Category: Health

  • Cervical Cancer: Gavi to provide HPV vaccine to 16m Nigerian girls by 2025

    Cervical Cancer: Gavi to provide HPV vaccine to 16m Nigerian girls by 2025

    …lauds FG for successful launch of vaccine Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, has commended the Federal Government’s effort for the successful launching of HPV vaccine across the Country. Gavi is an international organisation created in year 2,000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living…

  • Healthcare: Kwara Govt seeks improved partnerships

    Healthcare: Kwara Govt seeks improved partnerships

    Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin The Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam, has stated that the StateGovernment is open to partnerships, sponsors and donors to expand access to affordable healthcare delivery and improved family welfare packages. The Commissioner stayed this on Tuesday in Ilorin, the state capital, at the official presentation of N6m…

  • Reproductive Health Claims in Nigeria: Examining Period Poverty and Endometriosis-Related Infertility

    Reproductive Health Claims in Nigeria: Examining Period Poverty and Endometriosis-Related Infertility

    In a recently spotlighted issues surrounding reproductive health in Nigeria, particularly focusing on claims made during an awareness event by the Endosurvivors International Foundation (ESIF). Let’s delve into the veracity of two major assertions regarding period poverty and endometriosis-related infertility. The claim that over 37 million women and girls in Nigeria struggle to afford monthly…

  • Kwara opens new health insurance office in Omu-Aran

    Kwara opens new health insurance office in Omu-Aran

    Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Health Insurance Agency (KW-HIA) has inaugurated another regional office in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area, to improve the access of the people to affordable and quality healthcare services. Located inside the General Hospital Omu-Aran, the office is 4th in the series, after after the ones in Offa, Edu, and…

  • Kwara Gov presents 16 ambulances purchased by LGAs for PHCs

    Kwara Gov presents 16 ambulances purchased by LGAs for PHCs

    Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has presented 16 Toyota ambulances for the use of primary healthcare facilities across the State to strengthen the health emergency response system at the grassroots. The ambulances, it was gathered, were purchased by the 16 local government authorities to be stationed in their respective primary health…

  • Kwara govt commences fresh Polio Immunization Campaign

    Kwara govt commences fresh Polio Immunization Campaign

    Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Government on Friday flagged off another round of the Polio Immunization campaign for children under the age of five in the state. The exercise, which is second in series in the year, is expected to cover all the nooks and crannies of the state, beginning from Saturday 20th to…

  • Kwara Health Insurance Agency opens office in Kaiama

    Kwara Health Insurance Agency opens office in Kaiama

    …Says govt on course to attain universal health coverage Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin Kwara State Health Insurance Agency has inaugurated a regional office of the agency in Kaiama, Kaiama local government area, assuring the residents of a proper health insurance coverage. The office which is situated at the premises of Kaiama General Hospital, was aimed…

  • WHO, Partners Urge Increased Funding to Combat Tuberculosis in Nigeria

    WHO, Partners Urge Increased Funding to Combat Tuberculosis in Nigeria

    By Milcah Tanimu March 19, 2024 Leading health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and KNCV Nigeria have called upon governments at various levels to enhance their investments in tuberculosis (TB) control efforts to meet Nigeria’s ambitious target of eradicating the disease by 2030. This appeal was made during a press briefing held in…

  • High cost of medicine: Don seeks tax waiver for drug manufacturers

    High cost of medicine: Don seeks tax waiver for drug manufacturers

    Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin In order to crash the rising cost of drugs in Nigeria, a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Sciences, University of Ilorin, Isaac Aremu, has urged the federal government to grant a five-year tax waiver to willing investors in the drug manufacturing sector. Aremu made the appeal over the…

  • WHO Report: Women Bear 76% of Unpaid Care Activities

    WHO Report: Women Bear 76% of Unpaid Care Activities

    By Milcah Tanimu A newly released report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that women are responsible for approximately 76% of all unpaid care activities globally. Titled “Fair share for health and care: gender and the undervaluation of health and care work,” the report emphasizes the detrimental effects of gender disparities in health and…