1.7 million Nigerians are HIV positive – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said it has identified 1.7 million out…

FG to give COVID-19 vaccines to Nigerians in churches

The Federal Government has revealed it is going to churches to vaccinate members against the dreaded…

Falana takes over resident doctors’ legal battles with FG

Foremost human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana will be representing the…

PROFILE: Ifedayo Adetifa, infectious disease combatant, appointed as NCDC DG

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa, a renowned clinical epidemiologist and scholar, as…

FG meets with JOHESU to avert nationwide strike

The Federal Government says it will meet with the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly…

FG asks CMDs to invoke ‘no work, no pay’ rule on striking resident doctors

The Federal Government has asked chief medical directors and managing directors of federal tertiary hospitals to…

Saudi Arabia shops for Nigerian doctors, holds recruitment exercise in Lagos

Many medical doctors in Nigeria have applied for job positions with the Saudi Arabia ministry of…

Senate begs doctors to call off strike

Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman of the senate committee on health, has appealed to the National Association…

WHO confirms first-ever case of ‘highly infectious’ Marburg virus disease in West Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says health authorities in Guinea have recorded a confirmed case of…

Striking doctors adamant as FG declares no-work, no-pay

The Federal government has reportedly directed all the Chief Medical Directors in teaching hospitals across the…

World Hepatitis Day: Increase hepatitis screening centres – Cookey

  The Gastroenterology Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) recently commemorated the 2021…

NARD: It’s wrong for doctors to get N5k as hazard allowance when lawmakers receive N1.2m

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has asked the federal government to get its priorities…

COVID-19: NAFDAC approves Sputnik V, Moderna vaccines for emergency use

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved Moderna and Sputnik…

FEC approves N7.4bn for new vaccine lab, HIV test kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved procurement contracts for the ministry of health, including N3…

Make sanitary pads free – students beg Federal, state governments

Female students of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) in Minna, Niger State have begged both the…

FACT CHECK: Does AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine contain magnetic materials?

On May 13, a video surfaced on the internet showing some people who claimed to have…

Indian COVID-19 strain surfaces in Nigeria, diseases centre alerts NCDC

The COVID-19 strain, which is currently ravaging India, has been found in Nigeria, The PUNCH is…

FCCPC to investigate controversial deaths at Lagos hospitals

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has commenced investigations into circumstances surrounding the controversial deaths…

Family accuses hospital of negligence in Lagos chef’s death

The family of Peju Ugboma, the Lagos-based pastry chef, has accused the management of Premier Specialist…

COVID-19: Nigeria free to take more loans, IMF tells FG

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told Nigeria, as well as other emerging economies adversely hit…

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