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Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to combat outbreak

Then Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has assured Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Health would check the scourge of meningitis ravaging some states. The ministry confirmed that so far, 328 have died of suspected meningitis. Worst hit states at Zamfara and Katsina. In a press statement signed by Boade…

Chloroquine syrup used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: JUHEL Nigeria Limited]

INVESTIGATION: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria

Eleven years after Nigeria banned the use of oral artemisinin-based monotherapies (oAMTs) for malaria treatment, chloroquine, a notable oAMT, is still readily available at patent medicine stores across the country and is being used for treatment of malaria. A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation shows Nigerians have continued to use chloroquine against malaria,…

Current state of the Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre

Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds

Despite securing a partnership agreement with a key organ of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, about eight years ago, and raising billions of naira in cash and materials from public and private donors, the International Cancer Centre Abuja, ICCA, a pet project of a former Nigerian First Lady, Turai…

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Car stolen at Abuja Millennium Park

A black Toyota Camry 2001 model car with registration number DS740ABJ has been reported stolen at the Millennium Park in Abuja on Sunday. The car belongs to a mother of three, Gift Inegbese, who was at the park for relaxation with family members and a friend. Abuja Millennium Park, one…

Primary Healthcare Centre [Photo credit: LinkedIn]

Nigerians groan as government fails to implement health law

Three years after the National Health Act was signed into law in 2014, the much anticipated benefits are yet to be felt by Nigerians. The bill took 10 years to become law. But while the Federal Government is still clarifying its operational guidelines, millions of Nigerians are suffering under the…

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

INTERVIEW: Nigeria’s health minister speaks on resident doctors, polio, tuberculosis, budget, transparency, others

In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Oluwatoyosi Olawande and Aminu Adamu, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Issac Adewole, speaks extensively on various issues and developments in the health sector, including the performance of the 2016 budget in the sector and what to expect going forward. PT: What is the ministry…

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After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

Two years after Boko Haram attacks forced them to flee their homes in the north-east Nigeria, a fresh grief has crept in on some internally displaced persons camped in Wasa, a rural community in the suburb of Apo in Abuja. Diarrhoea outbreak, the second in just over a year, claimed the…

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World AIDS Day: U.S. provides HIV testing, counselling to 12 million Nigerians

The United States Government has provided testing and counselling to over 12 million Nigerians over the last 12 months. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, who disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at an event to mark the 2016 World AIDS Day, said this was being done through the…

Primary Healthcare Centre [Photo credit: LinkedIn]

Nigeria’s primary healthcare centres in dismal state – Group

A non-governmental organization, Public and Private Development Centre, on Tuesday in Abuja presented a dismal picture of the state of primary health care infrastructure in Nigeria from its inspection of facilities in seven states across the country. The organization had carried out findings on the performance of contracts for the…