Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has said that Nigeria is currently considering local production of meningitis vaccines as death rises to above 800.
Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient for child development, which prevents certain childhood illnesses.
The Federal Ministry of Health has issued a public advisory on how to curtail the spread of cerebrospinal meningitis which death toll has risen to 328 so far.
The Ministry of health has said that the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, NBC, adhered to both Nigerian and international safety standards in the making of its products, including Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite, and therefore, the soft drinks are fit for human consumption.
The federal government has denied reports that ‘plastic rice’ was being sold in the country, days after the Nigerian Customs Service said it has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of suspected plastic rice.
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has maintained his stance that tobacco companies should pay more in taxes as a way of discouraging the habit of smoking by majority of Nigerians.
A State-of-the-art polio modular laboratory has been inaugurated at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, to improve the diagnosis of the polio disease in the country.
A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.
Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole says government will adopt all legal and administrative measures to ensure effective implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.