Countries need $264bn to end maternal deaths – UN study
The price for ending the 12 million child marriages every year would be $35 billion, they said, adding it would cost $600 to spare a girl from becoming a child bride – the equivalent cost of a one night in a luxury hotel.
U.S. distributes 1.75 million mosquito nets in Ebonyi
This activity will benefit all 3.1 million residents of Ebonyi, providing at a minimum one net for every two people within each household.
Pneumonia Day: Why Nigerian govt should pay more attention to child-killer disease
Nigeria has the highest number of pneumonia deaths globally, as 162,000 Nigerian children under the age of five died from it in 2018.
Cost of treatment drug for Tuberculosis slashed 70%
The cost of the drug, rifapentine, will be cut from U.S. $45 to $15 dollars for a recommended three-month course of treatment in 100 nations.
6.5m Nigerian women now use modern contraceptives — Report
The report estimates that as a result of the increased use in the country, over 2.3 million unintended pregnancies have been prevented.
60% of imported drugs to be manufactured locally – NAFDAC
The NAFDAC boss explains how she hopes to achieve this.
NMA official advocates establishment of Tertiary Health Trust Fund
He also urged the government to consider channelling recovered looted funds into the health sector to improve its operations.
Climate Change: Over a billion people face health risk, food insecurity- Study
Another 2.2 billion people in developing countries represent a different risk, the report adds.
Nigeria budgets N2,000 for the Healthcare of each citizen in 2020
Some of Nigeria’s health indices provide context to how dire the situation is in the country.
Nigerian heads Commonwealth Medical Association for first time
The official will, alongside other elected officers, pilot the medical association’s affairs for the next three years.
Nigeria makes progress in major health indices but challenges remain
Two-thirds of Nigerian women receive antenatal care from a doctor, nurse, or midwife, an increase from 57 per cent since the first survey.
Why cases of medical negligence persist in Nigerian hospitals – NMA
“We don’t have enough personnel and equipment and the government does not have enough health facilities,” NMA president said.
Health Emergency Initiative – Lagos organisation paying hospital bills of poor Nigerians
Since 2015, Health Emergency Initiatives has been helping to roll back medical detention and saving lives by paying the hospital bills of poor Nigerians.
Nigeria pledges to reduce maternal, neonatal mortality through MPDSR
He explained that the MPDSR was an integral part of quality care, which the ministry in collaboration with other stakeholders has developed
Groups continue push for ILO to reject tobacco funding
The groups called for the rejection of the tobacco industry funding and strict regulation of their activities.
WaterAid wants Nigerian govt to sanction homes without toilets
”…The Nigerian government should take stringent measures against landlords building houses without toilets before going after citizens engaging in open defecation…”
U.S. diplomat wants user-fees for people living with HIV removed
The official also called for the elimination of antenatal care charges for pregnant women.
Doctors issue seven-day ultimatum to Anambra govt. over poor salaries
The doctors said the salaries of medical consultants at Amaku are lower than the salaries of House officers in Federal Medical Centres across the South-East zone