Inmates treated after outbreak of scabies in Nigerian prison
“We need to eradicate the disease among them before it extended to other communities,” an official said.
Retirement age of Nigerian medical consultants should be raised – CMD
The expert wants the retirement age increased from 60 to 70.
Doctors threaten not to treat Nigerian police officers, their families
The police said the doctors’ action was too harsh.
Centre cautions Nigerians on increased Lassa Fever cases
Seven states reported at least one case of Lassa Fever in December 2016.
Nigerians urged to embrace scheme to revive primary healthcare sector
Faisal Shuaibu resumed in his new office.
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.
Borno spends N1 billion on hospital equipment destroyed by Boko Haram
The Borno government said it also employed about 4,300 health workers.
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.”
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.
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.
Buhari appoints new head of primary healthcare agency
Faisal Shuaib is the new Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA.
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.
Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres
President Buhari flagged off the scheme on Tuesday.
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.
Nigerians groan as government fails to implement health law
A critical component of the unimplemented law is the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.
Resident doctors ask stakeholders to prevail on Nigerian govt to prevent strike
An ultimatum given by the doctors expired on January 2
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.”