Defeating malaria in Nigeria, other African countries: One step at a time
Almost all malaria deaths could be avoided through prevention and treatment.
Major health news last week: Exclusive breastfeeding, Ogun quack doctors, others
Resident doctors have threatened to strike.
HEALTH NEWS THIS WEEK: NHIS controversy continues, Lassa fever in Plateau
The World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on July 28.
World Hepatitis Day: Five ways to get the disease, five ways to prevent it
There are about seven symptoms of the disease
FEATURES: Nigerian town where wives deny husbands sex to protest open defecation
The women say they are committed to community development.
PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin
Upon moving into his second term in 2015, Mr. Osotimehin introduced new reforms that increased the effectiveness and efficiency of UNFPA.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigerians groan as government fails to implement health law
A critical component of the unimplemented law is the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.
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
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.
Nigeria and the challenge of ending Female Genital Mutilation
South-Western Nigeria has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation