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WHO Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

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WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman

There is a last-minute attack on the candidacy of Tedros Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia.

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Meningitis: Nigerian govt’s failure to heed early warnings, produce vaccines locally causes over 800 deaths

In July 2015, the World Health Organisation predicted an outbreak of Meningitis C in Nigeria and some other African countries in 2016

Vaccination for Meningitis [Photo Credit: SundiataPost]

Meningitis: A killer disease Nigeria was not prepared for

At least 489 people are believed to have died from meningitis in the past few months.

Chloroquine syrup used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: JUHEL Nigeria Limited]

INVESTIGATION: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria

NAFDAC says it is constrained in putting a blanket ban on chloroquine in Nigeria because of other indicators.

Abuja on map

282 deaths: What Nigerian govt, affected states are doing about meningitis outbreak

At least 282 deaths have so far been recorded across five states due to the disease.

Federal Medical Centre Asaba [Photo: Today.ng]

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.

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.

Primary Healthcare Centre [Photo credit: LinkedIn]

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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INTERVIEW: How we protected 5,700 Nigerian children from polio paralysis – NPHCDA Executive Director

Emmanuel Odu spoke about how his agency handles immunisation, the plans to revitalise primary healthcare centres and other pertinent health issues  – NPHCDA

The Uyo hospital

Health Funding: Endless wait for Abuja on Abuja Declaration

Budgetary allocation to the health sector in Nigeria has consistently hovered around the 5 per cent mark at best.

Rape Victim

Nigeria and the challenge of ending Female Genital Mutilation

South-Western Nigeria has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation