National Hospital Gets New Cancer Machine

In fulfillment of the promise to restore cancer treatment in eight public tertiary hospitals, wife of Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, commissioned the first cancer treatment unit at the National Hospital, Abuja. A second machine is being expected for installation courtesy Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) at the cost of a million dollars.…

Why AIDS Deaths, Infections Will Increase in Nigeria

As the world takes stock of 21 years, stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS and develop new protocol towards Universal Health Coverage in HIV, stakeholders fear the country’s programme may actually be heading towards a crisis. At a one-day sensitization meeting on Treatment Optimization Project for Lagos based Civil Society Organization, stakeholders expressed concerns that, with…

5 States Pledge Upscale of Reproductive Health of Urban Poor

The 60th National Council on Health has ended in Abeokuta, Ogun State with five State governments pledging to improve and enhance the reproductive health challenges of the poor in their urban centres. The governments of Ogun, Kano, Delta, Bauchi and Niger States made the decision when all signed letters of commitment with The Challenge Initiative…

“Sweet little creatures”

  “Children are beautifully likened to a picture of our past and a foresight to our future”. -Samuel Ayodeji Sometimes, it is at the bustling market square or in the busy streets. Wherever it might be, I always have the children on my mind. Right now, however, I am neither at the two earlier stipulated…

“Mental illness Increases in Northeast”

The years of alienation as Internally displaced persons, recurrent bombings and weakened health systems among others societal failings are already taking their toll on many people from the northeast part of the country. The health sector report on the Northeast Humanitarian Response for the month of November indicates that with the life time prevalence of mental…