FG inaugurates health insurance committee for retirees, elderly

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Monday in Abuja, inaugurated a ministerial committee that will develop a framework for the provision of health insurance for retirees and the elderly in Nigeria. Ehanire said it was part of the present administration’s commitment to improve access to healthcare in the country. According to him, the... Continue Reading →

FG commits to eliminating cervical cancer by 2030

The Federal Government Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to reduce the prevalence of cervical cancer in the country, by endorsing the global strategy for the elimination of cervical cancer by the World Health Organization’s (WHO). It, therefore, stated that in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2030 target for elimination of cervical cancer, it will... Continue Reading →

FG: Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states

The federal government has attributed recent ‘strange deaths’ in some states of the federation, including Delta and Enugu, to an outbreak of yellow fever. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, gave the clarification on Wednesday while addressing State House Correspondents after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, which was presided over by President... Continue Reading →

Nigerian govt to establish COVID-19 vaccine production company

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Tuesday the Federal Government planned to set up a modern vaccine production company to encourage indigenous production of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Ehanire, who disclosed this at the daily media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said the ministry would sign... Continue Reading →

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