Health

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

USAID donates $11 million to Nigeria for health survey

The periodic survey monitors changes in population, health and nutrition.

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Court strikes out suit against genetically modified crops in Nigeria

Activists warn that Nigeria’s present regulatory architecture cannot ensure food and environmental safety.

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Culture, religious misconceptions hindering family planning in Nigeria

A fast growing population and high rate of child and maternal deaths recommend contraception but Nigerians are reluctant to embrace it despite campaigns

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Abuja doctors threaten to embark on strike

It said that the impending strike follows failure of FCT Administration to repay obnoxious tax deductions.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

U.S. trains 44 Nigerian oncologists

The training is meant to strengthen cancer treatment.

WHO

WHO to donate 31 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines to Nigeria

The organisation says there are confirmed cases of the disease in 22 local government areas across 11 states of the country.

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Congo starts use of experimental Ebola treatment

It was 100 per cent effective when tested on monkeys.

Akeredolu reverses self, adopts Mimiko’s free health services for pregnant women, children

The Akeredolu government had starved the hospitals of needed funds when he assumed office in 2017.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Nigeria loses N6.6 trillion annually to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF Offficial

The level of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria is only 23.7 per cent.

Four families in a mosquito-infested room

SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos (2)

For former residents of Otodo Gbame, it is a seemingly unending tale of hunger, suffering and abandonment.

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How local artisans enhance effective immunisation coverage – Experts

The health experts speak about their experience with artisans in Bauchi.

Asokoro district hospital

Cholera: Abuja records seven deaths in four communities – Official

An official says the cases ”fit into the definition cases of cholera”.

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

NHIS Scandals: Executive Secretary, other top officials accuse each other of fraud

The many scandals involving the NHIS under Usman Yusuf show no sign of abating.

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Medical marijuana trial shows positive signs for epilepsy sufferers

“This was a statewide study in New South Wales (NSW) and it involves the sickest children with epilepsy in the state.”

Asokoro district hospital

Major health stories last week

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers has started.

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Cholera kills 11 in Kano, other health stories last week

Only 24 per cent of infants exclusively breastfed in Nigeria, says health ministry.

Mr Mbilitem docked at grade1 court Karshi.

Controversy as ex-assistant director is arraigned for allegedly molesting children

The 67-year-old retired Assistant Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the eye of the storm for allegedly sexually molesting youngsters.

Nigeria needs N10 billion to complete 900 abandoned PHCs – Official

The official speaks on other strategies to promote routine immunisation.

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Indian to be first woman to give birth with mother’s transplanted uterus

The 27-year-old woman is now in her 20th week of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Only 24% infants exclusively breastfed in Nigeria – Health Ministry

An expert outlines the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.

Participants at the one day dRPC high strategic dialogue on routine immunization.

DRPC, other health experts discuss accountability in Nigeria’s routine immunisation (LIVE UPDATES)

The aim of the dialogue is to strengthen the accountability framework for routine immunisation.

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

DRPC organises dialogue on routine immunisation

The aim of the dialogue is to strengthen the accountability framework for routine immunisation service delivery.

Ebola case in DR Congo

WHO confirms strain of latest Ebola outbreak, to start vaccinations

The experimental vaccine proved successful during its first wide-scale usage.

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Antibiotic resistance genes in air pose threat to human health – Research

The analysis revealed 30 different types of ARGs that make bacteria resistant to seven types of antibiotics.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Breasts sucking, fondling can help detect, not prevent lumps, cancer – Experts

Other Nigerians gave diverse views on the topic.