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 […]

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

Mental health fellowship

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 […]

Ekiti State Governor Signs Drug Management Bill into Law

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has signed the Drugs and Health Commodities Management Agency bill into law. According to Sun News Online, he also announced the approval of N80m as seed funding for the establishment of the agency, which he said would address the menace of low-quality drugs in circulation in the […]

Gynecologists Cautions New Mothers Against Eating Placenta After Childbirth.

Pregnant women HIV Tests

In latest health news, Dr. Akinsola Akinde, a gynecologist and obstetrician has warned women against consuming their placentas after giving out. He pointed out that there is  no medical evidence to support its health benefits to new mothers. According to Punch, the former Chairman, Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), Akinde made the […]

NARD Sets Up Meeting to Decide Whether to Call Off the Strike or Not

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) may call off its strike today. The Guardian Nigeria reports that Dr. Dare Ishaya, the new  President of NARD, told them that NARD was aware of the meeting between the Federal Government and the Nigerian Medical Association. He further stated that the union had called for an emergency […]

Nigerian Presidency Reveals Its Plan for Handling Future Pandemics

Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has stated his plans to combat any future pandemics. The President stated that the investments which were made in response to the Coronavirus pandemic will help the country to tackle any future pandemics. Punch reports that the President made this statement during […]