Meningitis: Senate Urges Health Ministry to Make Vaccines Free

• “We will provide ample funding for healthcare”, Saraki Says President of The Senate, Bukola Saraki says On Meningitis Vaccines On Tuesday, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to make meningitis vaccinations free in public healthcare facilities across the country. The resolution followed a motion titled:…

NGO Advocates Free Maternal Health Services For Reproductive Mothers

NGO On Mothers Health The Society and the Future, a Gombe State based Non-Governmental Organisation, has advocated for free maternal health services for reproductive age mothers in the state. Malam Ibrahim Yusuf, the Coordinator of the NGO, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Monday. He…

UN Plans $22bn Humanitarian Aid in 2017

The UN on Monday launched a record 22.2-billion-dollar humanitarian appeal for 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters around the world. More than half of the money will be used to address the needs of people caught up in crises in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and South Sudan, the UN…

Northern Governors, General Electric sign MOU for 5 power plants

Northern Governors Chairman, Kashim Shettima The Northern States Governors’ Forum and the General Electric ‎International, on Monday, signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of five solar plants that aim at generating 500 megawatts of electricity in some parts of Northern Nigeria. Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governors ‘ Forum,…

Nigerians travel abroad for lab tests – Minister decries healthcare services

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire yesterday lamented the high number of Nigerians who engage in medical tourism. The Minister said this at a ceremony for graduands and new students of the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Sciences) in Jos, Plateau State Speaking after he commissioned projects at the permanent site of…

Nasarawa State Partners Cuba On Health Care

Nasarawa State to Partner with Cuban Government on Health Care Provision Umaru Tanko Al-MakuraNasarawa State Governor and Cuban Ambassador, Carlos Sosa His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has lauded the Cuban Government for its firm stand on health related issues and expressed the readiness of Nasarawa State to partner Cuba in the areas of healthcare and…

Exercise Crocodile Smile With Free Medical Outreach in Delta State

Click to view slideshow. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations reports that Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army on field training exercise nicknamed “Operation CROCODILE SMILE” have continued the military training with humanitarian activities, patrols, response to distress calls and arrest of suspected criminals in various parts of Delta State. The troops…