With 1,166 deaths, Nigerian govt formally declares meningitis outbreak over
The disease affected 226 local governments across 25 states.
Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions (FULL LIST)
The appointments take immediate effect for a four-year tenure and are in two categories.
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.”
Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead
The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
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.
Group calls for laws in Nigeria against female genital mutilation
Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world.
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.
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.”
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.
Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients
The government launches a new HIV guideline.
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.
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. 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.
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.
FEATURES: Nigerian town where wives deny husbands sex to protest open defecation
The women say they are committed to community development.
‘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.
Nigeria to establish blood service commission, trauma centre — Health Minister
Mr. Adewole announced this at an event to mark World Blood Donor Day.