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Senate summoned Minister of Health on the poor state of health infrastructure

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The Senate has summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and has asked him to explain the reasons for the unflattering state of health facilities all over the country. Taking to its official Twitter handle @NGRSenate on Tuesday, Senate President Bukola Saraki observed that despite the annual budgetary allocation to

Health: Only 4% of Nigerians covered by health insurance

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Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has lamented the poor state of Nigeria’s healthcare system, saying only four per cent of Nigerians are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Minister, who stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja, however, disclosed that the federal government had put

N55bn budgeted For Basic Health Care Services ― Adewole

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The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, stated that the Federal Government has budgeted N55 billion in 2019 Appropriation Bill for the Basic Health Care Provision for All Nigerians. Professor Adewole made this known Yesterday, during the official opening ceremony of the Fifteenth Biannual Nursing Leaders Conference held in Awka, the

Ebola Scare: Airports on Red Alert

Citing the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, airport facilities and medical structures that served Nigeria in the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak are being reactivated as the country tries to be on the alert for possible reoccurrence following the confirmation of several EVD cases in

Fed govt approves enrolment of NYSC members into NHIS

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the enrolment of members of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to ensure they have quality healthcare services. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this on Wednesday, while speaking to State House correspondents on

NIPRD to launch anti-diabetes, malaria drugs soon

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says it is set to launch four drugs researched and produced by the Institute before the end of the year. Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, the Director-General of the Institute said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja

NAFDAC waives 50% registration fee for local products

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has waived 50 per cent on registration fee for locally-manufactured products to promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). The NAFDAC spokesperson, Abubakar Jimoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that the measure would

Breastfeeding reduces uterus cancer

Women who breastfeed their children have been found to be at substantially less risk of developing uterus cancer, according to researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia. Dr. Susan Jordan, head of the Cancer Causes and Care research group at QIMR Berghofer said that women who breastfeed at