ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s missed opportunity amidst successful Demographic Health Survey
This year, the health survey sought to take blood samples from Nigerians for malaria, anaemia and genotype testing but shuns non-communicable diseases.
How Nigerian government-owned orphanage mistreats children
Children allege poor treatment after being confined for two months at Unity Orphanage Home and Youth Support Centre, Gwagwalada.
First 1000 days of life and routine immunisation in Nigeria
Research shows that 1 in 4 of the deaths that occur in children under-five in Nigeria can be prevented with the aid of vaccines.
World Breastfeeding Week: Nine myths about breastfeeding
Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months and continued breastfeeding until age two or longer can boost children’s immune system
Six things Nigeria’s new health insurance chief must do to stabilise NHIS
The NHIS leadership seat appears too hot for anyone to sit on since the inception of the scheme almost 15 years ago.
Why every Nigerian state must domesticate, implement Child Rights Act
In Nigeria, thousands of children are marginalised due to the non-implementation of this crucial law.
How being a journalist in Nigeria can impact mental health
Evidence suggests that excessive demands of the occupation coupled with low income, job insecurity, low status and physical fatigue contribute to mental health occupational hazards.
Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger
An investigation by PREMIUM TIMES shows how primary healthcare centres in Niger State are gradually losing their usefulness due to the dearth of personnel and abandonment.
South-south leads Nigeria’s huge alcohol consumption, NBS data shows
The seven states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara, making up the North West zone, have the most restrained drinkers.
Silent dangers in methods of bleaching Nigerians adopt
“While bleaching is being promoted overtly or covertly by the media, the regulatory agents appear to be running against the wind in terms of control.”
How lack of spousal consent deters Nigerian women from family planning
According to a recent report on family planning in Nigeria, only 13 per cent of women aged 15 to 49, currently married or in a union, use FP method.
INTERVIEW: How Universal Health Coverage led to Algeria being Malaria-Free – WHO Representative
Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free.
INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official
Health agency explains how to treat a disease which is currently in season in Nigeria
Arrest Of Women In Abuja: What Nigerian law says about prostitution
Authorities of the Nigerian capital have used prostitution as a justification to arrest women at nightclubs.
Studies show hope for millions of Nigerians with Type 2 Diabetes
Research indicates type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
Patients’ Bill of Rights: Making health a human right in Nigeria
The Nigerian government launched the Patients’ Bill of Rights about eight months ago, many do not know how to put the instrument to use
Views from Rwanda: How African countries can achieve Universal Health Coverage
1500 participants from over 40 countries gathered at the Kigali Convention Centre between March 5 and 7 for the second edition of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.
How Nigerian govt’s inaction causes death of hundreds annually from snakebite
During one of such peak snakebite periods last year, 250 victims died within three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states.
Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age
The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions.