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.

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

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.

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.


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

FEATURES: Nigerian town where wives deny husbands sex to protest open defecation

The women say they are committed to community development.

PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin

Upon moving into his second term in 2015, Mr. Osotimehin introduced new reforms that increased the effectiveness and efficiency of UNFPA.

WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman

There is a last-minute attack on the candidacy of Tedros Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Meningitis: Nigerian govt’s failure to heed early warnings, produce vaccines locally causes over 800 deaths

In July 2015, the World Health Organisation predicted an outbreak of Meningitis C in Nigeria and some other African countries in 2016