Dissecting National Health Act: What Nigerians need to know (1)
PREMIUM TIMES introduces a series to explain comprehensively the provisions of the Act.
ANALYSIS: NHIS Controversy: Does Governing Council have powers to suspend Executive Secretary?
Lawyers express divergent views on the “contentious” issue
World Mental Health Day: Inadequate personnel, skewed facilities’ distribution worry stakeholders
About 250 psychiatrists attend to tens of millions of Nigerians.
First 1000 Days Of Life: How to lay foundation for health, well-being
Exclusive breastfeeding and adequate immunisation are ways to ensure healthy well-being of babies.
How poor power supply cripples Abuja primary healthcare centres
Even in the few relatively well-equipped centres, health workers lament they cannot do much due to lack of electricity
FEATURE: Roadside food vendors thrive across Nigeria despite health risks
According to a 2007 study from the FAO, 2.5 billion people globally eat street food every day.
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
FEATURE: Kaduna community where open defecation attracts seven lashes, N200 fine
The community members spoke on the transformation going on there,
How school-based programme improves female hygiene in Northern Nigeria
Girls for Girls initiative (G4G) is a component of the Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) launched by UNICEF in 2017.
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.
40 Days Of JOHESU Strike: Timeline of Nigeria’s health sector crisis
“We have already crossed the Rubicon, so there is no going back,” a union leader said.
INTERVIEW: Why Nigerian doctors are leaving country to other climes – NMA President
The pathologist also speaks on the ongoing JOHESU strike and how to curb quackery in the medical profession.
INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria is adopting GMOs – Official
“We don’t know the long term side effect of eating GMO foods, but there is a lot of ongoing research on that.”
ANALYSIS: Health Sector Crisis: Are Nigerian doctors asking for too much?
Medical doctors’ threat over JOHESU has reignited concerns about their wide edge above all other skilled workers in the civil service.
Pregnant women suffer as Nigeria’s health workers strike worsens
The nationwide strike was called by JOHESU, an association comprising all other health workers except doctors, is taking its toll on patients.
ANALYSIS: Return of rains heightens Nigeria concerns about deadly epidemics
High number of deaths from five recent disease outbreaks has exposed Nigeria’s low level of preparedness against epidemics.
How thousands of women get VVF treatment in North-west Nigeria
Thousands of women in the states in North-west Nigeria surfer from VVF.
World Hand Hygiene Day: How washing of hands saves lives
About 7 per cent of women and 15 per cent of men do not wash their hands after using the bathroom.
INTERVIEW: How Nigerian govt can make our practice safer – Traditional birth attendant
“I have been delivering women of babies for over 25 years”
Syria Airstrike Warning: Airlines re-routing flights
The U.S. warns it could conduct airstrikes in Syria.
INTERVIEW: Why U.S. is funding world’s largest HIV survey in Nigeria — NACA Boss
Nigeria has highest rate of mother to child HIV transmission globally, the official says.
SPECIAL REPORT: Anxiety as Nigerian doctors leave country in droves
“Nigeria should brace itself to losing more of its doctors,” an emigrant doctor says.
INTERVIEW: Why hypertension among black people is higher in urban areas – U.S.-based Nigerian Scientist Charles Rotimi
The scientist also speaks on his research into sickle cell, science education in Nigeria, and other matters.
INTERVIEW: Nigeria should decriminalise harmless drug use – Ex-Swiss President Dierfuss
“The philosophy of punishing people who take drugs and do no harm to people is no longer working, the perception is just something that has no reality at all.”