Blindness: How health researchers failed Abuja community
The authorities are yet to get to the roots of a strange eye disease that has blinded 15 residents of Ruga in the Wuye Ruga community or city gate.
With govts failing, Nigerian youth take over fight against ‘menstrual period poverty’
Advocates want women sanitary pads to be given out free like condoms.
ANALYSIS: How government failure renders Nigeria’s Health Act ‘ineffective’ (2)
The Act, though signed into law in 2014, has been largely unimplemented.
World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open defecation
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 reports reveal that 28.5 per cent of the Nigerian population practise open defecation, while 110 million citizens lack access to improved sanitation.
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”