’s commitment to providing a platform for cultural exchange and bridging the artistic landscapes between Nigerian talents and their global counterparts. The festival showcased the talent and creativity of local and international theatre artists with three plays, musicals, and poetry performances. From immersive conversations around the theatre to thought-provoking dramas, attendees were...

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The Bauchi state government has treated a total of 7,435 individuals afflicted with Tuberculosis (TB) across the 20 local government areas in the state in 2023. Dr Adamu Sambo, Bauchi State Commissioner for Health who stated this at a news conference to commemorate the 2024 World Tuberculosis Day in Bauchi, said the treatment had allowed the government to assess the progress made toward achieving the End TB Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Sambo who...

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Healthcare experts have stressed the significance of merging conventional medical treatments with alternative therapies to achieve more effective health outcomes A renowned general medical practitioner and a founder of Rijiya Specialist Clinic, Sokoto, Dr. Ikechukwu Ofia, explained the advantages of both orthodox and alternative medicine to individuals seeking treatment. “I recommend alternative medicine that is purified and standardized where it will help my patients, I also complement traditional treatments to address aspects of health conventional...

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Veteran Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor passed away on Sunday, 24 March 2024, at the age of 61. The news comes following a long battle with kidney disease, which Muonagor had been fighting for some time. Muonagor was known for his comedic roles, bringing laughter to audiences across Nigeria. Fans are mourning his loss, remembering his talent and on-screen presence. The actor’s struggle with kidney failure had been public. Just days before his passing, a video...

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Governors of the 36 states have expressed their commitment to deliver on health initiatives and reforms of the Health Sector Renewal Compact. The Governors position was contained in a communique signed and issued by the chairman of the Forum who is also the Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq at the end of a virtual meeting on the next round of the Primary Health Care (PHC) Leadership Challenge, and the UNICEF Child Nutrition Fund. Earlier, the Forum received...

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has dragged the Medical Director of Alliance Hospital, Christopher Otabor, and three others, including members of his staff at the FCT High Court, Zuba, Abuja for alleged organ harvesting. They were arraigned on an 11-count charge under Section 20 (2) a and (3) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015, and punishable under section 20 (2) (b). The defendants are...

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..Thanks fans for their support over 10 years Renowned Nigerian musician Kizz Daniel has announced the release of a new EP, titled ‘Thankz A lot. According to the musician, the EP is made up of four tracks, and is a heartfelt expression of appreciation towards his loyal fan base for their unwavering support throughout his illustrious ten-year career. The highly anticipated musical offering, according to the release, is a testament to the artist’s gratitude and...

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In commemoration of the 2024 International Women’s Day celebration, the Ecolink Institute of Well-being in India has honored a Nigerian Woman and her  Indian counterpart for their contributions to Drug Demand Reduction in the world. Ecolink is affiliated with the International Society for Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) and the Global Center for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC), connecting a global network of professionals dedicated to addiction prevention and treatment. The prestigious 2024 Global Prevention Leadership Award...

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