Health

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Doctors threaten not to treat Nigerian police officers, their families

The police said the doctors’ action was too harsh.

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Lassa Fever kills four in Nasarawa

Three of the victims died between January 13 and 15.

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Centre cautions Nigerians on increased Lassa Fever cases

Seven states reported at least one case of Lassa Fever in December 2016.

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Nigerians urged to embrace scheme to revive primary healthcare sector

Faisal Shuaibu resumed in his new office.

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Contraceptive use among Nigerian women on increase

In 2014, 23 per cent of sexually active Nigerian women used contraceptives, while 30 per cent used in 2015.

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Borno spends N1 billion on hospital equipment destroyed by Boko Haram

The Borno government said it also employed about 4,300 health workers.

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

While adopting a new health finance model, Nigerian government also appointed new head for the NPHCDA.

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Federal Medical Centre confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

“It is true that a suspected case of Lassa fever had been discovered at the centre with a male patient being its victim.”

Onyebuchi Chigozie and other victims of the Nyanya bomb blast recieving treatment at the Nyanya general hospital

Nigeria committed to National Health Act funding threshold – Osinbajo

The Act provides that one per cent of the consolidated revenue fund be charged to the basic health care provision fund.

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Kano, Kaduna must account for donor funds on immunization – Dangote

The move is was to ensure accountability and transparency in the management of the funds released.

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Medical doctors in Ogun set for strike

The doctors said they would join their colleagues nationwide once a strike date is announced.

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Buhari appoints new head of primary healthcare agency

Faisal Shuaib is the new Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA.

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The challenge of severe malnutrition in Nigeria’s North-West (Infograph)

Nigeria’s seven north-west states have 75 per cent of the country’s cases of malnutrition.

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Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres

President Buhari flagged off the scheme on Tuesday.

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7 Nigerian states move to save 1.59 million malnourished children, mothers

In Kano, about 55,000 children were treated for acute malnutrition in 2016, of the 397,515 estimated to be acutely malnourished.

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Nigerians groan as government fails to implement health law

A critical component of the unimplemented law is the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

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Major health news across Nigeria last week

Efforts to stop malaria got a boost with a new vaccine passing trial.

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Resident doctors ask stakeholders to prevail on Nigerian govt to prevent strike

An ultimatum given by the doctors expired on January 2

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Malaria vaccine passes trial test

Tropical disease experts described the findings as “promising”.

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Fear of new Polio case in Cross River

Officials said the case cannot yet be confirmed as Polio.

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Victims of VVF abandoned by husbands

“When my situation became critical, my husband left me, and I had to return to my parents.”

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

“I cannot force Oyo or any of these states that have financial hardship to pay you(resident doctors), we can only appeal to those states.”