Health Specials

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

How NHIS squandered over N6.8 billion on illegal allowances – Audit Report

The nation’s health insurance office paid staff ridiculous and illegal allowances including “upfront differential allowance”, “pre-retirement overseas training allowance”, and “children education allowances.”

Bridge Foundation Skills Acquisition Centre is yet to be completed

Residents lament as abandoned health centre, roads, other NDDC projects litter Cross River

The contractors for the projects blame the NDDC for their abandonment.

Guest arriving the venue

NIPSS graduates executives who produced report on Nigeria’s Universal Health Coverage (LIVE UPDATES)

The 66 graduates were drawn from different professional backgrounds across the country.

Paschal Achunine, the executive director of HEI

Health Emergency Initiative – Lagos organisation paying hospital bills of poor Nigerians

Since 2015, Health Emergency Initiatives has been helping to roll back medical detention and saving lives by paying the hospital bills of poor Nigerians.

40 years old Yagana Bante from Gasaki community

Despite health risks, firewood use still thrives in Nigerian communities

A report said 93,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of smoke inhaled while cooking with firewood.

Health experts discuss reducing Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate using family planning

Health experts discuss reducing Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate using family planning (LIVE UPDATES)

According to a survey, one in 13 women dies during pregnancy or childbirth in Nigeria.

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

Scorecard: How Kaduna performed in implementing Primary Healthcare Policy – Official

The assessment is a yearly exercise routinely done to review successes and failures in the implementation of the policy.

Health ministers, Ehanire and Mamora addressing pressman on resumption to office

Profiles of Nigeria’s new health ministers Osagie Ehanire and Olorunnimbe Mamora

Ehanire is the senior minister while Olorunnimbe Mamora is the minister of state.

Nigerian cop, CSP Dauda Buba Fika

Nigerian hospital treats man for ‘large brain tumour’ that was never there — Patient

The hospital says it will not respond to the allegations of wrong diagnosis levelled against it by the police officer.

8th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPiSON2019)

EPiSON2019: Experts discuss advancing Nigeria’s primary healthcare services using epidemiology research (LIVE UPDATES)

The session as part of main event of the 8th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPiSON2019).

Subomi Balogun hall where the event will hold.

Babatunde Osotimehin Legacy Forum: Health experts discuss Family Planning in Nigeria (Live Updates)

The event will focus on advocating for more investment and inclusion in family planning strategies in the country.

Gambo Gumel Aliyu new NACA DG.

PROFILE: Gambo Gumel Aliyu takes over as new NACA director-general

Mr Aliyu is an associate professor in the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Group picture with the NIPSS crew after Monday's study tour.

#PHC4UHC: Nigeria’s policy experts tour primary health institutions

The project is coordinated by NIPSS in collaboration with the Development Research and Project Centre (DRPC).

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

Preeclampsia: A pregnant woman’s nightmare

Medical doctors say early presentation is vital for successful case management of the killer disease

Sex workers used to illustrate the story. {PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

PrEP: HIV ‘prevention’ drug many Nigerians need, don’t know about and can’t afford

The medication, which prevents infection from HIV is not readily available in many healthcare facilities.

Couple holding hands used to illustrate a marriage

Six common sexually transmitted infections

STIs are spread predominantly by sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

Untreated, recurrent STIs increase risk of HIV infection – Experts

WHO estimates that more than a million people across the world acquire STI every day

Cross section of the general auditorium during a section in Kigali convention centre.

Views From Rwanda: Why African countries should improve welfare, capacity of Community Health Workers

The WHO and other health experts suggest how best to treat Community Health Workers.


When is the right time to take drugs: Before, after or with meal?

Experts speak about the appropriate relationship between drugs and food.

Karishi General hospital

PEP: The HIV ‘prevention drug’ many Nigerians don’t know about

Despite the availability of these preventive drugs in hospitals, many Nigerians continue to get infected with the dreaded ailment.

Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda speaking at the opening ceremony of the event on Monday. The ministry is a co-host of the event.

#AHAIC2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Nigerian delegation holds session to bridge child, family health funding gaps

Nigeria hosted the 2001 conference now known as “the Abuja Declaration”, where African leaders pledged at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to their health sectors.

Map of AFrica

Global Fund for Health: How seven African countries squandered millions of foreign aid

An audit report last year revealed how aid money disappeared in the hands of corrupt officials

Kaduna local barbers shaving their customers

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the unsafe haircutting practices in Nigeria (2)

Despite the prevalence of these practices in some parts of Nigeria, experts highlight the risks.

Oseremen Aisuodionoe-Shadrach, health expert on prostate cancer.

World Cancer Day: What men should know about prostate cancer — Professor

Prostate cancer is a leading cancer diagnosis and cause of cancer-related deaths among men

Ogbonna Chimela

Health stories that made the headlines last week

Some of the major health news last week include a threat of a strike by Nigerian health workers and the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the country.