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 […]