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Two dead from Ebola-like Lassa fever in Benin

Two people have died in Benin from the Ebola-like virus Lassa fever, the country’s government and a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Friday.“After ...

Seventh Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola - Official

A Sierra Leonean senior health worker at the Hastings Treatment Centre in the outskirts of Freetown, confirmed that a Sierra Leonean doctor died of Ebola ...

Severe form of bird flu reported in Netherlands

A highly contagious form of bird fly has been detected in the Dutch village of Hekendorp, in the province of Utrecht, the Dutch Ministry of ...

Jim Nwobodo loses son to cancer

A former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has lost his son, Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, to cancer.Nwobodo junior reportedly died at a private hospital ...

Enugu health workers begin indefinite strike

The Chairman, Medical and Health Workers Union, Enugu State Chapter, Mr Maurice Eze, said on Saturday that health workers in state hospitals had begun an ...

Pneumonia: FG needs N56bn for vaccines procurement

To save additional 570,000 lives of children by 2020, Nigeria would need $340 million ((about N56 billion) for the purchase of vaccines between now and ...

One in three Nigerian men are hypertensive

High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is twice as high in Nigeria compared with other East African countries and less than 20 ...

AU to raise $750m to fight Ebola

The African Union on Saturday created a 750-million dollar special fund for curbing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in some parts of West Africa. Dr. Dlamini ...

For lack of equipment, hospitals not performing at optimal level

ANAMBRA State is lucky that health indices in the state are on the positive side and this is attributable to the determination of the state ... Full story

Jonathan warns 2015 must not hinder fight against polio

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday expressed surprise that analysis made available to him, revealed that the 2011 elections were responsible for the setback suffered in the ... Full story

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