Health

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

NHIS unveils ‘health insurance under one roof’

The NHIS boss said a retreat will be held to generate a framework for the effective operation and administration of the concept.

FCT doctors, health workers embark on protest walk

The health workers protested the incessant attacks, assaults and violence meted on them by relatives of patients.

NAFDAC Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC to move against manufacturers of milk, sugar, salt not fortified with vitamin A

She said the agency was faced with more challenges of ensuring high quality of food because a lot of companies, especially the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSEs) were into such businesses.

e-waste used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al jazeera]

NESREA raises concern over danger of e-waste

The agency said e-waste increases susceptibility to health conditions.

Mosquito net used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT:The Guardian Nigeria]

Two billion mosquito nets delivered worldwide

The prevalence of malaria remains a major concern among countries, international health organisations and donor partners.

Gunmen used to illustrate the story

Two health workers killed as bandits attack Zamfara community

The bandits shot dead the health workers after a disagreement, witnesses said

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO releases urgent global health challenges for next 10 years

WHO says the failure of world leaders to invest adequately in health priorities puts lives, livelihoods and economies in jeopardy.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

How sacked NHIS Boss Yusuf Responded to PREMIUM TIMES Enquiry using Swear Languages

This is not the first time Mr Yusuf, allegedly reputed for disrespecting laid rules and constituted authorities, would use inappropriate languages while responding to an official enquiry.

A mentally challenged person used to illustrate a story

Many Nigerians link mental Illness to supernatural causes – Survey

Nigerians identified “possession by an evil spirit” as one among three major causes of mental disorders, the study released on Tuesday revealed.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Disease control centre activates three laboratories for outbreak samples

The three laboratories are located at UBTH, UNTH and NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.

Patient’s relatives strip female doctor, NMA says

He said the relatives assaulted the doctor due to her refusal to approve blood transfusion for the patient.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

How NHIS squandered over N6.8 billion on illegal allowances – Audit Report

The nation’s health insurance office paid staff ridiculous and illegal allowances including “upfront differential allowance”, “pre-retirement overseas training allowance”, and “children education allowances.”

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria records 15% of cancer cases in West Africa – Osinbajo

The vice president said about 72,000 of over 100,000 cancer patients reported annually, lost their lives.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Resident doctors in Abuja hospital commence three days warning strike

“We are embarking on strike because our rights are being trampled upon.”

Conjoined twin babies, Goodness and Mercy Martins, with their parents after separation.

Major health stories published last week

The Abia Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in one of the local governments in the state.

Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Ripples as Ondo, Ekiti governments grapple with doctors, health workers’ protests

The Resident Doctors at UNIMED teaching hospital in Ondo and Akure began their indefinite strike on Friday.

Conjoined twin babies, Goodness and Mercy Martins, with their parents after separation.

How Nigerian hospital separated conjoined twins

The hospital said it did not collect a dime from the parents for the surgery.

Dental Hypersensitivity: How to identify, treat sensitive teeth

Dentine sensitivity is a common dental problem that causes discomfort or shocking pain in the tooth when it encounters certain substances and temperature.

Donald Trump

PEPFAR reaffirms commitment to HIV response

The PEPFAR coordinator expressed optimism that the HIV epidemic in the country would end soon.

vaccination exercise

Health stories that made Nigeria’s headlines in 2019

There were gains and misses as advances and setbacks were recorded in the global fight against diseases

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba

Could your body be killing you and doctors may not know?

The erroneous belief that Africans do not suffer from autoimmune diseases has caused late diagnosis of the diseases in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

How Nigeria fared in surveillance, prevention, control of seven priority diseases in 2019

Since the beginning of 2019, 166 persons have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria.

Bridge Foundation Skills Acquisition Centre is yet to be completed

Residents lament as abandoned health centre, roads, other NDDC projects litter Cross River

The contractors for the projects blame the NDDC for their abandonment.

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi shuts down hospital, quarantines staff, patients

One person died in Ebonyi from a disease suspected to be Lassa Fever.

Abiodun Dr

VIDEO: Antibiotic misuse – Dr Abiodun Egwuenu

AMR is becoming an issue, it threatens life, it can cause disability, and it can cause illness and can also result in death. It also increases health care cost and causes economic loss.