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.
World Cancer Day: How to avoid, detect, treat cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says 70,327 Nigerians died from cancer in 2018, while 115,950 new cases of the disease were recorded the same year.
INTERVIEW: How we’ll disburse N55bn fund across Nigeria, implement health act – Minister
Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is a major provision of the act for health funding which government, included in the budget.
Pneumonia: Why vaccine-preventable child-disease still kills thousands in Nigeria
UNICEF estimates that Nigeria records 6.7 million cases of childhood pneumonia every year, with about 200,000 under-five deaths.
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.