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Kuchingoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja

Major health stories in the news last week

World Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria outlines plans to improve identification, treatment The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, unveiled a Gene-Xpert Laboratory at the Kunchingoro Primary Healthcare Model Centre, to commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day and bring TB screening closer to the community. The Gene-Xpert MTB/RIF technology will be used as…

Kuchingoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja

World Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria outlines plans to improve identification, treatment

‎The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, flagged off a Gene-Xpert Laboratory at the Kunchingoro Primary Healthcare Model Centre, Abuja on Friday to commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. Mr. Adewole said the Federal Ministry of Health took the strep in partnership with international donors as a way of achieving this…

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WHO issues new ethics code to protect rights of Tuberculosis patients, health workers

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day coming up on Friday, the World Health Organization, WHO, has issued a new ethics guidance to ensure countries implementing its ‘End TB Strategy’ adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of tuberculosis patients and care givers. Tuberculosis is the world’s most infectious…

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World Oral Health Day: Low Awareness of Dental Services Affecting Oral Hygiene in Nigeria

The National Dental Association, NDA, has said poor public awareness on oral hygiene and available dental services is affecting dental care in Nigeria. The association made the observation on Monday in Abuja on the occasion of the World Oral Health Day. The World Oral Health Day is celebrated every March…

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Health in the news last week

FG To Revitalise National Primary Healthcare The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said the federal government is committed to repositioning the health sector through the revitalisation of the primary healthcare system. Mr. Adewole, during the launch of the National Primary Healthcare Supply Chain, said the revitalisation of the nation’s primary…

Mustapha Abdullahi

SPECIAL REPORT: Leprosy patients, care givers tremble as key donor pulls out of Nigeria

THE LEPER'S TALE Mustapha Abdullahi, a resident of Egabi in Kaduna State, has been battling leprosy for over eight years. The 42-year-old, down with hives on his skin and severe deformity on both limbs, is a patient at the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, in Zaria, Kaduna State.…

Federal Medical Centre Asaba [Photo: Today.ng]

EXCLUSIVE: Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary hospitals

Shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari came into office just before the end of May in 2015, he dissolved the boards of federal parastatals. The action was not unusual of a new administration. But close to two years after, the vacancies created by the dissolution of the boards are yet to…

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

Major health stories last week

Nigeria could save $1.5 billion yearly – UNFPA The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, said Nigeria would be saving $1.5 billion annually by investing in maternal health. The Deputy Representative of UNFPA, Eugene Kongnyuy, said investing in maternal health is a smart investment as it will translate to reducing the…

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WHO attributes 1.7 million child death to environmental pollution

The World Health Organization has attributed more than one in every four deaths of children under the age of five to unhealthy environments. Recent health reports released by the agency showed that 1.7 million children under the age of five die every year due to environmental risks such as indoor…

Drinking Water

Health stories in the news last week

WHO lists antibiotic resistance bacteria The World Health Organisation, WHO, published it’s first-ever list of antibiotic resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories according to the urgency of need for new antibiotics: critical, high…

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines flight cancelled after passengers protested non-functional air conditioning

A Turkish airline TK0626 flight from Lagos to Istanbul scheduled for Monday was cancelled as passengers refused to travel due to the plane's faulty air conditioning system. The passengers had already boarded and were set to take off when they realised the problem with the cooling system. The pilot and…

Mosquito [Photo: www.riverside.il.us]

Health stories in the news last week

Malaria vaccine in trial phase The Director for Vaccines at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Orin Levine, said scientists at the organisation were moving to the next stage of evaluation of a malaria vaccine candidate. He said experts, researchers and physicians at the organisation were working towards finding solutions…

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Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

Public health experts from Imperial College, London, are linking new dietary patterns to longevity through the reduction of risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death. According to a new study released on Thursday in London, researchers at the college made this known in a review of the outcome…

President Nigeria Medical Association Professor Mike Ogirima

INTERVIEW: Doctors in public hospitals shouldn’t be allowed to run private clinics – NMA President

Mike Ogirima, a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, is the President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and President of Nigeria Orthopaedic Association. He spoke in an exclusive interview with Ayodamola Owoseye, Nike Adebowale and Idris Ibrahim on critical issues in Nigeria’s health sector and doctors’ perspective of the way…

One of the wards at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife

Health Stories in the News Last Week

European Union donates Seventy Million Euros to Support Nigerian Health Project A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Federal Government and the European Union, EU, for a 70 million euros donation by the union to support the revamping of Nigeria's health sector. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole,…

abuja national hospital

Major health stories last week

Senator decries Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to health The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Lanre Tejuosho, has decried budgetary allocation to the health sector in Nigeria, saying it was disproportionate to its mandate. Mr. Tejuosho at a news briefing in Abuja said allocation to the sector had continued to “show no…

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Nigeria agency faults professor’s HIV cure claim

The National Centre for Disease Control has faulted the claim by a Nigerian professor of discovering the cure for HIV. Maduike Ezeibe, a Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Virology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia was widely reported of developing a drug that eliminated the deadly virus in…

Cancer Tumor [Photo Credit:Daily Express]

World Cancer Day: Expert calls for better awareness among Nigerians

As Nigerian joined the rest of the world to mark the World Cancer Day on February 4, an oncologist, Debo Omikunle, has called for better awareness of the disease to ensure early detection. About 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer yearly with more than 7 million dying of the…

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, attributed the prevalence of leprosy in Nigeria to pockets of high endemicity in some states. Mr. Adewole disclosed this while commemorating the 64th anniversary of the World Leprosy Day Celebration with the theme: “Zero Disability Among Children Affected by Leprosy”. He said although Nigeria…

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Child obesity in Nigeria remains low despite global increase

Junk foods children eat can make them overweight and lead to medical complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, which were once considered adult diseases, experts have said. However, despite the global increase in child obesity, the latest National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, report on Nutrition and…

Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu

INTERVIEW: The challenges faced, successes achieved in dealing with HIV in Nigeria – NACA DG

Sani Aliyu assumed office as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, NACA, in November last year. He had his first degree at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and worked for a few years in the State House Clinic, Abuja, before moving to the United Kingdom…

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Major health stories in the news last week

NAFDAC South-east zonal laboratory gets international accreditation The South-east zonal laboratory of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, in Anambra State has been accredited to test raw materials. The International Organisation for Standard, ISO,‎ and the International Electro-technical Commission, IEC, presented the accreditation certificate to…

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Major health stories in the news this week

Lassa kills 4 in Nasarawa Four people were confirmed dead due to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Nasarawa State, north-central Nigeria. The state commissioner for Health, Daniel Iya, said they had recorded 16 suspected cases in the state and the 36 people who had contact with the deceased were…

U.S President Donald Trump

5 things Trump said at inauguration that World leaders should worry about

In his inauguration speech as America's 45th president, President Donald Trump made it clear his agenda was all about protecting American interest. Here are 5 major highlights of Mr. Trump's speech that other world leaders could be worried about. 1. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign…

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

UPDATE: 52 dead, 120 injured after Nigerian jet accidentally bombed IDP camp

The MSF, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has said that at least 52 people were killed after a Nigerian fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on an internally displaced persons, IDP, camp. The international organisation, whose officials were present at the Rann camp in Borno State when the incident…