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.

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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

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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.

Abuja on map

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.

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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