Health Specials

President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adeniji Abdulrafiu Ajani

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.”

Kuchingoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja

Major health stories in the news last week

A Nigerian drug company was acquired by a French firm.

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Health in the news last week

The controversy surrounding consumption of coke and fanta dominated the news.

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Health stories in the news last week

NACA also warned against stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS‎.

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Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

“Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels…”

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Health Stories in the News Last Week

Nigeria adopted a new national health policy.

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Major health stories last week

Nigerian agencies faulted a professor’s HIV cure claim.

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

AN official wants Health Management Organisations in Nigeria investigated for alleged corruption.

Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu

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.”

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PHOTO STORY: Mrs. Aisha Buhari receives Mrs. Melinda Gates

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

While adopting a new health finance model, Nigerian government also appointed new head for the NPHCDA.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Major health news across Nigeria last week

Efforts to stop malaria got a boost with a new vaccine passing trial.

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

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.”

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Major health news across Nigeria last week

It is very important for every woman to undergo regular cervical screening to detect abnormalities.

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

According to official statistics, 33,000 mothers die in Nigeria each year during childbirth.

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DISPLAYED PERSON'S CAMP AT NEW KUCHINGORO IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (10/4/16).
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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.”

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole

INTERVIEW: No cancer machine working in Nigerian hospitals – Health Minister

The minister said the government is working towards eradicating polio in Nigeria by 2017.