Nigeria lost $5.6bn to cancer in 2019 – Report

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The Lancet Oncology Commission report says Nigeria lost about $5.9 billion to cancer deaths and other cancer-related factors in 2019. The chairman, Lancet Oncology Commission...

500 senior doctors leave government hospitals for employment overseas – MDCAN

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The president, Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) Dr Victor Makanjuola has said that about 500 consultants in various medical fields left...

Diarrhoea kills 124, 000 under-fives in Nigeria yearly – Minister

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The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouk has said that at least 124,000 children under the age of five...

Lagos exits 5th COVID-19 wave – Commissioner

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, yesterday said the state had exited the fifth COVID-19 wave, noting that severe complications from...

Nigeria risks dearth of medical doctors in future – NMA

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has raised the alarm that the country would have to import medical doctors in future should the brain drain...

Less than 30% of Nigerian children are fed exclusively with bread...

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The United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation have said exclusive breastfeeding rate is 29 per cent. They disclosed this in a joint...

NIMR discovers unmanageable malaria vector in North

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The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has announced the discovery of a new malaria vector called Anopheles stephensi in northern Nigeria. The director general...

WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The decision was announced Saturday morning after WHO...

US drug trial records ‘100% successes in rectal cancer treatment

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The United States has made a breakthrough in cancer treatment as drug trial involving cancer patients has reportedly recorded 100 percent success. According to a...

Monkeypox: Nigeria reports six cases, one death in May 2022

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its latest report on monkeypox, said the country recorded six cases and one death in May. The...
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