Health

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

The Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region topped the chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence.

National Hospital

SPECIAL REPORT: How patients lose lives, body parts due to alleged medical negligence at Nigerian hospitals

Victims narrate their sordid experiences at government-run hospitals.

Zamfara NMA Chairman is dead

Tijjani Sa’idu died on Thursday.

Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta

Buhari appoints new heads for four tertiary hospitals

The appointments were disclosed in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health.

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to help Nigeria repay $76 million polio facility

Minister of Finance says the eradication of polio was made possible as a result of the ODA facility provided by the Japanese Government

Medicine store

Indiscriminate use of Ibuprofen causes stomach ulcer, pharmacist warns

The official condemned the rate at which people abused the medicine.

Yellow Fever: Nigeria confirms nine deaths

The predominant age group affected are 20 years and below.

Major health stories in the news last week

NMA state chapter threatens withdrawal of services.

FCT to immunise children against measles in February–Official

Children who are between nine months and five years old are eligible.

Surgery death rates in Africa double global average – Study

About one in five surgery patients developed a complication.

Monkeypox

2017: Sad year in Nigeria’s health sector; over 1,000 die from preventable diseases

Apart from strikes, outbreaks, there were new policies and launch of primary health care centres.

FEATURE: True state of public hospitals in Abuja’s satellite towns

Patients speak of their experiences at the various public hospitals.

Nigerian govt considers extending concession of Garki hospital

The hospital was initially concessioned for 15 years.

Monkeypox

Major health stories in the news last week

Monkeypox claims one life in Nigeria.

Federal Vaccine Production Laboratory, Yaba, Lagos

Nigeria’s vaccine production centre remains comatose despite govt assurances

The centre was closed in 1991 by the Federal Government for rehabilitation and upgrading.

polio-victims

Germany supports Nigeria with €30 million to eradicate polio

The agreement is the ninth of such financial agreements for polio eradication in Nigeria by Germany.

ADVISORY: How to prevent spread of Meningitis this season

“Early presentation to a health facility and treatment, increases chances of survival.”

Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Nigeria records one death, confirms 61 cases

NCDC deactivates its Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno Govt vaccinates 1.6m children against measles

Collation of coverage in the second phase is on-going due to accessibility issues

Blow whistle on illegal drug production, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

It says it lacks the manpower to effectively monitor production and distribution of drugs in Nigeria

Why sex education should be taught in Nigerian secondary schools – SFH

Government has prepared a report on the impact of the subject on combatting HIV/AIDS.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Major health stories in the news last week

Nigerian health workers pass vote of no confidence on Minister.