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.”
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.”
What we’re doing to check medical quackery in Nigeria – NMA President Ogirima
Mr Ogirima also speaks on steps the health ministry can take to improve the medical profession.
INTERVIEW: What we’re doing to stop Lassa fever, meningitis, other diseases killing Nigerians – NCDC CEO
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control boss explains what his agency is doing to check spread of diseases.
INTERVIEW: Why Nigerian health workers are vulnerable during disease outbreaks – Health Minister
Mr. Adewole explains why the government is discouraging treatment by injection generally and promoting oral drugs.
INTERVIEW: Why we agreed to help Nigeria pay $76 million debt to Japan – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The official also speaks on the foundation’s other engagements in Nigeria and Africa.
FEATURE: Patients lament long waiting time at Nigerian hospitals as govt seeks solutions
A study in Nigeria indicates that the average waiting time for patients is six hours.
INTERVIEW: Why we want Nigeria’s health minister removed – JOHESU Chairman
The physiotherapist also highlights the challenges facing the health sector, and solutions to them.
INTERVIEW: UNICEF spent over $10 million in Nigeria to treat acute malnutrition, others in 2017 – Official
The UNICEF official also speaks on stunting and treatment of 400,000 children.
FEATURE: How Kano successfully immunised 2.6 million children against measles
The six-day exercise began on November 12 across the 44 LGAs of the state.
FEATURE: How potable water is changing lives at a rural Nigeria community
School children narrate how provision of potable water in their community has helped their education.
FEATURE: What the law says on government-employed doctors engaging in private practice
The Nigerian government says it is reviewing whether public sector health professionals can engage in private practice.
Our strike endangers the health of Nigerians – Chairman, NAFDAC workers’ union
The union leader also highlighted some of the demands of the workers.
Major Health Stories Last Week: Monkeypox, State House clinic commercialisation, others
The health minister says the cancer centre at the National Hospital in Abuja will be ready by December.