21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner
The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft.
World Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria outlines plans to improve identification, treatment
“Currently Sokoto has the estimated highest prevalence cases in Nigeria with 127 TB cases per 100,000 in 2016.”
French firm takes over Nigerian drug manufacturing company, Swipha
Swipha was the first Nigerian pharmaceutical company to obtain ISO 9001 certification in 2007.
Crippled by poor funding, Nigerian drug research institute in darkness for nine months
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development has had no power supply for nine months.
NACA urges stronger collaboration between TB, HIV programmes
Tuberculosis is the most common infection suffered by people living with HIV.
WHO issues new ethics code to protect rights of Tuberculosis patients, health workers
Tuberculosis is the world’s most infectious killer disease, claiming about 5,000 lives each day
Premium Times Centre launches Health Tracker to deepen accountability in Nigeria’s public health delivery
“This way, capital projects will be better tracked to promote citizen participation as veritable mechanisms…”
Nigerian govt deployed 1,473 graduate midwives to PHCs in 2016 – Official
“The midwives were deployed to PHC facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 states and FCT in 2016.”
Kidney theft: Patient surviving on life support machine – Commissioner
A doctor allegedly removed the victim’s kidney illegally during a surgery.
Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N960 million procurement scam
Usman Yusuf was appointed head of NHIS in July 2016.
Nigeria asks UNICEF’s help to improve capacity of health extension workers
An official said this would help in to improve the health of mothers and children in Nigeria.
World Oral Health Day: Low Awareness of Dental Services Affecting Oral Hygiene in Nigeria
The World Oral Health Day is celebrated every March 20 across the world.
Court tells Nigerian health workers to suspend strike
The judge, B.B. Kanyip, said the union should put the strike on hold.
Don’t use Fanta, Sprite to take any drugs, Govt warns Nigerians
The Minister of Health said the two beverages are safe for human consumption but cannot be taken with any drug.
Mass bacterial infection in Queens College; Lagos govt wants school shut down
At least 1,222 students suffered abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea in one month.
Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over Sprite, Fanta crisis
A court ruled that Fanta and Sprite could be toxic.
NAFDAC reacts to court ruling declaring Fanta, Sprite poisonous with Vitamin C
The court ruled that drinking the soft drinks with Vitamin C could be poisonous.
NBC reacts to court ruling, says Fanta, Sprite safe for consumption with Vitamin C
A court had ruled that the NBC provide more information to customers.
EXCLUSIVE: Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary hospitals
About 20 of the 52 federal health care centres across Nigeria do not have substantive heads.
Nigerian govt launches scheme to improve women’s access to healthcare, nutrition
The programme aims to use mobile technology to scale up health and nutrition outcomes in Nigeria