Malaria responsible for many health complications –  Gov AbdulRazaq  ……  launches house-to-house distribution of 2.3m free mosquito nets

More than 50 percent of health complications reported across public hospitals resulted from poorly treated malaria-related cases, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday, reiterating his commitment to the global fight against the disease that experts say is number one killer in sub-Saharan Africa. The Governor spoke in Ilorin at the official launch of house-to-house distribution of 2.3million insecticide treated mosquito nets (ITNs) which the state received from Global Funds as a result of its payment of relevant counterpart funds. AbdulRazaq said his administration has paid huge counterpart funds to key…

Unsafe food by restaurant,food Vendor, kills Nigerians daily – Aliyu Ilias

The horrible experience of Clinton James Twitter/@ClintJeezz in a restaurant in Benin city is a far cry from what Nigerians are suffering daily from most restaurant and food vendors. A Consumer Advocate,Dr.Aliyu Ilias had said Aliyu Ilias who is also the Executive Director, Save The Consumers Initiatives ,added that quite a large number of ready to eat food vendorss are everywhere in Nigeria and all of them operate unchecked by the appropriate authority, perhaps the authority staff also patronize the one that is closer to them. Aliyu stated this in…

NYSC DG tasks corps members on COVID-19 safety protocols

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has appealed to Corps Members to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 safety protocols as they commence their service year. He said the pandemic is a global challenge that must not be trivialized. He stated this today while addressing the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1A Corps Members deployed to Edo State at the new NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Okada, Edo State. “This is a very unique Orientation Exercise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a global phenomenon and Nigeria is not an…

COVID-19 : Sustainable health security funding ‘ll prevent future outbreak- NCDC DG

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has urged Nigerian government to ensure sustainable financing for health security to avoid more disease outbreak in Nigeria. He said government at all levels needed to know that health security financing was not a task done only when there was an outbreak but a fund in preparedness Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu stated this while addressing journalists on Thursday shortly after defending the 2021 budget of NCDC in the National Assembly Abuja NCDC DG explained that the agency previously advised Nigerians…

KWSG flags-off State-wide free surgical intervention

The Kwara State Government on Tuesday commenced the State-wide Free Surgical Intervention for members of the public with various forms of ailments that are amenable to surgical intervention in the State. The State-wide free Surgical intervention was flagged-off at the Afon General Hospital in Asa local Government Area of the State by the State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Speaking at the first surgical outing to herald the commencement of the free Surgical intervention, the Kwara State Governor reassured members of the community of his commitment to health care of all and…

Niger Govt redeploys PHC staff to Health Development Agency

Niger state government has transfered all staff of Primary Health Care from the Niger state Ministry of Local affairs to the state’s Primary Health Care Development agency. The State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State’s Primary Health Care Development Agency Governing Board,Ahmed Ketso disclosed this while declaring opened a 3-day capacity building retreat for members of the Governing Board which took place at Ibeto Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday. The Deputy Governor hinted that payment of salaries to staff of all primary Health Care by the Primary Health Care Development…

7 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Coconut Water Now

Coconut water is a refreshing natural beverage loaded with lots of nutrients and health benefits. It is nature’s gift to humans, with its low sugar content and refreshing properties, as well as other little-known That clear liquid that is 95% water found in coconuts is the treasure we speak of. The coconut water or coconut milk harvested from young coconuts, about 5-7 months of age, have the most water and contain more nutrients than mature coconut milk. The health benefits range from lowering blood sugar to helping in dental care. 1. Antioxidant properties Coconut water…

Top 12 Health Benefits Of Ginger And Garlic Mixture You Should Know

If you are searching for natural ways of improving your health, then you need to learn the health benefits of ginger and garlic now. These spices are packed with active ingredients that play a variety of roles in your body. They are available in various forms, such as dried powder, paste, capsules, extract, and more. Ginger and garlic have been used as both medicine and seasoning for more than 500 years. In the middle ages, ginger was used to cure the plague. Garlic is no less important. The restorative functions…

Niger Govt commences implementation of Basic healthcare provision fund

Niger State Government has said it has commenced the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund implementation in order to support an effective delivery of primary healthcare services in the state. Commissioner for Health Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Services, Dr. Mohammed Makusidi disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the government house, Minna. He explained that the program was a large scale reform financed by annual grant of one percent consolidation revenue of the Federal Government, grant from international donors and funds from other sources. According to him, the National Health Act,…

Join hands to kick out tuberculosis-Kwara Gov’s wife urges Kwarans

The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq has called on the good people of the State to join hands with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to ensure that tuberculosis is eradicated in the State. Mrs. AbdulRazaq made the call as members of the public were assembled by the Kwara State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit of the State Ministry of Health to conclude activities scheduled to mark the 2020 World TB Day in the State. Health care workers, key stakeholders in public health, representatives of religious bodies and…