Major health stories this week: Insufficient HIV vaccines in Edo, killer Kogi disease identified
An expert also suggested the best first aid treatment for burns.
SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lassa fever is still prevalent in Nigeria causing several deaths
The WHO says at least 59 deaths have occurred from Lassa fever across Nigeria since December 2016.
Strange disease that killed ‘62’ in Kogi identified
“We will investigate and trace the dead people to the grave yard and come up with the correct figure.”
Less than 25% of people living with HIV/AIDS in Edo have access to treatment – Minister
Ministry, state partner to halt the scourge.
Lassa fever: Ondo trains 54 on surveillance, information to avert re-occurrence
Lassa fever epidemic has been reported in about 22 states of Nigeria.
Lassa fever: Ondo launches operation “kill all rats, live in hygienic environment”
No case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.
NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrolees — Medical Directors
The Executive Secretary of NHIS was suspended last month over allegations of fraud.
Govt. denies outbreak of ‘mystery” disease In Kwara
Members of the community insisted there was no disease outbreak in the area, authorities say
How HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively – Don
“Breastfeeding also helps the mother to regain her normal shape after child birth.”
Boko Haram destroyed 267 hospitals, clinics in Borno – Commissioner
The state government in 2016 began reconstruction of most of the health facilities, he says.
Less than a quarter of Nigerian children complete vaccination — Survey
More children in the northern part of the country have not received all recommended vaccines
Flood: NCDC urges states to raise surveillance on Hepatitis E
The disease tends to become widespread during the rainy season.
Defeating malaria in Nigeria, other African countries: One step at a time
Almost all malaria deaths could be avoided through prevention and treatment.
Major health news last week: Exclusive breastfeeding, Ogun quack doctors, others
Resident doctors have threatened to strike.
New mothers should not wash off first milk from nipples before breastfeeding baby — Expert
The milk contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease
Hepatisis E on increase in Boko Haram-ravaged Borno, NCDC warns
Communities affected are Mobbar, Munguno, Chibok, Askira Uba, Bayo, Dikwa, Gubio, Mafa and Maiduguri.
Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes in mothers – UNICEF
“Breastfeeding affords mothers good health.”
NMA names state with highest number of quacks in Nigeria
“From what we have seen, there are a lot of them that are thriving within the society.”
Zamfara decries prevalence of 6 child killer diseases
“We have more than 666 primary health care centres,” the official said.
Inadequate breastfeeding costs Nigeria $21 billion yearly
Government and employers should create breastfeeding rooms, arena and flexible working hours to assist mothers achieve exclusive six months breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding can boost economies, save children’s lives – UN
“Feeding them exclusively with breast milk for the first six months is highly recommended by WHO and UNICEF.”