Major Health Stories Last Week: Bird flu in seven states, nine new tobacco regulations, others
Nigeria now has a vaccine production agreement with May & Baker.
INTERVIEW: Our problems with Nigerian doctors, govt health policies – Nurses’ President
“We have more than 100 universities in Nigeria today offering Medicine, but less than 25 for nursing sciences.”
Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life
“Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels…”
INTERVIEW: The challenges faced, successes achieved in dealing with HIV in Nigeria – NACA DG
“People with HIV should be treated well, they should not be stigmatised, and they have the right to good quality life just like everybody else.”
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.”
Pneumonia replaces malaria as number one child killer disease in Nigeria – Report
“Pneumonia is now the leading cause of child deaths in Nigeria, a position previously held by malaria over the years.”
INTERVIEW: No cancer machine working in Nigerian hospitals – Health Minister
The minister said the government is working towards eradicating polio in Nigeria by 2017.