Abia State Ranked 6th in HIV Prevalence

According to the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA), Kathleen FitzGibbon, Abia had the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with an estimated 58,341 cases.FitzGibbon said this in Umuahia on Tuesday, at a stakeholder meeting organised by CDA, in collaboration with Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCF) and the Abia government. Vanguard reports that the Mission Nigeria interagency […]

Psychiatrist Draws Attention to Undiagnosed Mental Illnesses

In the Lagos State Ministry of Health, a Consultant Psychiatrist and former Permanent Secretary,Dr. Olufemi Olugbile speaks onmost episodes of mental illness which are undiscovered and untreated. During a zoom meeting organised by Retreat Healthcare in commemoration of the 2021 World Mental Health Day themed ‘Mental health in an unequal world’,he described the state of mental health services in developed countries of the world as one which Nigeria should […]

WHO Calls on Countries to Take Actions Against Global Warming to Save Lives

The World Health Organisation has stated that millions of lives could be saved by reining in global warming. The organization urgedCOP26 summit to take serious climate action to improve public health worldwide. In an 82-page COP26 special report, The WHO reported that burning of fossil fuel damages human health and that climatic change is the […]

Residency Payment Stopped by FG After Strike Suspension –NARD

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Punch reports that Dr Dare Ishaya, The National President of NARD, gave out this information during an interview in Abuja. Although, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has defied truth in the claim. As recalled earlier, reports had it that last week, the association after interventions by the Nigerian Medical Association, had put […]

Ekiti Government Signs Mental Health Bill into Law

The Ekiti State Government has signed a bill on mental health services into law. Sun News Online reports that Governor Kayode Fayemi signed the bill into law earlier today while reiterating that his administration was committed to providing high quality health services, including mental health services to the members of his state.  The Governor further […]

Psychiatrist Calls Out Against Discrimination Towards Mentally Challenged People

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Dr Abayomi Olajide, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State has stated that discrimination against mentally challenged persons should be discouraged, warning that using stigmatising words on them could make them commit suicide. According to Punch, Olajide said that passing critical comments on persons suffering from mental illness was totally […]

FG Plans Procurement of New WHO Recommended Malaria Vaccine

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. WHO reported that this came based on results from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has […]

UN Chief Calls Unequal COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Immoral and Senseless

Antonio Guterres, the UN Chief has called out the unequal distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Guterres classified rich nations hogging vaccines as immoral and stupid. He mentioned that hoarding the vaccine would choke off poorer countries’ access to vaccines risked undermining their own defences against the pandemic. Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation mentioned […]

CONHESS Adjustment Wanted by JOHESU/AHPA Concerning N80bn Salary Budget

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have had discussions with the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that the approved sum for the adjustment of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure was accommodated in the N80bn budget proposal for salary adjustment of the Federal Ministry of Health. Punch reports […]

Resident Doctors Resume Work After Calling Off 64-Day Strike

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Members of The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors have resumed work after calling off their 64-day nationwide strike. According to Channels TV, the Chief Medical Director of the Lagos State University (LASUTH), Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo, reported that patients in various departments and clinical areas were being attended to. Meanwhile, the NARD President at the Lagos […]