Tag: Health

Who is Ifedayo Adetifa, newly appointed NCDC DG? See profile

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced the confirmation of the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa as the director-general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This is following the resignation of Chikwe Ihekweazu after his appointment as the World Health Organisation, WHO’s assistant director-general of Health Emergency Intelligence. According to a[Read More…]

Nigerian Medical Association issues 21-day strike notice; to begin August 30

The Nigerian Medical Association has issued a 21-day strike notice to the Federal Government, with effect from Monday, August 30. This is coming as the Federal Government said that it had set aside N4.8bn as residency training fund for doctors. At the end of its National Executive Council meeting held[Read More…]

Surge in Covid-19 infections in Nigeria attributed to the Delta variant

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was not considering a lockdown despite rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country. Speaking at the weekly ministerial briefing organized at the State House in Abuja, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the number of cases were not threatening enough, yet,[Read More…]

5 Nigerian foods to help boost your immunity

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed millions of lives all over the world and has left people doing all it takes to be alive and healthy. However, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the rainy season on health, can be minimized by taking advantage of various African foods[Read More…]

Top facts about Autism after Prison breaks’ Wentworth Miller’s diagnosis

Wentworth Earl Miller III is an American and British actor and screenwriter. He rose to prominence following his starring role as Michael Scofield in the Fox series Prison Break, for which he received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2005. The[Read More…]

Top facts about Cholera diarrhea diseases outbreak in Nigeria

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has intensified community sensitisation on cholera and severe diarrhoea diseases outbreak, as the death toll rises from 54 to 60. The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, made the disclosure at the continuation of sensitisation on cholera and other acute diarrhoea diseases in Pyakasa[Read More…]

10 things to know about the deadly Monkey Pox

There seems to be a widespread panic over the deadly Monkey pox virus and rightly so. At the moment, no specific treatment is recommended for monkey pox, NewsWireNGR will be telling you all you need to know as part of our information and advocacy outreach and in telling under-reported stories[Read More…]

Omei Bongos-Ikwue: Soft drinks are killing Nigerians

BY Omei Bongos-Ikwue Nigeria is facing a “silent epidemic”. Amid the din of more alluring health issues, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are making a steady entrance, accountingfor 29 percent of deaths in the country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The increased[Read More…]

Edo Governor Obaseki says no record of Indian COVID-19 variant in the state as speculated on social media

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday said there was no record of Indian COVID-19 variant in the state, as was speculated on social media. The governor stated this in Benin at a news conference to provide an update on COVID-19 response in the state. Mr Obaseki was represented[Read More…]

Femi Adesina: Why do the heathens rage, hounding the President

From Sunday afternoon till evening, I was harried and harassed with phone calls by some people in the media. Can you please confirm the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari? He came into the country on Thursday, and he hasn’t been seen since then. Information at our disposal says his[Read More…]