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Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

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.”

NMA President, Mike Ogirima, a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

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. ‎

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

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.

Major Health Stories from Last Week

About seven in ten deaths annually are caused by Non Communicable Diseases.

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.

File photo of children fetching water from the borehole constructed by UNICEF and EU in Ikot Nkpenne community, Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, [Photo Credit: Nike Adebowale]

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.

Monkeypox

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.

National Hospital

Major Health Stories Last Week: JOHESU suspends strike, mobile testing of tuberculosis

Mobile testing of tuberculosis commenced in Ogun State.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Health News This Week: Resident doctors threaten strike as Kogi doctors reject 50% salary

The Bauchi State Government has concluded plans to establish functional blood banks.

Major Health Stories Last Week: Achieving Universal Health Care in Nigeria takes centre stage

Almost a third of Nigerian population lacks access to potable water – UNICEF

ANALYSIS: Reducing rate of VVF in Nigeria by discouraging early marriages

A VVF survivor narrates her experience.

Rats used to illustrate the story.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lassa fever is still prevalent in Nigeria causing several deaths

The WHO says at least 59 deaths have occurred from Lassa fever across Nigeria since December 2016.

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Defeating malaria in Nigeria, other African countries: One step at a time

Almost all malaria deaths could be avoided through prevention and treatment.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Major health news last week: Exclusive breastfeeding, Ogun quack doctors, others

Resident doctors have threatened to strike.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

HEALTH NEWS THIS WEEK: NHIS controversy continues, Lassa fever in Plateau

The World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on July 28.

World Hepatitis Day: Five ways to get the disease, five ways to prevent it

There are about seven symptoms of the disease