Health

One of the wards at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife

Gates Foundation spends $250 million on humanitarian services in Nigeria in 2016 – Country Rep

“Five years ago, we spent about $35million; but last year alone, we spent $250 million.”

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Eradicating polio in Nigeria will be our greatest achievement – Gates Foundation

“We are going to kick polio out, and we are actively vaccinating and doing surveillance.”

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UCH establishes vitamin, mineral infusion clinic

Mr. Alonge said that UCH was pioneering such a clinic in West Africa.

President Nigeria Medical Association Professor Mike Ogirima

INTERVIEW: Doctors in public hospitals shouldn’t be allowed to run private clinics – NMA President

The Nigerian surgeon spoke on funding, brain drain, medical tourism, and other issues affecting the country’s health sector.

One of the wards at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife

Health Stories in the News Last Week

Nigeria adopted a new national health policy.

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Medical Negligence: Family sues, demands N500 million from Nigerian hospital for allegedly causing death of woman

The Nigerian hospital has been reported to have caused the death of patients.

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Ogun seals 168 unregistered hospitals

“Ado-Odo/Ota and Ogijo in Sagamu Local Government Area are hot spots of quackery activities in the State”

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EU donates €70 million for healthcare project in Nigeria

The project will help to improve access to effective health and nutrition in five prioritized states.

One of the wards at Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife

Nigerian govt approves new National Health Policy

The new policy “also lays emphasis on primary healthcare as the bedrock of our national health system.”

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC pickets health ministry, wants whistleblowers protected

“No worker that has actually given himself to serve as a whistleblower should be allowed to be punished.”

National Hospital, Abuja

Incessant strike affecting Nigeria’s health sector – Senator

He also said implementation of the National Health Act, 2014 will go a long way in improving the sector.

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Lassa fever: Ondo controverts Nigerian govt, says no new case of disease

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control had said at least two new cases were recorded in Ondo.

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Major health stories last week

Nigerian agencies faulted a professor’s HIV cure claim.

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Valentine: Love carefully, play safe to halt HIV spread – NACA DG

Mr. Aliyu also urged Nigerians to know their HIV status.

President Nigeria Medical Association Professor Mike Ogirima

Employ qualified doctors in revitalised PHCs, NMA President advises Nigerian govt

This will stop Nigerians from patronising quack doctors, the official said.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Lanre Tejuoso

Senator decries Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to health

“We must give all it takes to find and consolidate lasting solutions to Nigeria’s maternal and child health challenges.”

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Nigeria agency faults professor’s HIV cure claim

The government said on Monday it was investigating the claim by a Nigerian researcher.

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‘In Nigeria, glaucoma affects south east region most’

Glaucoma can only be checked if detected before it deteriorates.

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

Nigeria AIDS agency warns against HIV cure ‘publicity’

The agency fears the claims may stop HIV patients from taking life-saving antiretrovirals.

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Nigerian govt laments lack of engineers to repair faulty cancer machines

“If we can have private sector participation it would greatly assist government.”

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World Cancer Day: Expert calls for better awareness among Nigerians

About 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer yearly with more than 7 million dying of the ailment.

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

AN official wants Health Management Organisations in Nigeria investigated for alleged corruption.

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Kano govt commissions newly renovated theatre in Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital

The governor also on Friday inspected a N7 billion diagnostic centre.

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How to prevent, survive cancer – Expert

Cancer survivors narrated their experiences at the event.

Patient undergoing surgery at  National Hospital [Photo Credit: News Express]

NHIS wants Health Management Organisations investigated for corruption

“Some healthcare providers treat enrolees like lepers,” an official said