Health

National Hospital

National Hospital celebrates ’13 years of uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation’

”The first baby delivered is now 13 years and she is doing very well, even academically”.

Abandoned staff quarters at PHC Rizek

Irregular salaries, poor infrastructure, staffing mar primary healthcare delivery in Plateau

Across the state, public primary health facilities are not delivering care

World Sickle Cell Day: Why disease remains endemic in Nigeria

The disease remains endemic in the country due to lack of proper awareness, funds and government policies.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

NHIS Executive Secretary in fresh trouble over N25billion ‘investment’

Mr Yusuf ignored a directive by the minister and reportedly decieved the governing council of the NHIS.

FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Health experts urge Nigerians to donate blood

The National Blood Transfusion Service is organising a voluntary blood donation drive across Nigeria.

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Polio: Over 100,000 children yet to be immunised in Northeastern Nigeria – Minister

The Boko Haram insurgency has made some areas inaccessible for immunisation covera

vaccination exercise

How Nigeria got 10 more years of GAVI’s support

“We are beggars because of our flagrant and absolute misuse, misapplication and wastage of resources”.

I ran into Dr Tedros in the corridors of the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, on the night he was elected Director General

When WHO’s director general visited Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Dr. Tedros’ leadership has been very inspiring and we will push to make this a progressive era for health security in Nigeria.

FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Major health stories published last week

HIV-positive man was arrested for allegedly infecting 200 sexual partners.

FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

World Blood Donor Day: Only 10% of Nigerians donate blood ‘freely’ — FG

About 60 per cent of donors do so for money, while 30 per cent give to relatives in need.

A child fetching water from a contaminated pond

Diarrhoea kills six in Niger- Official

The outbreaks occurred in Bida, Gbako and Katcha Local Government Areas.

NACA, UN train 100 women from conflict-ravaged Nigerian communities

NACA, UN train 100 women from conflict-ravaged Nigerian communities

The three-month skill acquisition programme was held in Abuja and Kaduna

Couple holding hands

HIV-positive man arrested for allegedly infecting 200 sexual partners

When officers apprehended him, Mr Pinti declared himself a “negationist.’’

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Sugar composition in mother’s breast milk may reduce infant’s allergy risks — Study

The study highlights the health role of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), which are not found in infant formula.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Declaring victory in Congo’s Ebola epidemic too early – WHO

The hemorrhagic fever has killed 27 people since the outbreak began in April.

Scientists develop bandage more effective for wound recovery

The bandage can be used to heal all types of open wounds, according to the study.

Health workers used to illustrate the story.

19 new cholera cases reported in Adamawa

16 cases were recorded in Mubi South, three in Mubi South.

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Immunization: GAVI extends funding support to Nigeria till 2028

The support comes under an agreement that will help Nigeria invest $2.7 billion on immunisation over the next 10 years

Kenya on map

Five dead in reemergence of Rift Valley Fever in Kenya – Official

The highly contagious disease can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.

Vietnam on map

Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam currently has 258,586 HIV carriers, mainly in the age of 20 to 49.

INTERVIEW: How we certify, approve Genetically Modified food in Nigeria – DG Biosafety Agency

The official also speaks on allegations his agency is biased in favour of GM foods.

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Major health stories last week

Nigeria jacks up taxes on cigarette, alcohol.