Experts decry non-release of N55bn 2018 Basic Health Fund
The 2018 budget provides the sum as one per cent of consolidated revenue for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund
National Noma Day: Nigeria has no data on disease yet – Ministry
The ailment usually occurs in children below the age of six and is about 90 per cent fatal.
Nigeria reiterates commitment to tackling noma disease
Despite being preventable and treatable, a large number of noma patients die.
WHO launches plan to tackle malaria in Nigeria, others
The plan aims at reducing global rates of infections and deaths from malaria.
Dissecting National Health Act: What Nigerians need to know (1)
PREMIUM TIMES introduces a series to explain comprehensively the provisions of the Act.
Nigerians advised to be alert as meningitis season begins
The advice was given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
World Prematurity Day: Nigeria ranks 3rd with 800,000 pre-term births annually – Association
15 million babies are born premature, globally.
Alleged Medical Negligence: Again, trial of doctors, others stalled
The application, instituted in 2016, is yet to witness its first hearing.
VIDEO: Expert urges Nigerians to stop indiscriminate use of antibiotics
Misuse of antibiotics has made treatment of deadly diseases more difficult as most of the bacteria become resistant to medication.
Three in ten Nigerians suffer from mental disorders – Official
“Unfortunately, the attention given to mental health disorders in Nigeria is inadequate.”
World Diabetes Day: Over 25 million Africans living with Type II Diabetes – WHO
Africa has seen rise in number of cases due to lifestyle changes, including unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity, says an expert.
Aisha Buhari tasks wives of governors on maternal, child mortality in Nigeria
The wife of the president says their commitment is needed to reduce the phenomenon.
1,110 dead as cholera ravages 29 states in Nigeria – NCDC
About 84 deaths were recorded within corresponding period last year.
Nigeria’s NHIS may collapse in three years – Governing Council
“Pervasive corruption and turmoil past, present and ongoing may eventually lead to the end of the scheme,” warns its supervisory organ.
Nigerian AIDS control agency concealed records of donor funds – Audit Report
The auditor general also highlights a suspected case of fraud where donated equipment were shared physically weeks before they were actually received.
World Diabetes Day: Nine things to do to avoid disease
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic non-communicable diseases in the world.
Buhari signs bill establishing Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
The agency was established in 2011 and has been in existence without any legislative backing.
HealthCheck: Is killer ‘Evolution’ drink in circulation in Nigeria?
The claim that the drink contains lethal poison that causes death is yet to be verified.
World Pneumonia Day: Nigeria urged to improve fight against disease
Pneumonia killed about 920,000 children across the world in 2015.
WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption
Urgent action is needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.
Polio Immunisation: WHO collates empty viles for accountability
“We are collecting all the used viles in order to curb diversion of vaccines in the local government.”
Finally, FG inaugurates governing council for Medical and Dental Council
NMA had vowed to sue government if it did not appoint the council by end of September.