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 […]

Nigeria Set to Eliminate Cerebrospinal Meningitis by 2030

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has keyed into the global roadmap launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) which sets to defeat Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, by 2030.  Vanguard reports that Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the NCDC Director-General, mentioned this in a statement. Dr.Ihekweazu mentioned that this move shows their significant commitment […]

Nigerian Government Launches Local Vaccine Policy

Eradication of Malaria in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched the first edition of the Nigerian vaccine policy. The purpose of the vaccine is to ensure that all Nigerians get vaccinated against infections. Punch reports that Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, mentioned this in Abuja during the launching ceremony of the 3rd edition of the National […]

ACPN Calls for Recognition of Pharmacists as Primary Healthcare Providers

Mr. Adewale Oladigbolu, the National Chairman, Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, has called out for pharmacists to be recognized as primary health care providers. Punch reports that Oladigbolu made this call while he was inaugurated as the Chairman of the association. He will be taking over from Dr Samuel Adekola. Read Also: Nigerian Pharmacists […]

Nigerian Lawmakers Call Out Ghana for Defrauding Nigerians with Fake COVID-19 Tests

COVID 19 Vaccination Cards in Nigeria

Nigerian Federal Lawmakers have called out Ghanians for using fake COVID-19 tests to defraud Nigerians in Ghana. Daily Trust reports that the alarm was raised by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara) in a motion co-sponsored by Senators Sadiq Umar (APC, Kwara), Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu), and Betty Apiafi (PDP, Rivers). Oloriegbe pointed out that there […]

NPHCDA Announces Number of Fully Vaccinated Nigerians, Warns Against Vaccine Card Racketeering

COVID vaccine in Nigeria

In the latest health news, Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has announced that over 1.8 million eligible people have been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus.  According to Daily Trust, Dr Shuaib stated this during a national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) in Abuja. He reported […]

Nigerian Pharmacists Call for Pharmacist Integration into Patient Management Teams

The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has called out some health institutions in Nigeria for not integrating pharmacists into their patient management teams. They encouraged healthcare institutions to set the motion in adjusting their practise. The Guardian reports that this took place after the 22nd Annual National Scientific Conference at De-Peace […]