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Meningitis: A killer disease Nigeria was not prepared for

At least 489 people are believed to have died from meningitis in the past few months.

INVESTIGATION: Eleven years after ban, Chloroquine still used for malaria treatment in Nigeria

NAFDAC says it is constrained in putting a blanket ban on chloroquine in Nigeria because of other indicators.

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282 deaths: What Nigerian govt, affected states are doing about meningitis outbreak

At least 282 deaths have so far been recorded across five states due to the disease.

EXCLUSIVE: Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary hospitals

About 20 of the 52 federal health care centres across Nigeria do not have substantive heads.

INTERVIEW: Doctors in public hospitals shouldn’t be allowed to run private clinics – NMA President

The Nigerian surgeon spoke on funding, brain drain, medical tourism, and other issues affecting the country’s health sector.

Nigerians groan as government fails to implement health law

A critical component of the unimplemented law is the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

INTERVIEW: How we protected 5,700 Nigerian children from polio paralysis – NPHCDA Executive Director

Emmanuel Odu spoke about how his agency handles immunisation, the plans to revitalise primary healthcare centres and other pertinent health issues  – NPHCDA

Health Funding: Endless wait for Abuja on Abuja Declaration

Budgetary allocation to the health sector in Nigeria has consistently hovered around the 5 per cent mark at best.

Nigeria and the challenge of ending Female Genital Mutilation

South-Western Nigeria has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation