Niger Govt sets aside Equity Fund to support the poor, vulnerable … As Gov Sani Bello launches NICARE

Niger State Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello today in Minna,Niger State capital launched the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme (NICARE).   The State Government has earlier set aside Equity funds from the Consolidated Revenue in the 2022 Budget appropriation to take care of the poor and vulnerable groups. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this at the launching of the Niger State Contributory Health Scheme in Minna.   Governor Sani Bello implored the well-to-do in the society to support the vulnerable ones to have access to health care provisions.   “I also…

Gov Sani Bello flags-off distribution of 3.7m Treated Nets,Scale 3.0 COVID-19,Rotavirus Vaccines 

Niger state Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has reiterated the need to change the narrative of the healthcare indices to have an improved healthcare for the people.   Governor Sani Bello stated this when he flagged-off the distribution of 3.7 million Insecticide Treated Nets, Scale 3.0 COVID-19 vaccination and roll out of Rotavirus Vaccine held at the Old Airport Primary Healthcare Centre, Minna. He acknowledged that roll back Malaria and Immunization were cardinal areas that required a new wave of sensitization among people particularly women, so as to reinforce practices that will…

Gov Sani Bello poises to combat Malaria,calls for use of treated Mosquito Nets, Test Kits 

As Nigeria continue to combat malaria,Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has called for the proper use of treated mosquito nets and malaria test kits to reduce the effect of the disease to the barest minimum.   Governor Sani Bello made this known when he received a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health and Malaria Control Partners who were on an advocacy visit on insecticide-treated net campaign 2022 in the state.   He emphasized the need for the use of treated mosquito nets among households and schools as malaria…

AT-RISK CHILDREN: Niger First Lady,Dr Amina Abubakar Bello seeks Traditional Rulers’ support 

Curtailing the menace of The At Risk children across the country can only be achieved with the support of Traditional rulers, religious leaders and other stakeholders who are custodians of the people and culture and eyes of their various communities.   The wife of the Niger state Governor and Founder Raise Foundation Doctor Amina Abubakar Bello disclosed this while declaring open,a Stakeholders workshop on the implementation of AT-RISK CHILDREN PROGRAMME at Harske luxury hotel Minna,Niger state. Dr.Amina Abubakar Bello said the program was an intervention that offered a multi- dimensional,…

Quackery :Gov Sani Bello approves establishment of Niger State Private Health Regulation Agency

As measures to ensure best practices in the health sector, Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed for the immediate establishment of the Niger State Private Health Regulation Agency.   Governor Sani Bello gave the directive when he received the report of the committee on the increased death cases in private hospitals at the Government House, Minna.   The Governor said that most private clinics were not up to standard to be in operation as such their activities needed to be regulated by the Agency.    “I will saddle…

UK govt licenses 266 Nigerian Doctors in two months

The General Medical Council which licenses and maintains the official register of medical practitioners in the United Kingdom licensed at least 266 Nigerian doctors in June and July, 2022, PUNCH reports.   The implication is that at least three Nigerian doctors were licensed per day in June and July 2022 despite the moves by the Federal Government to stop the exodus of doctors and health workers in the country amidst worsening brain drain of the professionals in the country.   Our correspondent, who has continued to monitor the GMC register,…

Sickle cell could be treated with local plant, UK study confirms

•Juice from Alchornea cordifolia plant/Christmas Bush has been used as ‘blood tonic’ in Africa for generations   A new study from the United Kingdom (U.K.) has confirmed that a common plant from West Africa works as a treatment for sickle cell disease.   Scientists at Aberystwyth University, in Wales, isolated a chemical in the Alchornea cordifolia plant, also known as the Christmas Bush, which could help relieve the symptoms of the life-threatening and painful disease suffered by 15,000 people in the United Kingdom (U.K.).   The results were published in…

FG to build World class Hospital for Military Personnel

For men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, serving and retired, a world class hospital that would address the yearning gaps is in the offing as the Nigerian government unveil plans to have world class hospital for serving military personnel, veterans and their families. Dr Ibrahim Kana, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence gave this hint on Wednesday during a pre-event parley with media men in his office. The press briefing was part of the activities towards the ministry’s first Needs Assessment and Strategic Review Project Kick-off Workshop on Reforming Military Health…

Untreated Malaria May Lead To Mental Disorder – Expert

Mr Tobias John, a public health expert, on Friday warned that malaria might lead to Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) if left untreated.   John, who is the Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe.   He said that the warning was imperative in view of the dearth of proper awareness about malaria and the different health complications that untreated malaria could lead to. He said that malaria was sensitive…

FG To Allocate 1% Of Health Budget To Family Planning

Nigeria’s minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has said one per cent of the health budget at all levels of the government will be allocated to family planning (FP).   The decision, the minister noted, is part of efforts to reduce the mother and child death rate in the country. Mr Ehanire disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while launching Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) policy document and re-Inauguration of the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) steering committee.   It was in…