Rivers boosts health sector with $16m equipment for new teaching hospital, medics, 4,000 other workers

Governor of Nigeria’s Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says the state is intensifying its health sector development thanks to the $16 million expended to acquire equipment for the state’s brand-new University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) in Port Harcourt. The hospital, initiated and built by Wike, would serve the recently completed College of Medical Sciences at the rebranded state […]

FEC approves $150m World Bank loan for polio eradication in Nigeria


Polio eradication received a major boost when the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved $150 million credit facility from the World Bank to aid federal government’s effort in fighting the scourge. Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s minister of finance, told journalists at the end of the FEC meeting, that the proposed credit facility from […]

Nigeria’s science & technology ministry urges Nigerians to tap into traditional medicine market

Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology, Traditional Medicine

The ministry of science and technology has tasked Nigerians to take advantage of the N100 million traditional medicine market by exploring the unlimited herbal resources in the country. Ogbonnaya Onu, who heads the ministry, said Nigerians could come together, brainstorm on the possible ways of researching and harnessing the herbal resources available and avoid importing […]

Nigeria extends deadline to end open sale of drugs to December 31, 2018

Isaac Adewole, minister of health

Nigeria’s ministry of health has extended the deadline to end the open sale of drugs to December 31, 2018. Isaac Adewole, minister of health is reported to have disclosed this Saturday when he visited the site for the construction of a pharmaceutical coordinated wholesale centre at Oba, near Onitsha in Anambra State. He said the […]