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Why we need to formulate policies on Disease prevention- Minister

The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said the Federal Government will continue to formulate policies and guidelines to focus extensively on health education for Disease Prevention. While placing strong emphasis on  Health and Wellbeing Promotion, Nutrition, working on clinical and rehabilitative components for the care of citizens. The …

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FG makes commitment to improve Eye care services

The Federal Government has reiterated his commitment towards improving Eye care services through the Universal Health Coverage. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who was represented  by the Permanent Secretary, Health, Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi disclosed this at the World Sight Day  celebration with the theme: ‘’Vision First’’, sub …

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D-8 Health and Social Protection partners Chatham House on UHC

Bukola Afeni The  D-8 Health and Social Protection has commenced a partnership with Chatham House to accelerate progress made by the D-8 countries towards the attainment of Health related Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership is focused on boosting technical corporation, visibility and Influence of the two organizations to help accelerate …

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WHO seeks for urgent measure to minimize patient’s risk

The World Health Organization said there   is an urgent need to raise awareness and understanding on patient safety. To galvanize action towards safer systems, services, procedures, and practices in health care to mitigate and eliminate any risk of harm to patients  WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti stated …

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FG launches vaccination campaign in 3 states

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and partners, is launching a Yellow Fever (YF) reactive vaccination campaign, in three States to help control an expanding YF outbreak in Nigeria identified in Ebonyi.  Dr Clement Peter, Officer in Charge, WHO encouraged all …

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FG makes plan to establish emergency response outfit soon

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has called on the World Bank to support the establishment of an effective medical emergency transportation network in rural communities across Nigeria, in order to ameliorate the challenges of transporting emergency cases to hospitals on time. The Minister made this appeal in Abuja, when …

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Ehanire solicits World Bank assistance for Medical emergency Transportation network

EHANIRE SOLICITS WORLD BANK ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION NETWORKThe Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has called on the World Bank to support  the establishment of an effective  medical emergency transportation network in rural communities across Nigeria, in order to ameliorate the challenges of transporting emergency cases to hospitals on …

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Place high priority on Exclusive Breastfeeding- Stakeholders

Bukola Afeni The wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Aisha El’Rufai is calling on all states in Nigeria   to place high priority on Nutrition so as to improve the cognitive development of children. She made the disclosure at the CS-SUNN media roundtable on Exclusive Breastfeeding in Abuja. Speaking at …

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FG charge mothers to practice Exclusive Breastfeeding

The Federal Government has called for an increase in the proportion of infants exclusively breastfed for six months. The Permanent Secretary, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi stated this at  launch of the National Zero Water Campaign, which aims to highlight the superiority of breastmilk and the need to discourage prelacteal feeding. He also charged …

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World Breastfeeding Week-D8 calls on countries to promote Breastfeeding.

 Bukola Afeni  The Developing-8 countries (D-8) Organization for Economic Cooperation, has called for improved investment in low- and middle-income countries, to promote breastfeeding, as the world marks the World Breastfeeding Week. The Special Adviser and Head Health and Social Protection Secretariat, Dr Ado Muhammad said improving breastfeeding practices is important …

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WHO urge African countries to eliminate Hepatitis B and C

            Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization is calling on Member States to invest in public health approach towards elimination of viral hepatitis B and C in Africa. While also charging  them to invest in hepatitis B vaccination for all newborns and integrate hepatitis interventions …

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