FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on
Wednesday (14/6/17).
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Transfusion of unscreened blood causes deaths in Zamfara – NMA

“Some health workers never waited to confirm whether or not the patients required blood before transfusing them.”

HIV Ribbon

New AIDS drug set for roll out in Nigeria

Kenya is the first African country to start using the DTG.

National Ear Care Center

Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead

The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


Major health stories across Nigeria last week

A new study shows that breastfeeding can reduce risk of heart disease for women.

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

Nigeria AIDS agency seeks private sector support, funding

The agency seeks to partner with a Nigeria business coalition and MTN Foundation.


5.6 million children in Lake Chad region at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season starts — UNICEF

Water, sanitation and hygiene response in the Lake Chad Basin has received less than 20% of required US$80 million.


U.S. supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Lagos with N2.9 million

The U.S.-Nigeria partnership on HIV/AIDS began in 2004 through PEPFAR.

Female genital mutilation group

Group calls for laws in Nigeria against female genital mutilation

Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world.

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (middle) and others during a Briefing of the Senate on the Planned Closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja Runway for Repairs at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, 17th January  2017.

National Assembly ‘blocks’ statutory health funds over fraud scare

The National Health Act stipulates one per cent of government funds go to the health sector.


Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program

The 52 newly qualified nurses include 18 males.

Lassa fever

Five cases confirmed as Lassa Fever ravages Ondo

Students of a university were sent home after a student got infected.

Photo: Continental Research

Nigeria, Germany sign 10 million Euros polio aid agreement

“The problem we have in the north-east has exacerbated the situation and made it more difficult to eradicate.”

Person smoking cigarette

Nigeria health minister writes AGF, Police, NDLEA, wants tobacco law enforced

The minister had earlier listed parts of the anti-tobacco law to be implemented.

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients

The government launches a new HIV guideline.

Blood samples collection tube [Photo Credit:]

Council introduces scheme to improve lab test results in Nigeria

The MLSN is the statutory regulatory body for the practice of Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria.

Medical doctors

Nigerians visiting doctors may soon have Bill of Rights

The CPC and the NMA raised a joint standing committee for collaboration to enhance standards, care of patients.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

U.S. signs $469m HIV/AIDS operation plan with Nigeria

Since 2004, PEPFAR has disbursed more than $4.3 billion in support of Nigeria HIV/AIDS effort.

Metropolitan Bishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan (L); and Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyu, at the regional consultation on early diagnosis and treatment for HIV-Positive children: strengthening the engagement of field based organizations, in Abuja on Wednesday (14/6/17).

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African govts must spend more to fight HIV — UN official

The epidemic mostly affected south and east Africa before, but now affects all over Africa.

Open Defecation [Photo Credit: allAfrica]

FEATURES: Nigerian town where wives deny husbands sex to protest open defecation

The women say they are committed to community development.

vaccination exercise [Photo: News Express NG]

‘Nigeria loses 3,000 women, children to preventable diseases daily’

The children die before their fifth birthdays.


ECOWAS health, environment ministers meet in Abuja to adopt approach to emergencies

The meeting is being promoted by the World Health Organisation.

Pic.23. Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17).
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Nigeria to establish blood service commission, trauma centre — Health Minister

Mr. Adewole announced this at an event to mark World Blood Donor Day.